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Reported By Joe Setyon | Published September 19, 2020 at 12:41pm

URL of the originating web site: https://www.westernjournal.com/assassination-attempt-president-trump-foiled-law-enforcement-report/

Law enforcement officials recently foiled what appears to be an assassination attempt that targeted President Donald Trump via a package containing the poison ricin, according to a report. Citing two law enforcement officials, CNN reported the package was addressed to Trump and intercepted by authorities this week.

“Two tests were done to confirm the presence of ricin,” according to the outlet.

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“All mail for the White House is sorted and screened at an offsite facility before reaching the White House.”

The New York Times confirmed, citing a law enforcement official, that an envelope addressed to the White House and containing Ricin was intercepted this week.

“It is unclear when the envelope was intercepted before it reached the White House mail room, but investigators believe that it was sent from Canada, according to the official,” The Times reported.

“Federal investigators are working to track down who sent it and determine whether other envelopes have been sent through the postal system.”

The FBI’s field office in Washington, D.C., told the Washington Examiner it was investigating a “suspicious letter,” though it did not provide many details.

“The FBI and our U.S. Secret Service and U.S. Postal Inspection Service partners are investigating a suspicious letter received at a U.S. government mail facility,” the FBI’s statement read.

“At this time, there is no known threat to public safety.”


Reported by By HEATHER CAYGLESARAH FERRIS and JOHN BRESNAHAN | Updated: 

URL of the originating web site: https://www.politico.com/news/2020/09/15/nancy-pelosi-house-coronavirus-deal-415112

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi walks to her office Sept. 14 on Capitol Hill. | Jacquelyn Martin/AP Photo

Pelosi’s stance is increasingly putting her at odds with moderate members in her caucus, some of whom are growing more vocal in their anger by the day and with less than two months before the election. A call between the centrist New Democrat Coalition and leadership grew heated Tuesday as Pelosi and House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) defended their posture, even as several lawmakers pleaded for them to change tacks in the coming weeks.

Rep. Kathleen Rice (D-N.Y.) pressed Pelosi on why members wouldn’t stay in town waiting for a deal, to which the speaker told her to “take a poll of your colleagues,” according to Democrats on the call. “I’m always here,” Pelosi added. And the exchanges only grew stormier after Pelosi dropped off and Hoyer took over.

“My conviction is to actually do my goddamn job and come up with a solution for the American people,” Rep. Abigail Spanberger (D-Va.), who sits in a GOP-leaning seat, said, according to two sources on the call. “We have to bring something to the floor.”

Hoyer, who has privately pushed the speaker to reconsider her strategy, was sympathetic to the moderates’ concerns but wouldn’t break with Pelosi on the call.

“I don’t want to undermine Nancy in any way,” Hoyer said multiple times on the call.

The mixed messaging from the leadership wasn’t cutting it with frontliners, who have spent the last few months facing urgent demands from their constituents for some kind of congressional action to address the twin health and economic crises.

“Every member of the leadership team, Democrats and Republicans, have messed up. Everyone is accountable,” said Rep. Max Rose (D-N.Y.). “Get something done. Get something done!”

Pelosi and senior Democrats argue their strategy is the only way to ensure that Democrats don’t simply cave to a GOP proposal that would fail to address major sectors of the economy, most especially aid to state and local governments who are facing a potentially catastrophic loss of revenue.

“A skinny deal is not a deal,” Pelosi said on a call with Democratic members Tuesday. “It is a Republican bill.”

And Pelosi has strong backing from progressive groups and labor unions, who are demanding that Congress pass a robust stimulus package in order to help the battered economy. While millions of jobs have returned, payrolls are down more than 11 million jobs from pre-pandemic employment levels. Poverty and food insecurity have gotten worse, and many economists fear the United States is on the verge of a long-term downturn unless more dramatic steps are taken by the federal government.

Pelosi made a similar argument to her leadership team in a private meeting on Monday night, where she again reiterated that Democrats should stand firm in their funding demands for the next package, according to people in the room. The California Democrat told members that she is still working to negotiate with the White House, but didn’t offer details on the status of those talks.

Pelosi tried to appease her caucus Tuesday, telling them in the morning call that the House wouldn’t depart Washington until there is a coronavirus funding compromise.

“We have to stay here until we have a bill,” Pelosi said, according to multiple Democrats on the call.

But that move only seemed to lead to more consternation after she and Hoyer later clarified that lawmakers would, in fact, be able to leave town as long as they could return within a day’s notice to vote on a bill — the same arrangement the House had during the August recess.

Many Democrats said they felt torn, anxious to get at least some money out the door — without caving to a GOP bill that shortchanges the most desperate Americans.

“We can‘t wait around forever for the proposal we think is the perfect proposal and that obviously won’t be helpful to anybody. Time is of the essence here,” said Rep. Jason Crow (D-Colo.), who flipped a GOP seat in 2018.

But he added that Democrats can’t accept a number too low, either: “If you’re looking at something that is wholly insufficient and does not address the complexity of the money, then you’re actually just wasting that money.”

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), the highly influential freshman lawmaker, also said she has wrestled with the issue even as she has seen the pandemic’s devastating influence back home.

“This administration, it seems what they want to do is cut another $1,200 check, but they don’t want to actually provide state and local [aid],”Ocasio-Cortez said. “That $1,200 is a nice little sugar high, and I support giving another stimulus check, but a second check in and of itself alone — if we’re not going to support state and local funding, if it’s not going to include significant investments in testing, tracing capacity and infrastructure — all it is is a little sugar high. It’s not going to solve the critical issues of the pandemic.”

The sentiment from Ocasio-Cortez and others reflects the mounting angst within the Democratic Caucus over the party’s handling of the coronavirus response and whether they need to do more to counteract the GOP’s messaging. The House passed a $3.4 trillion relief package in May but the Senate didn’t act on it.

Some Democrats worry that voters have already long forgotten about the House’s massive relief package from May and will take their anger out on both parties in November. They say that voting on additional bills could help remind people back home that Democrats have been pushing to deliver more aid all along.

“Let’s make sure the American people know what we stand for and where we are,” Rep. Greg Meeks (D-N.Y.) said.

One idea, Meeks said, is to build out a new proposal to reflect the roughly $2 trillion price tag that Pelosi has described as the lowest figure Democrats would be willing to accept.

“I think we can reemphasize what we’re doing and how we’re intent on spending the money, and even where we made some reductions,” Meeks said.

But Pelosi has roundly resisted calls from some Democrats to negotiate a smaller coronavirus deal or put targeted bills on the floor addressing specific aspects of the pandemic including testing, unemployment aid and small business loans. Talks between Pelosi and the White House, led by Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, have been stalled for weeks, even as the coronavirus continues to devastate the U.S. economy, leaving millions without jobs and at risk of losing their homes. More than 6.5 million Americans have been infected with the virus and more than 194,000 have died.

Senate Democrats blocked the GOP’s attempt to advance a “skinny” $500 billion coronavirus relief bill last week, leaving senators in both parties — including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell himself — to speculate that congressional leaders wouldn’t get another coronavirus deal until after the election. That prospect, however, has alarmed many House moderates, particularly those facing tough races in November. Some, led by the bipartisan House Problem Solvers Caucus, have drafted their own long-shot compromise in an attempt to pry loose some kind of deal before November.

That group released a roughly $2 trillion plan on Tuesday that would renew now-expired programs like unemployment aid and small business loans, though it also includes billions in spending that Senate Republicans have already rejected, like cash for state and local governments or the U.S. Postal Service. Pelosi has indicated she would negotiate a $2.2 trillion package with Republicans but hasn’t been open to going below that number.

Pelosi didn’t address the Problem Solvers plan during Tuesday’s caucus call, but her position was made clear later in the day when several of her committee chairmen put out a joint statement dismissing the plan as falling “short of what is needed.” Some of those same allies, including House Ways and Means Chairman Richard Neal (D-Mass.), also defended Pelosi’s strategy on the caucus call Tuesday.

“For us, not to cave in is really important,” Neal said on the call, according to Democrats who dialed in. But not everyone was in agreement.

House Transportation Committee Chairman Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) did not sign onto the joint statement. And he said on the caucus call it was clear Democrats would have to address the coronavirus again before going home for the election, noting it’s been four months since the House passed its $3.4 trillion relief bill.

“We can’t leave town without a package,” DeFazio said, stressing Democrats pass a bill that will provide coronavirus aid at least until early next year, when there might be a Democratic president in the White House. “We need to talk about all of our principles in a five month bill.”


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Former Vice President confused staffers and journalists when he landed in Florida this week; bizarrely waving “hello” to a completely empty field as he exited his private jet.

Watch the strange moment above.


Reported By Erin Erhardt | Published September 17, 2020 at 1:36pm

That’s what appears to have happened in Nashville, where local leaders apparently hid low coronavirus numbers related to bars and restaurants in order to support continued lockdowns.

According to WZTV, contact tracing commissioned earlier this year revealed that nursing homes and construction sites were much more responsible for the coronavirus’ spread than bars and restaurants. In fact, the number of coronavirus cases traced back to bars and restaurants in Nashville was so low — just 22 cases as of June 30 — that the office of Democratic Mayor John Cooper and the Metro Health Department allegedly decided not to release the numbers to the public.

Now, however, emails have emerged between the mayor’s office and the health department in which officials appear to allude to hiding the numbers from the public.

“This isn’t going to be publicly released, right? Just info for Mayor’s Office?” Leslie Waller of the health department asked in one email, according to WZTV.

“Correct, not for public consumption,” responded one of the mayor’s senior advisers, Benjamin Eagles.

The exchange certainly suggests that officials didn’t want the public to know just how few coronavirus cases could be traced back to bars and restaurants. Presumably, this is because such officials wanted to keep the city locked down instead of allowing those businesses to reopen. (Bars and restaurants in the city, it’s worth noting, were not allowed to reopen until the middle of last month, WTVF reported.) That’s unnerving and duplicitous.

First, Americans should be trusted to make their own assessment of their coronavirus risk level based on actual data. Government officials shouldn’t hide that data for political purposes.

Second, for months now, the American public has been forced to make sacrifices in the name of slowing the spread and keeping coronavirus cases at a manageable level. Many people — including bar owners and restaurateurs — have lost their entire livelihoods due to the continued shutdowns. These people deserve to know the facts surrounding their sacrifices. It’s one thing to keep bars and restaurants closed. It’s another thing to do so despite knowing that very few coronavirus cases stem from such places.

About a month later, a reporter for the Tennessee Lookout asked the health department about a rumor that only about 80 cases could be traced back to the state capital’s restaurants and bars.

“The figure you gave of ‘more than 80’ does lead to a natural question: If there have been over 20,000 positive cases of COVID-19 in Davidson and only 80 or so are traced to restaurants and bars, doesn’t that mean restaurants and bars aren’t a very big problem?” Tennessee Lookout reporter Nate Rau asked.

In an internal email, according to WZTV, Brian Todd of the health department then asked five fellow health department officials: “Please advise how you recommend I respond.”

One official reportedly replied: “My two cents. We have certainly refused to give counts per bar because those numbers are low per site. We could still release the total though, and then a response to the over 80 could be because that number is increasing all the time and we don’t want to say a specific number.”

The health department and the mayor’s office refused to confirm to WZTV that the emails were real. But a Metro staff attorney has confirmed that they are, according to Nashville Metro Council Member Steve Glover.

“I was able to get verification from the Mayor’s Office and the Department of Health that these emails are real,” the attorney reportedly told Glover.


Reported by REUTERS/Erin Schaff | CHUCK ROSS, INVESTIGATIVE REPORTER | September 16, 202011:13 AM ET

URL of the originating web site: https://dailycaller.com/2020/09/16/ron-johnson-subpoena-stefan-halper/

A Senate committee voted along party lines on Wednesday to authorize depositions and subpoenas for 41 individuals as part of a review of the Trump-Russia investigation. The vote authorizes Sen. Ron Johnson, the Republican chairman of the Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee, to subpoena Stefan Halper, a former University of Cambridge professor who served as a confidential source for the FBI during Crossfire Hurricane, the name of the Trump-Russia counterintelligence investigation.

The committee also approved issuing a subpoena for Steven Somma, an FBI counterintelligence investigator who served as Halper’s handling agent. A Justice Department inspector general’s report released on Dec. 9 faulted Somma for numerous errors during Crossfire Hurricane.

The Senate committee voted in June to issue subpoenas for 35 people on Johnson’s witness wish list, but Democrats raised a procedural issue that required a new vote on Wednesday. (RELATED: GOP Senator Seeks Subpoena For ‘Spygate’ Professor)

Michigan Sen. Gary Peters, the top Democrat on HSAGC, voiced his opposition to the subpoenas ahead of the vote on Wednesday. He accused Johnson of leading a politically-motivated investigation aimed at helping President Donald Trump.

Johnson has sought interviews with former FBI officials who led Crossfire Hurricane, including James Comey, Andrew McCabe, James Baker, Peter Strzok and Lisa Page.

He is also seeking depositions for former CIA Director John Brennan and former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper.

Also on the list are Cody Shearer and Sidney Blumenthal, two longtime Clinton allies who circulated a dossier that accused Donald Trump of illicit sex acts in Russia. The allegations are similar to those in the dossier by former British spy Christopher Steele.

Jonathan Winer, a former State Department official, obtained the so-called Shearer dossier from Blumenthal, and in turn shared it with Steele. Steele passed the report to the FBI.

Johnson also plans to subpoena Winer as part of his investigation.


Reported by CHARLIE SPIERING | 1

URL of the originating web site: https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/09/17/donald-trump-states-sending-unsolicited-ballots-should-give-now/

Julio Galligaris sorts through mail-in ballots that have been cast and received at the Miami-Dade Election Department headquarters on October 13, 2010 in Doral, Florida. As America starts to cast ballots for the mid-term elections through early voting and absentee ballots, the Miami-Dade County Elections Department is conducting an examination … Joe Raedle/Getty Images

“The big Unsolicited Ballot States should give it up NOW, before it is too late, and ask people to go to the Polling Booths and, like always before, VOTE,” Trump wrote on Twitter. “Otherwise, MAYHEM!!!”

The president clarified, however, that solicited absentee ballots are fine.

California, D.C., Nevada, New Jersey, and Vermont have adopted a system of unsolicited ballots in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Colorado, Hawaii, Oregon, Utah, and Washington already had existing systems to send registered voters their ballots, without voters needing to request them. All of the states sending unsolicited ballots in 2020 went for failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in 2016. Only Colorado and Nevada remain battleground states, as Trump lost Nevada by two points and Colorado by five points in 2016.

But Trump warned that the November 3 election results might never be accurate, thanks to an increase of unsolicited ballots.

“Because of the new and unprecedented massive amount of unsolicited ballots which will be sent to ‘voters,’ or wherever, this year, the Nov 3rd Election result may NEVER BE ACCURATELY DETERMINED, which is what some want,” Trump wrote. “Another election disaster yesterday. Stop Ballot Madness!”

 


Commentary by Ann Coulter Ann Coulter | Posted: Sep 16, 2020 5:30 PM

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Simple Ideas to Ensure a Trump Victory

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MEMO TO HIS EXCELLENCY, PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP:

1) Extend Daylight Saving Time.

COVID, the shutdown, riots, looting, wildfires — we’re depressed enough. Do one small favor for the nation in 2020 by giving us another hour of sunlight. The next president can punish us again. (But why would we ever want to lose an hour of daylight in the afternoon? Why? Why? Why?)

During World War II, the long-suffering Britons left their clocks one hour ahead at the end of summer, then added an extra hour ahead when spring came along again. You’ve compared the Wuhan flu to war. Steal this great wartime idea from Britain!

2) Try To Go Seven Weeks Without Being a Fanboy to the Liberal Media.

Ordinary, middle-class people would never have made the mistake of talking to Bob Woodward. Only a massively insecure social climber would say: “OMG! OMG! It’s Bob Woodward!!!”

Honey, guess who I’m talking to? A little reporter by the name of … BOB WOODWARD!

Woodward’s job is to get people to tell him what they don’t want to tell him. It sounds like he didn’t even have to break a sweat with you.

TRUMP: How about this letter from Kim Jong Un? Pretty cool, huh? You see the way he says “your excellency.” You know who he’s talking about, right? That’s me! Oh and by the way, I printed up a laminated copy for you.

WOODWARD: Really? I can keep this? I’m allowed to take it with me? Thank you, kind sir, thank you!

Working-class people are busting their butts to keep you in office, while you go off and blather a lot of nonsense to Woodward to feed your ego months before the election.

3) Round Up Antifa Criminals, Jail and Prosecute Them.

As badass as your “LAW & ORDER” tweets have been, they don’t seem to have done the job. You can’t keep warning voters about widespread lawlessness if Biden is elected president when there’s already widespread lawlessness and you’re the president. Right now. That’s you. (And congratulations on that again, your excellency.)

4) Open the Country, Close the Border.

Remember how there was going to be a two-week shutdown to “flatten the curve”? Guess what? We’ve flattened it!

It’s been almost six months of everyone staying home, socially distancing and wearing masks. COVID isn’t lurking out there like a back-alley rapist ready to pounce. There aren’t a lot of human carriers left.

In early May, about a third of all COVID deaths in the nation were in New York. But by now, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has already killed off everyone who was ever going to die of it. Throughout April there were more than 500 deaths a day in New York City alone. In the last seven days, a total of 44 people died of COVID in the entire state.

Other states have passed through their much milder peaks. On Monday of this week, more than 2,000 Americans died of cancer, another 2,000 died of heart disease and, according to The Not-Hysterical-At-All New York Times, 450 died of COVID. Things have gotten so good that the Times’ creepy COVID obituaries are forced to feature 101-year-olds dying from “complications of COVID-19.”

The six-month nationwide shutdown has largely cleared COVID from the body politic. Now the main danger is if we start importing other countries’ body politics.

5) Denounce the Pedo Film That’s All the Rage With Our Elites.

The exact same people who been freaking out about Confederate statues have suddenly became oh-so-bored sophisticates about the Netflix pedophilia movie “Cuties.”

Movie shows little girls writhing on the floor in soaking wet panties, trying to seduce their relatives, watching porn, discussing oral sex, dancing sexually for strangers as the camera zooms in on an 11-year-old’s derriere …

Liberals: These uptight conservatives are freaking out about a film. Yawn.

Hey, there’s a statue to Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee that’s been standing in a public park for the past century.

Liberals: BURN IT DOWN! DECAPITATE IT! GET THIS MONSTROSITY OUT OF MY SIGHT! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!

Unfortunately, the left’s studied complacency about a pedo movie seems to be petering out. One tweet from you could get them going again.

6) Fire Jared and Ivanka.

You won by 80,000 votes across three states, mostly cast by non-college-educated Americans who’ve been betrayed by both parties for 40 years. They didn’t want tax cuts — they don’t have jobs. They wanted manufacturing back, safe neighborhoods, and (like your neighbors on Fifth Avenue and in Palm Beach) schools that aren’t overwhelmed with Somalis or Mexicans.

Thanks to the political acumen of your whiz-kid son-in-law, you gave them tax cuts, “criminal justice reform” (i.e. you released criminals) and a moved embassy. These are people who voted Obama, Obama, Trump. You gave them another Bush.

Maybe Jared is right about the MAGA base having “no place else to go,” and it was a shrewd political move to betray them. But it wouldn’t take a lot of former-Trumpers to stay home for you to lose.

To convince your voters that, in a second term, you really will get around to the promises you made in 2016 — about immigration, bringing manufacturing home and ending pointless wars — you have to fire your amnesty-supporting, pro-criminal, Israel-obsessed son-in-law.

We want to see moving trucks.


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Reported by EDWIN MORA | 

URL of the originating web site: https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/09/14/report-state-memos-confirm-obama-biden-admin-knew-burisma-was-corrupt-while-hunter-served-on-board/

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Hunter, the son of now-Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden, served on Burisma Holding’s board of directors from April 2014 to April 2019, getting paid tens of thousands of dollars each month, more than the average executives with similar positions. The U.S. investigators reportedly believed Burisma paid a $7 million bribe to local prosecutors between May and December 2014. According to the State memos, U.S. officials’ concerns about the bribe came to light in January 2015, only months after Burisma hired Hunter and following the opening of two significant corruption probes against the gas firm by investigators in Ukraine and Britain, respectively.

At the time of Hunter’s hiring by Burisma, then-VP Joe Biden was in charge of U.S. policy towards Ukraine, prompting allegations of corruption. Joe has acknowledged that it “looked bad” that Hunter held a lucrative seat on Burisma’s board while he was in charge of Ukraine policy. Still, the former vice president denied any ethical lapse in judgment by him or his son.

Officials from Obama’s Department of State and Justice (DOJ) reportedly told the FBI about Burisma paying the bribe, but it is unclear if the agency even bothered to investigate the allegation, Just the News learned from current and former American and Ukrainian government officials.

On Monday, Just the News reported:

Just eight months after Vice President Joe Biden’s son Hunter joined the board of Burisma Holdings [in April 2014], U.S. officials in Kiev developed evidence that the Ukrainian gas company may have paid a $7 million bribe to the local prosecutors investigating the firm for corruption, according to interviews and State Department memos.

The [bribe] anecdote, buried in five-year-old diplomatic files, provides a fresh illustration of the awkward, uncomfortable conflict of interest State officials perceived as they tried to fight pervasive corruption in Ukraine under Joe Biden’s leadership while the vice president’s son collected large payments as a board member for an energy firm widely viewed as corrupt.

Ukrainian officials reportedly denied receiving any bribe.

Echoing some State officials, Senate GOP investigators have expressed concern that Hunter’s ties to Burisma posed a conflict of interest for the Obama administration while his father directed America’s Ukraine policy.

Sens. Ron Johnson (R-WI) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA) are reportedly getting ready to wrap up their investigations into Hunter’s lucrative dealings with Burisma. Although the State Department memos failed to mention Hunter and his role at Burisma, a top State official testified before House impeachment investigators in October 2019 that the Obama administration was aware that the former VP’s son was working at a company believed to be corrupt.

In his deposition, George Kent, a top State official mentioned in the memos unveiled Monday, reportedly said that U.S. officials warned the Obama administration that Burisma “was corrupt” while Hunter worked there, but the former VP’s office dismissed his concerns. Kent also warned that Hunter’s position at a Ukrainian company that the American government believed to be corrupt at a time when his father led U.S. policy on Ukraine posed a “conflict of interest.”

In early 2018, the former VP boasted about threatening to withhold $1 billion in U.S. loan guarantees to Ukraine as VP in 2016 if the Eastern European country did not fire its top prosecutor, who wanted to investigate the owner of Burisma for corruption.

Until April 2019, Hunter served on the board of Burisma for up to $83,000 per month despite having no background in energy, prompting allegations of corruption. Hunter admitted to ABC News that his father’s political position helped him secure the lucrative appointment to Burisma’s board of directors.


Reported by DAVID NG | 

URL of the originating web site: https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/09/15/l-a-sheriffs-deputy-praised-as-hero-for-helping-her-partner-survive-ambush-shooting/

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The 31-year-old mother was one of two officers who were both shot in the face after an assailant approached their parked cruiser in Compton and opened fire on them. Both deputies remain in critical condition and are expected to survive the horrific attack.

Breitbart News learned the identities of both officers but refrained from publishing their names. On Tuesday, Britain’s Daily Mail published the name of Claudia Apolinar, reporting she is a former librarian who had graduated the L.A. Police Academy only one year ago.

Apolinar is the mother of a six-year-old child. She sustained bullet wounds to the jaw and arms, while the other officer — a 24-year-old male, also Latino — was hit in the forehead, an arm, and a hand.

On Saturday evening, the assailant approached the deputies’ cruiser, which was stopped outside the MLK, Jr. Transit Center in Compton. The unknown gunman fired multiple rounds into the vehicle before fleeing the scene on foot.

Breitbart News learned that Apolinar stumbled out of the vehicle after being shot and then helped her partner by applying a tourniquet to his wounds. She also put out a Help Call before administering the first aid. Video has emerged that appears to show Apolinar moving her wounded partner to safety following the attack.  The footage was posted to the official Twitter account of the LAPD Mission Station.

 

“She called for help, was able to rendered [sic] aid to her partner. She remained calm & stayed vigilant! Most of all SHE NEVER GAVE UP! She & her partner are heroes,” the LAPD Mission Station tweeted.

Multiple photos of the horrific incident have also emerged showing the wounded police deputies.

 

 

The Daily Mail reported that Apolinar was a rookie officer who worked as an aide in the L.A. County library system from 2011 and signed up to the Sheriff’s Department in 2017.

Both cops were taken to St. Francis Medical Center in Lynwood following the incident. Late Saturday, Black Lives Matter protesters congregated outside the hospital, yelling insults at police officers and wishing death on the two wounded deputies.

video obtained by Breitbart News shows BLM protestors callings cops “pigs” and “executioners” while shouting, “I hope they f–king die!”

There are currently no suspects in the case, though an arrest could come as early as this week, a source familiar with the investigation told Breitbart News. The Sheriff’s Department has put out a $100,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest and conviction in the case.

Officials are looking for a black male around the age of 28 to 30 years old.

 

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Reported by MATTHEW BOYLE | Nicosia, Cyprus

URL of the originating web site: https://www.breitbart.com/middle-east/2020/09/15/exclusive-pompeo-on-trumps-peace-push-deals-are-all-connected-to-trumps-strategy-recognizing-iran-as-primary-operator-for-inst/

Mike Pompeo, Matt Boyle / Courtesy State Department

Pompeo’s interview came late Saturday night aboard the U.S. Air Force jet transporting him and the U.S. delegation after he met with the president of the Republic of Cyprus, Nicos Anastasiades, whom he visited here after earlier in the day attending the opening of intra-Afghan peace talks in Doha, Qatar. As the jet touched down in Doha late Friday night the previous evening, the deal being rolled out this week between Bahrain and Israel to normalize relations was announced. Previously, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Israel announced they were normalizing relations. On Tuesday at the White House, representatives of both Bahrain and UAE are meeting with Trump in addition to Israeli officials including Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu.

“It’s a great question. They are all connected,” Pompeo told Breitbart News when asked to connect the dots between the Afghan peace talks and these other peace deals being rolled out now. “The president laid down a strategy for how to secure America from instability and threats from the Middle East.”

Pompeo, who is at the White House with Trump and other American officials as part of the historic meetings for the peace deals on Tuesday, said that Trump’s Middle East policy strategy vision began by treating Iran as the main threat in the region.

“It began by recognizing the primary operator for instability, the Islamic Republic of Iran,” Pompeo said. “That central decision has begun to drive all of the elements of our foreign policy in the Middle East. Reduce our footprint in Afghanistan, get our young men and women home. Reduce our footprints in Iraq and Syria, be strong in terms of sanctions and place pressure on the regime, the Islamic Republic of Iran, and then lay out a strategy for Middle East peace which had multiple pieces right?”

Several of the steps that laid the groundwork for these major steps toward Middle East peace, Pompeo told Breitbart News, include recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and several other steps taken in Israel. That, he said, has lit a path forward for Arab countries in the region for a vision for peace.

“Some of this is reality: Recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, acknowledge that the Golan Heights indeed is Israeli territory. We’ve also made clear that the settlements in the West Bank weren’t necessarily unlawful,” Pompeo said. “All of those things come together to place the conditions where frankly countries in the Middle East can see a path forward for how you can take down risk and grow their economies. We think about these deals between Bahrain and the Emirates as security arrangements. That’s true, but the benefits to the economies of those three countries of opening up trade will be enormous.”

Pompeo, who on Saturday in Doha met with leaders of the Afghan government and Taliban delegations at the beginning of intra-Afghan peace talks as the U.S. is as he told Breitbart News on pace for a full withdrawal of all armed forces by next spring, said the U.S. sees Afghanistan and other countries eventually reaching a place where through “economic benefits” to the region they join other Arab nations in push for peace inside their countries and with the West. He said the hope is even Iran will one day come to the table for a real deal, rather than the flawed Iran deal from former President Barack Obama’s and former Vice President Joe Biden’s administration from which Trump withdrew the United States.

“Those economic benefits are the kind of thing that we hope one day is something we can do in Afghanistan,” Pompeo said. “We’ve made progress in Iraq as well by defeating the caliphate. All of those things come together to reduce risk from the Middle East. We hope that the Iranians will come to see that there is a pathway for them as well, but until they do, the pressure campaign will continue.”

Pompeo also said that while Afghan peace is still a ways away, and that Afghanistan becoming a country like UAE or Bahrain is still even further off, there definitely are other countries in the Middle East that are likely to soon join UAE and Bahrain soon.

“Yes there are,” Pompeo said.

Asked if it is a “peace through strength” doctrine, like what former President Ronald Reagan championed, Pompeo said it is—but the focus from Trump is on “economic strength.” He added that the president is unafraid, as he has demonstrated, to use military force however to demonstrate America’s might if needed.

“It’s absolutely the model, with an emphasis on economic strength,” Pompeo said. “The thing that America does best—our creativity, our innovation, our capacity to create opportunities for good all across the world—it’s absolutely peace through strength. We’re very much focused on making sure if there’s a bad actor, if Qassem Soleimani is threatening America, President Trump will never shy away from using military force. But we’re not going to be engaged in countries doing extended policing when they don’t generate safety and security for the American people.”

This is the second piece from Pompeo’s exclusive interview with Breitbart News. More is forthcoming.


Reported By Adam Casalino | September 14, 2020

Texas Police Group Fed Up With Defund Movement – Buys Billboard To Warn Citizens Who Enter Austin

Many Americans are concerned about major cities defunding their police departments, and one police group is taking bold, public action to put a stop to it.

To the shock of many, the City of Austin, Texas, voted to slash millions from their own police budget. And it hasn’t gone unnoticed. A major police union is fighting back by putting up billboards. What’s on them?

They are warning Texans to think twice before entering the city. Watch out, folks!

The Texas Municipal Police Association (TMPA) has put up two billboards along Interstate 35 entering Austin after the city council voted last month to cut the Austin police budget. One of them reads: “Warning! Austin defunded police. Enter at your own risk!”

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The second says, “Limited support next 20 miles,” according to the association.

The Texas Municipal Police Association is not putting up with these dangerous and unpopular policies. So far, they put up two billboards, letting people know that—thanks to liberals on the city council—Austin police have fewer resources to keep them safe. 

Blue states may be used to these sorts of activities to weaken the police, but red states like Texas are fighting back. Texas Gov. Abbott himself criticized the move by the Austin city council, showing his support for Texas law enforcement. He is even threatening cutting state funding to any city that defunds police. This goes along with measures the president himself has discussed to hold accountable cities that defund their police.

Recently, the president has considered cutting federal funds from major, left-wing cities that have defunded police and let offenders run loose. Police officers have been largely ignored by the MSM, as radical activists protest and slander them. But in recent months, police unions have become more and more vocal, defending their members—who put their lives on the line every day.

Don’t be surprised if more billboards pop up around Austin. Or in other parts of the country.

Do you support defunding the police – or do you back our men and women in blue?

Key Takeaways:

  • The City of Austin slashed millions from the police budget.
  • The TMPA posted billboards, warning people traveling into the city.
  • The governor personally criticized cities that seek to defund police.

Source: CBS News

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Reported By Adam Casalino | September 14, 2020

California Suffers Mass Exodus – For The First Time In A Decade, More Are Leaving Than Coming

California has had a bad year. The liberal blue state has struggled with numerous crises over the course of 2020. Their governor slammed residents with heavy COVID restrictions. Riots spread across blue cities (and suburban neighborhoods). And now, massive wildfires are scorching millions of acres. The smoke has covered regions in an eerie orange fog.

On top of all that, residents have been putting up with out-of-control taxes and a homeless crisis. It’s no wonder they’re reporting a very shocking new statistic:

California has become a warming, burning, epidemic-challenged and expensive state, with many who live in sophisticated cities, idyllic oceanfront towns and windblown mountain communities thinking hard about the viability of a place many have called home forever. For the first time in a decade, more people left California last year for other states than arrived.

Thanks to the blue state’s many problems, for the first time in ten years, more people are leaving California than coming. Many problems have been plaguing California. Conservative pundits have pointed out that much of it is the result of the Democrat-majority in the state government. The rolling blackouts are a direct result of their left-wing “green” energy policy. The USDOE had to step in, on California’s request, to share the burden.

That’s only the start of the many problems facing residents of CA. They get to enjoy the highest costs for gasoline and other necessities. Higher taxes and rents are the norm in most California cities. Then there is the homeless crisis that is turning once-beautiful cities into literal wastelands.

But despite the mounting problems, their leadership refuses to acknowledge their role in all of it. While it’s reasonable to think that some residents are fleeing, we have to ask some obvious questions. Those leaving, are you responsible for CA’s current mess? Did you vote Democrat for years, only to cut and run when things got bad?

And do you intend to keep voting Democrat, even in the new state you reach? Do you think the same thing won’t happen in Nevada, Arizona, Texas, and beyond?

What about the people who can’t leave? Most folks just can’t pack up and move to an entirely new state.

Will those that stick around bother to realize why this is happening in CA? Will you begin to rethink who you keep putting into office?

Key Takeaways:

  • California is suffering a mass exodus as more people leave than enter.
  • Many point to numerous problems, including lockdowns, riots, and wildfires.
  • The Democratic-majority in the state government appears unwilling to acknowledge their role in the crises.
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Jerry Brown Mocks People Who Want to Leave California: ‘Where Are You Going to Go?’

Reported by JOEL B. POLLAK |

URL of the originating web site: https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/09/15/jerry-brown-mocks-people-who-want-to-leave-california-where-are-you-going-to-go/

Jerry Brown (Justin Sullivan / Getty)

Brown, 82, left office in 2019 after his fourth term. He made climate change his focus throughout his last two terms, often making alarmist claims — such as falsely claiming the ocean would flood LAX, or blaming climate change for wildfires.

From his family ranch, Brown spoke with the Times:

“You might say, ‘We are getting out of here — we are going someplace else,’” Mr. Brown, 82, said. “No. There are going to be problems everywhere in the United States. This is the new normal. It’s been predicted and it’s happening. This is part of the new long-term experience.”

“Tell me: Where are you going to go?” Mr. Brown continued. “What’s your alternative? Maybe Canada. You’re going to go to places like Iowa, where you have intensifying tornadoes? The fact is, we have a global crisis that has been mounting and the scientists have been telling us about. For the most part, it’s been ignored. Now we have a graphic example.”

Scientists have warned that climate change could lead to longer fire seasons, but also say that the major factor in recent forest has been the overabundance of fuel, the result of a century of poor forest management.

The Times noted: “Mr. Brown acknowledged that the devastating fires were partly the result of the failure of the state and the federal government to thin forests, which are now filled with trees that died in the drought — fuel for the fires.”

As governor, Brown also mocked those who left California to find more favorable economic conditions in states with lower taxes and fewer regulations. “We’ve got a few problems, we have lots of little burdens and regulations and taxes,” he said in 2014. “But smart people figure out how to make it.”

Joel B. Pollak is Senior Editor-at-Large at Breitbart News and the host of Breitbart News Sunday on Sirius XM Patriot on Sunday evenings from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET (4 p.m. to 7 p.m. PT). His new book, RED NOVEMBER, tells the story of the 2020 Democratic presidential primary from a conservative perspective. He is a winner of the 2018 Robert Novak Journalism Alumni Fellowship. Follow him on Twitter at @joelpollak.


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Many liberal suburban voters are for defunding police and against charter schools but they don’t live in the inner cities.

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Reported by WARNER TODD HUSTON | 

URL of the originating web site: https://www.breitbart.com/sports/2020/09/14/baltimore-ravens-stand-for-black-national-anthem-most-protest-during-u-s-anthem/

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As the Ravens faced the Cleveland Browns in the season opener, all but two of the Ravens proudly stood as “Life Every Voice and Sing” rang out over the stadium’s public address system. Ahead of the song, the Ravens lined up at the goal line as a show of support. As the “black national anthem” played, Ravens players Marlon Humphrey and Matthew Judon took a knee, according to Baltimore Sun sports reporter Daniel Oyefusi. But when the U.S. national anthem started, more than half of the Ravens took a knee in protest.

 

The Baltimore Sun added that defensive coordinator Don ‘Wink’ Martindale, and defensive end Calais Campbell and quarterback Lamar Jackson took a knee during the national anthem.

“A lot of players on this team are really passionate about the community, about our backgrounds and where we come from,” Campbell said after the game. “I think most of the guys wanted to protest against the injustices in our community. … This is just an opportunity for us to use this platform to try to affect change in the communities.”

Protests were rampant across the NFL on Sunday. Dozens of players and staff from the Chicago Bears and the Detroit Lions protested during the national anthem on Sunday. The Carolina Panthers also protested during the anthem.

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URL of the originating web site: https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/09/14/pennsylvania-judge-rules-wolf-levines-shutdown-orders-unconstitutional/

Governor Tom Wolf listening aa Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine speaks to reporters. Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine provided an update on the coronavirus known as COVID-19 and outline ongoing efforts to mitigate the virus in Pennsylvania. The Department of Health anticipates that there …

U.S. District Judge William Stickman IV sided with plaintiffs that included hair salons, drive-in movie theaters, a farmer’s market vendor, a horse trainer and several Republican officeholders who sued as individuals. Stickman, an appointee of President Donald Trump, wrote in his ruling that the Wolf administration’s pandemic policies have been overreaching, arbitrary and violated citizens’ constitutional rights.

The governor’s efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus “were undertaken with the good intention of addressing a public health emergency,” Stickman wrote. “But even in an emergency, the authority of government is not unfettered.”

Courts had consistently rejected challenges to Wolf’s power to order businesses to close during the pandemic, and many other governors, Republican and Democrat, undertook similar measures as the virus spread across the country.

Wolf has lifted many of the restrictions since the lawsuit was filed in May, allowing businesses to reopen and canceling a statewide stay-at-home order. But his administration has maintained capacity restrictions and limitations on alcohol sales at bars and restaurants. The state has also imposed a gathering limit of more than 25 people for events held indoors and more than 250 people for those held outside.

A spokesperson for Wolf said the administration was reviewing the decision.

Pennsylvania has reported that more than 145,000 people statewide have contracted the virus since the beginning of the pandemic. More than 7,800 people have died.


Reported By Joseph A. Wulfsohn | Fox News

Kamala HarrisJoe Biden‘s running mate in the 2020 election, raised eyebrows on Monday evening after she accidentally touted economic plans under a “Harris administration.”placeholder

Speaking during a virtual roundtable with small business owners in Arizona, Harris vowed that they will have an ally in the White House with the campaign’s “Build Back Better” initiative. However, the California senator appeared to briefly suggest that she was at the top of the Democratic ticket.

“A Harris administration, together with Joe Biden as the president of the United States,” she said. She quickly clarified, “The Biden-Harris administration will provide access to $100 billion in low-interest loans and investments from minority business owners.”

Many on social media questioned whether Harris’ misstatement was a “Freudian slip” as critics of the Biden candidacy insist that former VP is a placeholder for the liberal senator.

“Joe better hire a food taster,” Ricochet Editor-in-Chief Jon Gabriel quipped.

“Uh oh, Kamala. You weren’t supposed to say that part out loud!!” Daily Caller’s Greg Price exclaimed.

The Trump campaign quickly seized on Harris’ gaffe with the Trump War Room tweeting that Biden’s running mate “lets the truth slip.”

President Trump and his supporters have repeatedly attacked Joe Biden as being a “Trojan Horse for the radical left” while other critics have predicted that the former VP is serving as a “placeholder” until Harris is sworn in as president.


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Wall street is funneling money to the communist Chinese Government through Alipay IPO.

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Commentary By C. Douglas Golden | Published September 13, 2020 at 7:10am

Frequent Fox News guest Leo Terrell isn’t particularly happy at being called a “prop.”

The civil rights lawyer used to be the reliable voice of the left on the fair and balanced network (in particular on Sean Hannity’s show) but defected to the GOP during this election cycle.

He’s taken exception with how he and other black Republicans have been treated, particularly by partisans of the left who can’t understand why any melanated individual would vote for anyone but the Democrats.

Sunny Hostin, co-host of “The View” and a lawyer, is the latest high-profile figure to register her disbelief.

Hostin and the rest of “The View” coterie were discussing Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s poll numbers last week, in particular his lagging support among Hispanic voters in Florida. This shouldn’t be astonishing, as Hostin alluded to; a goodly number of these voters are of Cuban or Venezuelan extraction and decided (or were forced) to extract themselves from those countries due to socialist/communist governments.

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“I actually wasn’t surprised to hear it because Cubans in Florida typically do vote Republican,” Hostin said in a clip that went viral.

“That wasn’t a surprise to me. It wasn’t a surprise to me that black voters are overwhelmingly the backbone of the Democratic Party — 83 percent in favor of Biden.”

“You hear all of this coming from the Trump campaign about how black people have nothing to lose and they are going to overwhelmingly vote for Trump, and you had all the black people props all over the RNC talking about all the stuff they’ve done for the black community. You heard [former White House press secretary] Sarah Sanders yesterday talking about all the things that have been done for the black community by the Trump administration.”

 

Terrell, appearing Thursday on Hannity’s show, tore into Hostin’s remarks:

“Sean, you just laid out some facts, and this is the problem: See, the D

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Minnesota leadership has taken a knee and raised the white flag to looters, Rioters, violence, and lawlessness.

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The only way the Democrats feel they can win is to sabotage the election with the chaos of Mail-in voting.

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A.F. Branco Cartoon – In Plain Sight

Mainstream Media like to focus on the Russian election meddling knowing China is the real threat.

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Commentary by Ann Coulter  Ann Coulter | Posted: Sep 09, 2020 6:47 PM

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Extra! Trump, a Fascist, Hates the Troops

Source: AP Photo/Evan Vucci  

Just before New Year’s Eve 2017, President Trump told The New York Times’ Michael Schmidt:

“Another reason that I’m going to win another four years is because newspapers, television, all forms of media will tank if I’m not there because without me, their ratings are going down the tubes. Without me, The New York Times will indeed be not the failing New York Times, but the failed New York Times. So they basically have to let me win.”

Whether or not that’s the case, the media do seem to be intentionally attacking Trump in an ineffective way. The latest fusillade — that Trump disparaged fallen troops — is believed exclusively by people who already detest Trump, but by no one else. Their proof: THREE SEPARATE MEDIA ORGANIZATIONS HAVE CONFIRMED THE STORY! Yes, all with anonymous sources. Why shouldn’t we assume it’s the same guy who talked to The Atlantic, then “confirmed” his own story to the other news outlets? We were looking for something more along the lines of an actual person stepping forward and saying, I was there. I heard the president call dead troops “losers.”

Of all the lies to tell about Trump, at least this one gets a “10” for difficulty.

If anything, Trump is too smitten with the military. He was so impressed with himself for loading up his Cabinet with generals! He bragged about it constantly as if no president had ever done anything so macho. One lonely voice warned him during the transition that he wasn’t getting any Pattons, but the president is more inclined to believe what he saw in a movie than blindingly obvious truths.

And the truth is, we can’t have manly generals anymore because generals are confirmed by the U.S. Senate, which includes Democrats. While Republican senators want to know if the nominee is respected by the troops, whether he’s shown tactical brilliance in battle and so on, the Democrats just want to know things like: What steps has the nominee taken to promote women and transgenders in the military?

That’s how we ended up with coxcombs like Gen. Jim Mattis, who required his troops to take “cultural sensitivity training” before deploying. Known to himself as “Mad Dog” and to others as “Chihuahua,” Mattis desperately wants all reporters to know that he carries a copy of Marcus Aurelius’ “Meditations” with him into war zones.

Trump was tickled pink about “my generals,” until they all began behaving the way any sane, sentient person knew they would. They attacked the president in exchange for fawning media coverage and rushed to the press to denounce any suggestion of the possibility that America not be in as many wars as possible, at all times.

Trump’s National Security Adviser Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster actually invoked the Holocaust in opposing Trump’s decision to withdraw troops from Syria, where we’d already bombed innocents based on (it later turned out) false reports of the Assad regime using nerve gas.

If journalists cared to showcase some Trump-adjacent callousness toward the troops, they’d quote Don Jr.’s book “Triggered.” Junior described driving through Arlington National Cemetery the day before the inauguration. Seeing the graves and thinking of all that these men sacrificed, he was reminded of the sacrifices made by his own family:

“In that moment, I also thought of all the attacks we’d already suffered as a family, and about all the sacrifices we’d have to make to help my father succeed — voluntarily giving up a huge chunk of our business and all international deals to avoid the appearance that we were ‘profiting off the office.'” (My emphasis.)

But no, journalists would rather show off to one another with histrionic accusations than come up with a plausible story.

Remember the last time “Trump” and “military” were used in the same sentence? In 2018, Trump said he’d like to throw a big military parade down Pennsylvania Avenue, and the media responded with their usual cool reasonableness.

“It smacks of something you see in a totalitarian country.” — Douglas Brinkley, Rice University, quoted in The Washington Post, Feb. 6, 2018

“(L)arge-scale military spectacles — think of North Korea’s Kim Jong Un — are usually the purview of isolated autocratic leaders and dictatorships.” — Slate, Feb. 7, 2018

“Trump’s military parade: Straight out of the fascist playbook” — Salon, Feb. 8, 2018

If I were trying to defeat Trump, my argument would be something like: “He betrayed his voters.” “He turned the United States presidency over to his pea-brained son-in-law.” But our constitutionally protected guardians of democracy are going with: Trump is either a fascist who loves the military, or he hates the military. Whichever. Your choice.


A.F. Branco Cartoon – Summer of Love

Obama and Biden have no problem cozying up to high profile racist and Jew-hates like Farrakhan.

Biden and FarrakhanPolitical cartoon by A.F. Branco ©2020.

A.F. Branco Cartoon – Hostage Crisis

Democrats are saying either we vote in Biden or the country is doomed to riots, violence, and Lawlessness.

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Commentary by | September 8, 2020

Coronavirus

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From day one, the media has been sowing panic by comparing the coronavirus to the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918, when an estimated 675,000 Americans died, the equivalent of over 2.2 million in today’s population. Moreover, the median age of those who died was 28, which means that the cumulative years of life lost were enormous. Contrast that to this virus: The median age of death in most places is either at or above life expectancy. The latest example is out of Florida, where, according to one reporter, the median age of death for the batch of reported coronavirus deaths on September 2 was 93.

Jennifer Cabrera, who writes at the Alachua Chronicle and has been posting daily updates on Florida’s death numbers, reported an astounding finding: Out of the 149 reported deaths in Florida on Wednesday, the median age was 93. That means that half of the people who allegedly died of COVID-19 according that day’s report were older than 93. She further notes that 64% of the deaths were over age 85, still over life expectancy for both sexes.

 

Data points like this provide a completely different context for the severity of this virus than the panic pornography we see in the media and what was sold to us as the original justification for such dramatically destructive shutdown measures. Furthermore, they raise serious questions about the accuracy of reported causes of death, particularly in such an old population.

Hundreds of thousands of young people will likely die early from economic despair, suicide, and substance abuse as a result of our response to a virus that kills in significant numbers those above the age of life expectancy. The panic, social isolation, and destruction of life and liberty have induced a crisis of suicide and clinical depression, most evident among young people who are least likely to die from the virus. This is especially absurd given that there is zero evidence to date showing any correlation between lockdown policies and better outcomes or lives saved from coronavirus.

Aside from the J.P. Morgan analysis that showed absolutely no statistical correlation, analytics agency TrendMacro used extremely detailed anonymized cellphone monitoring knowledge supplied by Google to show zero correlation between states with low social mobility scores and better coronavirus outcomes. In a detailed op-ed for the Wall Street Journal, the CIO of TrendMacro, Donald Luskin, shows that the depth and severity of lockdowns and the timing of reopening played no role in stopping the spread, as we have also observed from many states and countries throughout the world.

Aside from the context the median age of COVID-19 death provides, moreover, it raises questions about the accuracy of the count, because while many elderly people in nursing homes clearly did die from the virus, it’s also likely that many of them died of old age or other ailments. Now that we know that there are so many false positives, that so many are asymptomatic, and that as many as 90% of those who test positive do not have clinically meaningful loads of the virus, it calls into question even more the policy of automatically recording anyone who died after having tested positive as a COVID-19 death. This is especially true given that so many of those who died were in their 80s and 90s. Remember, while this coronavirus is dangerous to advanced seniors, there is a 22% chance that any male over the age of 93 (for females, it’s 18%) will not live out the year at all, without considering coronavirus. Given the false positives and asymptomatic cases, it’s likely that many of these people who merely tested positive and died thereafter, as opposed to those closer to 60 or so, did not die from the virus.

Remember, when they report deaths from weeks ago, it means state officials are going back into death certificates and trying to match them with anyone who tested positive prior to death. We now know that up to 90% of positive tests are picking up dead or insignificant viral loads in people who already essentially recovered from the virus or never knew they had it, which means that none of those people who later died could have been taken from this world by the virus itself.

In Florida, roughly a third of the recorded deaths from the September 2 reporting occurred over a month ago. Given the median age of those deaths, the nature of the testing, and the retroactive backfilling, how many of those are completely bogus? Had we done this during past flu seasons, especially the pandemic flu of 2018, we likely could have recorded well over 100,000 deaths.

Sadly, old people will never stop dying – ever. Given the way we are counting COVID-19 deaths, the obsessive focus on it, and the insidious agenda to retroactively discover more numbers, this pseudo-epidemic could go on indefinitely – even if the virus were essentially eradicated tomorrow.

Author: Daniel Horowitz

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Friction among Senate Republicans on the next round of coronavirus relief legislation and a suddenly shaky stock market has eroded President Trump’s leverage in the ongoing standoff with Democrats.  Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) was still searching Tuesday afternoon for 51 Republican votes for a half-trillion-dollar economic relief package that he hopes will put pressure on Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) to soften their demands.

Meanwhile, the stock markets in the past week have suffered their worst one-day drops since the coronavirus first froze the U.S. economy in March. On Tuesday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 dropped 632 points and 95 points, respectively — more than 2 percent each — while the tech-heavy Nasdaq composite dropped 465 points, or 4.11 percent.

While the stock markets surged upward through July and August, the start of September has brought a stark shift in sentiment. Coronavirus infections are expected to spike when the fall temperatures drop and there doesn’t appear to be a clear path to getting another federal relief package.

“Trump needs a package just because the stock market has been declining. There is a possibility that COVID infections will increase in the fall and we know the economy is a big variable in how people vote,” said Darrell West, director of governance studies at the Brookings Institution.

“Republicans want to protect the Senate and protect the presidency and they’re going to need a deal,” he said.

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell warned Congress during testimony in June that “significant uncertainty” remained in the economy and that “support would be well-placed at this time.” The recent big drop in the stock indices is a significant political development because Trump often cites Wall Street to argue that the economy is making a strong recovery.

“The Dow Jones Industrial just closed above 29,000! You are so lucky to have me as your President. With Joe Hiden’ it would crash,” Trump tweeted exuberantly on Sept. 2, just before the markets started tumbling.

Another relief package passed by Congress, especially one as large as what Pelosi and Schumer want, is expected to give another boost to the markets.

“You live by the sword and you die by the sword. If you’re claiming credit when the market is high, you have a problem when the market drops,” West said.

One Republican senator who wants a larger relief bill said the market turmoil “ought to” put pressure on the White House and colleagues to agree to more federal aid. But the lawmaker, who requested anonymity to discuss Trump’s motives, conceded “I’m having trouble mapping out a scenario one way or another.”

Pelosi on Tuesday seized on calls by Fed officials for more fiscal stimulus from Congress as well as divisions among Republicans to press her growing leverage.

“The chairman of the Fed and other Fed leaders around the country have said clearly that we need a stimulus, that we need a boost,” she noted in an interview with Bloomberg’s “Balance of Power.”

At the same time she slammed McConnell’s revised relief bill, which is estimated to cost around a half-trillion dollars, as “pathetic.” She pointed out it is roughly “half of what [Treasury] Secretary [Steven] Mnuchin has proposed.”

“They are not even in agreement. They are in disarray,” she said of Republicans.

The Senate Republican bill needs 60 votes to overcome an anticipated Democratic filibuster and pass. It will fall well short of that threshold, but McConnell is hoping to get at least a simple majority in favor of it so he can argue that Democrats are acting as obstructionists.

He said on the Senate floor Tuesday that he will schedule a vote this week and indicated to reporters in the hallway that it would happen Thursday.

“Republicans are making yet another overture,” McConnell said.

Conservatives such as Sens. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), Rand Paul (R-Ky.), Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) are skeptical about spending hundreds of billions of dollars in more federal aid and are pushing for concessions from the GOP leadership. With all Democrats likely to oppose the Republican bill, McConnell can only afford three defections.

Paul on Tuesday said he would oppose the measure.

“We don’t have any money up here. I’m not for borrowing any more money,” he said.

Johnson on Tuesday afternoon said he would support the bill after McConnell and Mnuchin agreed to repurpose about $350 billion in funding from the $2.2 trillion CARES Act passed in March to new relief measures. He said the revised bill would add only $150 billion to $300 billion to the deficit, though he cautioned the numbers aren’t final yet. Johnson said he worked closely with the GOP leadership and Mnuchin to make changes to the measure to make it more appealing to conservatives but didn’t know if it would get 51 votes.

“We’ll see what all ends up happening. We’ll probably have a discussion. There might be some further arm twisting,” he said.

Hawley, a rising conservative star, is pressing for a fully refundable tax credit for homeschooling expenses such as books, technology and laboratory equipment. His proposal was not in the bill as of Tuesday afternoon and he remains undecided. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) used his leverage with Republican leaders to gain two years of tax credits for individuals and businesses that donate to nonprofit scholarship funds, a proposal designed to help subsidize private school tuition.

There are also questions as to whether more-moderate Republicans in tough reelection races such as Sens. Susan Collins (Maine) and Cory Gardner (Colo.) will be satisfied with the smaller price tag for the revised package, and the lack of additional federal aid for state and local governments, other than money set aside for schools.

Without the repurposed federal funding offsetting some of its cost, the package would be in the range of $500 billion to $700 billion, according to Senate GOP aides. The Republican bill, which McConnell unveiled Tuesday, would provide $300 a week in federal unemployment assistance, a second round of Paycheck Protection Program loans, $105 billion to help reopen classrooms and $16 billion in more money for COVID-19 testing.

Failure to win a simple majority vote for a largely symbolic bill would be another setback for the White House and Senate Republicans, who declined to put the $1.1 trillion coronavirus relief proposal they drafted in July on the Senate floor because of divisions within their conference. Plans to vote during the first week of August on proposals to extend federal unemployment assistance and to fund a second round of small-business loans were scrapped after disagreements again broke out among Republican senators.

Democrats, however, have stayed unified behind their own proposal, the $3.4 trillion HEROES Act, which the House passed in May, as well as a trimmed-down $2.2 trillion proposal that Pelosi and Schumer offered to White House negotiators in late August.

Pelosi and Schumer on Monday said McConnell’s bill was “headed nowhere” and dismissed it as a “political” gesture.


Reported By Cristina Laila | Published September 8, 2020 at 3:05pm

The Rochester police chief and the entire department command staff suddenly announced they are retiring from the force on Tuesday. The announcement comes after several days of riots and violence in response to bodycam footage showing a March incident involving Rochester police and a 41-year-old black man.

ABC News reported:

After days of protests against the Rochester Police Department in light of the death of Daniel Prude, its top officer and command staff announced Tuesday they are retiring from the force.

Rochester Police Chief La’Ron Singletary said in a statement that he was honored to serve the city in upstate New York for 20 years and commended his staff. However, he said the protests and criticism of his handling of the investigation into the March 23 incident “are an attempt to destroy my character and integrity.”

“As a man of integrity, I will not sit idly by while outside entities attempt to destroy my character,” he said in a statement. “The members of the Rochester Police Department and the Greater Rochester Community know my reputation and know what I stand for.”

Mayor Lovely Warren informed the Rochester City Council that in addition to Singletary, the entire command staff announced its retirement today. She noted that none of the police brass were asked to resign.

Deputy Chief Joseph Morabito was also among those retiring. He had served on the Rochester Police Department for 34 years.

“It has also been my honor to serve this community through these many years; a community I was born and raised in, and deeply love,” he wrote in a statement.

Violent Black Lives Matter militants took to the streets of Rochester, New York Friday night, destroyed restaurants, sent diners running and then roved into residential neighborhoods.

The rioters climbed on people’s homes in the middle of the night.

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Reported by DYLAN GWINN | 

URL of the originating web site: https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/09/07/san-francisco-gym-owners-irate-after-learning-city-government-gyms-are-open/

U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) adjusts her hair as she speaks during a Day of Action For the Children event at Mission Education Center Elementary School on September 02, 2020 in San Francisco, California. Nancy Pelosi is drawing criticism for patronizing a hair salon to get her … Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

That would seem to be a fitting slogan for the City of San Francisco after it was discovered that gyms in government buildings have been open for months, while privately owned gyms in the city remain closed due to the coronavirus.

“It’s shocking, it’s infuriating,” said Daniele Rabkin of Crossfit Golden Gate. “Even though they’re getting exposed, there are no repercussions, no ramifications? It’s shocking.”

One city gym, the Hall of Justice Gym, has been open since July 1st. The Hall of Justice, and the other gyms contained in government buildings, have been available to judges, paralegals, bailiffs, lawyers, and whole host of others in the legal fields. Those fortunate enough to be in a legal profession and have access to those facilities, have in most cases enjoyed uninterrupted access to state-of-the-art exercise facilities. The people paying for those gyms and the salaries of those using them? Not so much.

“It just demonstrates that there seems to be some kind of a double standard between what city employees are allowed to do and what the residents of San Francisco are allowed to do,” said Dave Karraker, owner of MX3 Fitness.

“What the city has unwillingly done is created this great case study that says that working out indoors is actually safe,” Karraker explained. “So, at this point, we’re just demanding that they allow us to have the same workout privileges for the citizens of San Francisco that the employees of San Francisco have.”

Put this report together with last week’s story about the unmasked Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) getting her hair done at a San Francisco salon that was closed to the general public, and one could get the impression that there’s a double-standard going on in the “City by the Bay.”

After Pelosi claimed that she had been “set up” by salon owner Erica Kious, and that Kious should apologize to her for apparently entrapping her in a hair appointment, Kious returned fire.

“For the Speaker of the House of the United States to go on TV and falsely claim she was set up, and publicly defame me and send out PR firms to spin more lies … is bad enough, but for Speaker Pelosi to frame herself as a victim under a total false narrative while small businesses and workers all over California, the state she represents in Congress, suffer and struggle just to survive is beyond shameful.

“I don’t owe anyone an apology; Mrs. Pelosi owes the entire country an apology.”

Pelosi has not apologized for the incident.


Reported by MATTHEW BOYLE | Washington, DC

URL of the originating web site: https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/09/07/exclusive-zach-fuentes-top-aide-to-john-kelly-denies-atlantic-story-about-trump/

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“You can put me on record denying that I spoke with The Atlantic,” Fuentes told Breitbart News on Monday. “I don’t know who the sources are. I did not hear POTUS call anyone losers when I told him about the weather. Honestly, do you think General Kelly would have stood by and let ANYONE call fallen Marines losers?”

He specifically also stated that he believes The Atlantic’s sources “are unlikely first hand accounts.”

“They are conflating those people from something the day after,” Fuentes said.

Fuentes also told Breitbart News he is upset that Trump has been speaking negatively about Kelly.

“On a separate note, I am disappointed to see POTUS talk about General Kelly so negatively in the middle of being accused of saying negative things about the military,” Fuentes said. “If anyone understands selfless service, it’s General Kelly.”

The fact that Fuentes—Kelly’s closest ally—is now publicly denying the report from The Atlantic is a monstrous strike against the credibility of the report. Several Trump critics, including former National Security Adviser John Bolton, have also denied this happened.

Every person who was allegedly in the room who has spoken up so far has denied the account of what happened. Fuentes’ denial, reported here exclusive on Breitbart News first, deals another strike against The Atlantic’s credibility.

“I also think any President, regardless of political affiliation, deserves to have candid and private conversations with trusted advisors,” Fuentes added in a text to Breitbart News. “If the President decides to talk about it, that is his right, but generally, I don’t think it is my place to divulge private conversations I’ve had with him.”

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Reported By Adam Casalino | September 7, 2020

After 550 Riots Shake America Nationwide – Ilhan Omar Pulls The Mask Off, Calls Them An ‘Uprising’

This Summer, many blue cities have suffered from endless riots. A new study has discovered that there have been 550 “most peaceful” instances of destruction and looting.

Recently, we saw footage of an Antifa member setting himself on fire with his own Molotov cocktail.

 

It’s hard to ignore how these “demonstrations” are getting more and more dangerous. And left-wing Democrat Ilhan Omar revealed what they really might be:

 

Rep. @IlhanMN: “We are in the midst of an ongoing uprising over centuries of racial neglect and oppression.”

Omar exposed what appears to be the true goal of these “social justice” riots. She claims these riots are an uprising. In other words, a rebellion, a revolution. An overthrow of America as we have been for hundreds of years.

This uprising has destroyed many businesses and homes, including black-owned, and she claims they are a part of “centuries of racial neglect and oppression.” She says that these riots (which have included many white Antifa members) go hand-in-hand with peaceful movements over the years that aimed to end segregation, discrimination, and bigotry. Omar seems to be validating concerns that Antifa and BLM want to fundamentally change America.

Ronald Reagan warned us of this over thirty years ago:

“If fascism ever comes to America, it will come in the name of liberalism.”

Truer words have never been spoken look at what’s going on today.

 

“ANTIFA” looters rioters and vandals are truly the fascists in America.

It seems Reagan was prophetic, as modern-day fascism is coming into the U.S., care of the “liberal” Democratic Party. While Republicans oppose the riots and looting, Democrats (even those in D.C.) have ignored it or even applauded it. Even today, when some of them condemn the violence, they do little to actually stop it. At the same time, Democrats blame Trump on the unrest—even as he calls for peace and law and order.

Local Democrats continue to punish law-abiding citizens by imposing lockdowns for a virus few are even still talking about. It seems November can’t come fast enough.

Are you voting for Trump or for the Democrats?

Key Takeaways:

  • Ilhan Omar called the Summer’s riots part of an “uprising.”
  • She compared the looting of black-owned businesses by white Antifa members to efforts to end discrimination.
  • Reagan warned that fascism would come to the U.S. through liberalism.
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Reported By Jim Hoft | Published September 7, 2020 at 11:15am

On Thursday The Atlantic posted a ridiculous hit piece on President Trump on his support for the military. The BS hit piece comes as President Trump continues to surge in the polls following the RNC convention and continued leftist riots across the country.

The fake news media immediately began running with the unconfirmed and ridiculous rumors nonstop over the weekend. The DNC and liberal operatives started running ads the very next morning. Joe Biden had a statement to read off his teleprompter following The Atlantic’s release of the story.

And the liberal media started running images of — This guy… Bobby Henline, a four-tour Iraqi War veteran, burn survivor and motivational speaker.

Democrats used Bobby’s image to push their false narrative against President Trump. Bobby Henline then spoke out against the use of his image to attack President Trump without his permission.

Bobby Henline: “I don’t know what Real Donald Trump said, but I am sure he didn’t call me a loser. I didn’t hear him call me a loser, so this has got to stop. Stop using my image. FOX News call me, somebody.”

Bobby posted this on TikTok:

And Bobby’s friend Topher backed him up. Occupy Democrats and the liberal media is using his image to trash President Trump in one of their disgusting smears.
Bobby wants it to stop.


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Minnesota has a choice this 2020 election, the side of Omar, Biden, and Antifa, or Law & Order, Trump, and Jason Lewis.

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Reported by JOHN NOLTE | 

URL of the originating web site: https://www.breitbart.com/the-media/2020/09/03/nolte-washington-post-says-election-will-end-violence-unless-biden-wins-landslide/

PORTLAND, OR – AUGUST 1: A protester burns an American flag in front of the Mark O. Hatfield U.S. Courthouse in the early morning on August 1, 2020 in Portland, Oregon. Friday was the second night in a row without police intervention, following weeks of clashes between federal officers and …Nathan Howard/Getty Images

Because the Post piece is both fake news and irresponsible, I’m not going to compound those sins by linking it here. The Post’s tweet advertising the piece (which I also won’t link) sums up the threat perfectly: “The election will likely spark violence — and a constitutional crisis,” the tweet reads. “In every scenario except a Biden landslide, our simulation ended catastrophically.”

Only a Biden landslide can save America from a national catastrophe.

In other words…

That’s a nice country you got there. Be a shame if anything happened to it.

The Post’s bald-faced threat is couched in a piece of analysis that does not even attempt to be serious, especially in a country where, as I write this, countless Democrat-run cities are on fire thanks to Black Lives Matter and Antifa, two left-wing terrorists groups who operate as Brownshirts for the Democrat Party and media outlets like the Washington Post — who regularly encourage and protect these domestic terrorists.

Even more ludicrous, the Post’s threat is only made possibly by way of its cherry-picking of “experts.”

They make it all so official-sounding. I’ve emphasized the howlers:

President Trump has broken countless norms and ignored countless laws during his time in office, and while my colleagues and I at the Transition Integrity Project didn’t want to lie awake at night contemplating the ways the American experiment could fail, we realized that identifying the most serious risks to our democracy might be the best way to avert a November disaster. So we built a series of war games, sought out some of the most accomplished Republicans, Democrats, civil servants, media experts, pollsters and strategists around, and asked them to imagine what they’d do in a range of election and transition scenarios.

landslide for Joe Biden resulted in a relatively orderly transfer of power. Every other scenario we looked at involved street-level violence and political crisis.

I swear I’m not making that up. I know it sounds like something I’d make up, especially something as hilarious as a “Transition Integrity Project” operating from the same Washington Post hellhole that led the fake news propaganda jihad for the Russia Collusion Hoax coup plotters. But it’s all real. I swear. Look it up if you don’t believe me.

Anyway, the Transition Integrity Project’s war games (can you believe they used the term “war games?”) are staffed only with ringers. The “accomplished Republicans” are all — and I do mean all — bitter, half-witted, Trump haters:  Michael Steele. Bill Kristol. Trey Grayson.

On the other side are only Biden loyalists: John Podesta. Donna Brazile. Jennifer Granholm.

Not even one disgruntled Bernie Bro.

Not even one.

So the Transition Integrity Project asked six people who f–king hate Donald Trump something about Donald Trump and the answer is not looking so good for Donald Trump.

Transition Integrity Project?

More like the Transition Rigged Project.

So even though Joe Biden’s supporters are right now — I mean right now as I write this — burning down a whole bunch of Democrat-run cities and Joe Biden has said almost nothing to stop them and PLENTY to encourage them, the Transition Rigged Project talked to six people who fucking hate Donald Trump and came to this bottom line [emphasis added]:

In every exercise, both teams sought to mobilize their supporters to take to the streets. Team Biden repeatedly called for peaceful protests, while Team Trump encouraged provocateurs to incite violence, then used the resulting chaos to justify sending federalized Guard units or active-duty military personnel into American cities to “restore order,” leading to still more violence. (The exercises underscored the tremendous power enjoyed by an incumbent president: Biden can call a news conference, but Trump can call in the 82nd Airborne.)

Yep, the 82nd Airborne, y’all.

Here’s something else the Transition Rigged Project war gamed:

In the “narrow Biden win” scenario, Trump refused to leave office and was ultimately escorted out by the Secret Service — but only after pardoning himself and his family and burning incriminating documents.

Let me tell you what’s happening here…

If Trump wins, the organized left, and you can bet that includes media outlets like the Washington Post, intend to declare war on us. On you and I.

Not political war.

War-war.

That’s what they’re doing now.

That’s what the Democrat Party’s and the media’s Brownshirts in Black Lives Matter and Antifa are doing right now in Kenosha and Rochester and Minneapolis and Portland and will do in any other place where an excuse can be found or manufactured.

The war is a hot war. If Trump wins re-election it’s going to get hotter.

The Washington Post is warning us — not just that there will be a war if Trump loses, but that we will be blamed for the war.

Hey, we warned you if you didn’t pay for protection your store would burn down.

Hey, we warned you if you didn’t vote for Joe Biden your store and your home and your car and your life would burn down.

This is not a drill.

This is a threat.

Take this threat seriously.

Prepare yourself.

Prepare yourself before it’s too late to prepare yourself.

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Reported by DR. SUSAN BERRY | 

URL of the originating web site: https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/09/03/california-legislature-passes-bill-reduce-penalties-oral-anal-sex-willing-children/

San Francisco District 8 Supervisor Scott Weiner (R) looks on as celebrations ensue in the Castro neighborhood of San Francisco, California, June 26, 2012, after the US Supreme Court struck down The Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), and declared that same-sex couples who are legally married deserve equal rights to …Josh Edelson/AFP via Getty Images

The bill now heads to the desk of Gov. Gavin Newsom (D).

 

According to SB 145, the legislation “would exempt from mandatory registration” as a sex offender “a person convicted of certain offenses involving minors if the person is not more than 10 years older than the minor and if that offense is the only one requiring the person to register.”

The measure would allow a judge to decide if an adult who engages in oral or anal sex with a child must register as a sex offender if that person is within ten years of the age of the victim.

 

In January 2019, the San Francisco Examiner reported on the introduction of the bill by State Sen. Scott Wiener (D), who claimed the current law, which states oral and anal sex between an adult within ten years of the age of a willing minor requires the adult to be registered as a sex offender, discriminates against LGBT individuals.

The bill would put an end to “blatant discrimination against young LGBT people engaged in consensual activity,” Wiener said:

This bill is about treating everyone equally under the law. Discrimination against LGBT people is simply not the California way. These laws were put in place during a more conservative and anti-LGBT time in California’s history. They have ruined people’s lives and made it harder for them to get jobs, secure housing, and live productive lives. It is time we update these laws and treat everyone equally.

Currently in California, judges may decide whether adults who have “penile-vaginal intercourse” with minors close to their age must register as a sex offender. Wiener said the current law targets LGBT individuals because they do not engage in penile-vaginal intercourse.

“This is such horrific homophobia,” Wiener said, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. “It’s irrational, and it ruins people’s lives.”

The Chronicle‘s report stated that, in 1975, California decriminalized oral and anal sex between consenting adults, but adults who engaged in these practices with minors were treated as sex offenders.

In a tweet, Wiener urged his followers to read an Associated Press “fact check” story about the controversial bill that minimizes its impact with the headline, “Bill Would Not Legalize Pedophilia in California.”

“The bill is the subject of a massive misinformation campaign by MAGA/QAnon,”Wiener posted.


Commentary by Ann Coulter Ann Coulter | Posted: Sep 02, 2020 4:55 PM

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Where’s ‘The Talk’ When We Need It?

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For many years now, we’ve gotten mountains of press about “The Talk,” the rite of passage lecture that black parents feel obliged to give their sons so that they won’t end up getting shot by the police. Apparently, unlike white people who are always fighting with cops and resisting arrest, young black men must be purer than Caesar’s wife.

The main points of “The Talk,” according to Wikipedia, are the following:

— Pulling over your vehicle right away

— Keeping hands visible on the steering wheel and not making sudden moves

— Not reaching for items in your wallet or glove compartment without informing the law enforcement officer first

— Being as polite as possible, using “Yes sir, officer”

— Not arguing, even if you are right

Having seen video footage of the arrests of George Floyd (fighting with cops), Rayshard Brooks (fighting with cops) and Jacob Blake (fighting with cops), it looks like at least some black men in America could use a refresher course on “The Talk.”

What we need is a BLM-administered version of “The Talk,” requiring a notarized certificate of completion, acknowledging that the participants: 1) took the course, 2) understood it and 3) pledge to act in accordance with it.

True, it’s unfair that white people are allowed free rein to curse cops, lunge at them with knives and reach into a car as the police are yelling at them not to move. White people get to play fun “Surprise!” games with the police: I could be reaching for a glock — or it could be a strawberry push-pop! You’ll just have to wait and see, officer. 

A Slate article about “The Talk” complained that white people protesting Michigan’s lockdown “could arrive, armed and screaming, in government buildings and be afforded unending patience by law enforcement.”

Of course, it’s generally not against the law (in an open carry state) either to be armed or to scream. Some Black Lives Matter protesters have even been known to scream.

This is despite the media’s firm conviction that any armed white man is, ipso facto, a marauding racist. Reporting on an anti-Obamacare rally in Phoenix, Arizona, in 2009, MSNBC zoomed in on guns slung on a man’s body, as Contessa Brewer ominously warned: “A man at a pro-health care reform rally … wore a semiautomatic assault rifle on his shoulder and a pistol on his hip … there are questions about whether this has racial overtones … white people showing up with guns.”

There was a reason MSNBC never showed the man’s face: He was African American. And yet, he wasn’t arrested or harassed — other than by MSNBC.

The only places where white privilege is truly on display are lily-white, left-wing redoubts like Seattle, Kenosha, Wisconsin, and Portland, Oregon. The latter was recently described by the New York Times as “one of the whitest big cities in America.” In these pale cities, white anarchists are permitted to commit arson, vandalism, assault and even murder with abandon.

Why no antifa activity in mostly black cities, like Baltimore, Ferguson, Missouri, or Chicago?

Evidently, these bad-ass antifa are too afraid to riot in any majority black cities. They claim to be destroying public and private property on behalf of their black brethren, but are terrified of being around actual black people.

White antifa have been rioting in Portland (super white!) for more than three months now. On the rare occasion when they get arrested, they’re immediately released, often bailed out with funds provided by white celebrities like Seth Rogen, Abbi Jacobson and Steve Carell.

Now that’s “white privilege.”

It’s such a wonderful, cost-free way to serve black people. Leftists won’t work to end the mass immigration that drives down black wages or to abandon trade deals that send their jobs out of the country. But they’ll fly the BLM flag and fight with police in overwhelmingly white cities.

Antifa is following the lead of their corporate allies. Every part of a Nike sneaker is made in a third-world country. It’s as if the top minds in the nation got together to solve the problem “How can we ensure that no American jobs are created to manufacture this shoe?”

Corporate titans would love to do something to help African Americans (like employ them, maybe?), but then they remember, WAIT! I HAVE MUTUAL FUNDS! So instead they smugly proclaim “Black Lives Matter,” run a commercial with Colin Kaepernick, and they’re done.

Antifa cretins are spoiling for a fight with police — but not near any large groups of black people. They could get hurt!

There’s been an all-out war on Kyle Rittenhouse, the 17-year-old who shot three antifa in Kenosha in what seems clearly to be self-defense, based on The New York Times’ reconstruction of events. Rittenhouse was in Kenosha to protect people and property from violence; he rendered first aid to the protesters; later ended up being chased by antifa goons, heard a gunshot behind him, nearly had his head beat in with a skateboard and was threatened with a gun.

The people he killed were: a convicted child molester and a convicted domestic violence repeat offender, both of whom had served time in prison. (It takes a lot to get prison time in America — especially if you’re white, right BLM?) The guy Rittenhouse shot in the arm had a firearms conviction and was coming at him with a gun.

But this was an all-white affair, so liberals had to look at other facts to assign blame/heroic status. Not irrelevant factors, like self-defense, reasonable fear or possibility of escape, but relevant factors like: Who was antifa and who was a Trump supporter? Rittenhouse: GUILTY!

With the verdict in, liberals have lost their minds about Rittenhouse. They tell outrageous lies about him, lionize the ex-cons he shot and aggressively censor anyone who takes his side. Rep. Ayanna Pressley and Sen. Chris Murphy called Rittenhouse a “white supremacist” and “white nationalist,” respectively (in non-congressionally immunized tweets, for any lawyers who might be interested). Meanwhile, for suggesting that Rittenhouse may be innocent, both Rittenhouse’s attorney and I have been suspended from Twitter.

Oh by the way, over the weekend, an hour away in Chicago, 54 people were shot; 10 are dead. Woke media: Everyone involved was black, right? No big deal.



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According to the CDC, that’s the number of “COVID-19-related deaths” in the United States as of August 31. Of course, on the surface, nearly 170,000 deaths — especially with three months left in 2020 — is frightening to say the least. But, as usual, the devil is in the details.

You see, of the 168,864 reported deaths, only 6% of them had COVID-19 listed as the ONLY cause of death.

The other 94% had, on average, 2.6 additional causes listed — per death.

For 6% of the deaths, COVID-19 was the only cause mentioned. For deaths with conditions or causes in addition to COVID-19, on average, there were 2.6 additional conditions or causes per death.” – CDC Website

In short, according to official data from the CDC, roughly 10,000 of the 168,864 “COVID-19 related deaths” can be attributed to COVID-19 alone. 10,000 — less than the average number of flu deaths per year in the United State.

So why are politicians — along with their pals in the fake news media — calling for more economy-destroying lockdowns and closings?

Is it really about protecting Americans from COVID-19. . .

. . . Or is it more about trying to effect the outcome of the November 3 General Election?

What say you?

Let us know in the comments below.


Reported by Published 

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) gave an explicit endorsement of left-wing terrorism during a recent appearance on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

The lady who hopes to be the next Vice President of the United States said that the left-wing shock troops “aren’t going to stop” and is urging for “everyone” to “beware” of the ongoing terror rampage gripping the nation.

“They’re not going to stop. This is a movement. I’m telling you they’re not going to stop, and everyone beware because they are not going to stop. They’re not going to stop before election day in November, and they’re not going to stop after election day, and everyone should take note of that on both levels that they’re not going to let up, and they should not, and we should not,” Harris said.

The entire clip can be seen here:

After a Trump supporter was murdered by a left-wing terrorist in Portland on Saturday, Harris released some lip service on social media about opposing violence.

However, Harris supported a bail fund to make it easier for left-wing terrorists to get out of jail and cause more destruction in Minneapolis as the violence was initially escalating following the death of serial felon drug addict George Floyd:

Big League Politics has reported about the murderous aims of the virulently anti-white and anti-American Black Lives Matter movement:

A speaker at a Black Lives Matter rally in Washington, D.C exploded into a violent rant when he spoke on a megaphone to a mob of protestors and rioters…

The New York man, who is yet to be identified, made it clear he not only endorses violence but is enthusiastic about its use in pursuit of his political agenda.

“I’m at the point where I’m ready to put these police in the f****** grave. I’m at the point where I’m ready to burn the White House down… At the end of the day, if they [Congress] won’t hear us, we burn them the f*** down! The same way I f*** police up in New York I f*** cops up in here in DC. The same way I bust police head in New York, I bust police head in DC!”

The agitator went on to demand that his fellow rioters “fight” against the authorities and police.

“When the police push up, you push back! If the racist, nasty ass, punk ass push up, you push the f*** up!”

The man was speaking to a mob of protestors who had congregated at D.C.’s recently named Black Lives Matter plaza. Black Lives Matter mobs went on to attack helicopter pilots with high-intensity lasers, demonstrating the commitment to violence the thug speaking had demanded of them. Such criminal conduct could’ve led to a crash of the aircraft and a true mass casualty event…

You lose any claim to be even a nominally patriotic and moral American the second you call to burn the White House down to advance your own ethnic agenda. These criminals should be arrested.

The Democrat Party is fomenting this terror in a desperate attempt to destroy President Donald Trump.


Reported by Nolan Hicks I The New York Post | September 2, 2020

After six of the most trying months in modern city history, nearly half of New Yorkers say the Big Apple is heading in the wrong direction — with worries about the economy and crime listed as top concerns. The new survey from the Manhattan Institute found that residents of the five boroughs are evenly split on the city’s trajectory — with 46 percent saying it’s heading the right way, while 42 percent say it’s off on the wrong track. Twenty-two percent of Gothamites surveyed by the conservative-leaning think tank’s pollsters named the city’s economy as their biggest worry, closely followed by 21 percent who said they were worried most about public safety. Another 12 percent named race relations as the biggest issue facing the city, while 11 percent said health care, two of the issues that have been at the forefront of city politics in recent months.

The survey comes as New York officials slowly reopen the city’s economy, which was shut down in a desperate bid to stanch the spread of COVID-19, a contagion that has killed more than 180,000 people across the country. The poll found that Manhattanites are the most satisfied with where they live and are the least likely to be looking to leave New York — with 48 percent saying they’re happy in their current neighborhood when asked where they’d live if they could live anywhere. Another 14 percent said they would pick another spot in the city.

However, it was a different story with respondents in The Bronx, where just 23 percent said they were happy in their current neighborhood and only another 17 percent said they wanted to live in another part of New York City.

Out on Staten Island, 26 percent told the pollsters they would move “somewhere far away from New York City” if they could pick anywhere to live — the highest percentage of any borough to say they would hope to abandon the metro area entirely.

New Yorkers give Mayor Bill de Blasio anemic marks, with just 45 percent saying they approve of the job he’s doing while 46 percent of voters say they disapprove. That compares to the largely stellar reviews offered for Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who got high marks from 73 percent of those polled. And despite weeks of protests and calls to defund the NYPD, 53 percent of New Yorkers say they approve of the police department, with 40 percent disapproving.

Distance also apparently made Gothamites’ hearts grow fonder for the oft-maligned MTA, which scored an astonishing 73 percent approval rating from New Yorkers despite ultra-low ridership numbers for the subways and commuter rails following the coronavirus outbreak.

Surveyors interviewed 1,485 New Yorkers selected by randomly dialing phone numbers. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percent.


Reported By David Aaro | Fox News

Portland Police declared a riot on Monday after roughly hundreds of protesters marched on Mayor Ted Wheeler’s residence at a condominium tower to demand his resignation, according to reports. The crowd of about 200 were there to mockingly celebrate the mayor’s birthday before the demonstration quickly turned destructive and an “arson fire” was reported, police said.

Protesters lit a fire in the street, as some danced to the “Macarena,” according to Allison Mechanic, a reporter for KATU News who posted the video on Twitter. Others placed a picnic table from a nearby business above the fire to feed the blaze.

Demonstrators shattered windows and broke into a dental office, taking items — including a chair — to add to the fire, the Oregonian reported. A bundle of newspapers was also set ablaze and thrown into a storefront, located on the ground floor of the residential building around 11 p.m. — leading police to declare the gathering a riot.

“This was the arson fire that prompted a riot declaration tonight,” police wrote on Twitter. “It was critical to secure the area to allow firefighters to respond to this dangerous situation.”

Mike Baker, a correspondent with the New York Times, tweeted that some protesters were angry over the actions of protesters on Monday because it “endangers the people in the building and minority-owned businesses in the complex.”

Earlier in the night, protesters were captured on video singing an altered version of “Happy Birthday” to Wheeler, who turned 58 years old on Aug. 31.

The protesters sang, in part, “Happy tear gas for [inaudible] Wheeler, happy tear gas to you,” according to Corry Young, a photographer for KATU News, who posted the footage to Twitter.

Wheeler has been targeted by some demonstrators in Portland who say he’s been too heavy-handed with the use of the city’s police force. Protesters have issued demands, including police budget reductions, as well as, his resignation. On Friday, there was a sit-in protest in the lobby of his condo.

Portland police take control of the streets after making arrests on the scene of the nightly protests at a Portland police precinct on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020, in Portland, Ore. (AP Photo/Paula Bronstein)

Portland police take control of the streets after making arrests on the scene of the nightly protests at a Portland police precinct on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020, in Portland, Ore. (AP Photo/Paula Bronstein)

Portland has been gripped by nightly protests for three months since the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. The demonstrations, often violent, usually target police buildings and federal buildings. Some protesters have called for reductions in police budgets while the city’s mayor and some in the Black community have decried the violence, saying it’s counterproductive.

Fox News’ Edmund DeMarche contributed to this report


Reported by Published By 

The US Marshals have revealed an operation that has rescued 39 missing children, 26 of whom were in danger of being sexually trafficked by a criminal enterprise.

Operation Not Forgotten recovered the at-risk children from 20 counties across the state of Georgia, mostly around metro Atlanta. Director Donald Washington of the US Marshal’s Service said that the authorities fear some or all of the children were being held in the clutches of an organized sex trafficking operation.

Nine suspects have been arrested in suspicion of involvement in child and sex trafficking activity as a result of the operation. The US Marshals have named Moradeyo Bandele, Trayon Moore, James Garcia, Faye Smith, Sally Garcia, Zachary Bailey, Stanson Causey, Kirk Waters, and Trevonte Shareef as the arrestees brought into custody as a result of the operation.

Some of the individuals charged are facing counts of rape, human trafficking, gun crimes, and child molestation, and were already wanted on outstanding arrest warrants.

We will never stop looking for you. That’s the message, said Director Washington at a press conference summarizing the operation. There is no more meaningful work that law enforcement does than rescuing children. Our children are not for sale and they are not ever forgotten.press release also recounts the accomplishments of the child trafficking bust, which may be one of the most significant in the United States in years if not decades.

The Marshal’s service is primarily tasked with apprehending fugitives, but it’s also tasked with combating human smuggling in the United States. Sadly, many Democrats and progressives continue to demonize local and federal law enforcement, ignoring the role the police play in preventing some of the most serious criminal conduct known to society.


Reported By Adam Casalino | August 31, 2020

Iowa Judge Rules On Mail-In Voting – He Just Threw Out 50,000 Ballot Request Forms In Trump Victory

Democrats continue to push for mail-in voting, although many believe it’s perfectly safe to vote in person. President Trump continues to fight to ensure traditional voting is safe and orderly.

This is especially critical in swing states, including Iowa.

Well, a judge just made a major ruling on absentee ballot requests that could affect the election:

A county judge in Iowa on Thursday invalidated 50,000 requests for absentee ballots, agreeing with the Trump campaign’s legal argument that a local election official was not authorized to send voters absentee ballot request forms that were pre-filled with their personal information.

A judge ruled that Linn County Auditor Joel Miller violated a directive when he planned to send out 50,000 absentee ballot requests already filled out with voters’ names. The judge ordered that blank ballots requests must be sent out instead.

It appears that, by sending out request forms already filled out, it would make fraud easier. Anyone that got their hands on these forms could request a ballot, even if they were not the person on the form. 

Obviously, when you fill out a form, you have to provide your own personal information. That ensures that you are who you say you are. But if the form is already filled out, then what’s stopping someone from using that form to get their hands on your absentee ballot?

There appears to be no legitimate reason for this auditor to send out requests pre-filled out. Critics might try to accuse this man of making it easier for someone to wrongfully request a ballot. Even if that is not the case, the integrity of our election systems must be kept intact. The process by which a person can register to vote, request a ballot, and vote should be held to a high standard.

After it was learned that this auditor was preparing these ballot requests, the Trump campaign, the Republican National Committee, and the Iowa Republican Party filed a lawsuit. It appears they were not going to let this potentially dangerous situation become a real problem.

Key Takeaways:

  • A judge prevented an Iowa auditor from sending out 50,000 pre-filled out absentee ballot requests.
  • The judge ordered the auditor to instead send black forms, requiring residents to fill them out instead.
  • Prior to this, the request forms had all of the voters’ personal information.

Source: Law and Crime

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Adam Casalino is a freelance writer, cartoonist, and graphic designer. He is a regular contributor for the Patriot Journal. Find his other work: http://www.talesofmaora.com

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