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Kittitas deputy killed by illegal alien in sanctuary Washington state

The deputy is permanently separated from his wife, three children and family and friends.

Washington state governor Jay Inslee made Washington state a sanctuary haven for illegal aliens in 2017.

As reported by MyNorthwest.com: A deputy with the Kittitas County Sheriff’s Office was killed in the line of duty Tuesday evening in the City of Kittitas. Immigration and Customs Enforcement confirmed Thursday that the suspect — Juan Manual Flores Del Toro — was in the U.S. illegally, and had entered the country through a port of entry in Laredo, Texas.

Deputies were called to a report of a road rage incident in the Badger Pocket area of Kittitas County. Deputies tried to stop the vehicle involved at about 7:45 p.m., but the driver failed to stop. Deputies chased the suspect into the City of Kittitas.

Investigators said when the vehicle stopped, the suspect got out and exchanged gunfire with a Kittitas County sheriff’s deputy and a Kittitas police officer.

The deputy was shot and died from injuries at Kittitas Valley Hospital. Deputy Ryan Thompson was 42. Thompson was born and raised in Walla Walla and was a reserve deputy who worked in corrections and with the sheriff’s office close to 15 years.

The Kittitas officer was also shot and was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center, where he was in satisfactory condition as of Wednesday morning. Officer Benito Chavez, 22, was sworn into office in July. He is married and his wife is expecting their first child. The police force in the small town consists of three officers.

Chavez was undergoing surgery for a shattered femur Wednesday, authorities said at a Wednesday morning news conference.

The suspect was also shot and was taken to Kittitas Valley Hospital. Ellensburg police told KIRO 7 the suspect later died.

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We have a winner!

. . . of FOTM’s 195th Caption Contest!

So many clever captions!

The writers of FOTM voted for what each considered to be the best (#1) and second-best (#2) captions. Each #1 vote is worth 4 points; a #2 vote is worth 2 points.

And the winner of the 195th FOTM Caption Contest, with three #1 votes, totaling 12 points, is . . .

SmKay!

Here’s the winning caption:

Another reason to buy Made in the USA: You don’t know what critters are hiding in an imported mattress!

Paladin is in 2nd place, with two #1 votes, totaling 8 points. Here’s the caption:

Attention Mike Lindell!-Attention Mike Lindell!

Charles H Slate is in 3rd place, with one #1 vote and one #2 vote, totaling 6 points. Here is his caption:

Now that’s a bed bug!

Alma and Jackie Puppet are in 4th place, each with 4 points. Here are their captions:

Alma (with one #1 vote): “Je, mimi kufanya hivyo kwa mexico? 🥺 ‘Did I make it to Mexico?’ in Swahili.”

Jackie Puppet (with two #2 votes): “Black Lives Mattress!!”

chemtrailssuck, tomad thomas, wandafish and Yahoo are in 5th place, each with one #2 vote and 2 points. Here are their respective captions:

chemtrailssuck: “At least THIS illegal came with his OWN mattress.”

tomad thomas: “Sleep ON it!”

wandafish: “A stowaway bed!”

Yahoo: “The lazy man’s way to Make a Run for the Border.”

WELL DONE, EVERYONE!

Congratulations, SmKay!

Here’s your super-duper Award of Excellence, all ready for framing!

For all the other caption submissions, go here.

Be here later today for our next, very exciting Caption Contest!

~Eowyn

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Animals: MS-13 members stab 16-year-old 100 times for wanting out

Supposedly calling people “animals” is not a good thing. In this case, “animals” is too kind of a word.

From NY Post: Five MS-13 members stabbed a 16-year-old fellow gangbanger 100 times because he wanted out of his crew — and then drove his corpse to Virginia, where they torched it, the victim’s mother said.

Maryland cops identified the victim, Jacson Pineda-Chicas, after releasing a photo of a tattoo on his left arm, Fox News reported.

The teen’s mom told NBC4 in Washington that she and her son fled El Salvador after he was strong-armed to join MS-13 there.

When her son’s sadistic gang pals accused him of talking to cops, and threatened to kill his family, he offered himself up, the mom told the outlet.

“He had to take knives to defend himself, and screwdrivers,” she told the station. “He had razors and he told me, ‘Mom, I’m going to defend myself with them, but it’s not going to be enough.”

Police in Prince George’s County said Pineda-Chicas was killed in a home 60 miles away in Landover Hills, Md., that belonged to Jose Ordonez-Zometa, 29, the head of a Virginia branch of the MS-13, Fox News reported.

The teen’s body was dumped on the side of the road in Stafford, Va., March 9, cops said.

Ordonez-Zometa is also charged with participating in the vicious slaying. Police said the other suspects were Jonathan Castillo-Rivera, 20; Kevin Rodriguez-Flores, 18; Christian Martinez-Ramirez, 16, and Jose Hernandez-Garcia, 25, the report said.

“To hear somebody was stabbed 100 times … pretty much speaks for itself how violent the attack would have been,” Maj. Brian Reilly said at a Friday news conference.

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12 Republican senators voted against Trump’s national emergency to build border wall

Bridget Bowman reports for Roll Call that yesterday, 12 Republican senators joined every Demonrat senator in voting for a resolution to block President Trump invoking a national emergency at the southern border so as to build the wall with defense funds. Trump had declared a national emergency last month after the Democrat-dominant House refused to appropriate his requested $5+ billion funds for a border wall.

See “The Trump Show” on Trump’s declaration of national emergency to build border wall, and “Ann Coulter: By signing the budget deal, Trump signs away his right as CIC to build the wall“.

The resolution passed the Senate, 59-41, after passing the House late last month.

The Gang of 12 Republicans includes so-called “moderate” senators — one of whom is up for re-election in 2020 — and so-called “conservatives”. 6 of the 12 serve on the Senate Appropriations Committee.

Here are the 12 Republican senators who voted to thwart President Trump’s national emergency declaration:

(1) Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee: A 3-term senator and member of the Appropriations Committee said in a statement yesterday ahead of the vote that although he supports the president on border security, the emergency declaration sets a dangerous precedent: “His declaration to take an additional $3.6 billion that Congress has appropriated for military hospitals, barracks and schools is inconsistent with the U.S. Constitution that I swore an oath to support and defend.” Alexander announced last December that he would not run for re-election in 2020.

(2) Sen. Roy Blunt of Missouri: A senior member of the Appropriations Committee, Blunt is concerned about the precedent Trump’s declaration of emergency would set. Blunt was re-elected to a second Senate term in 2016. (He served several terms in the House before running for Senate in 2010.)

(3) Sen. Susan Collins of Maine: Not only is this POS pro-late term abortions, Collins actually co-sponsored the resolution ostensiblyout of concern for the precedent an emergency declaration would set for the powers of the executive branch. The four-term senator is likely to face her toughest re-election next year, with Democrats raising millions of dollars for a yet-to-be-determined challenger after she voted for Supreme Court Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh.

(4) Sen. Mike Lee of Utah: First elected in 2010, Lee announced his support for the resolution Wednesday after Trump rejected Lee’s offer of a compromise to curtail future national emergency declarations through an amendment of the National Emergencies Act to include the automatic termination of future emergencies after 30 days unless Congress authorizes the emergency to continue. Lee said in a statement announcing his decision that “For decades, Congress has been giving far too much legislative power to the executive branch.”  One of the most conservative senators, Lee is up for re-election in 2022.

(5) Sen. Jerry Moran of Kansas: A member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Moran tweeted that “I share President Trump’s goal of securing our borders, but expanding the powers of the presidency beyond its constitutional limits is something I cannot support.” Moran is up for a third term in 2022.

(6) Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska: Another pro-abort POS, Murkowski said in a floor speech earlier this month: “Congress is a co-equal branch of government and as such Congress should stand up for itself.” She is not up for re-election until 2022.

(7) Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky: Earlier this month, Paul announced at a GOP Lincoln Day dinner that he would support the resolution because Congress did not appropriate the funds Trump was looking to use for the border wall, and “If we take away those checks and balances, it’s a dangerous thing.” A self-described libertarian, Paul was re-elected to the Senate in 2016 after a failed White House bid, and he will not face voters again until 2022.

(8) Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio: Portman had worked with Mike Lee on the compromise resolution. The two-term senator said that while he supported Trump’s request for border wall funding, an emergency declaration is not necessary to secure those funds, and that the declaration would set a “dangerous precedent” by opening “the door for future presidents to implement just about any policy they want.” Portman won re-election by more than 20 points in 2016 and won’t face voters again until 2022.

(9) Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah: Although Romney is a freshman senator, he entered the Senate with a high profile as his party’s 2012 presidential nominee and the former governor of Massachusetts. Critical of Trump in the past, even before Trump officially declared a national emergency, Romney said he “would also expect the president stay within statutory and constitutional limits.” Romney won the open Utah Senate race in 2018 by 32 points, and he is not up for re-election again until 2024.

(10) Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida: Like the others, Rubio too warned of the precedent set by Trump’s national emergency. A member of Senate Appropriations, he said in February that while he agrees there is a crisis at the southern border, “a future president may use this exact same tactic to impose the Green New Deal.” Rubio won re-election by 8 points in 2016 after an unsuccessful run for the GOP nomination for president. Trump carried Florida by just 1 point in 2016.

(11) Sen. Patrick J. Toomey of Pennsylvania: A “conservative” Republican, Toomey had occasionally broken with President Trump in the past, particularly on Trump’s use of tariffs. Toomey told the Philadelphia Inquirer that he supports Trump’s effort to build a border wall, but the declaration of a national emergency was “a very important separation of powers issue.” Toomey narrowly won re-election in 2016 when Trump won Pennsylvania by less than a point.

(12) Sen. Roger Wicker of Mississippi: The two-term senator, who’s the chairman of the Commerce Committee and the second-highest-ranked Republican on the Armed Services Committee, also had “serious reservations” about what an emergency declaration would do to the separation of powers. Wicker said in a statement earlier this week: “The precedent we set this year might empower a future liberal President to declare emergencies to enact gun control or to address ‘climate emergencies,’ or even to tear down the wall we are building today.” Wicker, an Air Force veteran, won re-election comfortably last fall in a state Trump carried by nearly 20 points in 2016.

Today, President Trump used his veto powers for the first time to overturn the Congressional resolution, calling it “reckless”. He said: “Today I am vetoing this resolution. Congress has the freedom to pass this resolution and I have the duty to veto it.” To override his veto would require two-thirds of the vote in both the House and the Senate, and the Senate doesn’t have the 67 votes needed for an override. (New York Post).

For all the Gang of 12’s concerns about the separation of powers and Trump setting a “dangerous precedent” by declaring a state of national emergency, one would think such declarations are rarely invoked.

Not so.

The fact of the matter is there have been 58 national emergencies declared by presidents since 1979 under the National Emergencies Act of 1975, 31 of which are still active national emergencies. Below are the number of national emergencies declared by President Carter and after:

  • Jimmy Carter: 2 — one of which is still active.
  • Ronald Reagan: 6 — none of which is active.
  • George H.W. Bush: 5 — none of which is active.
  • Bill Clinton: 17 — 6 of which are still in effect.
  • Barack Obama: 13 — 11 of which are still active.
  • Donald Trump: 3. (Source: CBS News, citing the Brennan Center)

H/t Kelleigh

~Eowyn

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Illegal Alien Charged with Murder Had Been Arrested and Released Nine Times

Here is  yet another reason to build the wall, close our southern border, and strictly enforce existing immigration law.

A homeless man arrested on Monday, March 11, for stabbing a San Jose woman to death last month was an illegal alien who had been ordered detained by federal authorities nine times, officials said Tuesday. But the man, who had multiple convictions for misdemeanor and felony offenses, was released from the Santa Clara County California jail twice in the months before the killing.

From the San Jose Mercury News: Nico Savidge March 13, 2019:

On Tuesday, San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo issued a sharply-worded criticism of the county’s policy of not honoring federal immigration detention orders at the jail. Liccardo said the policy “undermines public safety, and violates common sense.”

San Jose Police Chief Eddie Garcia joined with Liccardo and Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith in criticizing the policy Tuesday. At a press conference, Garcia said he was well aware of the ways in which the case probably would be politicized amid a heated national debate over immigration and local “sanctuary” policies meant to protect undocumented residents from federal authorities.

But, Garcia said, there was a distinction between protecting and embracing “otherwise law-abiding undocumented residents” and policies that he said “shield admitted gangsters or violent criminals.”

“When we have violent or serious offenders that are preying on our community, we must have the ability to protect our residents,” Garcia said.

Police arrested 24-year-old Carlos Eduardo Arevalo-Carranza on Monday in the death of 59-year-old Bambi Larson, who was found dead in her home on Knollfield Way on the afternoon of Feb. 28.

Arevalo-Carranza, a native of El Salvador, had been living in the country illegally, and was the subject of at least nine “detainers” from U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement since 2016, according to Erik Bonnar, the agency’s acting field director the agency’s San Francisco field office.

Under those detainers, local law enforcement agencies hold immigrants for up to two days until ICE agents can take custody of them. Santa Clara County has not honored them since 2011.

Garcia said Arevalo-Carranza had been arrested several times in Santa Clara County in recent years for a string of charges, most recently when he was arrested in January on charges of possession of methamphetamine and paraphernalia. He had also been arrested in October. But Garcia said Arevalo-Carranza was never turned over to ICE because of the county’s policy of ignoring federal detention orders.

Bonnar leaped to criticize the county in a statement Tuesday, writing that it “allowed Arevalo-Carranza back on the streets to reoffend.”

“These sanctuary policies have unintended, but very real, and often tragic consequences to public safety,” Bonnar said.

Liccardo said he would like the county to honor ICE detention orders for “prior first-degree home burglaries and other ‘strike’ offenses.” Garcia did not describe specific changes he would like to see to the policies, but said he believes local law enforcement should be involved in the conversations.

Smith, who as sheriff runs the Santa Clara County Jail, said Arevalo-Carranza should have been held for federal officials.

“It has been my long-standing position that all undocumented immigrants who are a serious or violent felon, should be held for ICE evaluations,” Smith said.

Authorities have not been able to determine any connection between Arevalo-Carranza and Larson, Garcia said, though they believe he “stalked” the quiet South San Jose neighborhood where the crime occurred.

Larson’s son had gone to check on his mother on the afternoon of Feb. 28 after he said coworkers told him she had not shown up to work that day. He found her covered in blood in her apartment.

~ Grif

 

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Monday Funnies!

. . . and political truth memes.

H/t Maziel & Big Lug

~Eowyn

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California DMV to be audited for voter fraud

ABC30 reports that on Feb. 27, 2019, California’s state legislature agreed to yet another audit of the Department of Motor Vehicles, which “has been rife with scandal.”

This time, the audit will focus on the DMV program that registers drivers to vote. The department has admitted mishandling voter registration information for 23,000 drivers and double-registering as many as 77,000 others.

State Assemblyman Jim Patterson (R-Fresno) claims over 500 Californians may not have been able to vote last November because the DMV did not send their information to the Secretary of State’s office in time. He said: “The problems with motor voter have risen to such a degree that there is a bipartisan effort in this. The errors include registering 16-year-olds to vote….we have numbers of people who had their registration changed without their approval or knowledge. And actually sending them ballots they could vote through the mail.”

Brandi Orth of the Fresno County’s Clerk’s Office recommends for everyone to double-check their information on fresnovote.com, especially if they were involved in the Motor Voter snafu: “That way you can make sure you’re at the right address, confirm what party you want to be registered to, and if there is an election coming up it’ll tell you if we’ve issued you a ballot.” Orth said.

The DMV audit will be heard at a special hearing in May.

~Eowyn

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The Hide-in-a-Mattress Caption Contest

This is the 195th world-famous FOTM Caption Contest!

Here’s the gif:

About the gif: Spanish border police find African “migrant” in a mattress.

You know the drill:

  • Enter the contest by submitting your caption as a comment on this thread (scroll down until you see the “LEAVE A REPLY” box).
  • The winner of the Caption Contest will get a gorgeous Award Certificate of Excellence and a year’s free subscription to FOTM:D
  • FOTM writers will vote for the winner.
  • Any captions proffered by FOTM writers, no matter how brilliant (ha ha), will not be considered. :(

This contest will be closed in a week, at the end of next Tuesday, March 12, 2019.

To get the contest going, here’s my caption:

Come to the US-Mexico border, all ye dregs of the world! You can just saunter into America without resorting to tricks like hiding in a mattress!

For the winner of our last Caption Contest, go here.

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Monday Funnies!

. . . and political truth memes.

How to flunk an IQ test

H/t Auntie Lulu

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Bernie Sanders hires an illegal as his 2020 presidential campaign secretary

Bernie Sanders spent his honeymoon in the Soviet Union in 1988

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt), 77, is a self-identified socialist who, paradoxically, is a millionaire with three homes.

One of the three homes is a lakefront summer home in North Hero, Vermont, which Sanders purchased for $600,000 just five days after the 2016 Democratic National Convention, in which he sold out his idealistic millennial supporters by enthusiastically endorsing his rival, one-percenter Hillary Clinton, who had used the Democratic National Committee to undermine his presidential campaign. The Democratic National Convention even called a SWAT team on Sanders’ delegates.

On February 19, 2019, Sanders declared his candidacy for the 2020 presidential election, pledging to run a campaign focused on “transforming” the U.S. and “creating a government based on the principles of economic, social, racial and environmental justice.” Shedding his political identity as an “Independent” as readily as a snake sheds its skin, Sanders will, once again, run as a Democrat, as he did in 2016.

3½ hours after announcing his candidacy, Sanders raised over $1 million from small donations. Within a week of his announcement, Sanders had raised $10 million from 359,914 donors, including:

  • About 12,000 registered Republican donors.
  • 39% of the donations came from people who did not donate to Sanders’ 2016 presidential campaign.

Consistent with his fellow Demonrats, Bernie Sanders is utterly lawless.

Joseph Simonson reports for the Washington Examiner that on February 27, 2019, Sanders’ campaign announced the hiring of an illegal alien — Bélen Sisa, 25 — as its deputy national press secretary who, being an “undocumented immigrant,” likely won’t be eligible to vote in the 2020 election.

Sisa, an Arizona leftist activist, admits she was brought to the United States illegally from Argentina by her parents at age six. She is currently protected from deportation under Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

That would explain her political activism despite her illegal status:

  • In 2016, she worked as a page to the Arizona delegation at the Democratic National Convention and in Latino outreach for Sanders’ 2016 campaign.
  • She was arrested at least twice for protests:
    • In 2017 when Sisa was a college senior, she was arrested for a protest outside the Senate Hart Office Building.
    • A few weeks later, she was jailed for her role in a sit-in outside of the office of Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY). While in jail, Sisa told reporters that she organized a “prison strike.” Both protests were over immigration reform and a demand that Congress pass the DREAM Act — a bill that would permanently legalize children like Sisa who were brought into the U.S. illegally. Calling her daugher “so brave,” Sisa’s mother, Isabel O’Neal, said: “DACA is expiring every day. Hers is going to expire in one year and what are we going to do with all of these youth? Congress has to pass the DREAM Act.”

In a Facebook post, Sisa wrote about being selected as the deputy press secretary for Bernie Sanders’ 2020 presidential campaign:

“This is really emotional for me. I can’t help but think of 18-year-old Belén, who felt hopeless and powerless to the anti-immigrant attacks and policies that were holding her back from her dreams. I can’t help but think of the generations of sacrifice my family has had to do for me to get here. Never in our wildest dreams did we think I’d be making moves like these.”

H/t Big Lug

See also “Bernie Sanders: Faithful Christians are racist bigots, unfit for public office

~Eowyn

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