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Hypocrite: Bernie Sanders, proponent of $15/hr minimum wage, pays his staff poverty wages

Joel B. Pollak reports for Breitbart, July 19, 2019, that although self-identified socialist and 2020 presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (Vt.) said he supports a federal minimum wage of $15 per hour, workers on his presidential campaign complain they are making “poverty wages” and demand that he pay them a $15/hour minimum wage.

In a letter to Sander’s campaign manager Faiz Shakir, the unionized workers complained that field organizers “cannot be expected to build the largest grassroots organizing program in American history while making poverty wages” of an average hourly pay of less than $13, leaving many “barely managing to survive financially”. That, in turn, “is severely impacting our team’s productivity and morale. Some field organizers have already left the campaign as a result.” The workers remind Sanders that “Given our campaign’s commitment to fighting for a living wage of at least $15.00 an hour, we believe it is only fair that the campaign would carry through this commitment to its own field team.”

This is not the only complaint. Last year, staffers on Sanders’s 2016 campaign finally came forward with allegations of “sexual violence and harassment.”

Meanwhile, on Thursday, July 18, the Democrat-majority House of Representatives voted 231-199 to raise the national minimum wage from $7.25 to $15 an hour over six years.

Democrats contend the bill would raise wages for millions of Americans, but the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) found that a $15 per hour minimum wage “would lift 1.3 million people out of poverty but also put an estimated 1.3 million Americans out of work.

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Deception: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and UN humanitarian Angelina Jolie

Late last month, photographer Ivan Pierre Aguirre posted on his Twitter account some pictures of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) he’d taken last year.

As recounted by Fox News, the pics supposedly were taken at a protest before a “migrant” detention center in Tornillo, Texas. One image is of AOC bent over in anguish; in another, her hands were covering her face.

AOC retweeted the pics, writing that she’ll “never forget this, because it was the moment I saw with my own eyes that the America I love was becoming a nation that steals refugee children from their parents, & caged them. More kids died after this. To date, no one has been held accountable. We need to save these kids.”

The pictures were ridiculed as there was no sight of actual migrant children. Some say the pics of AOC “protesting” near a chain-linked fence were staged, as she was looking onto what appears to be a mostly empty parking lot.

A social media user tweeted this about the above pic: “Did the cars cause all that pain and anguish?”

An AOC spokesman told The Hill that allegations that the photos were staged are “right-wing garbage” that are “in no way related to reality or truth”.

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Then there is Hollyweirdo Angelina Jolie, who is lauded for her humanitarian work as a Special Envoy for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), for which she was recognized with a Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award and made an honorary Dame Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George, among other honors.

On June 7-8, 2019, Special Envoy Jolie visited Venezuelan refugees in camps along the Colombian-Venezuelan border (Daily Mail).

I had the below GIF made from a video of her visit, showing Jolie walking alongside a young girl. The girl had a big smile on her face as she looked up admiringly at Jolie. Then the girl made the mistake of bumping her arm against Jolie who, with her hand, deftly and quickly flicked the girl away. Watch the smile fade from the girl’s face.

Friggin’ hypocrites, AOC and Jolie.

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President fauxcahontis Elizabeth Warren would admit 800% more refugees

Sam Dorman reports for Fox News that yesterday, July 11, 2020 presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) released a sweeping immigration plan that would dramatically increase the number of refugees admitted into the United States by nearly 800% from FY 2018 and 250% from even the Obama years.

In FY 2018, because of President Trump’s bans on refugees from a number of countries in the Middle East deemed security threats, the number of refugee admissions fell to record lows to about 22,000. Warren decried Trump’s restrictions, calling it an “abuse” of his authority. She said she would increase the number of refugee admissions to 125,000 in her first year as President, which would be an increase of 795% from FY 2018.

Warren’s plan also includes:

(1) Repealing a law requiring local police to enforce federal immigration laws, as well as an end to “unnecessary” detention. She said: “We already have the tools to effectively track and monitor individuals without shoving them into cages and camps along the border. As President, I’ll issue guidance ensuring that detention is only used where it is actually necessary because an individual poses a flight or safety risk. Let there be no ambiguity on this: if you are violating the basic rights of immigrants, now or in the future, a Warren administration will hold you accountable.”

(2) Expand legal immigration.

(3) Decriminalize illegal border crossings. Warren said that as President, she would “take executive action to provide a measure of protection for those who are undocumented. I’ll work with Congress to pass broad-reaching reform, but I’m also prepared to move forward with executive action if Congress refuses to act.”

(4) Alleviate the migrant crisis by giving $1.5 billion a year in foreign aid to Central and South America.

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Alleged anti-Semitism: Cartoonist Ben Garrison disinvited from White House Social Media Summit; high school principal fired for refusing to state Holocaust really happened

Holocaust denial, the denial of the genocidal killing of approximately six million Jews in Europe by Nazi Germany in the 1930s and 1940s, is illegal in Israel and 16 European countries (Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Spain).

Here in the United States, notwithstanding the U.S. Constitution’s First Amendment guarantee of freedom of speech, “anti-Semitism” is not just politically incorrect and verboten, the trend is towards banning and criminalizing “anti-Semitism” and Holocaust denial altogether:

  • A bill (HR 1697) in Congress seeks to make it a felony to support any anti-Israel boycott.
  • On May 29, 2019, in Jerusalem, Israel, Florida governor Ron DeSantis signed a bill, HB 741, into law banning “anti-Semitism” in Florida’s public schools — the first bill in Florida history signed on foreign soil.

Below are two recent cases of alleged “anti-Semitism”.

(1) Political cartoonist Ben Garrison

Tomorrow, July 11, the Trump administration will host a Social Media Summit  on the “opportunities and challenges of today’s online environment,” in the words of White House spokesperson Judd Deere.

Deere made the announcement on June 26, the same day President Trump said the federal government should file lawsuits against some of the tech giants. Trump has accused Google, Facebook and Twitter of being biased against him and other conservatives. (Politico)

Brilliant political cartoonist Ben Garrison was first invited to the Social Media Summit, then the invitation was rescinded because of complaints from the Anti-Defamation League that Garrison is “anti-Semitic”.

This is his statement:

(2) Florida high school principal William Latson

Meanwhile, a high school principal in Florida was fired for refusing to state that the Holocaust of six million Jews in WWII was a factual, historical event.

Sarah Mervosh reports for the New York Times that in April 2018, William Latson, the principal of Spanish River Community High School in Boca Raton, Fla., wrote in an email exchange with an unidentified parent that “Not everyone believes the Holocaust happened,” amd that he had to stay “politically neutral”. He said that the school offered an assembly and courses on the Holocaust, but that they were optional and could not be “forced upon” all students.

Making a distinction between his personal beliefs about the Holocaust and his role as the principal of a public school, Latson wrote: “I can’t say the Holocaust is a factual, historical event because I am not in a position to do so as a school district employee. I do allow information about the Holocaust to be presented and allow students and parents to make decisions about it accordingly. I do the same with information about slavery.”

The emails were recently obtained and published by The Palm Beach Post, which led to an intense backlash in South Florida — an area with a third of the population being Jewish.

Thousands signed an online petition calling for Latson’s resignation. On July 1, the Palm Beach County school district announced that he would be stripped of his position as principal and reassigned to another job in the district.

In its statement, the school district said Latson had made “a grave error in judgment” in refusing to state the Holocaust as fact. Latson was counseled by district officials in a series of meetings, and spent several days at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum to increase his awareness. Latson apologized in a statement to The Palm Beach Post: “I regret that the verbiage that I used when responding to an email message from a parent, one year ago, did not accurately reflect my professional and personal commitment to educating all students about the atrocities of the Holocaust.”

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If elected president, Kamala Harris would use executive order for gun control, contrary to Constitution’s 2nd Amendment

1½ months after she said she would take executive action on gun control if elected president, Kamala Harris said it again.

On July 1, 2019, Kamala Harris tweeted that “when” — not if — “elected president,” if Congress fails to pass a gun control bill, she will use an executive order (“take executive action”) to impose gun control on Americans.

On the same day, Harris also hyperventilated that President Trump is “the greatest threat” to U.S. national security.

Harris’ gun-control tweet elicited these responses:

@natepedersen23: “Thanks for letting me know. If you get elected I’ll make sure to buy multiple guns before then. Lol”

@Geopilot: “you can’t negate the Constitution with an executive order.”

@marblesflower: “If you get the nomination, I will vote for Trump and the Republican ticket straight down to make sure you never have that opportunity.”

@frozennOOb: “Everyone should be scared of a tyrant promising to violate her oath before she even runs for the official spot. She is promising a 2nd Civil War.”

@Manning4USCong: “So in other words if elected president and if Congress doesn’t do what you want you’re going to act like a tyrant and give yourself powers you don’t have and sign an unconstitutional executive order. Remind me who’s the threat to our republic again.”

@stclairashley: “If you actually cared about children being murdered, you’d defund Planned Parenthood which has taken the lives of more children than guns ever have.”

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Socialist-environmentalist Bernie Sanders flew first-class to Miami debate; wife flew coach

A friend of Big League Politics, Jim Clark, caught avowed socialist and Green New Deal Sen. Bernie Sanders (Vermont) flying first class to the recent first Demonrat Primary Debate on May 13 in Miami, Florida.

Bernie had his wife fly coach.

Clark snapped this pic of Bernie:

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Joe Biden, 76, wants a violent civil war

We have come to this.

A former U.S. vice president says it’s naive to think that Democrats and Republicans “have to work together” and proposes that the way to deal with Republicans is a violent civil war — a “bare kuckle fight” “physical revolution”.

Ryan Saavedra reports for the Daily Wire that on Monday, June 17, at the Moral Action Congress of the Poor People’s Campaign in Washington, D.C., Demonrat 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden was asked by MSNBC’s Joy Reid: “How would you get past either a majority Republican Senate in which Mitch McConnell was determined to kill all of these ideas or even a Mitch McConnell in the minority who repeated the consistent filibustering when you were vice president and anything that came from the Obama-Biden administration Mitch McConnell considered dead on arrival?”

Biden replied:

“Joy, I know you’re one of the ones who thinks it’s naive to think we have to work together. The fact of the matter is if we can’t get a consensus, nothing happens except the abuse of power by the executive. There are certain things where it just takes a brass knuckle fight. Let’s start a real physical revolution if you’re talking about it.”

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You want a “bare kuckle fight,” old man?

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Corruption: Defense Secretary James Mattis made secret $10B no-bid Pentagon contract with Amazon

James Mattis, 68, former U.S. Marine Corps general who was widely revered by rank-and-file Marines for his blunt talk and leadership, was recruited by President Trump into his administration as Secretary of Defense, to the roaring approval of conservatives and patriots.

See “Obama regime purges 5th senior military officer: Cmdr of CENTCOM James Mattis

Mattis was defense secretary for only two years, from January 20, 2017 to December 31, 2018, after resigning reportedly over disagreement on Trump’s announcement of an immediate U.S. withdrawal from Syria. A day after Mattis’ departure, on January 2, 2019, Trump criticized Mattis’ performance as Secretary of Defense and said he had “essentially fired him.”

My post of May 24, 2019 was on what may be the real reason why Mattis resigned or was fired: At least seven months before he resigned, Mattis had put together a plan to challenge Trump in the 2020 Republican primary elections.

Now, we are told by FoxNews’ Tucker Carlson that, in addition to being disloyal, Mattis is also corrupt. As defense secretary, Mattis made a secret, no-bid $10 billion Pentagon contract with Amazon.com.

On June 14, 2019’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” Carlson said (beg. 30:21 mark in this video):

“The Department of Defense exists to protect America from foreign threats and does a great job of that, thank God, but it’s also a massive consumer of tax dollars — the biggest, really. And for that reason, concerns about corruption are always there.

There’s reason to believe that over the past couple of years, some at the Pentagon had worked to enrich Amazon, already the world’s richest company. In 2017, the Pentagon announced a $10 billion cloud-computing contract. According to critics, the contract wasn’t actually competitive and was designed from the very start to be fulfilled by Amazon and only by Amazon. Several of Defense Secretary Jim Mattis’ aides had prior professional ties to Amazon. A key official working on the Pentagon’s cloud computing program was carrying out secret job negotiations with Amazon even as he worked on the Pentagon’s program.

And we can report exclusively tonight on this program that in March 2017, before the cloud computing contract was announced, [Defense] Secretary Mattis had a secret dinner in London with Amazon’s top cloud sales executive Teresa Carlson.”

Tuckson Carlson then interviewed Congressman Mark Meadows (R-NC), the chair of the conservative Freedom Caucus and considered one of President Trump’s closest allies in Congress. What they said:

  • The Pentagon’s contract with Amazon, “the largest of its kind ever,” is not yet “in place”.
  • Rep. Meadows said the $10 billion contract “was designed” to be given to only one vendor — Amazon — with “perhaps, inside negotiations”. Meadows alluded to the Pentagon official who was carrying out secret job negotiations with Amazon as “now employed with Amazon”. Meadows calls the contract “inside baseball that enriches certain individuals“.
  • Tucker Carlson emphasized the fact that the Pentagon tried to keep secret then-Defense Secretary’s Mattis’ meeting with the Amazon official “like some national security secret,” which it is not. Carlson asks: “Why wouldn’t they be open about that?”.
  • Rep. Meadows said Pentagon’s “procurement process should be open and transparent and competitive…. Somebody as high as General Mattis being with a potential bidder on a contract of $10 billion, and even beyond that there are some suggestions the Department of Defense Inspector General is looking at this in terms of possible conflict-of-interest. So whether it be with General Mattis or with other individuals, what we want to make sure is that the American people get the best value for the dollar, and you can’t do that if you’re designing a contract to go just to one bidder.”
  • Carlson then asks: “Do we trust Amazon this service to keep the Pentagon’s data? It’s not an American company; it’s a . . . multi-national. Are we comfortable with that?”
  • Meadows replies that it’s not a matter of the company, but that this is about the American people putting their trust in Washington, DC, to “get it right”, but Washington don’t get it right all the time. “What you have basically is the Department of Defense…is so bloated…we’ve got hundreds of thousands of people that, candidly, are not necessarily investing the American people’s tax dollar in the most wise and efficient way.”

For the “Tucker Carlson Tonight” video, go to Bitchute.

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Can you pass this 100-question U.S. Civics Quiz?

CivicsQuiz.com has a U.S. Civics Quiz of 100 questions.

Most questions are taken right from the U.S. Naturalization Exam.

To take the quiz, click here, then report to us on your score!

I got a score of 95. How did you do?

Of the 5 questions I got wrong, I strenuously object to Question #2. Also, the supposedly correct answers for Questions #65 and #66 contradict each other.

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1 million Rolling Thunder bikers to ride on Washington if Democrats impeach President Trump

Evangelist Franklin Graham warns that if President Trump is impeached and “brought down for whatever reason, it could lead to a civil war.”

Rolling Thunder is an advocacy group that seeks to bring full accountability for prisoners of war (POWs) and missing in action (MIA) service members of all U.S. wars. The group’s first demonstration was in 1988. It was incorporated in 1995, and has more than 90 chapters throughout the US, as well as overseas.

Every year, on the Sunday before Memorial Day, hundreds of thousands of Rolling Thunder motorcyclists travel to Washington, DC, to call for full accountability for POWs and MIAs. Just last week, more than a millon Rolling Thunder bikers converged in Washington, DC.

On May 27, 2019, in a speech on the National Mall, Rolling Thunder co-founder and executive director Artie Muller, a retired U.S. Army sergeant, said the entire membership of Rolling Thunder will roar back to the capital if “arrogant little bitch” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi decides to try to impeach President Trump.

Muller also said: “I would like to see Nancy Pelosi and her hypocrites work on the POW issue instead of bulls***ting [and] aggravating the President of the United States, who’s doing a fantastic job.”

Sources: Daily Wire; Daily Mail; Washington Examiner

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