Sunday, March 31, 2019

Will anybody ask what he thinks of white folk?

          Man charged with kidnap and murder of South Carolina student         

A South Carolina man has been charged with the kidnapping and brutal murder of a 21-year-old University of South Carolina student from New Jersey who mistakenly got into his car, thinking he was her Uber driver.


Democrat aspberger's and sense of superiority on display here. How do you communicate when there is a lack of social grace.

Veteran Congressmen Fire Back After Dem. Rep. Says Schiff Has More Integrity Than Them

Julio Rosas
Posted: Mar 30, 2019 12:41 PM

Some of the veteran members in Congress fired back after Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI) said Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) has more patriotism and integrity in his little finger than President Donald Trump “or any of the Republicans in Congress today will have in their lifetimes.”
Rep. Brian Mast (R-FL), who lost both of his legs to an IED in Afghanistan, listed his fellow veterans and their achievements, such as Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) and Sen. Martha McSally (R-AZ):
Crenshaw also responded to Cicilline:
Schiff has received a new wave of criticism after Robert Mueller’s investigation, according to a summary by Attorney General William Barr, cleared President Donald Trump and his campaign on any collusion with Russia. Schiff has said in the past he had conclusive evidence that Trump did collude with Russia.

The further left you go the more you're into the cult of the personality...the Smollett hoax and his protectors.

NEW: Illinois Bar Drops Hammer On Kim Foxx Over Jussie Smollett, Lays Out Possible Illegality By Her

To say this is a strongly worded letter is a bit of an understatement.
As you’ve no doubt heard, Illinois State Attorney Kim Foxx is in the middle of a firestorm for her apparent corrupt handling of the Jussie Smollett case. After inexplicably dropping all charges, she’s told several different stories, including some that are objectively false. She’s under FBI review, under fire from the Chicago PD, and she’s now taking hits from the Illinois Prosecutors Bar Association.
Excerpts from the letter are as follows.
The Illinois Prosecutors Bar Association serves as the voice for nearly 1,000 front line prosecutors across the State who work tirelessly towards the pursuit of justice.  The events of the past few days regarding the Cook County State’s Attorney’s handling of the Jussie Smollett case is not condoned by the IPBA, nor is it representative of the honest ethical work prosecutors provide to the citizens of the State of Illinois on a daily basis.
The manner in which this case was dismissed was abnormal and unfamiliar to those who practice law in criminal courthouses across the State.  Prosecutors, defense attorneys, and judges alike do not recognize the arrangement Mr. Smollett received.  Even more problematic, the State’s Attorney and her representatives have fundamentally misled the public on the law and circumstances surrounding the dismissal. 
The public has the right to know the truth, and we set out to do that here. 
The letter then goes on to cite specific laws that may have been broken by Foxx’s conduct. To start, her recusal that wasn’t really a recusal is a big issue.
When an elected State’s Attorney recuses herself from a prosecution, Illinois law provides that the court shall appoint a special prosecutor.  See 55 ILCS 5/3-9008(a-15).  Typically, the special prosecutor is a neighboring State’s Attorney, the Attorney General, or the State Appellate Prosecutor.  Here, the State’s Attorney kept the case within her office and thus never actually recused herself as a matter of law.
The question will be whether her statement of recusal is enough to trigger the fact that she then didn’t follow state law in response. Common sense is rarely common in matters of law, but why would this law exist if it can simply be skirted by saying “well, I didn’t really recuse you guys!” when someone is caught breaking it?
It goes on to point out more possible illegality (or at least unethical behavior) by Foxx’s office in their handling of the sealing of the case, as well as the use of an emergency hearing.
Additionally, the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office falsely informed the public that the uncontested sealing of the criminal court case was “mandatory” under Illinois law.  This statement is not accurate.  To the extent the case was even eligible for an immediate seal, that action was discretionary, not mandatory, and only upon the proper filing of a petition to seal.  See 20 ILCS 2630/5.2(g)(2).  For seals not subject to Section 5.2(g)(2), the process employed in this case by the State’s Attorney effectively denied law enforcement agencies of legally required Notice (See 20 ILCS 2630/5.2(d)(4)) and the legal opportunity to object to the sealing of the file (See 20 ILCS 2630/5.2(d)(5)).  The State’s Attorney not only declined to fight the sealing of this case in court, but then provided false information to the public regarding it.
The appearance of impropriety here is compounded by the fact that this case was not on the regularly scheduled court call, the public had no reasonable notice or opportunity to view these proceedings, and the dismissal was done abruptly at what has been called an “emergency” hearing.  To date, the nature of the purported emergency has not been publicly disclosed.  The sealing of a court case immediately following a hearing where there was no reasonable notice or opportunity for the public to attend is a matter of grave public concern and undermines the very foundation of our public court system. 
Clearly, Foxx and her office lied to the public about sealing the case. She’s now trying to walk that back by claiming it was accidental but that makes no sense given their initial assertion it was mandatory. Also, because they did not give law enforcement the proper legally required notice, her office may have also broken the law in that regard. Chicago PD has the right to object to the sealing of the case and that was not provided for them in this instance.
Lastly, the Illinois Prosecutors Bar tackles the blatant lie that the deal given to Smollett is standard practice. To be frank, it’s simply not. It’s essentially unheard of and that’s backed up by this letter.
Lastly, the State’s Attorney has claimed this arrangement is “available to all defendants” and “not a new or unusual practice.”  There has even been an implication it was done in accordance with a statutory diversion program.  These statements are plainly misleading and inaccurate.  This action was highly unusual, not a statutory diversion program, and not in accordance with well accepted practices of State’s Attorney initiated diversionary programs.  The IPBA supports diversion programs, and recognizes the many benefits they provide to the community, the defendant and to the prosecuting agency.  Central to any diversion program, however, is that the defendant must accept responsibility.  To be clear here, this simply was not a deferred prosecution. 
Prosecutors must be held to the highest standard of legal ethics in the pursuit of justice.  The actions of the Cook County State’s Attorney have fallen woefully short of this expectation.  Through the repeated misleading and deceptive statements to the public on Illinois law and circumstances surrounding the Smollett dismissal, the State’s Attorney has failed in her most fundamental ethical obligations to the public.  The IPBA condemns these actions.
They close out the letter with further admonishment of the highly question behavior that went on here.
This is not going away. If I were to guess, I’d bet that Kim Foxx is regretting her decision to try to whitewash this case. I don’t know if she really thought she could get away with it or if she thought this would pass as standard politics in Chicago, but the entire country has taken notice. She’s being barraged from all sides, not by partisan sources, but by others in her profession, including some who have the power to disbar her. A day ago I would have laughed at the thought that she may be forced to resign, but it’s a real possibly now. If the Chicago PD make good on its threat to Smollett and takes him back to court over the $130,000 he cost the city, this is going to go from bad to worse for Foxx.
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Unbelievably shameless and disrespectful.

Jesse Jackson: Outrage over Jussie Smollett ‘Is Fake News’

Rev. Jesse Jackson on Friday released a statement branding the “outrage” surrounding Jussie Smollett as “fake news” and called on people still angered by allegations that the Empire actor staged a hate crime against himself to move on from the scandal.

“The outrage over the Jussie Smollett case is misplaced and out of proportion,” saidJackson. “It is being used from City Hall to the White House to deflect and distract from City Hall to the White House. It is fake news.”
“The voices that are crying out the loudest seem to have only recently found their sense of righteous indignation,” he continued.

Rand Paul blocks resolution for release of Mueller Report unless it includes communications of Obama officials

Rand Paul blocks resolution for release of Mueller Report unless it includes communications of Obama officials

Time to venture boldly through the looking-glass … Sen. Rand Paul is among the millions who think so. The Republican senator from Kentucky effectively blocked a resolution Thursday that called for the public release of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report.
Objecting to the resolution, he argued that the communications of officials in the Obama administration be released first, to include those of former CIA Director John Brennan and Former FBI Director James Comey, as relating to the beginning of the Russia probe. Others no doubt among that vile cartel would be Peter Strzok, Lisa Page, Andrew McCabe, Bruce Ohr, James Clapper, Susan Rice, and Loretta Lynch.
Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Democrat from Minnesota and 2020 presidential candidate, had asked for unanimous consent in the Senate for the resolution. The measure passed in the House in February by a 420-0 vote. She declined to amend the resolution as outlined by Paul.
This is actually the third time Senate Republicans have blocked the resolution.
“We will agree to see the Mueller report as long as the other side will agree to show us the communications that took place in deciding to promote this fake allegation against the president and whether there was misuse of their office,” said Paul on the Senate floor Thursday. “We based this investigation on a lie, we should investigate who the liars were.
“We need to know was there malfeasance, was there misuse of power, did President Obama’s administration get involved in an election to infiltrate the Trump campaign to trap them?” he said. “What we need to discover and we do not yet know: Was President Obama involved?”

Some comments from democrats other than AOC...

"Representative Maxine Waters, yet another California Democrat, told MSNBC this about Trump: “He’s been saying, ‘No collusion, no collusion, no collusion,’ over and over again for a long time now, and he’s going to try to conclude that this report is proving that there’s no collusion. . . . He does this all the time. This is not the end of anything.”
Senator Mazie Hirono (D., Hawaii) also inhabits a fact-free zone. On Monday, she told MSNBC: “So just because there was not enough evidence for a criminal charge of conspiracy does not mean that this very cozy relationship that Donald Trump has with Vladimir Putin, who, by the way, must be really happy that this came about, that this kind of cozy relationship that is not good for our country, in that it’s not transparent, will continue.”
Democratic presidential candidate Robert Francis O’Rourke, a former congressman from Texas, said Sunday, “You have a president who, in my opinion, beyond a shadow of a doubt, sought to, however ham-handedly, collude with the Russian government, a foreign power, to undermine and influence our elections.”"
excerpted from:

Collusion Clingers and Their Flat-Earth Forebears

AOC's heart is not in the Bronx it's in utopian revolution....

          ‘Her heart is not in The Bronx’: Ocasio-Cortez’s constituents turn against her         

Isabel Vincent

Amid her zeal to save the world with the Green New Deal, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has ignored residents in her own Bronx back yard.
“I thought AOC would be our savior, but that’s not the case,” complained Roxanne Delgado, a local activist who said she has tried for months to get in touch with the congresswoman for help saving an animal shelter and to clean up parks in the district.
Delgado, 40, says she has made numerous calls to Ocasio-Cortez’s offices in Washington and Queens and sent a barrage of tweets after the freshman lawmaker encouraged residents during a recent visit to a Bronx public library to hit her up on social media.
But she’s heard nothing back.
“NO email or contact on @AOC’s page except DC number which has full #voicemail and no one picks up,” Delgado tweeted on Monday.
The Post made several calls to both the Washington and Queens offices last week. The same recording at both numbers gives Ocasio-Cortez’s Web site and doesn’t allow a caller to leave a message.
The website includes a “scheduling request” form that visitors can fill out to ask for a meeting.
Another Bronx constituent told a community gathering last month that they needed Ocasio-Cortez for a sitdown with post-office officials to sort out difficulties he was having with mail delivery.
“I want AOC or a representative from AOC to be there,” Anthony Vitaliano, a former cop and Community Board 11 member, said at a Feb. 28 board meeting.
Vitaliano, 78, also wants Ocasio-Cortez to pressure Amtrak to clean up graffiti at property it owns on Tremont Avenue.
“You know, I appreciate what she’s doing, but she has to represent us,” he told the board gathering, where other elected officials — from the city and state but not AOC’s office — sent staffers.
Vitaliano told The Post: “She has to address these local issues. Her district is everywhere else in the US. Her heart is not in The Bronx.”
By contrast, he said, residents’ needs received much more attention under Rep. Joe Crowley, whom Ocasio-Cortez unseated in a surprise primary upset last year.
The longtime congressman’s Bronx district representative, Thomas Messina, regularly attended community board meetings, according to Vitaliano.
“Tommy cared about us,” Vitaliano said.
Although Ocasio-Cortez tweeted about improving mail service in The Bronx this month, Vitaliano said he was still experiencing problems and waiting for her office to arrange a meeting with post-office management.
And although a Bronx community rep for Ocasio-Cortez visited the graffiti site, nothing has happened, he said.
Meanwhile, Delgado noted the animal-shelter site was spared — thanks to help from the City Council and the mayor’s office.
Making access all the more challenging for her constituents, Ocasio-Cortez has yet to open an office in The Bronx.
A rep for her told a Bronx community-board meeting in January that the congresswoman was having difficulty finding space.

Apparently not all kids are 'off limits' in politics...disgraceful Democrats.

Ohio Democrats belittle Special Olympics kids to mock Barron Trump

Apparently not all kids are 'off limits' in politics

The political rule about kids being off-limits is very selectively applied in general, and like other political boundaries under over the last few years, is especially subject to transgression if President Trump is involved.
Take the case of the Special Olympics, for example. Education Secretary Betsy Devos has been under fire from Democrats for days over Dept. of Education cuts that would affect funding for the organization that provides athletic opportunities and competition for for children and adults with intellectual and physical disabilities.
Ostensibly the outrage is born of an abundance of compassion and caring regarding those opportunities and that mission. But for a few Ohio Democrats, it was more of an opportunity to take a shot at the President's minor son.
Thomas LaDuke at RedState highlighted this week the Facebook postings of some prominent Democrats, including from Cuyahoga County, home of Cleveland, site of the 2016 Republican National Convention where Donald Trump accepted the party nomination. It is the second most populous county in the state, with a major urban center, and with a lot of the state's powerful party members.

Those members include Former Cuyahoga County Council President C. Ellen Connally, also a former judge, who posted this on Facebook:

As Laduke notes at RedState, that incorrectly spelled reference was not the end of it. Not only were there similarly ugly replies from the Democrat politician's followers, but from fellow party members.
Another lady who ALSO identifies as a judge in Ohio had this to add to Ellen's dumb statement. Jocelyn Conwell could not wait to contribute this nugget in an already gross thread.
Here is that screenshot:

Laduke has more details here at RedState, including Conwell's credentials.
This a two-fold offense on the part of these Ohio Democrats. In the first place, attempting to mock the minor child of a politician they oppose. That is occasionally considered off-limits in politics (those occasions mostly being when Democrats are the object of attack.)
In the second place, it is demeaning to the children adults who participate in the Special Olympics. By using participation in the games as a means to denigrate the President's child, they are implicitly suggesting that there is something denigrating about being in the games.
Any parent who has a child participating in Special Olympics should be proud of their kid's achievements, just like any other achievement, and insulted by those who think the games and the organization are a punch line in a political insult.

The one way ratcheting of liberalism. Another Obama judge more concerned with his legacy then Americans

President Donald Trump exceeded his authority when he reversed bans on offshore drilling in vast parts of the Arctic Ocean and dozens of canyons in the Atlantic Ocean, a U.S. judge said in a ruling that restored the Obama-era restrictions.
U.S. District Court Judge Sharon Gleason in a decision late Friday threw out Trump’s executive order that overturned the bans that comprised a key part of Obama’s environmental legacy.
Presidents have the power under a federal law to remove certain lands from development but cannot revoke those removals, Gleason said.
“The wording of President Obama’s 2015 and 2016 withdrawals indicates that he intended them to extend indefinitely, and therefore be revocable only by an act of Congress,” said Gleason, who was nominated to the bench by Obama.
A Department of Justice spokesman, Jeremy Edwards, declined comment Saturday.
“In addition to bringing supplies of affordable energy to consumers for decades to come, developing our abundant offshore resources can provide billions in government revenue, create thousands of jobs and will also strengthen our national security,” it said in a statement.
Erik Grafe, an attorney with Earthjustice, welcomed the ruling, saying it “shows that the president cannot just trample on the Constitution to do the bidding of his cronies in the fossil fuel industry at the expense of our oceans, wildlife andclimate.”
Earthjustice represented numerous environmental groups that sued the Trump administration over the April 2017 executive order reversing the drilling bans. At issue in the case was the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act.
Acting Assistant U.S. Attorney General Jeffrey Wood said during a hearing before Gleason in November that environmental groups were misinterpreting the intent of the law written in 1953. He said it is meant to be flexible and sensible and not intended to bind one president with decisions made by another when determining offshore stewardship as needs and realities change over time.
In 2015, Obama halted exploration in coastal areas of the Beaufort and Chukchi seas and the Hanna Shoal, an important area for walrus. In late 2016, he withdrew most other potential Arctic Ocean lease areas - about 98 percent of the Arctic outer continental shelf.
The bans were intended to protect polar bears, walruses, ice seals and Alaska Native villages that depend on the animals.
In the Atlantic, Obama banned exploration in 5,937 square miles (15,377 square kilometers) of underwater canyon complexes, citing their importance for marine mammals, deep-water corals, valuable fish populations and migratory whales.