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Today’s Politically INCORRECT Cartoon by A.F. Branco


A.F. Branco Cartoon – Clowns to the Left of Me

The open-border Democrats with their Iowa caucus disaster, claim they have a better Coronavirus plan than Trump.
Democrats and the CoronavirusPolitical cartoon by A.F. Branco ©2020.
More A.F. Branco Cartoons at The Daily Torch.

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A.F. Branco has taken his two greatest passions, (art and politics) and translated them into the cartoons that have been popular all over the country, in various news outlets including “Fox News”, MSNBC, CBS, ABC and “The Washington Post.” He has been recognized by such personalities as Dinesh D’Souza, James Woods, Sarah Palin, Larry Elder, Lars Larson, the great El Rushbo, and has had his toons tweeted by President Trump.

ABC News Suspends Reporter On Eve Of Project Veritas Exposure


Written by Shelby Talcott | Media Reporter |

ABC News has suspended a reporter involved in an upcoming Project Veritas video the evening before the project is set to be released. Project Veritas, a conservative watchdog group, plans to release a video Wednesday exposing bias at ABC News, founder James O’Keefe tweeted. Veteran reporter David Wright was suspended Tuesday evening ahead of the project’s release, according to a person with direct knowledge of the situation.

“Any action that damages our reputation for fairness and impartiality or gives the appearance of compromising it harms ABC News and the individuals involved,” a statement given to the Daily Caller from an ABC News spokesman reads. “David Wright has been suspended, and to avoid any possible appearance of bias, he will be reassigned away from political coverage when he returns.”

They have previously received insider videos exposing network biases in numerous networks, including CNN and ABC News. The watchdog group has also aired videos of a Democratic Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ staffer promoting violence against his political opponents.

The upcoming Project Veritas video “will expose ABC News’ agenda to mislead voters and push their own narratives,” O’Keefe tweeted.

The video will air tomorrow. Project Veritas previously exposed ABC News over allegedly covering up reporting on deceased accused child sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein. (RELATED: Katie Pavlich Ties ABC’s Epstein Cover-Up To Clintons, Stephanopoulos)

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll


Thursday, February 27, 2020 | https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/trump_administration/prez_track_feb27

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Thursday shows that 52% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Forty-seven percent (47%) disapprove.

The latest figures include 38% who Strongly Approve of the job Trump is doing and 40% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -2. (see trends).

Regular updates are posted Monday through Friday at 9:30 a.m. Eastern (sign up for free daily email update).

Now that Gallup has quit the field, Rasmussen Reports is the only nationally recognized public opinion firm that still tracks President Trump’s job approval ratings on a daily basis. If your organization is interested in a weekly or longer sponsorship of Rasmussen Reports’ Daily Presidential Tracking Poll, please send e-mail to beth@rasmussenreports.com.

Total Approval22-Jan-1824-Apr-1827-Jul-1829-Oct-1808-Feb-1913-May-1915-Aug-1915-Nov-1927-Feb-200%10%20%30%40%50%60%02-Oct-19Total Approve (Trump): 48%02-Oct-11Total Approve (Obama): 45%www.RasmussenReports.comTotal Approve (Trump)Total Approve (Obama)
-2Approval Index22-Jan-1824-Apr-1827-Jul-1829-Oct-1808-Feb-1913-May-1915-Aug-1915-Nov-1927-Feb-2020%30%40%50%60%10-Sep-19Strongly Disapprove: 44%www.RasmussenReports.comStrongly DisapproveStrongly Approve

Some readers wonder how we come up with our job approval ratings for the president since they often don’t show as dramatic a change as some other pollsters do. It depends on how you ask the question and whom you ask.

To get a sense of longer-term job approval trends for the president, Rasmussen Reports compiles our tracking data on a full month-by-month basis.

Rasmussen Reports has been a pioneer in the use of automated telephone polling techniques, but many other firms still utilize their own operator-assisted technology (see methodology).

Daily tracking results are collected via telephone surveys of 500 likely voters per night and reported on a three-day rolling average basis. To reach those who have abandoned traditional landline telephones, Rasmussen Reports uses an online survey tool to interview randomly selected participants from a demographically diverse panel. The margin of sampling error for the full sample of 1,500 Likely Voters is +/- 2.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Results are also compiled on a full-week basis and crosstabs for full-week results are available for Platinum Members.

ELECTORAL FRAUD: Hundreds of Non-Citizens Were Registered to Vote in Illinois During 2018 Elections


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Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White has has blamed a “programming error” following the revelation that over 500 non-U.S. citizens were registered to vote in the 2018 election and may have participated in elections throughout the state.

“While this represents only 1/10 of one percent, it is still not acceptable and we apologize for the error,”White said in a statement obtained by The Hill. “On the same day the programming error was confirmed, it was fixed and won’t happen again.

“We quickly notified the Illinois State Board of Elections along with the 574 people impacted – all of whom are in the country legally,” he added.

White claimed that the errors have been fixed and the problem is no more in his letter, but election authorities and state officials are still worried about the integrity of the elections. State Republicans are calling for an immediate investigation into the problem to make sure that such a mistake does not happen again.

“Republican state lawmakers join U.S. Congressman Rodney Davis to address integrity of Illinois elections given recent news that more than 500 non-citizens registered to vote under auto-voter registration system,” a tweet from the Illinois state GOP reads.

The “Automatic Voter Registration” bill was signed into law by former Illinois governor Bruce Rauner in 2017, which automatically registers Illinois residents to vote when they receive or renew their driver’s license or ID. While this law may have been well-intentioned, it has seemingly opened the door for non-citizens to participate in elections.

“For whatever reason that technological programming error did not properly remove the individuals,”White said in his letter. “The individuals who are applying for driver’s license were inadvertently pooled into the automatic voter registration.”

The Secretary of State’s office is largely downplaying the error and claiming that further investigations are not necessary.

“We discovered an error, and we fixed it. And then we notified the State Board of Elections and the local election authorities and the individuals that were impacted,” the office said in the statement.

“Even though, in the grand scheme of our election registration numbers and the voting numbers, the figures that we’re looking at are very small,” said Matt Dietrich of the Illinois State Board of Elections. “This issue is significant in terms of we want to make sure there is complete integrity with our automatic voter registration system.”

State Republicans are not willing to let the issue die, fearing that electoral fraud issues may impact races during this year’s important general elections in November.

“I don’t have a lot of confidence in the Secretary of State’s Office right now,” said Illinois State Representative Tim Butler from Springfield.

“He may or may not have known about this, I have no idea. But he needs to be held responsible for it; it’s his operation that allowed this to happen,” he said – demanding for a full investigation into White and his possible complicity in the fraud.

“It simply is inexcusable that non-citizens voted in Illinois and potentially affected the outcome of elections across the state. Those in the Secretary of State’s Office who allowed this to happen should be terminated from their employment with the State,” the state GOP chairman said in a statement.

This may just be the beginning of unprecedented electoral chicanery from Democrats as they grow more desperate to win in the age of President Donald Trump.

Mass Shooter at Milwaukee’s Miller-Coors Brewery Identified as 51-Year-Old Anthony Ferrill — Shooter Felt he Was Victim of Racism


Anthony Ferrill – Daily Mail

The killer in yesterday’s mass shooting at the Miller-Coors brewery in Milwaukee was identified today as 51-year-old electrician Anthony Ferrill. Ferrill, who worked at the brewery, shot and killed five people before turning the gun on himself.

Accoding to the News-Journal Ferrill believed he was being discriminated against because he was African-American.

A co-worker who asked not to be identified for fear of being disciplined said Ferrill believed he was being discriminated against because he was African American, and that he frequently argued with at least one of the victims, a fellow electrician.

The co-worker said Ferrill frequently watched movies on his phone during the day, which the other electrician took issue with, and that the two accused each other of going into each others’ offices and stealing tools or tampering with computer equipment.

About a year ago, the employee said, Ferrill started saying he believed Miller workers were coming into his home, bugging his computer and moving chairs around.

“I was, are you serious, Anthony? What? We all kind of joked about it, saying we should maybe get him an aluminum hat. Things just started getting weird. But he was dead serious about it,” the co-worker said.

But another co-worker, Keith Giese, said Ferrill seemed fine when he last saw him earlier this week.

Court hands Trump win in sanctuary city fight, says administration can deny grant money


Written By Adam Shaw, Bill Mears | Fox News

URL of the original posting site: https://www.foxnews.com/politics/court-hands-trump-win-in-sanctuary-city-grant

A federal appeals court on Wednesday handed a major win to the Trump administration in its fight against “sanctuary” jurisdictionsruling that it can deny grant money to states that refuse to cooperate with federal immigration authorities.

The 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals in New York overturned a lower court ruling that stopped the administration’s 2017 move to withhold grant money from the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program, which dispenses over $250 million a year to state and local criminal justice efforts.

“Today’s decision rightfully recognizes the lawful authority of the Attorney General to ensure that Department of Justice grant recipients are not at the same time thwarting federal law enforcement priorities,” a DOJ spokesman said in a statement. “The grant conditions here require states and cities that receive DOJ grants to share information about criminals in custody.  The federal government uses this information to enforce national immigration laws–policies supported by successive Democrat and Republican administrations.”

“All Americans will benefit from increased public safety as this Administration is able to implement its lawful immigration and public safety policies,” the statement said.

The latest decision conflicts with rulings from other appeals courts across the country concerning sanctuary policies, indicating a Supreme Court review is ultimately likely.

New York City and liberal states including New York, Washington, Massachusetts and Connecticut sued the government, and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York backed them — ordering the money be released and stopping the government from putting immigration-related conditions on grants.

But the appeals court ruled that it “cannot agree that the federal government must be enjoined from imposing the challenged conditions on the federal grants here at issue.”

“These conditions help the federal government enforce national immigration laws and policies supported by successive Democratic and Republican administrations,” the court ruled. “But more to the authorization point, they ensure that applicants satisfy particular statutory grant requirements imposed by Congress and subject to Attorney General oversight.”

It also disagreed with the district court’s claim that the conditions intrude on powers reserved only to states, noting that in immigration policy the Supreme Court has found that the federal government maintains “broad” and “preeminent” power.

The ruling marks a key win for the administration in its efforts to crack down on the continued use of “sanctuary” policies that limit local law enforcement cooperation with federal immigration authorities in order to shield illegal immigrants from deportation. The Heritage Foundation’s Mike Howell, a former member of Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Legal Counsel, told Fox News that the ruling is potentially an important development considering the dependence of states like New York on DOJ grant money.

“When you look at the amount of money that flows in via grants generally, the federal government has a lot of power over states and localities,” he said. “If you open the door to the federal government being able to condition that grant money, it’s a huge deal.”

Sanctuary policies generally forbid local law enforcement from honoring detainers — requests from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) that they be alerted to of an illegal immigrant’s release from custody so they can be picked up by ICE and put through deportation proceedings. Proponents of the policies claim it makes cities safer because it encourages illegal immigrants to cooperate with police without fear of deportation. But the Trump administration has been relentlessly pushing back by highlighting cases in which criminals are released onto the streets only to re-offend.

It has also deployed a series of measures to combat the practice, including deploying elite Border Patrol agents to sanctuary cities to help ICE track down and detain illegal immigrants.

The Justice Department recently announced a slew of measures, and President Trump has called on Congress to pass legislation that would allow victims of crimes committed by illegal immigrants to sue sanctuary cities and states.

“Not one more American life should be stolen by sanctuary cities; they’re all over the place and a lot of people don’t want them,” Trump said at the State of the Union address this month.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

I swam with the “Fake News.” There was blood in the water!


Posted By Christina McHugh |

Press, media, Trump, crowd, TeamKJ, KevinJackson

I am Christina Elena McHugh. I am a citizen journalist/photographer. And I infiltrated the Fake News Media’s Press Pool. This is my story.

When it comes to Politics, there is little difference between the Political world and an alternate world we call Hollywood. It’s my contention Politics is simply a lifestyle which models that of Hollywood. With production, they use the same smoke and mirror techniques over and over again. That’s what worked once upon a time. So, they think that’s what works now. In the past, I worked behind the scenes in Hollywood. I’ve met the players, I was a player. What I found in the Press Pool was the same cast of insecure aging characters, the tenured correspondents threatened by ‘new blood’, the overtly honest correspondent, unjustly banished for merely stating the obvious and the indifferent production crew just ‘mailing it in’. And, of course, the PLAYERS, the TALENT, the Frauds.

What I can say is this… we will never get the real story from this cast of questionable characters. The news correspondent tempers the report, honestly in fear of losing the job. The cameraman dares not pan the burgeoning crowds. Because to show so much electricity and enthusiasm wouldn’t sit well with the suits controlling the dials and signing the checks. So, they’ve been directed where to point the camera and press record. Then, they just sit back and play on their phones and wait for the lights to come on.

These press minions dare not capture the authentic mood floating in the air.

Why not, one might ask. Obviously, relaying truth is contrary to their cause. No matter the size of the crowds, the job is to skew left.

From a technological standpoint, the equipment I saw was old, out dated, even ancient. When I initiated conversation with a 30 year veteran photographer from a large urban newspaper, asking if she had considered going to a mirror-less camera body, the woman sized me up and down. Then she met my entreaty bluntly asking, “Who are you here with?”

I responded, “I’m a citizen journalist.”

She dismissively snorted, “Oh, that’s a thing?”

“Well, President Trump seems to think so,” I smiled.

Pointing her finger at me she said, “You…are the reason why there IS fake news.”

Silently I thought, “Lady, I’m the antidote to #FakeNews.”

But, I simply chuckled and said with a wink, “President Trump calls you the fake news but hey, who knows what’s real anymore”.

The Establishment

The old establishment media proves age isn’t their only hindrance. They’re also tired and territorial. The lack of energy is apparent in the pieces they produce. Hey, Newsflash media dinosaurs! Nobody reads your yellow journalism rags anymore!

You are fossils…with your antiquated platforms, your relic equipment and your Jurassic, jaded anachronistic perspectives. Some of you “Media Professionals” have been peddling the same Triassic distortions since Liddy sneaked into that hotel on the Potomac. These media types differ little from many currently warming a seat in our Congress. Term limits is an idea that shouldn’t be reserved only for politicians.

On the other hand, refreshing was the energy I saw from the ‘newer news’ networks like OAN and America’s Voice. I call them the ‘friendlies’. They accepted me, even treated me with kindness. Their eagerness to interview people and capture the voices was nothing short of refreshing.

Now is the time to bring in fresh blood…

There is a huge opportunity for honest, budding journalists to do what I did. Take a chance. Seize the opportunity of a lifetime. The establishment is afraid and losing grip on reality. It’s time to tell the real story of what is happening. There is a massive wave of Americans who are done with all the backroom dealings, secret slush funds and all the lies pushed 24-7 in a coordinated effort to control our ‘doors of perception’.

Like I said before, the establishment is old, tired, territorial and partisan.

The need for passionate journalists is both fundamental and immediate stand up. People have to stand and say “I’m mad as hell and I’m not gonna take it anymore!”

The D5 avalanche is coming and our Commander in Chief triggered it.

Trump stands for America… What do you stand for?

I am Christina Elena McHugh and I am a citizen journalist.

***Christina Elena McHugh is new to the Black Sphere team. She’s an industry professional working as a screenwriter, photographer and professional makeup artist. The City of Los Angeles awarded a “Certificate of Appreciation” recognizing her contribution to Film and Television. She is a Latina wife and mother of two. She currently operates a photography business in Phoenix, Arizona where she also assumed the role of citizen journalist.  Welcome to the team Christina!

Democrats’ Russia Strategy to Oust Bernie Sanders


Posted By Kevin Jackson |

#TeamKJ, #kevinjackson, Bernie

Russian collusion, rinse and repeat.

The idea that Russia is helping Bernie Sanders proves more desperation from Democrats. Only this time Democrats are desperate against Bernie Sanders than they are President Trump.

In 2016, Democrats told Bernie Sanders they don’t want him. They plotted against him in every way possible, finally just paying off the old Socialist. But when you pay off political terrorists, you must know they will return for another pay off. You know Democrats would love to have the Clintons just “Seth Rich” old Bernie. But they can’t. So Sanders will get another payday…a BIG payday. Unless the Democrats can successfully do to him what they couldn’t do to Trump.

Enter Vlad Putin.

According to NPR, U.S. officials have warned Sen. Bernie Sanders that Russia is trying to help him win the Democratic nomination.

So it begins. Democrats decided to tie Sanders to the Russians.

And how convenient that Old Bern is a commie. Also, he can’t deny his communist ties, either.

Politico reported on a visit Sanders made to Russia:

It’s 1988 and newlywed Bernie Sanders is in the Soviet Union with his wife, Jane, handing out gifts to the mayor of a midsized city they’ve befriended. The mood is festive as the two bestow the items: A Beatles album, a red “Bernie for Burlington” button, “delicious Vermont candy” and a tape of tunes Sanders recorded himself with fellow artists from Vermont, among other goodies.

“I have met many fine mayors in the United States,” Sanders says, “but I want to say that one of the nicest mayors I’ve ever met is the mayor of Yaroslavl.”

At another point, a member of Sanders’ delegation hands a Russian woman a small American flag.

“If you’re wondering what’s wrong with capitalism, it’s made in Hong Kong,” he jokes. “Sorry about that.”

The scene is part of 3½ hours of raw, never publicly seen footage of the trip Sanders took to the Soviet Union that year — his “honeymoon.” POLITICO viewed the tapes this week, along with a forgotten hourlong episode of a TV show created by Sanders that featured the same trip, at the offices of a Vermont government access channel.

For Democrats who really want to threaten Sanders, understand that he offered bribes: Earlier this year, two minutes of the long-lost videos went viral when a staffer at Chittenden County’s Channel 17 posted a compilation of the station’s archival footage online. The clip featured a shirtless Sanders and other Americans singing “This Land Is Your Land” to their hosts after relaxing in a sauna. A few minutes later, Sanders doled out the gifts to his Russian friends with a towel wrapped around his waist.

Did Sanders give out gifts in anticipation of his presidential run? Adam Schiff: “IS THIS THING ON?”

Next however is the most intriguing part of the story. And Sanders and team wanted to set up a “sister city” relationship with America’s #1 enemy:

But that’s only the beginning. The hours of footage include a scene of Sanders sitting with his delegation at a table under a portrait of Vladimir Lenin. Sanders can also be heard extolling the virtues of Soviet life and culture, even as he acknowledges some of their shortcomings. There are flashes of humor, too, such as his host warning the American guests not to cross the KGB, or else.

The video also paints a fuller picture of why Sanders ventured to the land of America’s No. 1 enemy in the midst of the Cold War, the anti-war idealism that fueled his journey, and what he found when he got there.

Over the course of 10 days, Sanders, who was then the mayor of Burlington, and his dozen-member delegation traveled to three cities: Moscow, Yaroslavl and Leningrad, now known as St. Petersburg. Their goal was to establish a “sister city” relationship with Yaroslavl, a community along the Volga River home to about 500,000 people. At the time, the Soviet Union was beginning to open itself to the world, if only slightly — and Sanders was a self-described socialist with an unusually large interest in foreign affairs for a mayor.

Why would Russia want to help Bernie Sanders? He’s doing well all on his own.

Bernie Sanders knows he can never get a plurality of Democrat voters. But he can cause a ruckus and get more ruples for himself.

Some say that’s Russia’s strategy. To disrupt the election. However, if Russia wants chaos in the 2020 election, all they need to do is…nothing. Look at the current chaos in the Democratic Party. Their debates range from slave auctions to close-out sales. The Democrats promise everything to everybody, as they count their Negroes, Mexicans, gays, and women. Democrats are people-ranchers, and every demographic is potential cattle.

Bernie Sanders is a horrible people-rancher. He attracts youth and radicals; people who have no real idea of life, and thus fall prey to his socialist tropes. So Sanders will never, repeat never appeal to the average working-class American. Nor will Sanders appeal to most Americans.

Democrats know this, and they hope the Russian collusion narrative actually works this time. At least they target a real anti-American communist this go-round.

You Gotta See These


Ann Coulter OPED: Harpooning the Toxic Whale


Commentary by Ann Coulter Ann Coulter | Posted: Feb 26, 2020 3:10 PM

Harpooning the Toxic Whale

Source: AP Photo/Richard Drew

You might not have heard — because Trump is still president, so MSNBC and CNN were required to give hair-on-fire coverage of some mundane action he’s taken this week — but on Monday, Harvey Weinstein was convicted of rape and a criminal sexual act. I have some random thoughts on the case and the whole #MeToo movement. Apologies in advance that this has nothing to do with Donald Trump, Dictator.

1) Every time I hear about Weinstein’s predations, I wonder how many waitresses, real estate agents and housewives in Los Angeles might be celebrated actresses today, except that when Weinstein barged out of the bathroom stark naked and lunged at them, they fled the room and didn’t look back.

Our media are so infantile. Can’t we agree that Weinstein is a psychopathic scumbag without calling the witnesses against him “heroes”? The true heroes are the girls whose names we don’t know — not the ones who were grossed out by the pig, but had sex with him anyway, then sent him emoji-filled, suck-up emails because they wanted to be “stars.”

True, we know there are some, like Gwyneth Paltrow, who turned him down flat, so kudos to her and to Brad Pitt, who accosted Weinstein afterward and told him, “If you ever make her feel uncomfortable again, I’ll kill you.”

Not to take away from that magnificent episode, but Paltrow is Hollywood royalty (the daughter of director-producer Bruce Paltrow and actress Blythe Danner), and her boyfriend at the time was an A-list actor. Still: heroes.

But how many actresses — whom we’re supposed to envy and read about their skin care regimes and Hollywood Hills homes and how they were ugly ducklings as children (they all say that) — are really no different from the average L.A. waitress, except they were willing to have sex with Harvey Weinstein or some similarly hideous beast?

Definitely keep getting your political opinions from them, America.

2) After the verdict, I looked at the list of movies Weinstein produced. There are nearly 200, maybe more. I have zero interest in seeing any of them, and the ones I’ve so much as started were terrible — except the three or four by Quentin Tarantino and one called “Benefit of the Doubt,” which sounds good.

Weinstein’s talent wasn’t in producing movies; it was in staging aggressive campaigns with the Oscars judges.

But let’s be generous and say 10 of Weinstein’s movies were great.

That’s worse than the music industry’s practice — pre-iTunes — of selling $20 albums or CDs that had one, maybe two good songs. One good to 12 bad, versus 10 good to 200 bad. My main takeaway from the Weinstein trial is that I’m so glad there’s Amazon Prime and Netflix now, so pushy freaks can’t get rich producing schlock that the public hates.

3) There was fleeting coverage of the Weinstein case on Monday immediately after the verdict came in, with a bank of microphones set up outside the courthouse in anticipation of the defense lawyers making a statement.

They’re the interesting ones here. Will they appeal? What do they expect from the upcoming trial against Weinstein in Los Angeles? Also, considering who the defendant was, they did pretty well. News cameras were focused on the empty microphones, as TV anchors chit-chatted with guests, one eye on the courthouse door. On MSNBC, Andrea Mitchell interrupted her guest when she thought she caught a glimpse of defense attorney Donna Rotunno. False alarm! — back to the guest. Finally, Rotunno emerged, headed toward the microphones — and guess who leapt in front of her and got there first? GUESS!

No, not Michael Avenatti.

Gloria Allred, who proceeded to recite a lot of boilerplate about the accusers being “heroes” and speaking “their truth.” (She did not say: “We know Weinstein was horrible because he hired my daughter to attack his accusers.”)

Hilariously, Rotunno just kept walking, while TV viewers everywhere wishes a lightning bolt would strike Allred.

4) In light of the plague of white men, it’s notable that the majority demographic on the Weinstein jury was this hated group. The jury was composed of two white women, two black women, one black/Hispanic woman; one black man; and seven white men.

Despite Weinstein’s repulsiveness, the case was far from a slam-dunk. Luckily, white men have not yet adopted the modern propensity to view the world as an Identity Group cage match. I would wager that it never occurred to a single white man on the jury to think: We can’t send a white man to prison!

5) Also relevant to the white male pestilence infecting America: If we’d cut off immigration around 1880, certainly by 1850, there would be hardly any #MeToo cases at all. (I can’t think of a single #MeToo perpetrator of founding American stock — i.e., the group that gets blamed for everything.) We need way better assimilation programs.

6) There was one notable exception to the media’s refusal to budge off their 24-7 Trump Is an Authoritarian Monster coverage on the day of the Weinstein verdict: the Kobe Bryant memorial! All news was interrupted for hours and hours of live coverage of the Kobe event. No mention of Kobe’s rape case.

Today’s TWO Politically INCORRECT Cartoon by A.F. Branco


A.F. Branco Cartoon – FOB, Friends Of Bernie

Show us who Bernie Saunders’ friends are and we’ll tell you who he is. Most friends being Anti Israel.
Bernie and Friends Against IsraelPolitical cartoon by A.F. Branco ©2020.

My Own Two Cents


If you missed the “feeding frenzy” Democrat debate last night, you didn’t miss much. They devoured one another, especially the socialist. Even the far left commentators are using such phrases as “Train Wreck” to describe what happened during the debate.

That’s not what has motivated my writing today. I want to talk to you about the growing tactic of the Leftist and appears to be having a genuine effect; The Tactic of “Fearmongering”.

Typical of the Leftist, they accuse all who oppose them of using such tactics, which is a standard for all their conduct. Last night’s debate was flooded with such Fearmongering giving any who listened the impression that if President Trump is elected, the world as we know it will cease to exist.

Fearmongering has always been a tactic of those whose complete focus is absolute control over their citizens. Acting as “puppet masters” they pull the strings of the citizenry in certain ways to get them to do what the “puppet masters” want, not what the citizens want. Fear is one of those strings.

If you haven’t paid attention, you’ve missed their practice. It’s important we are aware and help our neighbors, friends, et., al., who are being misled.

Last night was bloated with examples. Joe Biden exaggerating gun deaths, and all other so-called “facts”. Of course, the press never challenged them on any of the “facts” quoted because they are complicit in the lies and fearmongering.

I can hear some of you saying that the Right uses the same tactics. Agreed. All during the Obama years speculations raged about President Obama’s motivations and intent. Of course, none of it happened. Yes, I am guilty for getting caught up in it as well. For that I have repented.

Because so much is important about the 2020 elections, clear minded, sober minded people must be vigilant to resist anyone sowing fear as a means to control your vote. Study. Be highly informed. Vet everything you hear, and prayerfully vote.

F= False

E= Evidence

A= Appearing

R= Real.

Humbly submitted,

Jerry Broussard

O’Keefe Strikes Again! ‘Socialist’ ABC Reporter Admits Bosses Spike News Important to Voters, ‘Don’t Give Trump Credit’ (VIDEO)


Posted by Cristina Laila |

James O’Keefe strikes again!

Project Veritas released a new undercover video on Wednesday of ‘Socialist’ ABC reporter David Wright admitting his bosses spike stories important to voters. David Wright is on camera admitting he is an overt Socialist who thinks there’s “too many billionaires.” Wright was suspended on Tuesday night before Project Veritas dropped the video of him admitting his network doesn’t cover President Trump fairly.

Via Project Veritas:

Senior ABC Correspondent David Wright on Hidden Camera: How ‘Bosses Don’t See an Upside’ for Reporting News; ‘The Truth Suffers’; Says ABC Doesn’t ‘Give Trump Credit for What Things He Does Do’; ABC News Producer: New Yorkers Need to ‘Cross the Hudson River’ to Learn Why Voters Back Trump

David Wright, ABC News Political Correspondent: “We Also Don’t Give Him [Trump] Credit for What Things He Does do…I Feel Terrible About it, I Feel That the Truth Suffers, the Voters Are Poorly Informed…Our Bosses Don’t See an Upside in Doing the Job We’re Supposed to do.”
David Wright: “In Television, We Have Lost Any Sense of Context.”

Wright: “We Don’t Hold Him [Trump] to Account. We Also Don’t Give Him Credit for What Things He Does Do.”

Are You a Democrat Socialist? Wright: “Oh yeah. More than that I would consider myself a socialist; like I think there should be national health insurance. I’m totally fine with reigning in corporations, I think they’re too many billionaires, and I think there’s a wealth gap–that’s a problem.”

Wright: “You Can’t Watch ‘Good Morning America’ Without a Disney Princess or a Marvel Avenger Appearing.”

Wright: “We’re in This Awkward Moment…We Have This F**king President, and We Can’t Figure Out How to Challenge Him.”

To Andy Fies, ABC News Producer: “People in New York Are Constantly, I Think, Fascinated by, ‘How Can People Like Donald Trump?’…You Know, Well F**k! Cross the Hudson Now and Then, and Come Out and Spend Some Time, and You’ll Hear Why!”

Fies: Real People, Practical Issues? “Those things aren’t TV-friendly.”

WATCH:

Mr. Wright, a veteran correspondent, was suspended Tuesday night.

LifeNews.com Pro-Life News Report, Tuesday, February 25, 2020


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Senate Democrats Block Bill to Stop Infanticide, Care for Babies Born Alive After Abortions
Democrats Block Pro-Life Senate Bill Banning Late-Term Abortions, Stopping Abortions Up to Birth
Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and Amy Klobuchar Skip Vote to Stop Infanticide, Ban Late-Term Abortions
Baby Born Alive at 23 Weeks Gasped for Air. Abortion Clinic Threw the Baby in a Biohazard Bag

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California Renews Mandate Forcing Churches and Christian Groups to Fund Abortions
Trump Ends Liberal Domination of 9th Circuit Appeals Court as It Upholds Defunding Planned Parenthood
Senator Slams Democrats for Blocking Vote on Anti-Infanticide Bill: “They Can’t Defend the Indefensible”
Here Are The Two Republicans Who Voted Against Banning Late-Term Abortions
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Senate Democrats Block Bill to Stop Infanticide, Care for Babies Born Alive After Abortions

Senate Democrats today blocked a request by Republicans to vote on a bill that would stop infanticide and provide medical care and treatment for babies who are born alive after botched abortions.


Today’s Politically INCORRECT Cartoon by A.F. Branco


A.F. Branco Cartoon – D is For Disease

The Democrats and the Mainstream Media seem almost giddy at the possibility of the coronavirus making Trump look bad.
Coronavirus FriendPolitical cartoon by A.F. Branco ©2020.
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Don’t buy China’s story: The coronavirus may have leaked from a lab


Written By Steven W. Mosher | February 25, 2020

At an emergency meeting in Beijing held last Friday, Chinese leader Xi Jinping spoke about the need to contain the coronavirus and set up a system to prevent similar epidemics in the future. A national system to control biosecurity risks must be put in place “to protect the people’s health,” Xi said, because lab safety is a “national security” issue.

Xi didn’t actually admit that the coronavirus now devastating large swaths of China had escaped from one of the country’s bioresearch labs. But the very next day, evidence emerged suggesting that this is exactly what happened, as the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology released a new directive titled: “Instructions on strengthening biosecurity management in microbiology labs that handle advanced viruses like the novel coronavirus.”

Read that again. It sure sounds like China has a problem keeping dangerous pathogens in test tubes where they belong, doesn’t it? And just how many “microbiology labs” are there in China that handle “advanced viruses like the novel coronavirus”? It turns out that in all of China, there is only one. And this one is located in the Chinese city of Wuhan that just happens to be … the epicenter of the epidemic. That’s right. China’s only Level 4 microbiology lab that is equipped to handle deadly coronaviruses, called the National Biosafety Laboratory, is part of the Wuhan Institute of Virology.

A member of a medical staff checks the body temperature of a patient who has displayed mild symptoms of the coronavirus.

A member of a medical staff checks the temperature of a patient who has displayed mild symptoms of the coronavirus. AFP via Getty Images

What’s more, the People’s Liberation Army’s top expert in biological warfare, a Maj. Gen. Chen Wei, was dispatched to Wuhan at the end of January to help with the effort to contain the outbreak. According to the PLA Daily, Chen has been researching coronaviruses since the SARS outbreak of 2003, as well as Ebola and anthrax. This would not be her first trip to the Wuhan Institute of Virology, either, since it is one of only two bioweapons research labs in all of China.

Does that suggest to you that the novel coronavirus, now known as SARS-CoV-2, may have escaped from that very lab, and that Chen’s job is to try to put the genie back in the bottle, as it were? It does to me.

Add to this China’s history of similar incidents. Even the deadly SARS virus has escaped — twice — from the Beijing lab where it was (and probably is) being used in experiments. Both “man-made” epidemics were quickly contained, but neither would have happened at all if proper safety precautions had been taken.

And then there is this little-known fact: Some Chinese researchers are in the habit of selling their laboratory animals to street vendors after they have finished experimenting on them.

You heard me right.

Instead of properly disposing of infected animals by cremation, as the law requires, they sell them on the side to make a little extra cash. Or, in some cases, a lot of extra cash. One Beijing researcher, now in jail, made a million dollars selling his monkeys and rats on the live animal market, where they eventually wound up in someone’s stomach.

Members of a police sanitation team spray disinfectant as a preventive measure against the spread of the coronavirus.

Also fueling suspicions about SARS-CoV-2’s origins is the series of increasingly lame excuses offered by the Chinese authorities as people began to sicken and die. They first blamed a seafood market not far from the Institute of Virology, even though the first documented cases of Covid-19 (the illness caused by SARS-CoV-2) involved people who had never set foot there. Then they pointed to snakes, bats and even a cute little scaly anteater called a pangolin as the source of the virus.

I don’t buy any of this. It turns out that snakes don’t carry coronaviruses and that bats aren’t sold at a seafood market. Neither, for that matter, are pangolins, an endangered species valued for their scales as much as for their meat.

The evidence points to SARS-CoV-2 research being carried out at the Wuhan Institute of Virology. The virus may have been carried out of the lab by an infected worker or crossed over into humans when they unknowingly dined on a lab animal. Whatever the vector, Beijing authorities are now clearly scrambling to correct the serious problems with the way their labs handle deadly pathogens.

China has unleashed a plague on its own people. It’s too early to say how many in China and other countries will ultimately die for the failures of their country’s state-run microbiology labs, but the human cost will be high. But not to worry. Xi has assured us that he is controlling biosecurity risks “to protect the people’s health.” PLA bioweapons experts are in charge.

I doubt the Chinese people will find that very reassuring. Neither should we.

Steven W. Mosher is the president of the Population Research Institute and the author of “Bully of Asia: Why China’s ‘Dream’ Is the New Threat to World Order.”

Here’s What The Lead Roger Stone Juror Wrote In Her Jury Questionnaire


Reported by Chuck Ross |  Investigative Reporter |

URL of the original posting site: https://dailycaller.com/2020/02/24/tomeka-hart-roger-stone-juror-questionnaire/

The lead juror at Roger Stone’s trial said in a written questionnaire for prospective jurors that she was “not sure” whether she posted online about the Russia investigation or Stone, and that she “may have shared an article” on social media on the topics, according to a portion of the document reviewed by the Daily Caller News Foundation.

But Tomeka Hart’s Twitter feed shows that she indeed posted multiple times about the Russia probe and at least once about Stone, who was sentenced on Thursday to 40 months in prison in a case that stemmed from the special counsel’s investigation. Stone’s lawyers filed a motion on Feb. 14 alleging that Hart’s social media activity shows that she was biased against President Donald Trump and Stone. Trump also criticized Hart during a press conference after Stone was sentenced.

Trump called Hart an “anti-Trump activist,” and suggested that she “tainted” Stone’s jury.

Hart, who ran for Congress as a Democrat in 2012, commented negatively about Trump on Twitter and circulated news stories about the Russia probe. In one Aug. 2, 2019 post, she called all of Trump’s supporters racist.

Stone, 67, has been one of Trump’s most longstanding supporters, and is sometimes credited with convincing the real estate mogul to run for president.

Judge Amy Berman Jackson, who presided over Stone’s case, said last Tuesday that she would decide after Stone’s sentencing whether to grant a retrial. Jackson did not comment directly on reports about Hart during Stone’s sentencing on Thursday, but did say that the jury in Stone’s case acted with “integrity.” Jackson on Sunday rejected Stone’s request, filed Friday, that she recuse herself from the retrial decision because of her praise of the jury. Stone is arguing that Hart gave misleading answers during the jury selection process. Jackson’s rulings suggest that Stone faces an uphill battle in getting a retrial granted. And judges are generally reluctant to toss out a jury’s verdict without strong evidence of jury or prosecutorial misconduct. In order for a retrial to be granted, Stone will have to convince Jackson that he has met two requirements for a retrial set by the Supreme Court, according to Leslie McAdoo Gordon, a criminal defense and security clearance attorney who practices in Washington, D.C.

“I think he could satisfy the Supreme Court’s test for requesting a new trial,” McAdoo Gordon told The DCNF.

She said that it appeared that Hart downplayed her awareness of the Russia probe in her written questionnaire. That alone would not be enough to merit a retrial, McAdoo Gordon said. But Hart’s comments about Trump supporters and her failure to disclose those views during voir dire are enough to satisfy the Supreme Court’s requirement, according to the lawyer.

“If that information had been presented to the judge that she thought all supporters of the president were racist, the judge would have excluded her,” McAdoo Gordon said.

“She minimized her answers to the voir dire and she was not honest in answering that question about whether she could be impartial.”

Hart came under scrutiny earlier this month after she revealed herself to have been the foreperson on Stone’s jury in a social media post in which she defended four prosecutors who withdrew from the case in protest over a sentencing recommendation.

Right-wing blogger Michael Cernovich tracked down some of Hart’s social media posts which showed that she was highly critical of President Trump and his supporters.

Trump weighed in on Stone’s sentence on Thursday, and said that he will decide on whether to pardon Stone after Jackson rules on whether to have another trial.

“I want the process to play out,” Trump said at a press conference in Las Vegas. “I think that’s the best thing to do, because I’d love to see Roger exonerated, and I’d love to see it happen because I personally think he was treated very unfairly.”

In one Aug. 19, 2017 post, Hart referred to Trump as the “#KlanPresident,” an apparent reference to the Ku Klux Klan.

“Co-signing and defending a racist and his racist rhetoric makes you racist. Point blank,” she wrote on Aug. 2, 2019.

The DCNF obtained one page of Hart’s written jury questionnaire on the condition that the document not be published in full.

WATCH:

Hart’s responses on the questionnaire and during the voir dire process on Nov. 5 show that she acknowledged having Democratic leanings. But she also appears to have downplayed her awareness of developments in the Trump-Russia investigation.

During her voie dire interview, Hart said that her political views would “absolutely not” influence her opinion about Stone at trial, and that she “didn’t pay that close” attention the Russia investigation.

Hart and other prospective jurors filled out a 20-page, 56-question form in September 2019 during the jury selection process. The questionnaire asked prospective jurors about their awareness of the Stone investigation, the Russia investigation, and their opinions about various people involved in the case. The page viewed by The DCNF includes questions 21, 22, and 23 about Hart’s social media activity and awareness of news coverage about the Russia investigation.

In response to a question about whether she watches the news, Hart said “not regularly” but said that she followed CNN’s Anderson Cooper and MSNBC hosts Rachel Maddow and Chris Hayes.

Hart offered a vague response regarding her awareness of the multiple investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

One question asked Hart whether she had written or posted anything regarding Stone, or the special counsel and House Intelligence Committee’s investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

“I can’t remember if I did,” wrote Hart, who was identified as Juror 1261, “but I may have shared an article on Facebook.”

“Honestly not sure.”

Hart’s Twitter feed shows that she made far more than the single social media post that she indicated making in her jury questionnaire.

On Jan. 30, 2019, she retweeted a comment from CNN contributor Bakari Sellers criticizing conservatives who decried the circumstances of Stone’s arrest days earlier. Sellers admonished conservatives for complaining about Stone’s arrest by pointing to several high-profile cases of African-Americans who were killed by police.

Hart referred to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe in several posts, and appeared to support the notion that Trump associates colluded with Russia.

“Fox News keeps pushing excuses for Trump Jr.’s collusion with Russia that are just really, really bad,” reads a tweet she reposted on July 14, 2017.

In a May 29, 2019 tweet of an article at The Hill, Hart emphasized remarks that Mueller made at a press conference he held that same day.

“After that investigation, if we had confidence that the president clearly did not commit a crime, we would have said that,” Hart quoted Mueller saying.

She also commented about the special counsel’s investigation on Facebook, though the post has now been deleted. She linked to the post in a March 24, 2019 tweet.

“Ignoring the numerous indictments, guilty pleas, and convictions of people in 45’s inner-circle, some Republicans are asserting that the Mueller investigation was a waste of time because he hasn’t found evidence of…,”the tweet begins. 

In a Feb. 28, 2019 tweet linking to a now-deleted Facebook post, Hart wrote: “In his press conference 45 said M Cohen lied a lot during his testimony, but told the truth when he said he had no knowledge/evidence that 45 colluded with Russia. Then 45 said since Cohen lied about everything…”

It is still unclear if Stone’s legal team was aware of Hart’s social media activity before selecting a jury.

Grant Smith, Stone’s lead attorney, declined to talk about the case. Stone and his lawyers remain under a gag order issued by Judge Jackson.

Hart did not respond to an email seeking comment.


Historic Presidency: Trump’s China Tariffs Protected the US from Major Coronavirus Impact on US Economy (Video)

President Trump knew that it was unreasonable and unsafe for the US economy to be so dependent on China.  He was ridiculed for his tariffs which now appear to have prevented a major economic catastrophe due to US companies moving their operations out of China over the past couple years.

Last night, Melissa Francis from FOX Business Network, was on Tucker Carlson Tonight and she shared this observation:

Because he [President Trump] started this trade war that was costing companies money, they went out and set up different ways that, well maybe we can get this from here, here’s our second, maybe we’ll do this if it [the trade war] doesn’t get solved, and companies have either moved or found a different way…
…But it’s ironic that President Trump sort of warned us about this relationship and as usual faced so much ridicule over it and now we see yet another reason why we shouldn’t be totally dependent on this one country for so many things.

Forbes reported in August 2019 that President Trump’s actions would likely move American companies out of China:

Assuming Trump makes good on his promise to tariff all China goods at 10% starting Sept 1, with the very real possibility of those tariffs hitting 25% soon after, then it looks like more companies will move their supply chain.
For a long time, China has been the world’s low cost, low regulation, manufacturer of choice. Even though multinationals would like to keep it that way, some 40% of U.S. companies are relocating at least some of their supply out of China, according to a May 2019 AmCham Shanghai survey.
“This shows the disruptive effect the trade war is having on supply chains. If new U.S. tariffs do take effect September 1, the increased tensions will likely accelerate the relocation trends we are seeing now,” says Kenneth Jarrett, a senior advisor at Albright Stonebridge Group, a Washington DC based strategic advisory firm.

CNBC reported in July 2019 that more than 50 companies had pulled out of China due to President Trump’s actions:

The pace of companies moving production out of China is accelerating as more than 50 multinationals from Apple to Nintendo to Dell are rushing to escape the punitive tariffs placed by the U.S., according to the Nikkei Asian review.

The trade war between the U.S. and China has dragged on for more than a year with 25% tariffs placed on $200 billion of Chinese goods. President Donald Trump is still threatening to slap duties on another $325 billion of goods. In wake of the intensifying battle, more and more companies announced plans or are considering shifting manufacturing from China.

President Trump again did the right thing in the face of media and Democrat ridicule that ends up saving the US and the US economy.

An Interview of Bernis Sanders in 1981. Must Watch and Share


Wisdom from Ronald Reagan


Blago: Obama “Began the Whole Conversation” About His Vacant Senate Seat and Sent a “Middleman” to Me the Night He Was Elected President (VIDEO)


Posted by Cristina Laila |

URL of the original posting site: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/02/blago-obama-began-the-whole-conversation-about-his-vacant-senate-seat-and-sent-a-middleman-to-me-the-night-he-was-elected-president-video/

Former Illinois Governor Rod “Blago” Blagojevich told Fox News host Jesse Watters that it was Barack Obama who began the whole conversation about his vacant senate seat and he even sent a middleman to Blago on election night. Blago was prosecuted, convicted and sentenced to 14 years in prison for trying to sell Barack Obama’s vacant Senate seat.

President Trump last Tuesday commuted Blago’s sentence after he served more than 7 years in prison.

“President Obama began the whole conversation because he sent someone to me as a middle man — a mediator — not unusual in politics on the night he was elected president to say that he would like to talk about his choice for the senate and to see what I might be willing to ask for, Blago said. “Political horse-trading, not what those corrupt prosecutors said it was.”

Blago also said he may soon reveal secrets about Barack Obama and how he came up in the Chicago cesspool.

WATCH:

Barack Obama lied when he denied having any knowledge of Blagojevich’s efforts to sell his Senate seat after he won the presidential election in 2008.

“I had no contact with the governor or his office and so we were not, I was not aware of what was happening,” President-elect Barack Obama said in a statement in December 2008.

But Obama’s senior advisor David Axelrod contradicted Obama’s statements on Blago and his vacant senate seat.

“I know he’s talked to the governor and there are a whole range of names, many of which have surfaced, and I think he has a fondness for a lot of them,” Axelrod said in November of 2008 in a media interview.

Axelrod then walked back his statement to cover for Barack Obama.

“I was mistaken when I told an interviewer last month that the President-elect has spoken directly to Governor Blagojevich about the Senate vacancy. They did not then or at any time discuss the subject,” said Axelrod.

Barack Obama came out of this scandal unscathed even though it was his idea to sell his vacant senate seat.

The FBI also covered for Barack Obama and hid the 302 report summarizing their interview with Obama about Blagojevich.

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Today’s Politically INCORRECT Cartoon by A.F. Branco


A.F. Branco Cartoon – “Berning” Down the House

The Democrat can best be described as total chaos with an array of extremist adding to the dumpster Fire.
Democrat Dumpster FirePolitical cartoon by A.F. Branco ©2020.
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LifeNews.com Pro-Life News Report Monday, February 24, 2020


Top Stories

Bernie Sanders: I Will Only Nominate Supreme Court Judges Who Support Abortions Up to Birth
Abortion Activist Harvey Weinstein Found Guilty of Rape and Sexual Assault
Federal Appeals Court Upholds Trump’s Pro-Life Rule Defunding Planned Parenthood Abortion Business
Bernie Sanders Will Force Americans to Fund Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz: “We Will Expand Funding”

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David Daleiden Pleads Not Guilty to Bogus Criminal Charges Filed Because He Exposed Planned Parenthood
Democrat Senators Oppose Bill to Stop Infanticide, Say Letting Babies Die is a “Woman’s Decision”
Father Loses Bid to Stop His Girlfriend From Killing Their 8-Month-Old Baby in Abortion
Student: Doctors Said My Mom Should Abort Me Because I Was Born With No Hand, I’m Glad She Chose Life
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Bernie Sanders: I Will Only Nominate Supreme Court Judges Who Support Abortions Up to Birth

Sanders campaigned in Austin, Texas and told voters he would only nominate Supreme Court judges who support abortions up to birth.


Paul Batura: Ronald Reagan warned us about Bernie Sanders – over 40 years ago


Written By Paul J. Batura | Fox News

With Sanders’ victory in the Nevada Democratic caucuses Saturday – making him the current front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination – the words of warning from Reagan struck me as something more Americans ought to be aware of today.

Throughout his nearly five-year radio run, Reagan preached that the promises of socialism were lies. He noted that we often grow so accustomed to them, however, that we lose the fear of the ideology itself. In one of his commentaries, Reagan quotes a line he once spoke in a play highlighting the far-left ideology’s danger: “I never knew what freedom was until I saw you lose yours.”

In another commentary, the future president tells of a young man debating a socialist who criticized anyone wanting to pursue the finer things in life.

“Socialists ignore the side of man that is of the spirit,” Reagan said back in 1975. “They can provide shelter, fill your belly with bacon and beans, treat you when you’re ill – all the things that are guaranteed to a prisoner or a slave. But they don’t understand we also dream, yes, even of owning a yacht.”

History has always had a way of repeating itself, partly due to ignorance but also attributable to human nature. When German philosophers Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels published “The Communist Manifesto” in 1848 it appealed to idealists, painting a utopian vision of a more just world where poverty was nonexistent and everyone worked together in peace and harmony. One popular English translation “The Communist Manifesto” ends with the words: “Workers of the world, unite. You have nothing to lose but your chains!” It almost sounds like a Sanders slogan.

But if we should have learned anything since communism went from a theory to the foundation of a tyrannical government following the Russian Revolution in 1917, it is that communism and its cousin socialism did not create utopias. Instead, they brought nightmares to life.

By any objective standard, communism and socialism have destroyed economies, left people impoverished and sometimes starving, and brought about brutal dictatorships that deprived people of the precious freedoms guaranteed to Americans under our Bill of Rights – including freedom of speech, of the press and of religion.

The old saying that absolute power corrupts absolutely has proven true again and again around the world wherever Marxism has been embraced. That’s why Reagan’s words are as wise today as when he recorded them – many years before some of the most ardent supporters of Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign were even born. We’d be wise to heed Reagan’s warnings and take his advice.

Back when Reagan was broadcasting his commentaries, communist regimes were officially atheist. They were dedicated to destroying religion, which they saw as an ideology competing with Marxism. Marx wrote in 1843: “Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people.”

To be fair, Bernie Sanders has expressed no ambition to destroy religion. But many of the left want to ban all expressions of faith in the public square.

To these folks, Reagan lamented: “We’ve gone so far that it almost seems a rule originally designed to guard against violation of the Constitution has become an aggressive campaign against religion itself. And isn’t that the very thing we set out to guard against?”

Reagan also warned against Big Government becoming a nanny state, trying to run our lives even with the best of intentions. When news broke of a school trying to ban hot dogs and root beer and force cafeterias to carry more healthful fare, Reagan said: “Do-gooders, busy-bodies and bureaucrats need to learn that people don’t like to be told what to do. Kids are kids and sometimes persuasion is better than dictatorship.”

Sounds like Regan was talking about former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg – competing with Sanders for the Democratic presidential nomination – and Bloomberg’s infamous campaign against large cups of soda being sold, doesn’t it?

Reagan was born in 1911 – long before television. He grew up with radio and loved the medium and considered it far more intimate and a better fit for him than TV. According to his wife Nancy, Reagan worked through his ideas for commentaries during long, hot showers and would then put pen to paper, scribbling out each three-minute essay on yellow legal pads as he crisscrossed the country or rested in the evenings at home.

The familiarity of Reagan’s pleasing, mellifluous voice is what first struck me as I listened to his decades-old commentaries. I miss him. But beyond the enjoyable vocal serenade was the substance of what Reagan was saying back in the 1970s – and just how well the subjects, warnings and insights have held up over the last 40-plus years.

Reagan gave up radio commentaries on Nov. 13, 1979 – the day he announced his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination. During that televised announcement the future president evoked many of the same themes he had been advocating for years.

“The citizens of this great nation want leadership, yes, but not a man on a white horse demanding obedience to his commands,” Reagan said. “I believe this nation hungers for a spiritual revival … to see government once again the protector of our liberties, not the distributor of gifts and privilege.  … Government cannot be clergyman, teacher and parent. It is our servant, beholden to us.”

Reagan was right then – and his words remain just as true today.

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Socialist Sanders Finds A Brand New Way To Give Away Another Trillion Dollars Of U.S. Taxpayer Money


Posted  |

Call him Karl Marx Jr.

Sen. Bernie Sanders, the Democratic socialist from Vermont who is now the frontrunner for the 2020 presidential nomination, released a new plan Monday to give away $1.5 trillion in taxpayer cash. Under the plan, Sanders plans to provide universal child care and pre-K, spending $1.5 trillion over a decade for the “free” program. All Americans would guaranteed child care through age 3 followed by free pre-kindergarten education.

“As president, we will guarantee free, universal childcare and pre-kindergarten to every child in America to help level the playing field, create new and good jobs, and enable parents to more easily balance the demands of work and home,”Sanders said in a statement.

Sanders says he would fund the program through his “tax on extreme wealth” over $32 million. His campaign claims that tax would bring in some $4.3 trillion over 10 years.

The socialist has a slew of “free” programs that cost trillions. He supports a single-payer “Medicare for All” system, wants to cancel all student debt and make public college free, and raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour. And Sanders advocates providing free breakfast, lunch and dinner to all students, regardless of income level.

“Exact cost projections on all of Sanders’ proposals aren’t available, in part because he hasn’t fully fleshed out some of the ideas he’s embraced (such as universal pre-K and child care),” CNN reported in January.

But a wide variety of estimates put the likely cost of the single-payer health care plan he has endorsed around $30 trillion or more over the next decade. Depending on the estimates used, including projections from his own campaign, the other elements of the Sanders agenda — ranging from his “Green New Deal” to the cancellation of all student debt to a guaranteed federal jobs program that has received almost no scrutiny — could cost about as much, or even more than, the single-payer plan. That would potentially bring his 10-year total for new spending to around $60 trillion, or more. …
“I think if the price tag for the Sanders agenda was [better] known … voters would blanch — even Democratic primary voters would blanch,” said Jim Kessler, executive vice president for policy at Third Way, a centrist Democratic group. “The truth of the matter is in primary elections both in 2016 and so far in this one, he’s allowed to skate. He gets graded on a curve. But if he were the nominee, the curve is over. The Republicans will spend a billion dollars picking apart every one of his plans.” …
The sheer size of Sanders’ spending agenda dwarfs the proposed tax increases he has offered to pay for it, economists across the ideological spectrum agree. Brian Riedl, a former Senate Republican budget aide who’s now a senior fellow at the conservative Manhattan Institute, has calculated that at most Sanders’ existing proposals to raise taxes on the wealthy, Wall Street and corporations would raise about $23 trillion over the next decade.
“There is nowhere near enough resources that you can credibly collect to pay for spending of this size [from the rich],” agrees MacGuineas. “When you are talking about a doubling in the size of the government, you are talking about significant tax increases on the middle class.”

In addition, Sanders supports a plan offered by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez she has dubbed the “Green New Deal.” The cost for that program: $93 trillion.

VIDEO: Indiana Teacher Claims She Was Fired for Exposing Left-Wing ‘Social Emotional Learning’ Scheme


Posted by | February 23, 2020

An Indiana teacher released a viral video this week giving riveting testimony about her dismissal from a public school because of her activism efforts against left-wing educational schemes.

“My name is Jennifer, and I am a public school teacher who is also the founder of Purple for Parents Indiana,” she said. “I started Purple for Parents here to expose the truth about Red for Ed, the NEA and the radical agenda behind it.”

She believes that the National Education Association (NEA) is involved in a scheme to not only elect Democrats, but also indoctrinate and brainwash young minds through a sneaky overhaul of the curriculum in public schools.

“One of these hot topic issues is a push to change school culture through social emotional learning programs,” she explained.
“My school is currently in the third year of its SEL program called ‘Leader in Me.’ It is used to educate what they call the whole child through language manipulation, role playing, and influence of morals and values. As a teacher and a parent, I find this program to be very disturbing because these things should be taught by parents,” she said.

Jennifer said she was fired last Friday from her school as a result of exposing this agenda, based on a Facebook post she made the previous Monday exposing the agenda. Jennifer said that the school claimed she was “making them look bad” and being “untruthful” with her post.

“I want everyone to know that everything that I said was the truth. I believe parents should be aware of what’s going on, and my concern is truly because I care about children and parental rights,” she said.

Jennifer’s main concern with the SEL program is that it is being administered without parental consent, and parents have no ability to opt their children out.

“After being fired for speaking the truth, I immediately realized I can no longer trust the school to care fairly for my daughter, and I immediately unenrolled her,” she said. “I am deeply worried about what is going on in the public schools, and the measures that they will take to silence the truth.”

Jennifer had to choke back tears in the video when recalling how she was fired without being able to say goodbye to the students she cared for so much.

“I am an extremely hard-worker who is always kind and professional. It hurts me that I had to leave without saying goodbye to my students, and I have no idea what reason they will give for my absence,” she said.

Jennifer urged people to share her video to help raise awareness of what is going on in the school system, as leftists become more bold in their exploitation of the youth.

Her entire video address can be seen here:

IF VIDEO DOES NOT APPEAR, HERE IS THE URL: https://youtu.be/IGFOrQhTmVg

Educational experts refer to SEL programs as “government-sponsored personality manipulation” and note how they cannot be tested for effectiveness due to their total subjectivity. While Education Secretary Betsy Devos claims that Common Core is dead, the underlying principles behind the standards remain firmly in place. Exposing the agenda can have serious consequences.

Tim Tebow Finds a Higher Calling in Pro-Life Causes Rather than Sports Trophies


Posted by | February 24, 2020

NRL News Today reported on Kansans for Life annual Valentine’s Day banquet held earlier this month. Nearly 1,200 people were in attendance at this event. The theme of this event was LIV-ing in victory, which referred to Super Bowl LIV. Lamar Hunt, Jr., one of the owners of the Super Bowl Champs, the Kansas City Chiefs, was the Master of Ceremonies for the event. In his opening remarks, he said:

I do not think it is a cliché to say we are in a life and death battle for the truth and authentic dignity of the human person. We need your full attention. You need to drop what you’re doing and join us, and this can be in so many ways: prayer, assistance to those in need, emails, phone calls, in-person meetings. Get educated about what we’re fighting about here. Really listen in and tune in.

Then Hunt said, “Please do something about it. Pray. Take action. If you don’t know what to do, ask somebody. Place this as a major priority in your life.”

Hunt concluded by saying that he often heard the phrase “Live in victory” from another resident at the retirement home where he visits his mother.

The main highlight of that evening was the keynote speech by Tim Tebow, former quarterback for the Denver Broncos.

“It is such an honor to be here,” Tebow said as he thanked the other speakers coming before him for their work to protect the unborn. Tebow praised Hunt for “having courage in the face of a lot of other people who don’t have it and for your willingness to be up here and support this organization.”

“It really does mean a lot more than winning the Super Bowl,” Tebow remarked. He continued, “One day, when you look back and people are talking about you and they say Oh my gosh what are you going to be known for? Are you going to say Super Bowl, or we saved a lot of babies?”

Tebow asserted that Kansans for Life is not a philanthropy.

It’s a rescue mission. You know why we call it a rescue mission? Because when we say that, it puts a timeline on it.
When’s the last time you heard a rescue mission taking place in a month or a few years. No, a rescue mission means now. It gives you a sense of urgency. It says we have to go not because it’s our time, but because it’s their time. … I have to live a sense of urgency because while I might have time, they don’t.

Later, Tebow turned toward Hunt and Chiefs punter, Dustin Colquitt, who was also attending the event, he told them it was “awesome they won the Super Bowl.”

“It’s amazing. What an accomplishment! But you know the best part of that accomplishment is that it gets you an even bigger platform.” That platform, Tebow declared, can be used to support the pro-life movement.

“You see, my mom 32 years ago had doctors tell her she needed to abort me because if she didn’t, it was going to cost her life. And they didn’t even believe that I was a baby. They thought I was a tumor,” Tebow said.

Tebow jokingly recounted that as the baby of a family of 5 siblings, he was called “Timmy the tumor” by his siblings.

On a more serious note, Tebow said, “to make a long story short, when I was born, they found out the placenta wasn’t actually attached. So, the doctor looked at my mom after 37 years of being a doctor and said, ‘This is the biggest miracle I’ve ever seen because I’m not sure how he’s alive.’ … I’m so grateful that my mom trusted God with my life and her life.”

In 1986, Tebow’s father, Robert, begged the Lord to give him one more child. His father said, “I prayed for a preacher and got a quarterback.”

Tebow finished the event by stating that, “What you’re doing here matters. You’re fighting for life. You’re fighting for people that can’t fight for themselves. And my question to you is: Are you willing to stand up in the face of persecution, in the face of adversity, in the face of criticism, when other people are going to say it’s not worth it, when other people won’t stand beside you? Maybe not everybody is going to be with you. Will you stand up for what’s right?”

President Trump on a Warpath with a “Deep State” Hit List to Oust ‘Never-Trumpers’


Posted by Cristina Laila |

President Trump and his allies over the last year and a half have assembled a list of anti-Trump officials who need to be ousted. It’s about time.

President Trump has been on a serious warpath to oust ‘disloyal’ people since his impeachment and acquittal. The President is looking to replace the “bad people” with Trump loyalists. According to Axios reporter Jonathan Swan, a network of pro-Trump conservatives are quietly developing “Never-Trump/pro-Trump lists,” and some have even sent Trump memos to help him make his decisions.

The ousting of corrupt US Attorney Jessie Liu was just the beginning. President Trump reportedly reviewed a memo of all of her misdeeds before making the final decision to withdraw the nomination of Liu to the Treasury Department. According to Axios, the Liu memo was just the first of many that President Trump is reviewing compiled from a conservative activist network headed by Ginni Thomas and GOP Senate staffer Barbara Leeden dubbed “Groundswell.”

Members of Groundswell meet every Wednesday at the DC office of conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch and these members are funneling names of “bad people” to Thomas to be passed on to the President.

Via Axios:

  • A well-connected network of conservative activists with close ties to Trump and top administration officials is quietly helping develop these “Never Trump”/pro-Trump lists, and some sent memos to Trump to shape his views, per sources with direct knowledge.
  • Members of this network include Ginni Thomas, the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, and Republican Senate staffer Barbara Ledeen.

The big picture: Since Trump’s Senate acquittal, aides say the president has crossed a psychological line regarding what he calls the “Deep State.” He feels his government — from Justice to State to Defense to Homeland Security — is filled with “snakes.” He wants them fired and replaced ASAP.

The Groundswell memo: The presidential personnel office reviewed Thomas’ memo and determined that some names she passed along for jobs were not appropriate candidates. Trump may revisit some given his current mood.

Potential hires she offered to Trump, per sources with direct knowledge:

  • Sheriff David Clarke for a senior Homeland Security role.
  • Fox News regular and former Secret Service agent Dan Bongino for a Homeland Security or counterterrorism adviser role.
  • Devin Nunes aide Derek Harvey for the National Security Council (where he served before McMaster pushed him out).
  • Radio talk show host Chris Plante for press secretary.
  • Federalist contributor Ben Weingarten for the National Security Council.
  • The State Department memo: In one extraordinary incident last year, President Trump passed along another action memo to his then-head of presidential personnel, Sean Doocey (since pushed to State and replaced with former body man John McEntee). People familiar with the January 2019 memo say it came from conservatives associated with Groundswell. Though nobody I’ve spoken to has claimed credit for it.
    • According to sources briefed on the incident, the memo was, in large part, an attack against Doocey. The memo accused him and a colleague in the State Department of obstructionism and named several State Department officials who needed to be fired.
    • This list named former deputy secretary John Sullivan, deputy undersecretary for management Bill Todd, and undersecretary for political affairs David Hale, who later testified in the impeachment hearings. (Todd and Hale are career foreign service officers, serving in positions typically reserved for career officials.) Sullivan is now the U.S. Ambassador to Russia.

Read the full Axios report here.

Today’s Politically INCORRECT Cartoon by A.F. Branco


A.F. Branco Cartoon – Two-Armed Bandits

And the Winner of Democrat Nevada Caucus is Communism disguised as socialism, Bernie Sanders.
Democrat Nevada CaucusPolitical cartoon by A.F. Branco ©2020.
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LifeNews.com Pro-Life News Report Saturday, February 22, 2020


Top Stories

Pete Buttigieg: Republicans are the “Opposite” of Everything Christ Said, But Aborting Babies is Just Fine
Bernie Sanders Thinks Killing Babies in Abortions Up to Birth is a Constitutional Right
Abortionist: Killing Babies in Dismemberment Abortions Fulfills “My Medical Oath”
Senate Will Vote Tuesday on Bills to Stop Infanticide and Ban Killing Babies in Late-Term Abortions

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David Daleiden Could Go to Prison for Exposing Planned Parenthood Selling Aborted Baby Parts
Abortion Activist: Dismembering Babies Piece By Piece in Abortion No Different Than Pulling a Tooth
Baby Boy Survived Abortion But Died in His Mother’ Arms After Medical Staff Refused Treatment
Woman Charged With Murder After Giving Birth and Abandoning Her Baby in a Cemetery
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Tim Tebow: I’d Rather be Known for Saving Babies From Abortion Than Winning the Super Bowl
Pete Buttigieg’s Brother: He’s “Intellectually Dishonest” to Say He’s a Christian and Support Abortion
Pro-Lifer Who Helped Expose Planned Parenthood’s Aborted Baby Part Sales Could Go to Prison
Democrats Slam Mike Bloomberg Over His Treatment of Women, He Told Pregnant Employee “Kill It”

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Joe Biden Promotes His Catholic Faith as His Campaign Flounders, But He’s Totally Pro-Abortion
Florida Legislature Passes Pro-Life Parental Consent Bill
Court Strikes Down Mississippi Law Banning Abortions When Unborn Baby’s Heart Begins Beating
Virginia Democrats Kill Bill to Protect Babies Who Survive Abortions After Northam Defends Infanticide
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Tim Tebow: I’d Rather be Known for Saving Babies From Abortion Than Winning the Super Bowl

The highlight of the evening for many was the keynote address by Tim Tebow, former quarterback for the Denver Broncos.


Parents Outraged After Baltimore County Teacher Shows Unhinged Lesson Slide Comparing Trump to Nazism and Communism (VIDEO)


Posted by Cristina Laila |

Baltimore County, where Trump is considered a ‘Nazi’ and Democrats who release dangerous El Salvadoran MS-13 gang members into the community are considered heroes.

Parents were outraged after a Baltimore County AP [Advanced Placement] history teacher showed 16-year-old students a slide comparing President Trump to Nazism and Communism. A far-left teacher at Loch Raven High School this week pushed their radical Trump-hating agenda on to their students, and parents are furious.

Parents were afraid to speak on the record about their disapproval of the slide, out of fear of retaliation against their children, so they spoke to Fox Baltimore over the phone — ironically, this shows that it is leftists who are the real Nazis and Communists.

One parent told Fox Baltimore that the slide comparing Trump to Nazism and Communism was put up, and left up, for people to see the whole day. Another parent said in a phone interview that the topic in that class was “supposedly world leaders shunning other groups out.”

After confronted by reporters about the slide, Baltimore County Schools released a statement defending the outrageous ‘history lesson’ as something that ‘when taken out of context, could be misunderstood.’

“This lesson was not intended to make a political statement,” Baltimore County Schools said.

Baltimore County Councilman Wade Kach said he wants to know where this so-called history lesson came from.

“Is this curriculum for AP, is it a purchased curriculum? Is it one that our school system wrote? Where is it coming from?” Wade Kach said.

WATCH:

 

Pete Buttigieg Called Out By His Own Brother-in-Law on Tucker: “Anti-God”


Posted By   | February 20, 2020

Pete Buttigieg’s own brother-in-law, Pastor Rhyan Glezman, slammed the Democrat’s presidential campaign during an appearance on Tucker Carlson Tonight on Wednesday. Glezman, the brother of Buttigieg’s husband, Chasten Buttigieg(It’s probably safe to say Glezman doesn’t agree with Buttigieg’s lifestyle), takes offense at Mayor Pete’s use of Christian language and invocation of biblical teachings in his campaign.

Glezman slammed Buttigieg’s support of unrestricted abortion. Watch the segment here:

I’m just in a state of lament when you hear that we have someone running for commander in chief who can’t make a moral decision on whether to keep a child after it’s already been born or to have it killed. What kind of moral suggestions is he going to be given if he can’t come to an understanding of that? It’s just, it’s alarming.”

Buttigieg has made frequent Christianity-based attacks on conservatives throughout his campaign.

Pastor Glezman wasn’t willing to give even the slightest free pass to his moralizing brother-in-law, flat out calling out Buttigieg as an anti-Christian candidate in his conversation with Tucker.

Just everything that Pete is pushing is, it’s anti-God. I’m just going to be honest with you. Nothing lines up with Scripture for him to make cases like to say that you cannot be a Christian and vote for Trump. He’s the one that is openly contradicting God’s word over and over.”

After a strong performance in the Iowa Caucuses, the elite Democrat has somewhat fallen off the map, the wind in his sails stolen by megabillionaire centrist Michael Bloomberg.

NEW CIVIL WAR! Five States Considering Some Form of SECESSION!


osted By Paul Duke | 

The anger and animosity of the American populace is boiling over in 2020, just as we prepare to head to the polls to elect our next President. Perhaps it is this electoral endeavor that has us so inexorably angry.  These cyclic events do tend to sharpen the divide between left and right here in the United States, and this election in particular feels personal, if we’re being honest.

And while it may sound alarmist to insinuate that our nation is as divided as it was before the Civil War, there is evidence piling up that seems to support this idea.

“Oregon is controlled by the northwest portion of the state, Portland to Eugene. That’s urban land, and their decisions are not really representing rural Oregon,” said Mike McCarter, president of Move Oregon’s Border for a Greater Idaho. “They have their agenda and they’re moving forward with it, and they’re not listening to us.

In Virginia, the newly elected Democratic majority’s progressive legislation on issues such as gun rights has spurred “Vexit,” or “Virginia exit,” a campaign to merge right-tilting rural counties into neighboring West Virginia that organizers say has the potential to catch fire nationwide.

And there’s more!

In New York, the idea is to shear The Big Apple off of something they’d call “New Amsterdam”, relegating the Five Burroughs to an existence akin to the District of Columbia.

For California, a three-way split has been imagined.

Unlike the first Civil War, however, there doesn’t appear to be a single “rights” issue that is driving these secessionists.  Instead, these potential maneuvers are being considered on account of an overall disdain for the “other side’s” political beliefs, with rural locales railing against metropolitan municipalities down their predictably partisan lines.

John Bolton Admits Last-Minute Impeachment Leak Was A Publicity Stunt


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John Bolton Admits Last-Minute Impeachment Leak Was A Publicity Stunt

Former National Security Advisor John Bolton admitted Wednesday that his testimony in President Donald Trump’s recent impeachment proceedings involving Ukraine would have had no impact on the trial’s outcome even after sections of his upcoming book leaked attempting to convict the president in its final days.

“People can argue about what I should have said and what I should have done,” Bolton said at Vanderbilt University Wednesday night during a forum with his predecessor Susan Rice, according to ABC News. “I will bet you a dollar right here and now my testimony would have made no difference to the ultimate outcome.”

“I sleep at night because I have followed my conscience,” Bolton added.

Rice challenged Bolton’s decision to remain silent throughout the process despite not ever being subpoenaed by the House or Senate in the proceedings.

“It’s inconceivable to me that if I had firsthand knowledge of a gross abuse of presidential power, that I would withhold my testimony,” Rice said. “I would feel like I was shamefully violating my oath that I took to support and defend the Constitution.”

Bolton argued that the House botched the process and condemned House Democrats for having committed “impeachment malpractice.”

“The process drove Republicans who might have voted for impeachment away from the president because it was so partisan,” Bolton claimed.

Bolton’s new book, “The Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoir,” is slated to be released next month is expected to reveal what Bolton might have said had he been forced to testify before lawmakers in the impeachment proceedings. Republicans in the Senate defeated Democrats’ efforts to bring Bolton before the upper chamber before the final vote with only Sens. Mitt Romney of Utah and Susan Collins of Maine voting in favor of the measure.

In the final days of the trial however, sections of Bolton’s upcoming book were leaked to the New York Times, featuring Bolton accusing Trump of tying the nearly $400 million in military aid to Ukraine with politically motivated investigations as Democrats alleged. The leak happened to come on the same day the book became available for online pre-order revealing the move as nothing more than a publicity stunt.

On Monday, Bolton accused the White House of trying to suppress details in the book in his first public remarks since the president’s exoneration at Duke University.

Tristan Justice is a staff writer at The Federalist focusing on the 2020 presidential campaigns. Follow him on Twitter at @JusticeTristan or contact him at Tristan@thefederalist.com.

Today’s TWO Politically INCORRECT Cartoons by A.F. Branco


A.F. Branco Cartoon – Knives Out

Some say it was a blood bath at the Democrat Debate in Nevada with Bloomberg getting the worst of it.
Democrat Debate NevadaPolitical cartoon by A.F. Branco ©2020.

A.F. Branco Cartoon – Entry Free

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Bloomberg Forgivness

You can be forgiven for being a racist, homophobe, and Misogynist if you have enough money, and are a democrat. Political cartoon by A.F. Branco ©2020.

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Ann Coulter OPED: Honey, We Molested the Kids!


Commentary by Ann Coulter Ann Coulter | Posted: Feb 19, 2020

Honey, We Molested the Kids!

Source: Rick Egan/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP, file

HEADLINE: Boy Scouts Files Chapter 11 Bankruptcy in the Face of Thousands of Child Abuse Allegations

The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) have long been on the left’s hate list. Any organization that has the temerity to train young men in the virtues of integrity, patriotism and self-reliance is putting itself on the fighting side of liberals! 
At the 2000 Democratic National Convention, a little group of Boy Scouts took the stage as part of the opening ceremony — and were promptly booed by the delegates.

For decades, the BSA has fended off lawsuits demanding that they embrace the holy trinity of G’s: girls, gays and godless atheists. (If only it had occurred to the plaintiffs to start their own organizations! They could have given them names like “The Girl Scouts.”) 

Why would any liberal want to join an organization that was, according to them, sexist, Bible-thumping and bigoted? They didn’t. The lawsuits were kill shots. 

For the left, what’s not to hate about the Boy Scouts? Their oath is: “On my honor I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law; to help other people at all times; to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.”

Nearly 200 NASA astronauts were Boy Scouts. The great outdoorsman, Teddy Roosevelt, was such a BSA booster than he was made the one and only “Chief Scout Citizen,” a scout for life.

A Louis Harris & Associates study in 1996 found that men who had been scouts placed a higher value on honesty than those who had not.

But now the lawsuits have killed them. Congratulations, Democrats, The New York Times and corporate America. (I hope all their future employees steal from them, after being raised on “Grand Theft Auto” instead of the Boy Scout oath.)

From the beginning, BSA has had to deal with child molesters eagerly signing up to go camping with 13-year-old boys in isolated areas away from all observation. Within a decade of its 1910 founding, the BSA began keeping internal files on “ineligible” scouting volunteers, known as “the perversion files.” Scout leaders were not to be alone with boys and, starting in 1988, all adult applicants were subjected to aggressive background screening. The organization promptly removed any scout leaders based on mere suspicion and alerted law enforcement in about a third of the cases.

Nonetheless, between 1970 and 1991, up to .04% of Boy Scouts may have been molested. That’s about 2,000 out of several million boys. Given all of this, what sort of escaped mental patient would demand that the Boy Scouts admit openly gay scout leaders?

Yes, we know most gays aren’t child molesters. How could we not? It’s part of our secular catechism, along with the one about most Muslims not being terrorists and most immigrants not being criminals. But men who molest boys are a small slice — infinitesimal really! — within a larger category known as “gay.” It’s not two totally different things, like an architect and a dentist. Some men like blondes. Some like brunettes. But they’re all within the category of “heterosexual.” No parent is going to send their young sons camping alone in the woods with an openly gay man for the same reason they wouldn’t send their adolescent daughters to be alone in the woods with an openly heterosexual man. 

And now the BSA has been whiplashed into bankruptcy by liberals demanding, on one hand, that the scouts allow gays to be troop leaders and, on the other hand, filing lawsuits accusing the scouts of not taking strong enough measures to prevent gay troop leaders from molesting boys.

Couldn’t liberals get together and decide for themselves whether the Boy Scouts should have been more aggressive in preventing child molestation — or less? For their defense witnesses, the Boy Scouts should call New York Times editors, Democratic politicians and corporate CEOs.

Back in 1980, when a gay guy lost his lawsuit against BSA for dropping him as a scout leader, Wells Fargo, the United Way of San Francisco, Levi Strauss and the Bank of America cut off funding to the organization. San Francisco and Oakland schools prohibited the scouts from using their facilities on weekdays. 

After the Supreme Court’s disturbingly narrow 5-4 decision in 2000 holding that the Boy Scouts could not be forced to admit gay scout leaders, the Times denounced the decision in an editorial, calling the court’s ruling “one of its lowest moments of the term.” The following month, the Times’ “ethicist,” Randy Cohen, advised a reader to pull her son out of the Cub Scouts, saying it was “the ethical thing to do.” The “ethicist” explained: “Just as one is honor bound to quit an organization that excludes African-Americans, so you should withdraw from scouting as long as it rejects homosexuals.”

Also in response to the Supreme Court’s decision, Chase Manhattan Bank, Textron Inc. and dozens more United Way chapters withdrew millions of dollars in contributions. More cities dropped their support of the Boy Scouts.

In his pre-Super Bowl TV interview in 2013, President Barack Obama was still harping on the Boy Scouts’ refusal to allow gay scoutmasters: “Gays and lesbians should have access and opportunity the same way everybody else does.”

On CNN, host Carol Costello haughtily informed a guest opposed to gay scoutmasters, “Well, I’ll just say that the American Psychological Association has studied the issue that you just mentioned. Homosexuals aren’t any more likely to molest kids than straight men.”

The defense rests.

Throughout the left’s 30-year assault on the Boy Scouts for discriminating against gays, the Catholic Church was embroiled in its own molestation crisis. More than 80% of the molester priests were accused of victimizing teenage boys. Instead of saying, “Oh — I see what the Boy Scouts are doing,” liberals responded to the gay sex-abuse crisis in the priesthood by blaming … celibacy! Isn’t it a thought crime to question whether sexual preference is determined at birth? But liberals not only believed gayness was the result of an adult lifestyle choice — celibacy — but they knew how to “cure” it: Allow priests to marry!

Since the one thing we know is that men molesting boys has nothing to do with being gay, I guess this time it’s camping that causes sodomy.

Today’s Politically INCORRECT Cartoon by A.F. Branco


A.F. Branco Cartoon – Bummer Crop

Democrats say they’re against Racist, Homophobes, and misogynists, but for the right price, they’re willing to forgive if you’re a Democrat.
Bloomberg The FarmerPolitical cartoon by A.F. Branco ©2020.
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Top Stories
Mike Bloomberg Donated $14 Million Planned Parenthood, Would Fund Killing 23,154 Babies in Abortions
Pete Buttigieg: Scripture Doesn’t Condone Trump’s Behavior But It Does Support Abortion
Alabama Sen. Doug Jones Laughs at Babies Dying in Late-Term Abortions: “What a Stupid Question”
President Trump Announces Advisory Board to Expose Research Using Aborted Baby Parts

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Hundreds of Aborted Babies Thrown Away in Septic Tank, Some of Them Already Had Hair
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MSNBC: Elizabeth Warren and Amy Klobuchar Struggling in Polls Because Americans are Sexist
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Mike Bloomberg Donated $14 Million Planned Parenthood, Would Fund Killing 23,154 Babies in Abortions

The abortion industry has a friend in billionaire Michael Bloomberg.


WATCH: White straight male tells Californians ‘I’m a black gay woman.’ The responses are hilarious.


California just became the first state to mandate female directors on their boards. A biological man who identifies as a woman just became a world champion in a women’s cycling event in California. Sounds like a complicated time to be a woman, especially in the Golden State.

Perhaps that’s why YouTuber Elijah Schaffer, born a straight white male, decided to identify as black gay woman, at least for a little while.

All decked out in his new identity, Schaffer headed to the beach to ask fellow Californians for their thoughts on gender fluidity, gender identity, and gender politics.

Their answers will surprise you.

Try not to laugh as you watch the video below:

If video fails, see https://youtu.be/kjQSmtQWlVo

You can find more from Elijah Schaffer on his YouTube channel Slightly Offens*ve.

Or follow him on Twitter: @ElijahSchaffer.

Female athlete forced to compete against biological males finally gets major victory


Posted by | February 19, 2020

URL of the original posting site: https://www.theblaze.com/news/female-athlete-forced-to-compete-against-biological-males-finally-gets-major-victory

Connecticut high school athlete Chelsea Mitchell finally got her big win. Mitchell is one of three girls who filed a lawsuit in federal court last week challenging the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference’s policy of letting boys compete in girl’s sports. She and other top sprinters have consistently lost events to Terry Miller and Andraya Yearwood, two biological males who identify as females.

But that changed on Friday at the Class S state championship when Mitchell beat Miller in a 55m event.

According to the Hartford Courant, Mitchell of Canton High bested Miller of Bloomfield by just .02 seconds, clocking in at 7.18 seconds to Miller’s 7.20 seconds.  The race was Mitchell’s first ever victory over Miller in the event, according to WVIT-TV.

“I try to just clear everything out of my mind, this is just track, you know, it’s just running, just focusing on myself, not trying to think about anything else that’s been happening,” Mitchell told WVIT after the race.

When asked if her victory would hurt her lawsuit, Mitchell said, “I don’t think it could go against, there’s still tons of girls that lose on a daily basis.”

There was no interaction between the two athletes after the race, the Courant reported. However, Miller, who clapped after the race, appeared to take a subtle jab at Mitchell in her post-race comments.

“I clapped because, for me, I’m not a hater,” Miller said. “When you take a win, you take the win. And even if you don’t respect me, I’ll respect you.”

The CIAC contends their policy of allowing boys to compete in girls’ sports follows federal anti-discrimination laws. Meanwhile, ACLU has called the lawsuit “a dangerous distortion of both law and science in the service of excluding trans youth from public life.”

Food for Thought


VIDEO: Airline Passengers Throw Surprise Baby Shower for Adoptive Parents


Reported by Amy Furr | 

URL of the original posting site: https://www.breitbart.com/health/2020/02/17/video-airline-passengers-throw-surprise-baby-shower-for-adoptive-parents/

 

A couple from Buena Park, California, got a sweet surprise when they boarded a plane to bring their adopted baby home in November.

Dustin and Caren Moore tried to have a child of their own for nine years with no success, but when they met a baby girl in need of a family, they were beyond excited to become her parents, according to ABC 7.

“She had me wrapped around her fingers instantly. … I heard her crying outside the room and I started crying,” Dustin recalled.

Following the adoption, the couple boarded a Southwest Airlines flight from Colorado to California but had no idea they were about to receive a ton of support on such a big day.

February 9, Dustin shared the entire story on his Twitter page:

On the plane, the new parents had finally settled into their seats when the baby woke up and needed her diaper changed, so a kind flight attendant named Jenny made room for them in the back, according to Today.

“After a change, Jenny and another passenger complimented my beautiful daughter and politely asked what had prompted a flight with such a young infant,” Dustin wrote, adding “I gave them the shortened adoption story, to which they hastily offered congratulations, and shared a few more kind remarks.”

A few minutes after telling the story to another flight attendant named Bobby, he heard the intercom come on as Bobby announced that the infant was the flight’s special guest.

To the couple’s surprise, all of the passengers began to clap and cheer.

The flight attendants then passed out napkins for everyone to write down any parenting advice they had for the Moore family.

At the end of the trip, Dustin and his wife were presented with 60 napkins with notes that said things like “The hard parts don’t last forever! Congratulations!!”

Dustin shared a few more on his Twitter profile:

Now, the couple keeps the napkins in a scrapbook and said many of the notes have proved helpful since they brought their little girl home.

“All those worries and those fears that we had about, ‘Can we do this? Are people going to be good to our sweet daughter even though we adopted her?’ And everybody who just basically shouted ‘yes’ in unison to each other just made us feel so good, so, so good,” he commented.

“I can’t think of any better way we could have had to bring our daughter home,” Dustin concluded.

NYC Man Thanks Democrats Following 139th Arrest: ‘You Can’t Stop Me!’


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Charles Barry was arrested in Manhattan on Thursday of last week for stealing cash from people on the subway. Thanks to the new bail law in New York that does not require you to post bail for non-violent criminals. The new law went into effect on January 1st and Barry has been arrested six times since then. He then mocked the cops saying that he steals 200 to 300 a day and “You can’t stop me.”

That means there are at least five needless victims because New York frees these thugs wholesale. Crime in New York City has been climbing steadily in the first month and a half  of the year. How many crimes would have been avoided had these criminals have to post bail. Barry might have posted bail once, but could he post bail six times? Not likely.

Barry said:

“Bail reform, it’s lit! It’s the Democrats! The Democrats know me and the Republicans fear me. You can’t touch me! I can’t be stopped!” 

“I’m famous! I take $200, $300 a day of your money, cracker! You can’t stop me!”

From The Blaze

Barry — who has served six stints in state prison and has been arrested six times since Jan. 1 of this year — was thanking Democrats because their efforts to pass bail reform last year meant that Barry would be released from jail without posting bail because the charges against him are nonviolent.

More from the Daily News:

Since the bail law took effect, Barry has been freed three times on supervised release, which did not require him to post bail. He was convicted of a minor charge of bending a MetroCard in a way that would let him on the subway for free, and sentenced to time served.

Police officials said that under the state’s former bail laws, Barry would more likely have been held on bail, thereby increasing the number of days he spent in custody.

Group petitions to join this state, blaming Oregon’s liberal Democrats


Reported By Jack Durschlag | Fox News

A group of frustrated Oregon conservatives, who have tried everything from voting out Democratic state officials they consider too liberal to recalling the state’s governor and appealing to their Washington representatives, now want to leave the state – by moving the border with neighboring Idaho westward, a published report Monday said.

The group, Move Oregon’s Border for a Greater Idaho, has secured initial approval from two counties and has set a goal of getting enough signatures to put the proposal on local ballots in November, USA Today reported.

Barring a setback, voters in southeastern Oregon could see a question on a redrawn state border with Idaho, the newspaper reported.

“Rural counties have become increasingly outraged by laws coming out of the Oregon Legislature that threaten our livelihoods, our industries, our wallet, our gun rights, and our values. We tried voting those legislators out but rural Oregon is outnumbered and our voices are now ignored. This is our last resort.”

— News release quoting petitioner Mike McCarter

Last year, a controversial bill protesting greenhouse gas emissions caused state Republicans to flee Salem, the state capital. Democrats currently control both branches of the state legislature as well as the governor’s mansion.

However, Valerie Gottschalk, another petitioner, said she hopes the proposal will gain traction similar to how the petition to recall Gov. Kate Brown did last summer.

A group of frustrated Oregon resident fed up with the state's liberal policies in state government are proposing a petition to leave the state and join neighboring Idaho (Greater Idaho Group).

A group of frustrated Oregon resident fed up with the state’s liberal policies in state government are proposing a petition to leave the state and join neighboring Idaho (Greater Idaho Group).

Proponents were unsuccessful collecting the 280,000 signatures for a recall election, but Greater Idaho said it only needs to collect about 2,400 signatures from Josephine County and about 3,000 from Douglas County to appear on the ballot, USA Today reported.

“People here would prefer Idaho’s conservative governance to the progressive/liberal current Oregon governance. Every time I look at the Facebook group Greater Idaho, the group has gotten bigger,” Gottschalk said in a news release.

Of Oregon’s 36 counties, only 14 in the Willamette Valley area would remain if the group succeeds, the newspaper reported. Moving the border would require approval from the U.S. Congress as well as the Idaho and Oregon state legislatures, however.

The proposal to join Idaho isn’t the first effort Oregonians have made to leave the state. In 1941, residents of residents of southwestern Oregon tried to secede by creating a state of Jefferson with northern Californians.

Today’s Politically INCORRECT Cartoon by A.F. Branco


A.F. Branco Cartoon – Farmers’ Lives Matter

Bloomberg disparaged farmers, stating that anyone can be a farmer and that it doesn’t take much gray matter.
Bloomberg and FarmersPolitical cartoon by A.F. Branco ©2020.
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A.F. Branco Cartoon – Pandemic

Socialism has spread throughout the Democrat Party like a pandemic and now threatens the entire country, only KAG can save America.
Socialism PandemicPolitical cartoon by A.F. Branco ©2020.
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