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Friday, September 04, 2020

BLM Protester Arrested In DC Was Also At Kenosha AND Portland Riots

A Black Lives Matter protester arrested in Washington, D.C., on Saturday night has also been at riots in Portland, Ore., and Kenosha, Wisc.

There have been numerous reports that the protesters are being funded by outside agents in order to hurt President Trump’s chances of re-election — and apparently, they’re true.

Jeremy Vajko, 27, was arrested during violent clashes between police and protesters in D.C. “He had been working as a senior engineer at Microsoft until May, but left the company and has been on the road, supporting the BLM movement, since then,” The Daily Mail reports .Prosecutors are — of course — not pursuing the case.

In June, Vajko was arrested in Portland for interfering with a police officer.


Geraldo blasts Cuomo's 'hissy fit' against Trump: Governor scrambling to deflect COVID 'blame'

Fox News correspondent-at-large Geraldo Rivera said Thursday that New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's pointed remarks toward President Trump were irresponsible and "embarrassing."
On Wednesday, Cuomo arranged a press briefing to fire back at Trump for considering withholding federal funding from states and cities the White House considers "anarchist jurisdictions" that see spikes in crime or added restrictions on policing.
“He can’t have enough bodyguards to walk through New York City,” Cuomo said. “Forget bodyguards, he'd better have an army if he thinks he’s going to walk down the streets in New York. He is persona non grata in New York City, and I think he knows that ... The best thing he did for New York City was leave. Let him go to Florida [and] be careful not to get COVID."
On "Bill Hemmer Reports," Rivera said the 62-year-old Democrat wrongfully accused Trump of being "the cause of COVID in New York" and said that a governor addressing a president in such a manner is "profoundly disrespectful and horrifying."
"I'm so embarrassed for Governor Cuomo that he would sink to that level. I can only assume that he's being so defensive about the COVID epidemic that killed so many New Yorkers because he's under fire for allowing infected people to get put in ... nursing homes from whence they came, bringing the infection with them, spreading the infection in the nursing home and adding to the death toll."

Republicans want AG to determine whether Pelosi committed criminal act for ripping up Trump speech

Two House GOP leaders have officially called on Attorney General William Barr to determine whether House Speaker Nancy Pelosi broke federal law when she ripped up President Trump's State of the Union speech earlier this year.
Pelosi famously tore the speech at the conclusion of Trump's February address in the House chamber "because it was the courteous thing to do considering the alternatives," Pelosi said at the time. "I tore it up. I was trying to find one page with truth on it. I couldn't."
Republican Policy Committee Chairman Gary Palmer, R-Ala., and Republican Study Committee Chairman Mike Johnson, R-La., wrote a letter to Barr on Tuesday asking he deliver a definitive answer on whether "Pelosi committed a criminal act by destroying an official copy of the State of the Union speech delivered to her" by Trump.
The calls come as Pelosi is being slammed for getting her hair done at a California hair salon that has been closed due to coronavirus restrictions.
“Nancy Pelosi’s famous tantrum on the House floor was more than disgraceful; she violated her responsibility to preserve official documents delivered to the House of Representatives,” Palmer said in a statement. “We ask the Attorney General to review this scandalous outburst, not simply because it offended every American, but because it set a precedent for radical politicians to hijack state events for partisan performance art and possibly break the law with, thus far, no consequence.”

Blue Lives Matter supporters arrested with slew of firearms outside Kenosha after police received tip about possible shooting, DOJ says

Two Missouri men were arrested on firearm charges after a tipster warned law enforcement the pair were traveling to Kenosha, Wisconsin, with assault-style weapons, according to court documents.

Michael M. Karmo, 40, and Cody E. Smith, 33, were arrested at a hotel near Kenosha on Tuesday and charged with illegal possession of firearms, the Department of Justice announced Thursday. According to the criminal complaint against them, they were found with a major cache of firearms and weapons in their vehicle and hotel room that included an AR-15, a shotgun, handguns, a dagger, a saw and magazines.

Old Navy will pay Employees to be Poll workers on Election Day

Old Navy announced Tuesday that it would still pay its employees if they volunteered to work at polling places on Election Day instead of working in its stores.

The announcement, which came on National Poll Worker Recruitment Day, applies to the brand’s 50,000 employees who work in approximately 1,000 stores across the United States. Old Navy said the program is meant to help ensure that polling places across the country operate smoothly on Election Day, according to the company’s press release.

“The brand is tapping into its vast service-minded associate base, with 50,000 field employees in more than 1,000 store locations across the U.S., encouraging them to apply to serve in their communities, and giving them the means to do so,” the company said.


Ex-NRA insider speaks out: Gun owners should be 'horrified' by what I saw

A former high-ranking official within the National Rifle Association is breaking ranks with the powerful gun lobby, publishing a book that accuses its leaders of decades worth of mismanagement and fraud that he says has left the organization in a state of financial and moral disarray.

In an exclusive interview with ABC News Chief Justice Correspondent Pierre Thomas, Joshua Powell, who formerly served as chief of staff to longtime NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre, said the lawsuit filed by New York Attorney General Letitia James seeking to dissolve the NRA for an array of "illegal conduct" merely scratches the surface of a much deeper culture of corruption.

"I think the NRA faces a massive threat," Powell said. "I think that the attorney general is really at the tip of the iceberg in understanding what's gone on at the [NRA] for 30 years."

Reporter questions whether security video of Pelosi at salon is legal. It doesn't end well.

'Security camera catches Democrat. Journalist blames business'

A California reporter triggered a tsunami of backlash on Tuesday after she seemingly excused House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's glaring hypocrisy for violating California's COVID-19 restrictions — even painting Pelosi as an apparent victim.

Pelosi was busted having her hair done at a San Francisco salon Monday afternoon despite the salon being shuttered by the coronavirus-related lockdown restrictions. Surveillance video released by the salon owner showed Pelosi walking around the salon with wet hair — and without a face mask.

"It was a slap in the face that she went in, you know, that she feels that she can just go and get her stuff done while no one else can go in, and I can't work," salon owner Erica Kious told Fox News.


Kenosha journalist quits after coverage of Jacob Blake rally

KENOSHA, Wis. -- A Black journalist quit his job at a Kenosha, Wisconsin, daily newspaper after disputing a headline for a story about a rally organized by the family of Jacob Blake, a Black man who was shot by a police officer.

Daniel Thompson resigned from his position as a digital editor at The Kenosha News after seeing the headline that was posted online for Saturday's story. The headline read “Kenosha speaker: ’If you kill one of us, it’s time for us to kill one of yours.”

Thompson, who attended the rally, said the headline did not reflect the messages of Blake's family and other speakers at an event that featured remarks, songs and a peaceful march. Thompson, who said he was the only Black full-time journalist on staff, called the headline dangerous as tensions remained high in the city.

Roger Goodell: NFL will support players who protest this season....

'We recognize the issues that are going on in our communities,' Goodell said

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said Wednesday that the league will back players who decide to protest this season despite the possibility of public criticism.

“We’re supporting our players,” Goodell said during an appearance on CNBC. “We recognize the issues that are going on in our communities. That’s a platform that we want to use to make change and we’re going to do that. We’re going to stand behind our players.”
President Trump and other public figures have frequently criticized players in the NFL and other sports leagues who have knelt during the national anthem in recent years. Critics argue that kneeling protests are disrespectful to the American flag and U.S. military veterans.

Trump claims that player protests have contributed to a ratings decline in the NFL and NBA. Goodell did not directly address how the league would respond to criticism from Trump this season, but noted that the NFL’s ratings have been “the envy of every entertainment and sports property.”


Family warns of viral TikTok ‘Benadryl Challenge’ after daughter dies

The family of an Oklahoma teen who died attempting the “Benadryl Challenge” on TikTok is warning others that the dangerous stunt “needs to stop.”

Chloe Phillips, 15, a sophomore at Blanchard High School, overdosed on the allergy drug Aug. 21 while taking part in the TikTok challenge to film oneself hallucinating from the medication, the Sun reported.

“This needs to stop taking our kids or putting them in the hospital,” Phillips’ great-aunt, Janette Sissy Leasure, reportedly wrote on Facebook in a post that has since been deleted or is no longer shared publicly.

Court Win for Professor Sued by Muslim Student, Punished by College Over Terrorism Course

A federal court has ruled in favor of a professor thrown under the bus by his public college after a Muslim student claimed the Islamic terrorism portion of a world politics class violated his Constitutional rights. The course is offered at Scottsdale Community College (SCC) in Arizona, which is part of the Maricopa County Community College District. It is taught by Nicholas Damask, a veteran professor who organizes the course into six modules that cover world politics. One is dedicated to defining and analyzing Islamic terrorism. Students are required to read excerpts from a book called “Future Jihad” written by a Lebanese-born Middle East expert who has worked with the U.S. departments of Justice, Defense and State.

A Muslim student, Mohamed Sabra, sued Professor Damask and the Maricopa County Community College District in June for violating his First Amendment right by supposedly condemning his religion. In the complaint, filed by the terrorist front group Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), Sabra demands that Damask stop teaching the materials in question until they “do not have the primary effect of disapproving of Islam.” Founded in 1994 by three Middle Eastern extremists (Omar Ahmad, Nihad Awad and Rafeeq Jaber) who ran the American propaganda wing of Hamas, CAIR was named as a co-conspirator in a federal terror-finance case involving the Hamas front group Holy Land Foundation. In a statement announcing the lawsuit against the Arizona college district, CAIR alleges that Sabra “was punished for refusing to agree with an anti-Muslim professor’s unconstitutional condemnations of Islam during a Political Science class” and that he was forced to disavow his religion.


VA Police Chief Put On Leave After Charging High Profile Democrats Involved In Confederate Monument Destruction

Virginia Democrat State Senator Louise Lucas and many other high profile Democrats including school board members, NAACP reps, and public defenders were arraigned in court this morning in Portsmouth, Virginia. This is for their alleged roles in the illegal Confederate monument destruction that lead to one man’s head being cracked open by a falling part of the monument.
The Democrat Governor of Virginia famous for the ‘blackface/KKK’ yearbook scandal Ralph Northam, Attorney General Mark Herring who had his own blackface scandal, and Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax who has been accused of allegedly sexually assaulting a woman are standing up for Lucas and others.
After they were arraigned this morning, it’s being reported that Chief Greene is being put on paid leave by the city of Portsmouth in a shocking and seemingly mysterious turn of events. 
Second link shows body cam footage of Lucas telling police to stand down in June incident.



2020 Voter Guide

Kamala Harris’ rampant prosecutorial abuses

She should know. As a prosecutor, Harris too often abused her office in just the way she decried as a campaigner.

“America has a deep and dark history of people using the power of the prosecutor as an instrument of injustice,” Kamala Harris wrote in her 2019 campaign tract. “I know this history well — of innocent men framed, of charges brought against people of color without sufficient evidence, of prosecutors hiding information that would exonerate defendants, of the disproportionate application of the law.”

The former San Francisco district attorney and California attorney general is the last person who should lecture anyone on out-of-control prosecutors. When she talks about framing the innocent and hiding exculpatory evidence, Harris is either projecting or engaging in rank hypocrisy.

CNN's Brian Stelter appears on C-SPAN — and callers absolutely torch him: 'We all know you're not reliable.'

'Reliable Sources' host blames 'radicalization' in the U.S. that has led to 'media bashing that is absolutely unprecedented'

CNN's "Reliable Sources" host Brian Stelter appeared Tuesday on C-SPAN's "Washington Journal," and people took the opportunity to call in to the live broadcast and issue searing condemnations of Stelter and his network's reporting.

One man called in to comment, starting off with a criticism of CNN, lambasting the outlet for a chyron from last week that read, "Fiery but mostly peaceful protests after police shooting," while buildings burned in the background behind a correspondent reporting from Kenosha, Wisconsin.

The caller went on to refer to Stelter as "Humpty Dumpty" and "a stooge," adding, "We all know you're not reliable."

According to Fox News, Stelter admitted the chyron was a "mistake."

"I don't know who wrote it, probably a young producer who's trying their best under deadline in a breaking news situation," he said. "That kind of thing becomes easily criticized and probably not the right banner to put on the screen."


Cease and resist: how to fight the illiberal left

"You too can summon the strength to say: this violates my conscience and I will not do it."

I have never in my life received so many pleas for help. I work for the National Association of Scholars, and we’ve advised and supported scholars persecuted by the illiberal left for more than 30 years. But in the past two months, the emails have flooded in — and not just from professors. The would-be tyrants of the illiberal left have cast aside all restraint as they jam censorship and ‘antiracism’ propaganda on their employees in workplaces throughout America.

Everyone who writes to me is afraid. All fear losing their jobs, and some fear that public resistance will target them for personal harassment or worse. My correspondents don’t know what to do. How should lone individuals behave now? How can they resist? Should they resist?

Here’s my advice to everyone who is afraid. You can become a dissident and refuse to bend your knee to evil. Imitate Prof Jeffrey Poelvoorde of Converse College. Poelvoorde has refused outright to undergo mandatory ‘diversity and anti-bias training’. His employers may now fire him for ‘insubordination’. Yet he will not bend. You too can summon the strength to say: this violates my conscience and I will not do it.

Trump orders review to defund NYC, other ‘anarchist’ cities

WASHINGTON — President Trump is ordering the federal government to begin the process of defunding New York City and three other cities where officials allowed “lawless” protests and cut police budgets amid rising violent crime, The Post can exclusively reveal.

Trump on Wednesday signed a five-page memo ordering all federal agencies to send reports to the White House Office of Management and Budget that detail funds that can be redirected.

New York City, Washington, DC, Seattle and Portland are initial targets as Trump makes “law and order” a centerpiece of his re-election campaign after months of unrest and violence following the May killing of George Floyd by Minnesota police.

“My Administration will not allow Federal tax dollars to fund cities that allow themselves to deteriorate into lawless zones,” Trump says in the memo, which twice mentions New York Mayor Bill de Blasio by name.


Common Sense About China

Something really strange is going on in America today. If you have wondered why political correctness requires you to avoid using the word “Chinese” with regard to a virus that came from China, then I have the book for you. It’s Communist China’s War Inside America by my friend Brian Kennedy. The good news is that the book—the latest in Encounter Books’ “Broadside” series—is very brief (the main text is only 49 pages).It is also written in a beautiful, clear style. Despite its brevity, it provides all you need to understand the nature of the Chinese threat to America, and to understand what can be done and must be done.

Kennedy gets straight to the point, writing that the Chinese are confident that America has grown corrupt, and that its political, financial, and cultural elites are in near-complete sympathy with the globalist project of an interdependent world, with the P.R.C. [the People’s Republic of China] at its head.

And make no mistake: the Chinese have ample evidence that their confidence in America’s elites is not misplaced.

Turn to the Founders to Remind Ourselves of What We Stand to Lose

In just about 70 days, you and I will be called upon to decide the fate of the American Republic. Make no mistake, this is no ordinary election. American voters have not faced such a momentous choice since an earlier generation was presented with the Constitution and called upon to decide its fate. The vote to ratify the Constitution established a new regime, the amazingly successful American Republic, which showed the world new possibilities for liberty and prosperity and set a standard still unmatched by any country in the history of the world.
A vote for the Democratic Party this time is a vote for regime change as surely as the original vote for the Constitution was a vote for regime change.
The Democrats have abandoned pretense. They no longer even pretend to embrace the Constitution or the American way of life. They are promoting rioting and political violence, they are wrecking the economy with their fraudulent COVID-19 lockdowns, and they are gearing up to control the outcome of this election by hook and crook.
Winning this one is urgently personal for those denizens of the deep state who committed crimes during the attempted coup against President Trump. If Joe Biden wins, standing indictments will be ignored and new indictments will cease, teaching the Left that it can get away with—and even be rewarded for—committing some of the worst political crimes in American history.
We need to remind ourselves of what we stand to lose in this election.
A friend suggested that Americans ought to read the essays that make up The Federalist Papers between now and Election Day. Indeed, why not turn to Alexander Hamilton and James Madison and John Jay at such a time?

Five MS-13 Gang Members Charged with Murdering 16-Year-Old in Baltimore

Five suspected members of the El Salvadoran MS-13 Gang have been charged with murdering a 16-year-old girl in May in Baltimore County, Maryland.

The Baltimore County Sheriff’s Office alleges that 16-year-old Gabriela Alejandra Gonzalez Ardon was lured to the Loch Raven Reservoir by five MS-13 Gang members who suspected she had been in contact with a rival gang.

At that point, the gang members murdered Ardon and left her body nearby. Ardon’s body was discovered on May 29, and she was identified at a later date after having been missing from Nassau County, New York, since July 2019.

The gang members charged with first-degree murder include:
Jonathan Pesquera-Puerto, 19 years old
Edys Valenzuella-Rodriguez, 20 years old
Wualter Hernandez-Orellana, 19 years old
Asael Ezequie Gonzalez-Merlos, 16 years old
Wilson Art Constanza-Galdomez, 21 years old

Feehery: The working-class party

The great realignment is over.

The Republicans are now the working-class party while the Democrats are the party of the political establishment.

President Trump campaigned to protect the working class from bad trade deals, illegal immigration and endless wars in 2016.

He hasn’t achieved all of his goals because realigning the parties takes time. And Washington has proven to be a tough customer.

Hillary Clinton campaigned and now Joe Biden campaigns to protect the political class, protect illegal immigration, protect global trade with China and to maintain our entangling alliances that often plunge our armed forces into far-flung places.

Trump made an audacious play for Black working-class voters,Joe Biden has been caught flat-footed and is forced to align himself with Black Lives Matter elites who promote socialism, condone violent protest and promote racial separatism.

Four Ways the Obama-Biden-Harris Team Has Attacked Catholics

Despite having a self-professed Catholic as vice president, the Barack Obama-Joe Biden administration managed to openly attack Catholics in several ways by dismissing their beliefs as trivial and backward.

Now, with Biden as the Democrat 2020 nominee, and Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) as his running mate, the anti-Catholic bias has not only continued, but intensified. From the assaults already waged against their faith, Catholics have a clear view of what they can expect from a Biden-Harris administration.
1. Abortion on demand at any time during pregnancy:

The Catholic faith holds that life is precious and must be protected from the moment of conception to natural death.

While national leaders have praised President Donald Trump as the most pro-life president in U.S. history, Obama became the first sitting president to deliver an address to Planned Parenthood.

“God bless you,” Obama told Planned Parenthood, vowing to stand with the abortion industry giant against efforts to “turn back the clock to policies more suited to the 1950s than the Twenty-first century.”

As vice president, Biden did nothing to interfere with Obama’s pro-abortion agenda, and, in fact, has ultimately continued along the same path.

While Biden professes to be a Catholic, he has promised to defend abortion rights, which the abortion industry refers to as “women’s healthcare,” and has committed to embracing the Democrat Party’s pro-abortion agenda that includes codifying Roe v. Wade, funding Planned Parenthood, and forcing American taxpayers to fund abortions through a repeal of the Hyde Amendment.


Northam wants Dominion Energy to forgive overdue electric bills using $320M in over-earnings

RICHMOND — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam wants Dominion Energy to cover unpaid residential electric bills with $320 million that regulators say the company previously overcharged.

The governor is pushing for new budget language requiring the state’s largest electric monopoly to return most of the $503 million that state regulators recently said Dominion had earned above authorized levels in 2017 through 2019. That provision is part of a broader effort by Northam to ban customer disconnections over unpaid utility bills during the coronavirus pandemic.

New Jersey Governor Okays Work Licenses for Illegal Migrants

New Jersey’s Democrat governor signed a bill on September 1 that allows illegal migrants to take well-paying licensed jobs from Americans and legal immigrants, even amid the dramatic recession that has pushed many Americans out of jobs. reported the recession win for illegal migrants and employers on September 1:

Previously, [people] were required to have a “lawful presence in the United States” to qualify for a license. This law (S2455) removes that barrier.
[Gov. Chris] Murphy’s office said the law — which takes effect immediately — will benefit about 500,000 undocumented residents in New Jersey.

The office also said the state will be the first on the East Coast to enact such a law. California, Nevada, and New Mexico are among the other states with similar statutes.

The law allows illegals — including DACA recipients — to get licenses for many blue-collar and white-collar jobs.

The license will allow illegals to work as electricians, plumbers, HVAC workers, lab technicians, nurses, doctors, architects, and many other careers.


Richmond judge orders Kanye West removed from Virginia presidential ballot

A Richmond judge ruled Thursday that state elections officials should bar rapper and entrepreneur Kanye West from Virginia’s presidential ballot.

Circuit Court Judge Joi Taylor found that 11 of the elector oaths West submitted “were obtained by improper, fraudulent or misleading means” or are otherwise invalid because of notary violations and misconduct.

The judge ordered state elections officials to prohibit anyone from printing West's name on state ballots for the Nov. 3 election, finding that the notice of qualification the Department of Elections issued for West on Aug. 28 "is contrary to Virginia law, and is therefore, invalid."

In localities where ballots already have been printed, the judge directed state elections officials "to provide notice to voters of Kanye West's disqualification."

West, a former backer of President Donald Trump, has denied that he was a GOP plant meant to divert votes from Joe Biden.

Mississippi to decide on flag with magnolia to replace confederate flag

Mississippi voters will decide on whether to accept a new state flag with a magnolia to replace one that was shelved for featuring a Confederate battle emblem.

The new design — which includes the state flower on a dark blue background — was approved Wednesday by a flag commission and will appear on the ballot come November.

The magnolia flag was chosen by the commission out of more than 3,000 designs submitted for competition.

If voters reject the new design, the process will start over and the state will be without a flag for some more time.

The commission said it will promote the magnolia design ahead of the November election by calling it the “In God We Trust” flag.


Virginia expects to begin distributing $300-a-week unemployment supplement in late September

The Virginia Employment Commission said Thursday it expects to begin distributing $300-a-week in additional unemployment benefits in “about two and a half weeks,” which would fall on the week of Sept. 20.

Joyce Fogg, a spokeswoman for the commission, said in an email that text messages will go out to eligible recipients within the next week.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency approved Virginia’s application to participate in the relief program at the end of last month. President Donald Trump announced the aid after Congress was unable to reach a deal to extend the $600-a-week emergency benefits that expired in July.

It remains unclear how long the benefits will last, but officials have said they will be paid retroactively to Aug. 1.

Thank God It's Friday 9-4-20

What will you be doing this weekend?

University of Virginia students, workers stage a ‘die in’ to protest in-person classes

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - Students and workers at the University of Virginia are pushing back against the university’s decision to start in-person classes on Sept. 8.

The demonstrators showed their concerns through the lens of the worst possible outcome.

At a die-in, staged by the United Campus Workers of Virginia, a university workers union, and a few Democratic student groups, participants shared this message: this is what will happen around the community.

“When we saw last week that UVA decided to keep going with its disastrous plan to hold in-person classes, we knew that we had to do something,” said André Zazzera, a graduate student who also works as a tutor.

The demonstration was a display of what these UVA students and workers fear most: death from the virus.

Corporate Media Didn’t Report What It’s Really Like In Kenosha, Wisconsin, So I Will

The scene on Tuesday night was something I had only seen in photos of war-torn countries. Men and women stood with baseball bats, hand-guns, semi-automatic rifles, and shotguns in front of their businesses and homes.

Kenosha, Wisconsin is situated in the southern part of the state, about an hour and a half from Chicago, and has a population of approximately 100,000. Republican Rep. Bryan Steil, who represents Kenosha in Wisconsin’s First Congressional district, told The Federalist the city “is like a lot of cities in Wisconsin.” Steil says Kenosha is “family-centered” and “hard-working.”

Kenosha became a very different place after police shot Jacob Blake in the back seven times. Subsequent video footage showed that Blake was armed with a knife and had been wrestling with officers, threw off a Taser, and was disregarding police commands to stop after they were called to address a domestic violence complaint.