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Tuesday, June 25, 2019

This Is Immoral

This Year's Winner Of The "World's Ugliest Dog" Contest Is A Good Boy Named Scamp The Tramp

The 2019 winner of the famed World's Ugliest Dog contest was crowned Friday night in California, and he's a dreadlocked former stray/good boy named Scamp the Tramp.

Scamp beat out more than a dozen other ugly (but yet still beautiful) dogs at the competition, which is held every year at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma.

His human, Yvonne Morones from Santa Rosa, told BuzzFeed News Scamp's untamable fur reminds her of boxing promoter Don King's legendary hair.

"He has this hair that just kind of stands straight up," she said in a phone interview on Saturday. "His body hair doesn't grow, but instead he's got these dreads that just happen naturally, and the top of his hair is gray. And it just stands straight up."


Gallup: More Americans than ever call immigration America’s top problem

Concerns about immigration, and its impact on crime and taxes, have soared to the highest level ever, according to a new survey.

Gallup said that more Americans than ever before cited immigration as their top concern in the latest poll.

“Americans' concern with immigration continues to be heightened, as 23% name it the most important problem facing the country. This is by one percentage point the highest Gallup has ever measured for the issue since it first began recording mentions of immigration in 1993,” said the polling outfit.


Devin Nunes: Court Date for $250 Million Lawsuit Against Twitter for Censoring Conservatives Is Set For End of August

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA), the ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, went on with Maria Bartiromo on Sunday Morning Futures.

During their discussion Rep. Nunes told Maria the FBI was hiding documents from Congress for two-and-a-half years. Nunes believes US Attorney John Durham will eventually find out who in the FBI was hiding these documents from Congress. The documents will prove the Obama Department of Justice knew the Steele Dossier was a fraud when they used it to spy on the Trump campaign in early 2016.

Rep. Nunes also gave Maria Bartiromo an update on his lawsuit against Twitter. Devin Nunes sued Twitter for $250 million in damages for censoring conservatives back in March.


A Jihad Basis for the Coup

What were the top professionals in intelligence and Hillary's State Dept so afraid of — so mortally afraid that they gambled their careers to block Donald J. Trump?

How did a dozen top FBI and intelligence officials blunder into virtual treason in a time of war?

That is the biggest question today, and we still don't know the whole answer.

But here is a reasonable guess:

Obama executed a huge flip-flop in U.S. policy, one that continued to cover up the 9/11/01 Saudi attack on the U.S., and which also flipped U.S. policy to favor the poisonous mullahs in Iran.


Ruling in Illinois case invalidated state’s Firearms Owner’s Identity card requirement

Up until now, there has been little-to-no national attention paid to a judge’s ruling in White County, Illinois that voided the state’s requirement that firearms owners obtain a state-issued Firearms Owner’s Identity Card (FOID) in order to legally own a firearm kept in the home. The case is no headed for the Illinois Supreme Court, but Second Amendment Civil Rights advocates hope the case will end up before the Supreme Court of the United States.

Greg Bishop of the Illinois Radio Network reports:

Illinois State Rifle Association Executive Director Richard Pearson said the case out of White County involved a disabled woman who had a single-shot .22 caliber rifle.

“The judge in White County said the FOID card is unconstitutional in the home,” Pearson said. “So that’s where we stand today and the state of Illinois doesn’t agree to that.”

Vivian Claudine Brown of Carmi did not have a criminal record and would have been eligible to have a FOID card. On March 18, 2017, Brown’s husband, who she was separated from, alleged Brown was shooting a gun inside, according to court documents. Police found no evidence the rifle had been fired in the residence. However, Brown was later charged with possession of a firearm without the required FOID card, a class A misdemeanor.

“Are you prohibited from having a FOID card? The judge said ‘I don’t think so,’ ” Pearson said. “She didn’t do a thing wrong except wanting to defend her own life.”

The case now bypasses the appellate court because it deals with constitutional issues, Pearson said. If the state Supreme Court agrees with the White County judge's decision, Pearson said it means people could keep a firearm in the home without a FOID card.


A Woman Named Marijuana Pepsi, Who Refused To Change Her Name, Earned Her Ph.D With A Dissertation On Uncommon Names

Dr. Marijuana Pepsi Vandyck is a 46-year-old woman who just received her doctorate in higher education leadership from Wisconsin’s Cardinal Stritch University. 

Her dissertation was titled "Black names in white classrooms: Teacher behaviors and student perceptions."

As part of her project, she interviewed black students “about the effect of their distinctly black names on their treatment by teachers and on their academic achievement.”

She told the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel her mom gave her this name because "it would take her around the world."


'THE Most Important Problem'

Americans' concern with immigration continues to be heightened, as 23% name it the most important problem facing the country. This is by one percentage point the highest Gallup has ever measured for the issue since it first began recording mentions of immigration in 1993.

The June 3-16 poll was conducted as the U.S. continues to grapple with how to handle a surge of Central American immigrants at the U.S.-Mexican border. Gallup has previously found spikes in mentions of immigration as the most important U.S. problem at other times when the immigration debate intensified.

Asked their preferences for U.S. immigration levels, 37% of Americans say it should be kept at its present level, while more say it should be decreased (35%) than increased (27%).


Google Exec: ‘How Do We Prevent It from Happening Again?’

Undercover videos recorded by Project Veritas reveals that Google is determined to prevent the re-election of Donald Trump in 2020, and is altering its products with this aim in mind.

The report includes undercover footage featuring a top Google executive, Jen Gennai, discussing how Google might prevent an electoral outcome like 2016 from happening again.

Here’s what Gennai says in the undercover video:

"We all got screwed over in 2016, again it wasn’t just us, it was, the people got screwed over, the news media got screwed over, like, everybody got screwed over so we’re rapidly been like, happened there and how do we prevent it from happening again.

"We’re also training our algorithms, like, if 2016 happened again, would we have, would the outcome be different?"

Gennai also declares her opposition to Democrat presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren’s proposal to break up Google. Why? Because, says Gennai, if Google is broken up it can’t prevent another “Trump situation.”

"Elizabeth Warren is saying we should break up Google. And like, I love her but she’s very misguided, like that will not make it better it will make it worse, because all these smaller companies who don’t have the same resources that we do will be charged with preventing the next Trump situation, it’s like a small company cannot do that."

Gennai also declared that no amount of soft pressure from Congress or the White House will make Google change its ways. In other words, talk won’t help — if politicians want to change Google’s behavior, they’ll have to go beyond committee hearings and actually change the law.


Teachers in the Dark

A majority of teachers are unaware of their newly won right to opt out of union dues, according to a new poll.

In June 2018, the Supreme Court declared that government agencies could no longer mandate union dues or fee payments as a condition of employment in Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees. Despite the landmark ruling, a majority of American teachers remain ignorant of their ability to decline such payments and are also confused about the consequences of withdrawing from the union. A YouGov poll of 1,000 educators found 77 percent had not heard of the landmark case and 52 percent were unaware that they could continue to work without paying dues or fees.

The poll results reflected the reality on the ground, according to several teachers affiliated with the education reform group Teacher Freedom Project, which commissioned the poll. Greg Kuehn, a special-needs teacher at Minnesota's Park Rapids Area School District, said in a release that many of his colleagues are not knowledgeable about their legal rights.


They really counted on Hillary winning, didn't they?

Former director of National Intelligence James Clapper is in panic mode, realizing that the so-called "intelligence community" he supervised under President Obama is about to be revealed by Atty. Gen. William Barr and U.S. atty. John Durham as a weaponized arm of the Clinton campaign, with indictments to follow.

The man who lied to Congress about spying on the American people was shocked back in April to hear Barr testify before Congress that yes, he thought the Trump campaign had been spied upon by his political opponents. As Breitbart reported:

"Well, I thought it was most stunning and scary. I was amazed at that and rather disappointed that the attorney general would say such a thing. The term "spying" has all kinds of negative connotations, and I have to believe he chose that term deliberately. And I think it's incredible that if he has concerns, he would have easily on his first day on the job, after his confirmation, asked his own IG, the Inspector General of the Department of Justice, for a briefing on his preliminary, in the course of his investigation, that is, the IG's investigation, whether there was any wrongdoing by the FBI. I think it would have been far more appropriate for him to just defer to that investigation rather than postulating, apparently with no evidence. He just has a feeling that there was spying against the campaign."

Barr has more than that, it would seem, and has sent chills up Clapper's spine that he and Durham are dead serious about checking out the real reasons for the Intelligence Community's "assessment" that Russia wanted Trump to win and was meddling in the election to achieve that result. According to a Wall Street Journal report:

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Kunstler: Democrats Are Race-Hustling Their Way To Election Disaster In 2020

As the first of 12 presidential debates blows in at mid-week like an evil patch of bad summer weather, twenty candidates vie for the position of Ole Massa on the Democratic Party plantation, and the air is gravid with bad vibes.

One highly-favored entry, Mayor Pete (Buttigieg) of charming South Bend, Indiana, stepped into (and tripped over) a big fresh patty of mule poop over the weekend at a “town hall” meeting that was called to address the June 16 shooting of one Eric Logan, 54, by a police officer dispatched to check out “a suspicious individual going through cars” at 2:30 a.m. The officer said the suspect came at him with a knife. The officer failed to switch on his body-cam, or so the police department said. Conclusions were jumped to. Then, in the wee hours just before Mayor Pete’s June 24 town hall, another black man was killed and 10 other people wounded in the shoot-up of a watering hole called Kelly’s Pub.

God knows what that was about — no police were involved in the shoot-up — but Mayor Pete caught the blame for it, of course, and the Sunday town hall meeting turned into a shriek-in by outraged “community” members. He was hardly allowed to admit his failures, issue apologies, and promise to do better. After the ordeal, Mayor Pete struggled to hold in his tears talking to the media. No doubt he will be pressured to keep ‘splainin’ these matters until either his campaign folds up its tent or he is anointed at the national convention in Milwaukee.



When people talk about the economy, they generally focus on government policies such as taxation and regulation.

For instance, Republicans credit President Trump’s tax cuts for the seemingly booming economy and surging stock markets. Meanwhile, Democrats blame “deregulation” for the 2008 financial crisis. While government policies do have an impact on the direction of the economy, this analysis completely ignores the biggest player on the stage — the Federal Reserve.

One cannot grasp the economic big-picture without understanding how Federal Reserve monetary policy drives the boom-bust cycle. The effects of all other government policies work within the Fed’s monetary framework. Money-printing and interest rate manipulations fuel booms and the inevitable attempt to return to “normalcy” precipitates busts.

In simplest terms, easy money blows up bubbles. Bubbles pop and set off a crisis. Rinse. Wash. Repeat.


Census: Texas Adding 9 Hispanics to Population for Every White Resident

The state of Texas is adding about nine Hispanic residents to its population for every one white resident, the United States Census Bureau states.

The Texas Tribune published the latest Census Bureau data and projections which indicate that between 2010 and 2018 the Hispanic population in Texas has grown at nearly four times the rate of the white resident population and more than three times the rate of the black resident population.

Today, the Texas Hispanic population stands at almost 11.4 million. This indicates that Texas adds nearly 215,000 Hispanic residents every year, while the black resident population grows by only 60,000 a year and the white resident population grows by about 54,000, on average, a year.

Last year, alone, the white resident population of Texas grew by only about 24,000.


Donald Trump Jr.: ‘Mexico Doing More To Protect America Than Democrats’

Donald Trump Jr. slammed the Democratic Party on Monday as news broke that the Mexican government was deploying thousands of troops to the U.S.-Mexico to help stop the flood of illegal aliens entering the United States.

"Mexico doing more to protect America than Democrats," Trump Jr. tweeted. "The Dems have lost their way... they are not your grandfather’s Democrat party any longer and haven’t been for far too long."

Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) also weighed in on the news, tweeting: "If true, what a message to skeptics who repeated talking points that @realDonaldTrump's agreement with Mexico was an empty piece of paper. And perhaps more importantly: what a message to Washington Democrats, who are now being outdone by MEXICO on securing America's own border."

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President Trump's Middle East Plan is a Refreshing Change

“The Trump administration is no less committed to peace than its predecessors. The key difference is that Trump does not feel tied down by the unsuccessful formulas of the past, and he and his team are willing to openly challenge that conventional thinking,” Hudson Institute Senior Fellow Jon Lerner writes in CNN.

“The goal of the Trump plan is to end this decades-long conflict and create conditions for a better life for Palestinians and Israelis. The plan will begin to be rolled out at this week's conference in Bahrain,” Lerner writes. “Economic conditions are quite poor in the West Bank, and among the world's worst in Gaza . . . The Trump plan contains specific and realistic projects that could double Palestinian GDP, create a million new jobs in Gaza and the West Bank, and cut poverty in half.”

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“The White House has unveiled the economic aspects of its Middle East peace plan,” Prof. Emeritus Alan Dershowitz of Harvard Law School writes in The Hill. “The bottom line is that if Palestinian leaders were to accept — or at least sit down and negotiate about —the proposed peace plan, they could quickly improve the quality of life of their people. This could lead to a two-state solution that would be a win-win for all sides.”
“Critics would rather bash Trump than acknowledge Obama’s naïve strategy of Iranian appeasement was a failure,” Middle East expert Tom Basile writes in Fox News. “Democrats and Republicans in Congress need to acknowledge that the Obama approach to Iran emboldened and enriched an enemy never willing to be an honest broker for peace. President Trump is trying to get the West back in a position to effectively isolate Iran and counter the Mullahs aggression before engaging in any form of military conflict.”
“Concerns about immigration, and its impact on crime and taxes, have soared to the highest level ever, according to a new survey. Gallup said that more Americans than ever before cited immigration as their top concern in the latest poll,” Paul Bedard reports in the Washington Examiner.
“What do Democrats want to do about illegal immigration? Will they ever tell us? Or will they keep emoting about how deeply they care about the issue without ever offering a plan?” Karol Markowicz writes in the New York Post. “Democrats know what they oppose: any proposal from President Trump . . . They want the emotional validation of being the ‘good guys’ without having to actually lay out their positions on what to do about tens of thousands of people entering the homeland illegally.”

New foal born on Assateague Island

Late Friday afternoon, June 21, 2019, N2BHS-AL (“Ms. Macky”) gave birth to a bay pinto colt. The new foal, N2BHS-ALR, and band live most of the year in the very busy developed area and campgrounds. For this reason, the National Park Service expressly reminds visitors that it is essential to remain a minimum of a bus length (40’) away from the wild horses at all times.

Everything is new to a foal. N2BHS-ALR will learn how to interact with the environment from his mother and other members of his band. About two-thirds of foals in the National Seashore are born in April, May and June, but it is not uncommon for foals to be born during any month of the year. A mare will be very protective of her new foal and it is vitally important for their well-being that visitors give them, and all of the wild horses, plenty of space.

What American patients have a right to know—before they go to the doctor

President Trump’s mission for healthcare can be summed up in just four words: put American patients first.

Today, he took another step toward that goal, signing an executive order that requires hospitals to publicly disclose what people actually pay for important medical services in an easy-to-read format.

For too long, powerful interests have blocked patients from knowing the true price and quality of their healthcare, preventing them from making informed choices. Lack of transparency contributes to soaring costs, suppressed competition, and lower quality of care. As a result, patients face wild variations in prices—often for the exact same services.

Publicizing the true prices of healthcare services will allow Americans to make choices that fit their personal healthcare needs and their financial situations. “We believe the American people have the right to know the price of services before they go to visit the doctor,” President Trump said today.

Watch President Trump unveil today's landmark healthcare action.

To Whip Congress Into Shape, Withhold Their Pay

Many lawmakers seem to think they deserve a pay raise.

When House Democrats and Republicans began negotiating a congressional pay increase earlier this month, Democrats seemed to support it, as did some ranking GOP members. Critics then voiced open opposition, and House leaders swiftly pulled the bill—though House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., maintains the raises will eventually pass.

The debate has subsided for the moment, but it raises the question: What have members of Congress done to even remotely deserve a raise?

The Democrat-controlled House Budget Committee, for its part, has failed to release a budget plan this year. The Senate Budget Committee fell short as well, proposing a budget that would cover just five years and that has little chance of receiving a vote.


Stephanie Grisham to become new White House press secretary, FLOTUS announces

First lady Melania Trump has announced Stephanie Grisham will replace Sarah Sanders as White House press secretary.

Grisham previously served as communications director for the first lady and worked on President Trump’s 2016 campaign.

You May Battle Memory Issues As Early As Your 20s

Alzheimer’s is an awful disease typically associated with elderly people. It is a nasty neurological disorder that, in many ways, can be harder to deal with than many purely physical ailments. Now, new research suggests that those with a genetic predisposition to the disorder may begin experiencing lapses in memory as early in life as their twenties.

Researchers out of the University of Arizona and the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) utilized data collected by MindCrowd, an online memory test designed to assess how healthy brains function. For the study, 59,571 MindCrowd participants between the ages of 18 and 85 were analyzed, and the impact of family history was accounted for across every age group under 65.

After analyzing all of the data, researchers concluded that, on average, individuals under 65 with a family history of Alzheimer’s did not perform as well on the memory test compared to those within the same age groups with no family history of Alzheimer’s.

Additionally, this family history effect on memory appeared to be especially prevalent among men, those with diabetes, and those with less formal education.

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ICE arrests 52 in South, Central Texas during a 4-day enforcement surge

SAN ANTONIO — Federal officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) arrested 52 criminal aliens or immigration violators throughout South Texas during a four-day enforcement action, which ended Thursday.

During this enforcement surge, ICE deportation officers made arrests in the following Texas cities: Rio Grande Valley (9), San Antonio (7), Laredo (20), and Austin/Waco (16). Of those arrested, 46 were men; six were women.

Aliens arrested during this operation are from the following three countries: Mexico (47), Honduras (4) and Cuba (1).

More than 67% of the aliens arrested (35) by ICE deportation officers during this enforcement surge had prior criminal histories that included convictions and or pending charges for the following crimes: assault, battery, domestic violence, traffic offenses, driving under the influence, drug possession, drug trafficking, larceny, illegal re-entry after deportation, illegal entry, resisting officers, and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Eighteen of those arrested were immigration fugitives with a final order of removal; 21 others illegally re-entered the United States after having been previously deported, which is a felony.

Depending on an alien’s criminality, an alien who re-enters the United States after having been previously deported commits a felony punishable by up to 20 years in federal prison, if convicted.


College Costs Are Out of Control. Here’s What Can Be Done.

American colleges and universities are failing in one of their most basic missions: to equip students with the tools they need for a career.

Many students graduate ill-prepared to earn a living and pay off the debt they’ve accumulated getting their degrees—40% of those who start college don’t finish within six years.

Additionally, students are often subject to indoctrination into socialist ideology. They face hostility toward opinions that don’t conform to the predominantly leftist thinking on campus.

They’re also immersed in identity politics that pit students of different backgrounds against one another.


Mexico Deploying 15,000 Troops To U.S. Border To Stop Illegal Immigration Into U.S.

Mexican Secretary of Defense Luis Sandoval said on Monday that Mexico is deploying thousands of soldiers to the U.S.-Mexico border to help stop the massive flow of illegal immigration into the United States.

"Mexico has deployed almost 15,000 troops to the US-Mexico border to curve migration flow," CNN reporter Nick Valencia tweeted. "An additional ~2,000 National Guard elements have also been deployed across the country’s southern border with Guatemala & Belize.: MX Secretary of Defense Luis Sandoval."

According to CNN, Sandoval said the following today in Cancun: "In the northern part of the country, we have deployed a total of almost 15,000 troops composed of National Guard elements and military units."

Valencia added: "I have never seen this kind of cooperation from Mexico before in terms of immigration."

The move by Mexico comes after the Trump administration increased pressure on the Mexican government to significantly increase its efforts to stop the seemingly endless flow of migrants that are illegally entering the United States.


Maryland Democrats: Hogan took $200K in illegal donations

ANNAPOLIS, Md. —The Maryland Democratic Party is asking the state board of elections to investigate possible campaign finance violations by Gov. Larry Hogan. The Democrats say the Republican took donations from 100 benefactors that were over the legal limit.

The Democrats' executive director Ben Smith said Hogan's 2018 campaign raked in more than $200,000 in violation of the legal limit of $6,000 per donor.

The Washington Post reports Maryland Sen. Clarence Lam noticed the possible violations after Hogan vetoed a bill to strengthen transparency in the governor's appointments office.

Lam told the Democratic Party, which then found the other possible violations.


Pelosi On Immigrants: ‘Violation Of Status Is Not A Reason For Deportation’

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Monday that a violation of immigration status should not be a reason to deport someone illegally living in the U.S.

At an event in New York, Pelosi recalled a recent phone call with President Donald Trump, where the two reportedly spoke about the Democrats desire to delay scheduled deportations. On the phone call, Pelosi reportedly told Trump that “a violation of status is not a reason for deportation,” saying there are over 10 million people who could face deportation.

“I said ‘a violation of status is not a reason for deportation,’ that’s just not so,” Pelosi said she told Trump. “If you have some case you want to make about somebody who’s been accused … that has nothing to do with violation of status, because then we’re talking about over 10 million people who may be subjected to this treatment, and what we need there is comprehensive immigration reform with a path to citizenship.”


President Trump sanctions the worst elements of the Iranian regime

President Donald J. Trump signed an executive order this morning that imposes tough sanctions to deprive the Supreme Leader of Iran and some of his closest associates of key financial resources.
🎬 Watch: President Trump announces new sanctions on Iranian leaders

“Today’s action follows a series of aggressive behaviors by the Iranian regime in recent weeks,” the President said from the Oval Office. “The Supreme Leader of Iran is [the] one who ultimately is responsible for the hostile conduct of the regime . . . His office oversees the regime’s most brutal instruments, including the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.”

The President’s actions are a strong yet proportionate response to Iran’s recent string of provocative behaviors. Last week, Iran shot down an American drone over international waters. Earliest this month, Iran attacked two commercial vessels and used proxy forces to attack civilian infrastructure in Saudi Arabia.

Perhaps most alarming, the regime also recently announced that it will be increasing its stockpile of enriched uranium in the coming days.

Today’s sanctions send a firm message to Tehran: They’re no longer dealing with an Administration naive or indifferent to their malign behavior. In Fox News, Middle East expert Tom Basile called former President Obama’s “sweetheart deal with Iran” his worst foreign policy blunder of all.

“Obama wanted his Iran deal at all costs, and those costs were steep. It amounted to access to more than $100 billion, ending most sanctions, opening the country to foreign investment, among other benefits for the regime,” Basile writes. In other words, the Iran deal handed the world’s largest state sponsor of terror unprecedented financial capabilities.

Those days are over. Last year, President Trump withdrew the United States from the deal and put the regime on notice—either change course or face crippling economic pressure. That choice became even clearer today when the President authorized putting sanctions on anyone who provides material support to the Supreme Leader’s Office.

America is standing firm against the worst elements of the Iranian regime.

Watch: Iran can never get a nuclear weapon, President Trump says

U.S. finally investigating secret foreign funding of American universities

‘They can no longer expect to ignore the law with impunity’

An academic group that helped expose the reach of Chinese-funded propaganda in American universities has a message for academia: We told you so.

The Department of Education’s new investigation into universities for allegedly hiding foreign funding “is sending a powerful signal to colleges and universities: They can no longer expect to ignore the law with impunity,” Rachelle Peterson, policy director of the National Association of Scholars, told The College Fix.

The probes into Georgetown University and Texas A&M concern university assets from governments and companies in China, Russia, Qatar and Saudi Arabia, according to June 13 department letters to the universities obtained by the Associated Press.

The nonprofit Qatar Foundation comprised nearly all the foreign funding reported by Georgetown ($33 million) and all reported by Texas A&M ($6.1 million) last year, according to the AP.

Federal law requires U.S. universities to report contracts and gifts from foreign entities that total $250,000 or more, but past filings from the pair “may not fully capture” that information, the department wrote.

Peterson has done much of the leg work to pull back the veil on Confucius Institutes, funded by China but hosted by American universities, in recent years. The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education has emphasized a related issue: threats to academic freedom from foreign outposts of American universities.

All universities should strive to “make public the conditions of the grants they receive regardless of the location of their source,” Sarah McLaughlin, senior program officer for legal and public advocacy, told The Fix when asked about the new federal investigation.


Chicago police release hundreds of videos, documents on Jussie Smollett investigation

On the night Jussie Smollett reported being the victim of a vicious hate crime, he stepped forward to greet police officers wearing a powerful symbol of the attack he said he had suffered: a thin white rope looped around his neck, braided into a tangled noose and reaching below his chest.

“The reason I’m calling (police) is because of this s---,” one of Smollett’s managers told the officers, reaching toward Smollett to grab the noose with disdain.

“Do you want to take it off or anything?” an officer asked Smollett, then an actor on the Fox show “Empire.”

“Yeah, I do. I just wanted y’all to see it,” said Smollett, struggling for a moment to remove the loops of rope around his neck.


California Begins Massive Voter Roll Clean-Up – Notifies Up to 1.5 Million ‘Inactive’ Voters as Part of Judicial Watch Lawsuit Settlement

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it has been informed that Los Angeles County has sent notices to as many as 1.5 million inactive voters on its voter rolls. This mailing is a step toward removing the names of voters who have moved, died, or are otherwise ineligible to vote. The massive mailing is the result of a settlement agreement with Judicial Watch requiring the County to remove as many as 1.5 million inactive registrations. In addition, the California secretary of state has alerted other California counties to clean up their voter registration lists to comply with the federal National Voter Registration Act (NVRA), as the secretary promised to do in that same settlement agreement.

All of this is the result of a federal lawsuit Judicial Watch filed in 2017 to force the cleanup of Los Angeles County’s voter rolls (Judicial Watch, Inc., et al. v. Dean C. Logan, et al. (No. 2:17-cv-08948)). Judicial Watch sued on its own behalf and on behalf of Wolfgang Kupka, Rhue Guyant, Jerry Griffin, and Delores M. Mars, who are lawfully registered voters in Los Angeles County. Judicial Watch was joined in this lawsuit by Election Integrity Project California, Inc., a public interest group that has long been involved in monitoring California’s voter rolls.

Under the terms of the settlement agreement, voters who do not respond to the notices sent by the county and who do not vote in the next two federal elections must be removed from the voting rolls. Secretary Padilla also agreed to update the state’s online NVRA manual in order to make clear that ineligible names must be removed and to notify each California county that they are obliged to do this. On April 11, Secretary Padilla notified Judicial Watch that this part of the settlement agreement had been implemented.


Judge: Census Citizenship Question May Have 'Discriminatory Purpose'

A federal judge on Monday suggested that the proposal for a question about citizenship on the 2020 census may have had a “discriminatory purpose,” TalkingPointsMemo reports.

U.S. District Judge George Hazel of Maryland ruled last week that a case on the citizenship question can be reopened based on new evidence that “potentially connects the dots between a discriminatory purpose” and the citizenship question, the judge wrote in his opinion Monday.

Civil rights groups that sued the government over the question asked Hazel to reconsider his previous ruling after the discovery of the new evidence: files on the hard drives of late Republican strategist Thomas Hofeller. Hofeller reportedly had among his files a secret study he conducted in 2015, in which he found that excluding non-citizens from the census count when drawing districts would improve the numbers for Republican and non-Hispanic whites. This study also concluded that a citizenship question would be needed for this to happen.

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Expert: ‘Only Matter of Time Before Illegal Alien Voting Is Expanded’

Elected Democrats will soon attempt to expand voting rights in deep blue states for illegal aliens, an election fraud expert says.

Last week, Democrats in New York state approved and signed into law a plan to give driver’s licenses to illegal aliens with the backing of the business lobby. The law allows for the state’s 725,000-strong illegal alien population to be eligible for the same driver’s license that American citizens are afforded.

Already, state officials have said the law will effectively give illegal aliens the ability to vote as New York registers citizens to vote at state Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) offices.

Government Accountability Institute (GAI) Director of Research Eric Eggers exclusively told Breitbart News that the new law in New York indicates that it is “only a matter of time” before elected Democrats in states like California, New York, Massachusetts, Oregon, and Maryland expand voting rights for illegal aliens.


History lesson

The king wanted to go fishing, and he asked the royal weather forecaster the forecast for the next few hours.The palace meteorologist assured him that there was no chance of rain.

So the king and the queen went fishing. On the way he met a man with a fishing pole riding on a donkey, and he asked the man if the fish were biting.

The fisherman said, "Your Majesty, you should return to the palace! In just a short time I expect a huge rain storm."

The king replied: "I hold the palace meteorologist in high regard. He is an educated and experienced professional. Besides, I pay him very high wages. He gave me a very different forecast. I trust him."

So the king continued on his way.

However, in a short time a torrential rain fell from the sky. The King and Queen were totally soaked.

Furious, the king returned to the palace and gave the order to fire the meteorologist.

Then he summoned the fisherman and offered him the prestigious position of royal forecaster.

The fisherman said, "Your Majesty, I do not know anything about forecasting. I obtain my information from my donkey. If I see my donkey's ears drooping, it means with certainty that it will rain."

So the king hired the donkey.

And so began the practice of hiring dumb asses to work in influential positions of government.

And thus the symbol of the democrat party was born.

The practice is unbroken to this day.

Tuesday Morning Funnies

Is he talking about Salisbury?