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George W. Bush whines he may not live long enough to see America recover from Trump

On November 8, 2019, in a Fox News interview with “Never Trumper” Dana Perino, former President George W. Bush, 73, lamented the chaotic political climate in the United States.

As reported by Politico‘s Caitlin Oprysko, Bush said he expected the ship to right itself although he may not live to see that day: “I’m optimistic about the future because as you mentioned democracy is self-healing. This is an unsettled period in our country, but it isn’t the first time we have had unsettled periods. I won’t be around to see my grandkids thrive and prosper, but I am convinced the world they’ll be entering into will be unique and full of all kinds of possibilities.”

Politico reporter Oprysko writes:

The former president was no doubt alluding, at least in part, to the current occupant of the White House, with whom his family has had a running feud. Bush has made no secret of his disdain for Trump’s brash rhetoric, especially after the vitriolic campaign Trump ran against his brother Jeb during the 2016 election cycle.

While he’s strayed from naming Trump specifically and mostly steered clear of politics during the Trump-era, Bush offered a scathing rebuke of Trumpism when his presidency was just months old.

In a 2017 speech, Bush bemoaned that American discourse had been “degraded by casual cruelty,” seen “nationalism distorted into nativism,” and witnessed “the return of isolationist sentiments” in recent years.

Michelle Obama’s hands on laps of George W. Bush and Barack Obama, July 16, 2016

About the pic, see my post “George W. Bush’s love-fest with Michelle ‘Big Mike’ Obama”.

Wayne Dupree, a black conservative Republican and Air Force veteran, observes:

Bush, who kept quiet for 8-long and miserable years while Barack Hussien Obama destroyed this country with his twisted, failed policies, just can’t shut up now that an anti-globalist is in the White House.

There’s nothing that will make globalist G.W. Bush go on the attack like seeing an old fashioned America First President in action. God forbid the president places the needs of his people and his country above lobbyists and defense department contractors.

The failed former president didn’t use Trump’s name during the interview but he didn’t have to. See, Americans are not as dumb as our elected officials think we are.

Bush says he believes that America will “right itself” but he may not live to see it.

And by “right itself” Bush means allowing millions of more illegals into the country, getting hosed on trade, and watching our citizens die in endless Middle East wars.

There’s nothing a globalist hates more than the middle class

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~Eowyn

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Democrat jailed for sex with underage girl, elected to Virginia State Senate

Elizabeth Tyree reports for WSET (via ABC7 WJLA) that in last Tuesday elections in Virginia, November 5, 2019, Democrat Joe Morrissey, 61, a former Virginia lawmaker who was jailed for having sex with his underage law office intern, won the state senate seat for the 16th District — parts of Richmond, Chesterfield County, Petersburg, Hopewell, Prince George County, and Dinwiddie County.

Morrissey won with nearly 64% of the votes, defeating Waylin Ross, an independent. Virginia’s Republican Party did not bother to put up a candidate.

Four years ago in 2015, Morrissey was convicted and jailed for having sex with his then 17-year-old intern receptionist. He was in his 50s at the time and a member of the Virginia House of Delegates at.

Morrissey denied wrongdoing but entered an Alford plea to a misdemeanor, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, acknowledging that prosecutors had enough evidence for a conviction.

Note: An Alford plea is a guilty plea in criminal court, whereby a defendant in a criminal case does not admit to the criminal act and asserts innocence, but admits that the evidence presented by the prosecution would be likely to persuade a judge or jury to find the defendant guilty.

Morrissey later married the girl, Myrna Warren (who’s black), his second marriage. The couple now has three children. He has fathered a total of six children by four different women, including his current wife Warren. (Washington Post)

According to The Daily Wire, in 2015 Morrissey was initially indicted on charges of possessing and distributing child pornography (he had, according to prosecutors, a nude photograph of the girl and had sent it to a friend) and the electronic solicitation of a minor.

Morrissey resigned from his House District seat after conviction but won it back in a special election and served as a delegate while he spent six months in jail for “contributing to the delinquency of a minor”. In 2016, Morrissey lost a campaign to be Richmond’s mayor.

According to Wikipedia:

As an attorney, Morrissey was cited for contempt of court ten times and was jailed or arrested five times. Records from the Virginia State Bar indicate that Morrissey received a public reprimand in March 1992, and had his law license suspended twice: once in December 1993 and then again in December 1999.

On December 21, 2001, in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Morrissey was disbarred and on April 25, 2003, his license to practice law was revoked by the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board.

Frequent episodes of unethical, contumacious, or otherwise inappropriate conduct mar Joseph D. Morrissey’s career as prosecutor and private defense attorney,” the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit noted in September 2002. The court said, “Evidence … demonstrates Morrissey’s 15-year history of contempt citations, reprimands, fines, suspensions, and even incarcerations arising from unprofessional conduct mostly involving an uncontrollable temper, inappropriate responses to stress, and dishonesty.”[8][15]

On December 16, 2011, the Supreme Court of Virginia approved a petition for his reinstatement to the bar. However, Morrissey remains ineligible to practice in the federal court….

In March 2018, the Virginia State Bar…considering his prior disciplinary and legal difficulties…ordered that Morrissey’s law license be revoked [for the second time] effective June 15, 2018…. Morrissey’s appeal of the revocation was denied by the Virginia Supreme Court on July 18, 2019.

In April 2018, Morrissey launched a bid for the State Senate, and won the Democratic primary in June.

On November 5, 2019, despite his history of criminal conviction and disbarrment, by a majority of nearly 64%, Virginia voters in the 16th District elected Joe Morrissey to represent them in the State Senate.

Ashe Schow of The Daily Wire, observes:

How bad is the Virginia GOP? So bad they didn’t even put up a candidate to run against a Democrat lawmaker who previously had been jailed for a sex scandal involving a teenage employee….

Virginia Republicans were trounced Tuesday night, losing control of the state legislature for the first time in decades. In many races across the state, Republicans didn’t even put up a candidate. That’s despite a state Democratic party grabbling with racism and sexual assault scandals. Gov. Ralph Northam’s medical school yearbook photo was revealed earlier this year, showing him either in blackface or wearing a KKK robe at a costume party. Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax has been accused by two women of sexual assault…. Attorney General Mark Herring also admitted to wearing blackface while in college.

See also “Elections have consequences: ‘Blue’ Virginia goes whole hog for gun control

~Eowyn

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Elections have consequences: ‘Blue’ Virginia goes whole hog for gun control

Last May, after a mass shooting that left 13 people dead at a Virginia Beach municipal building by a city engineer armed with two .45-caliber handguns, Virginia’s Democrat governor Ralph Northam asked state lawmakers to hold a special session to discuss gun control. The Republican-controlled legislature met for just 90 minutes, and left without voting on any gun-control proposals.

Virginia was considered a “swing” state in presidential elections. On Tuesday, November 6, 2019, the state became a solid “blue”. With Democrats already holding the state’s three highest offices (governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general), after two years of Republican control in the state House and Senate by single-seat majorities, the voters of Virginia saw fit to give Democrats full control of the state government for the first time since 1994. Democrats won at least 21 of 40 seats in the state Senate and 51 seats in the 100-member House of Delegates.

Virginia’s pro-abort Gov. Ralph Northam (D), 60, a pediatric neurologist by occupation and a former U.S. Army medical officer, wasted no time in pushing his gun control agenda.

As reported by Justine Wise for The Hill, in a statement Tuesday night, Northam crowed that the “ground has shifted in Virginia government. Since I took office two years ago, we have made historic progress as a Commonwealth. Tonight, Virginians made it clear they want us to continue building on that progress.” He claimed that the results signaled that voters wanted state lawmakers to take action on issues such as gun safety and climate change.

Early the next morningt on CNN’s “New Day“, Northam said he planned to reintroduce a package of gun control laws during the next legislative session: “Things like universal background checks. Getting rid of bump stocks, high volume magazines, ‘red flag’ laws. These are commonsense pieces of legislation. I will introduce those again in January. And I’m convinced, with the majority now in the House and the Senate, they’ll become law and because of that Virginia will be safer.”

In fact, gun control was a major theme for Democrats running in Tuesday’s elections, who had a commitment from Everytown for Gun Safety, the group funded by former New York City Mayor (((Michael Bloomberg))), to spend $2.5 million on Democratic candidates. The four Virginia prosecutors who won on Tuesday were also funded by another billionaire leftist, George Soros.

Everytown for Gun Safety’s president, (((John Feinblatt))), said in a statement that the Democrats’ victories would “resonate around the country, and should terrify elected officials up and down the ballot who have stood in the way of gun safety.” Referring to Bloomberg, the National Rifle Association said the election results meant Virginians would now experience life under a “distant tycoon’s thumb.”

~Eowyn

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The Trump Effect: America’s 50 safest cities

Yesterday, I did a post on the good news, ignored by the MSM, that in 2018, the United States had nearly the lowest violent crime rate in more than three decades, as far back as many Americans can remember, of 369 violent crimes reported for every 100,000 Americans.

Violent crimes rate is a population-adjusted measure of incidents of rape, robbery, homicide, and aggravated assault

A message for millennials: John Roman, a senior fellow with social research institution NORC at the University of Chicago, said: “If you are under the age of 40, you’ve never been safer than you are today.”

Using data from the FBI, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed violent crimes rates to identify America’s 50 safest cities. Only the 294 midsize and large cities tracked by the FBI with populations of at least 100,000 were considered.

Below are America’s 50 safest cities:

50. Boca Raton, Florida

  • 2018 violent crime rate: 204.7 per 100,000 people
  • 2018 homicides: 2
  • Poverty rate: 8.4%
  • 2018 unemployment rate: 3.1%

49. College Station, Texas

  • 2018 violent crime rate: 203.3 per 100,000 people
  • 2018 homicides: 1
  • Poverty rate: 31.8%
  • 2018 unemployment rate: 2.9%

48. Clovis, California

  • 2018 violent crime rate: 197.7 per 100,000 people
  • 2018 homicides: 1
  • Poverty rate: 12.7%
  • 2018 unemployment rate: 3.9%

47. Rochester, Minnesota

  • 2018 violent crime rate: 194.0 per 100,000 people
  • 2018 homicides: 5
  • Poverty rate: 10.4%
  • 2018 unemployment rate: 2.2%

46. Henderson, Nevada

  • 2018 violent crime rate: 188.3 per 100,000 people
  • 2018 homicides: 15
  • Poverty rate: 9.1%
  • 2018 unemployment rate: 4.4%

45. Torrance, California

  • 2018 violent crime rate: 181.7 per 100,000 people
  • 2018 homicides: 2
  • Poverty rate: 7.2%
  • 2018 unemployment rate: 3.8%

44. Pembroke Pines, Florida

  • 2018 violent crime rate: 181.4 per 100,000 people
  • 2018 homicides: 1
  • Poverty rate: 8.4%
  • 2018 unemployment rate: 3.1%

43. Centennial, Colorado

  • 2018 violent crime rate: 180.9 per 100,000 people
  • 2018 homicides: 2
  • Poverty rate: 4.3%
  • 2018 unemployment rate: 2.8%

42. Sterling Heights, Michigan

  • 2018 violent crime rate: 180.4 per 100,000 people
  • 2018 homicides: 2
  • Poverty rate: 12.0%
  • 2018 unemployment rate: 3.8%

41. Provo, Utah

  • 2018 violent crime rate: 175.4 per 100,000 people
  • 2018 homicides: 2
  • Poverty rate: 25.4%
  • 2018 unemployment rate: 2.7%

40. Simi Valley, California

  • 2018 violent crime rate: 168.2 per 100,000 people
  • 2018 homicides: 0
  • Poverty rate: 6.2%
  • 2018 unemployment rate: 3.1%

39. Scottsdale, Arizona

  • 2018 violent crime rate: 165.5 per 100,000 people
  • 2018 homicides: 7
  • Poverty rate: 8.9%
  • 2018 unemployment rate: 3.5%

38. Stamford, Connecticut

  • 2018 violent crime rate: 165.1 per 100,000 people
  • 2018 homicides: 3
  • Poverty rate: 9.3%
  • 2018 unemployment rate: 3.7%

37. Sunnyvale, California

  • 2018 violent crime rate: 163.8 per 100,000 people
  • 2018 homicides: 1
  • Poverty rate: 6.6%
  • 2018 unemployment rate: 2.2%

36. Rancho Cucamonga, California

  • 2018 violent crime rate: 161.9 per 100,000 people
  • 2018 homicides: 1
  • Poverty rate: 8.4%
  • 2018 unemployment rate: 3.1%

35. Santa Clara, California

  • 2018 violent crime rate: 161.6 per 100,000 people
  • 2018 homicides: 1
  • Poverty rate: 7.7%
  • 2018 unemployment rate: 2.4%

34. Alexandria, Virginia

  • 2018 violent crime rate: 159.9 per 100,000 people
  • 2018 homicides: 4
  • Poverty rate: 10.5%
  • 2018 unemployment rate: 2.2%

33. Meridian, Idaho

  • 2018 violent crime rate: 159.0 per 100,000 people
  • 2018 homicides: 2
  • Poverty rate: 9.8%
  • 2018 unemployment rate: 2.5%

32. Coral Springs, Florida

  • 2018 violent crime rate: 155.2 per 100,000 people
  • 2018 homicides: 1
  • Poverty rate: 10.0%
  • 2018 unemployment rate: 3.3%

31. Corona, California

  • 2018 violent crime rate: 154.7 per 100,000 people
  • 2018 homicides: 6
  • Poverty rate: 11.6%
  • 2018 unemployment rate: 3.3%

30. McKinney, Texas

  • 2018 violent crime rate: 151.9 per 100,000 people
  • 2018 homicides: 0
  • Poverty rate: 7.0%
  • 2018 unemployment rate: 3.5%

29. Broken Arrow, Oklahoma

  • 2018 violent crime rate: 142.3 per 100,000 people
  • 2018 homicides: 3
  • Poverty rate: 7.6%
  • 2018 unemployment rate: 3.0%

28. Cape Coral, Florida

  • 2018 violent crime rate: 142.1 per 100,000 people
  • 2018 homicides: 3
  • Poverty rate: 12.7%
  • 2018 unemployment rate: 3.4%

27. Plano, Texas

  • 2018 violent crime rate: 138.7 per 100,000 people
  • 2018 homicides: 5
  • Poverty rate: 7.0%
  • 2018 unemployment rate: 3.3%

26. Carrollton, Texas

  • 2018 violent crime rate: 138.2 per 100,000 people
  • 2018 homicides: 5
  • Poverty rate: 10.1%
  • 2018 unemployment rate: 3.2%

25. Santa Clarita, California

  • 2018 violent crime rate: 134.8 per 100,000 people
  • 2018 homicides: 4
  • Poverty rate: 8.8%
  • 2018 unemployment rate: 4.3%

24. Bellevue, Washington

  • 2018 violent crime rate: 132.1 per 100,000 people
  • 2018 homicides: 0
  • Poverty rate: 7.4%
  • 2018 unemployment rate: 3.2%

23. Lakewood Township, New Jersey

  • 2018 violent crime rate: 125.3 per 100,000 people
  • 2018 homicides: 0
  • Poverty rate: N/A
  • 2018 unemployment rate: N/A

22. Round Rock, Texas

  • 2018 violent crime rate: 120.9 per 100,000 people
  • 2018 homicides: 1
  • Poverty rate: 8.2%
  • 2018 unemployment rate: 2.9%

21. Surprise, Arizona

  • 2018 violent crime rate: 120.8 per 100,000 people
  • 2018 homicides: 7
  • Poverty rate: 9.1%
  • 2018 unemployment rate: 4.7%

20. Amherst Town, New York

  • 2018 violent crime rate: 119.5 per 100,000 people
  • 2018 homicides: 0
  • Poverty rate: N/A
  • 2018 unemployment rate: N/A

19. Temecula, California

  • 2018 violent crime rate: 119.4 per 100,000 people
  • 2018 homicides: 0
  • Poverty rate: 6.8%
  • 2018 unemployment rate: 3.5%

18. Edison Township, New Jersey

  • 2018 violent crime rate: 118.4 per 100,000 people
  • 2018 homicides: 2
  • Poverty rate: N/A
  • 2018 unemployment rate: N/A

17. Sandy Springs, Georgia

  • 2018 violent crime rate: 117.8 per 100,000 people
  • 2018 homicides: 2
  • Poverty rate: 11.2%
  • 2018 unemployment rate: 3.1%

16. Virginia Beach, Virginia

  • 2018 violent crime rate: 117.1 per 100,000 people
  • 2018 homicides: 7
  • Poverty rate: 8.0%
  • 2018 unemployment rate: 2.9%

15. Orange, California

  • 2018 violent crime rate: 113.4 per 100,000 people
  • 2018 homicides: 3
  • Poverty rate: 12.5%
  • 2018 unemployment rate: 2.9%

14. Richardson, Texas

  • 2018 violent crime rate: 113.0 per 100,000 people
  • 2018 homicides: 2
  • Poverty rate: 10.2%
  • 2018 unemployment rate: 3.2%

13. Port St. Lucie, Florida

  • 2018 violent crime rate: 112.9 per 100,000 people
  • 2018 homicides: 2
  • Poverty rate: 12.1%
  • 2018 unemployment rate: 3.8%

12. Woodbridge Township, New Jersey

  • 2018 violent crime rate: 112.0 per 100,000 people
  • 2018 homicides: 0
  • Poverty rate: N/A
  • 2018 unemployment rate: N/A

11. Allen, Texas

  • 2018 violent crime rate: 107.6 per 100,000 people
  • 2018 homicides: 0
  • Poverty rate: 5.1%
  • 2018 unemployment rate: 3.2%

10. League City, Texas

  • 2018 violent crime rate: 100.7 per 100,000 people
  • 2018 homicides: 1
  • Poverty rate: 6.2%
  • 2018 unemployment rate: 3.6%

9. Glendale, California

  • 2018 violent crime rate: 98.7 per 100,000 people
  • 2018 homicides: 1
  • Poverty rate: 15.6%
  • 2018 unemployment rate: 4.4%

8. Thousand Oaks, California

  • 2018 violent crime rate: 97.4 per 100,000 people
  • 2018 homicides: 14
  • Poverty rate: 5.7%
  • 2018 unemployment rate: 3.0%

7. Pearland, Texas

  • 2018 violent crime rate: 95.0 per 100,000 people
  • 2018 homicides: 2
  • Poverty rate: 3.8%
  • 2018 unemployment rate: 3.4%

6. Gilbert, Arizona

  • 2018 violent crime rate: 94.6 per 100,000 people
  • 2018 homicides: 2
  • Poverty rate: 5.9%
  • 2018 unemployment rate: 3.5%

5. Frisco, Texas

  • 2018 violent crime rate: 86.8 per 100,000 people
  • 2018 homicides: 2
  • Poverty rate: 3.9%
  • 2018 unemployment rate: 3.1%

4. McAllen, Texas

  • 2018 violent crime rate: 84.5 per 100,000 people
  • 2018 homicides: 0
  • Poverty rate: 25.2%
  • 2018 unemployment rate: 4.7%

3. Murrieta, California

  • 2018 violent crime rate: 80.2 per 100,000 people
  • 2018 homicides: 2
  • Poverty rate: 8.9%
  • 2018 unemployment rate: 3.5%

2. Naperville, Illinois

  • 2018 violent crime rate: 68.7 per 100,000 people
  • 2018 homicides: 0
  • Poverty rate: 4.4%
  • 2018 unemployment rate: 3.0%

1. Irvine, California

  • 2018 violent crime rate: 55.5 per 100,000 people
  • 2018 homicides: 0
  • Poverty rate: 13.2%
  • 2018 unemployment rate: 2.8%

On May 22, 2019, the New York Times published an op/ed admitting that Democrat-run cities are unlivable. Indeed, the governments of the failed cities of Los Angeles and San Francisco are both run by all Democrats. (See my post on this here.)

Although elections of mayor and city councils are non-partisan, I thought it might be interesting to find out the political parties of the mayors and city council members of America’s top 5 safest cities. Their party ID information was very difficult to find. In some cases, I could find none.

(1) Irvine, California

Irvine is a city of more than 212,000 residents in Orange County, southern California, part of the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area. The City Council is comprised of the Mayor and four City Council members who are elected at large by registered voters of the City:

(2) Naperville, Illinois

Naperville is a city of more than 141,000 people 28 miles west of Chicago in DuPage and Will counties, Illinois. The state’s 5th largest city, Naperville is the wealthiest city in the Midwest and the 11th wealthiest in the U.S.

Naperville has a council-manager local government. The City Council is comprised of the mayor and eight Councilmembers elected at large:

(3) Murrieta, California

Murrieta is a city of more than 103,000 people in Riverside County, in the center of the Los Angeles-San Diego mega-region in southern California.

Murrieta is represented by Republicans in the California State Senate and Assembly, as well as in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Murrieta has a council-manager type of local government:

(4) McAllen, Texas

McAllen is a city of more than 142,000 people in Hidalgo County in the Rio Grande Valley in the southern tip of Texas, about 70 miles west of the Gulf of Mexico.

McAllen is represented by all Democrats in the Texas State Senate and State House of Representatives.

McAllen has a council-manager type of government. Its City Commission is comprised of:

Note: There is no information on McAllen city government’s website on the members of its City Commission, other than their names and email addresses. No biographies. Nothing. News articles say voter turnout in McAllen is abysmal.

(5) Frisco, Texas

Frisco is a city of more than 116,000 in in the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area in Collin and Denton counties, Texas, about 25 miles from the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.

Frisco has a council-manager type of government. Its City Council is comprised of:

~Eowyn

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Another day, another example of progressives’ double standards…

This past Sunday, President Trump attended a Washington National’s World Series baseball game. He was booed and greeted with the “lock him up” chant. Did it faze him? Not from the videos I’ve seen.

He was in the heart of the swamp so that was to be expected.

But not too long ago the left claimed the “lock her up” chant wasn’t appropriate. Remember? See the following examples:

“Christiane Amanpour: ‘Lock Her Up’ Is ‘Hate Speech’ The FBI Should ‘Shut Down’
“Scarborough: ‘Lock Her Up’ Chants Evidence of an ‘Ethnic Cleansing of People Who Do Not Support Our Sides’
The Disturbing Evolution Of ‘Lock Her Up
“For Trump and his supporters, due process gives way to ‘Lock her up!

How the tide turns and winds of change blow when OrangeManBad.

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Jessica Taylor, Alabama congressional candidate, triggers liberals

Well, of course she does. Jessica is a pretty, conservative woman from Alabama. She’s pro-Second Amendment, pro-life and wants to protect our border. She’s everything the left hate.

Last week Jessica put out a campaign video (above) that triggered liberals. She threw a basketball behind her head and sunk a shot. Liberals claimed she didn’t make the shot herself. Jessica posted proof. Check it out:

You go girl!

Read about her district race here.

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California Congresswoman Katie Hill had sex with female and male staffers in violation of House Resolution 6

On January 9, 2019, the U.S. House of Representatives adopted House Resolution 6 on the rules governing the 116th House. Among other rules, H. Res. 6 specifically bans sexual relationships between House members — Congressman and Congresswomen — and their staff.

Katherine Lauren “Katie” Hill, 32, is a freshman, openly bisexual (but married to a man named Kenny Heslep) Congresswoman (D-California) who defeated incumbent Republican Steve Knight in the 2018 mid-term elections.

Note: Most of the $6.3 million raised by Katie Hill came from the online Democratic fundraising platform ActBlue, which has funds from donors such as one of Soros’s sons, Jonathan. Hill has received $25,633 from J Street and $5.1 million from former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Independence USA PAC. Katie Hill’s Republican opponent, Steve Knight, raised $1.3 million, none of which came from the major Jewish or pro-Israel donors. (Source: the algemeiner)

Before she was elected to Congress, Hill was executive director of People Assisting the Homeless (PATH), a statewide “non-profit” organization working to end homelessness throughout California. Since homelessness is getting only worse in California, but Hill nevertheless was rewarded with a “promotion” to Congress, she is a perfect example of the Peter Principle.

In office for less than ten months, since January 3, 2019, Hill has already made a stinky name for herself by violating H. Res. 6, engaging in threesome and lesbian sex with her staffers.

Hill is denying the sexual allegations. The only problem is the inconvenient fact that RedState has photographs and text messages showing Hill involved in a long-term sexual relationship with a younger, female campaign staffer, as well as an adulterous relationship with a male staffer. The woman, 22, whose name is not being released, was hired by Hill in late 2017 and quickly became involved in a “throuple” relationship with Hill and her now-estranged husband who is seeking a divorce.

Reporting for RedState, Jennifer Van Laar presents the following evidence of Rep. Hill’s illicit sexual involvement with two of her staffers:

(1) Intimate photos of Hill and the lesbian staffer, such as the photo below, taken in Alaska. The trio took multiple vacations together, including to Alaska.

(2) Even more “intimate” photographs of Hill and the female staffer, which RedState has in possession but chooses not to publish.

(3) Text messages between Hill and the female staffer. A source “close to the staffer” told RedState the throuple agreed to continue their committed relationship when Hill moved to Washington, D.C. in January 2019, but that Heslep and the staffer quickly noticed a difference in Hill’s demeanor. By late May, Hill broke off her relationships with both Heslep and the staffer, claiming she wants “to be entirely focused on this work that…is so important,” and that she just wants “to be alone” and “accountable” to no one else.

In text messages to Hill (see the message below), the staffer was distraught and trying to figure out how to move on with her life.

(4) RedState also has text messages of Hill being involved in a year-long sexual relationship with Graham Kelly, Hill’s former finance director who is now her legislative director. On his now-deleted Facebook account, Hill’s cuckolded husband, Heslep, posted a screenshot of a text message between himself and a friend of the couple in which the friend admits that he knows about the Hill/Kelly affair. Heslep asked the friend:

I’m just going to ask you this plainly bc I respect you. Did you know about Graham and Katie?

The reply:

I do know, yes, but I didn’t know until recently.

Heslep promptly filed for divorce after he found out about the affair between Hill and Kelly. So a threesome of two-women-one-man is okay, but his wife being sexually involved with another man is not okay. Katie Hill and Kenny Heslep are both skanks.

In June 2018, just a year before Heslep filed for divorce, Katie Hill had called Heslep “the love of my life” on Instagram. (Heavy.com)

But what is at issue isn’t “just” Hill’s violation of H. Res 6, there is also the matter of national security. As RedState‘s Van Laar points out:

In addition to the legal and ethical issues raised by allegations of a congresswoman having not one, but two extramarital affairs with people on her staff, concurrently, there are issues of national security. Hill serves on two influential committees in that regard: Oversight and Reform and Armed Services. She has access to extremely sensitive national security information. If people who don’t have our nation’s best interests at heart had access to the photographs, text messages, and other information provided to RedState, Rep. Hill would be an easy blackmail target.

Matthew Boyle of Breitbart highlights the Katie Hill scandal being of potential benefit to Trump and the GOP:

Hill represents California’s 25th congressional district, a true battleground district that Republicans lost to her in the 2018 midterm. Its Cook Partisan Voting Index (PVI), published by the Cook Political Report, which rates how solidly Republican or Democrat each congressional district is nationwide, rates the district as EVEN–meaning it could break towards a Republican or a Democrat at any time. If Hill ends up in serious political trouble as a result of this story, it could be a boon for Republicans given the fact that this district is not one of the 31 districts currently represented by a Democrat in which Trump defeated Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton in his 2016 victory. Of those 31, 13 of them are districts that Trump won by six percent or more–and Republicans only need to take back a net 19 seats to retake the House majority. Losing districts outside of that core 31, as Hill’s battleground in the 25th is for Democrats, would endanger Democrat chances of holding the majority even more than they already are.

On October 23, 2019, the Demonrat-dominant House Ethics Committee announced it would conduct an investigation into the allegations against Hill.

Update:

Yesterday, October 27, 2019, the disgraced and disgusting Katie Hill resigned from the House of Representatives. In a statement, she moaned she was resigning “with a broken heart” and that it was “the hardest thing I have ever had to do.” (LifeZette)

~Eowyn

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Nancy Pelosi’s Constitutional Process Crimes

Cross-posted from www.trevorloudon.com

“It’s a pun!” the King added in an offended tone, and everybody laughed, “Let the jury consider their verdict,” the King said, for about the twentieth time that day.

“No, no!” said the Queen. “Sentence first — verdict afterwards.”

“Stuff and nonsense!” said Alice loudly. “The idea of having the sentence first!”

“Hold your tongue!” said the Queen, turning purple.

“I won’t!” said Alice.

“Off with her head!” the Queen shouted at the top of her voice. Nobody moved.

“Who cares for you?” said Alice, (she had grown to her full size by this time.) “You’re nothing but a pack of cards!”

– Alice in Wonderland (Lewis Carroll); Chapter XII, Alice’s Evidence

We need not recount here the myriad ways that Nancy Pelosi’s so-called “impeachment investigation” is a Constitutional travesty –  perusal of the non-“mainstream” media and White House Counsel Pat Cippolone’s  letter to the House more than suffice.

The “impeachment investigation” is structured as a Congressional hit-squad, not a bona fide inquiry; it makes even Stalin’s show trials look legitimate in comparison, for at least those were held in public – something the Lavrentiy Beria-resembling Adam Schiff dares not do.

During the Mueller circus we witnessed various folks being charged with “process crimes” totally unrelated to “Russian collusion” – apparently driven by Andrew Weissmann’s attempts to squeeze (false) implicating testimony (against Trump) from the targets, or his retribution if they didn’t succumb to said attempts.

It can be argued that the lack of due process, lack of fealty to procedural precedent, and overall lack integrity, means that by design this “impeachment inquiry” is itself  a series of “process crimes” against our Constitution, committed by those who have designed it, and those who are executing it.

Further, those who are “in the know” about what’s going on, and are in a position to do something about it, or at least to blow the whistle about it, are accomplices to these “process crimes.”

After all, if the Democrats were genuine in their professed belief that impeachable offenses were committed by President Trump – yet also remained loyal to the letter and spirit of our history and our Constitution – they would be sensitive to the serious portends of even commencing such an effort.

So if this was a legitimate effort the Democrats would have made sure that the design of, and conduct of the process would be unimpeachable.

This they have not done. Quite the opposite.  This “investigation” demonstrates not only the Democrats’ duplicity, but also their desperation.

For you see, extremely serious crimes were committed against the Trump campaign; so now the Democrats and Deep State have placed themselves into a position of (as they see it) having to cover up “by any means necessary.”

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Democrats are now the party of the super-rich; Republicans, party of workers

A new study by the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) confirms what some of us already know about the partisan nature of the class-division manifested in the 2016 election:

The Democratic Party is now the party of the very rich, whereas the Republican Party of Donald Trump has become the party of working Americans.

The Wall Street Journal article on this, “Democrats and Republicans Aren’t Just Divided. They Live in Different Worlds,” by Aaron Zitner and Dante Chinni, is behind a paywall. The article’s summary:

America’s political polarization is almost complete. Its two main political parties increasingly represent two different economies. And they barely overlap.

Democrats can be found in educated cities and suburbs where professional jobs are plentiful. Republicans live in working-class and rural communities, home to agriculture and basic manufacturing.

The WSJ uses the following indicators as measurements of socio-economic class:

  1. Real GDP (the value of goods and services produced) of a congressional district.
  2. Median household income of a congressional district.
  3. Type of employment.
  4. Education

By those measures, it is clear that in just ten years, from 2008 to 2018, Democratic voters have become not just the rich, but the super-rich, whereas Republican voters are overwhelmingly middle-class and the working poor.

Contrary to the media’s malicious stereotype, even in 2008, the GOP was not the party of the super-rich: The party won no congressional districts with GDPs of more than $62 billion. In contrast, the Democratic Party was already trending toward being a party of the super-rich, having won congressional districts with GDPs of $70 billion to $90 billion or more.

Democrats, the Party of the Rich

In 2008, the Democratic Party was already trending to being a party of the rich. Ten years later, the transformation was complete:

  1. Whereas in 2008, the Democrat Party pulled most of their votes from congressional districts with some of the lowest GDP, by 2018, Democrats now largely represent voters who live in districts with the highest GDP, including GDP of $90 billion or more.
  2. Whereas in 2008, the median household income of Democrat congressional districts was about $52,000, by 2017, that median household income had jumped 17% to about $62,000. That of Republican voters, however, barely changed.
  3. Type of employment:
    1. Democrats represent districts with the biggest clusters of high-paying professional jobs, including the hi-tech hubs around Silicon Valley and Boston:
      • Between 2008 and 2018, Democrats increased their already majority share of jobs in finance and insurance from 61% to 64.3%.
      • Between 2008 and 2018, Democrats increased their already majority share of jobs in digital and professional industries from 63.7% to 71.1%. Nearly three-quarters of digital and professional jobs are now in Democratic districts.
    2. Between 2008 and 2018, Democrats decreased their representation in congressional districts with lower-paying agricultural and mining jobs, from 46.1% to 39.5%, and of low-skill manufacturing jobs from a majority of 53.8% to 43.6%.
  4. Education: Between 2008 and 2017, Democrats increased their share of adults with college degrees from about 27% to about 34.5%.

(B) Republicans, the Party of the Middle Class and Working Poor

Already, in 2008, the GOP was not favored by the super-rich. Ten years later, by 2018, the GOP’s transformation into a party of America’s middle-class and working poor was complete.

  1. Whereas in 2008, the GOP had a modicum of support in congressional districts with GDPs of $60-68 billion, by 2018, the GOP had lost all congressional districts with GDPs above $62 billion. Instead, the vast majority of GOP’s congressional districts had lower GDPs of $22-40 billion.
  2. In 2008, the median household income of Republican congressional districts was about $51,000. After ten years, by 2018, Republican media household income had barely increased, to about $53,000.
  3. Type of employment:
    1. Between 2008 and 2018, Republicans decreased their already minority shares of high-paying jobs in finance and insurance from 39% to 35.7%, and of jobs in digital and professional industries from 36.3% to 28.9%.
    2. In contrast, between 2008 and 2018, the GOP of Donald Trump became the party of honest workers in lower-paying jobs, increasing their share of jobs in agriculture and mining from 53.9% to 60.5%, and in basic manufacturing from 46.2% to 56.4%.
  4. Education: Between 2008 and 2017, Republicans barely increased their share of adults with college degrees from about 25% to 27%.

The WSJ concludes, quoting Roger Johnson, president of the National Farmers Union:

“When folks have less in common with one another, it’s hard to expect that they’re going to see the problem the same way, let alone recognize that a problem exists.”

John Binder of Breitbart explains the connection between the Democratic Party and globalism, and of the geographical coast-vs.-inland divide in the 2016 election:

Democrats represent the overwhelming majority of professional, high-paying industries that are not threatened by free trade and foreign imports — including workers in the financial, insurance, and tech industries.

Oppositely, Republicans increasingly represent workers in the agriculture industry, the mining industry, and low-skilled manufacturing industry — sectors that have been readily gutted because of global free trade and dumping of foreign imports in the American economy.

The Democrats’ voter base of the wealthiest billionaires in the country or professional white-collar employees who work in fields unthreatened by free trade can explain the party’s shift toward a globalist free trade agenda that seeks multilateral trade negotiations and the elimination of all tariffs.

The vast majority of 2020 Democrats running for president have said they would lift the job-creating tariffs that President Donald Trump has placed on foreign steel and aluminum imports.

Meanwhile, Republican voters — the majority of whose jobs are threatened by free trade, as the research notes — have become the most supportive demographic group of tariffs on foreign imports and an economic nationalist agenda that reduces foreign competition in the labor market and American economy.

Of course, regionally, the Democrat base consists nearly exclusively of top income earners and rich executives who live in metropolitan areas and major cities along the coasts.

In the 2016 election, failed Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton won the vast majority of high-income coastal congressional districts in the West Coast and the Northeast.

Trump, who decisively won the election, took home electoral college votes from the heartland of the U.S., winning states like Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Ohio, and West Virginia, the very communities that had been devastated by the Washington, DC, free trade apparatus of the last three decades.

~Eowyn

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Only one person showed up for RINO Mark Sanford’s presidential candidacy announcement

Mark Sanford, 59, a Republican, is the former governor of South Carolina (2003-2011) and a former member of the U.S. House of Representatives (1995-2001).

Sanford is infamous for disappearing for six days in 2009, from June 18 to June 24. No one knew where he was — not his family (including his wife), or his staff, or South Carolina’s law enforcement. He did not answer 15 cell phone calls from his chief of staff; he also failed to call his family on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 21.

Before he disappeared, Sanford told his staff that he would be hiking on the Appalachian Trail. It turned out he actually was in Argentina.

On June 24, reporter Gina Smith of The State, the daily newspaper of Columbia, South Carolina, intercepted Sanford when he arrived at Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport on a flight from Argentina. Having been discovered, Sanford held a news conference several hours later in which he admitted to adultery with María Belén Chapur, a 43-year-old divorced mother of two in Buenos Aires whom Sanford called his “soul mate”.

Sanford’s wife, Jenny, filed for divorce, which was finalized in March 2010.

Although Mark Sanford resigned as Chairman of the Republican Governors Association, he refused to resign his governorship of South Carolina. Sanford eventually reimbursed taxpayers for expenses he had incurred one year earlier with his mistress in Argentina, only after a Freedom of Information Act request was filed. On August 9, 2009, the AP reported that Sanford may have violated state law by other inappropriate use of state planes, including using a state plane to get a haircut. In January 2010, by a vote of 102–11, the South Carolina House of Representatives passed a resolution to censure Sanford.

Following completion of his service as governor in January 2011, Sanford was hired as a paid political contributor for Fox News Channel. In August 2012, he became engaged to his former mistress Chapur, but the engagement was broken off two years later in September 2014.

Yesterday morning, standing next to a tiny wooden lecturn in the People’s Plaza in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Sanford held a news conference to formally announce he would challenge President Donald Trump in the 2020 Republican primary.

As reported by Anna Orso for the Philadelphia Inquirer — who was the only reporter present — only one person who was not a reporter or a news photographer or Sanford’s aide, showed up for the announcement.

That person was Bill Quinn, a 63-year-old retired lawyer from Philadelphia and the father of one of Sanford’s former University of Chicago students. Quinn is a Democrat. He said that while he supports Sanford’s bid and believes what he’s doing is important, he has no plans to switch party registrations and vote in the GOP primary.

In contrast, 54,000, including 30,000 outside the American Airlines Center where the rally was held, showed up for the Trump rally in Dallas, Texas, yesterday. Among them were Democrats (21.4%) and Latinos (11%). (Source).

The National Journal and GovTrack rated Mark Sanford as “moderate” and a “centrist Republican”. (Source: Ballotpedia)

~Eowyn

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