You cannot win anything with proggies who love illegal aliens. They defy immigration laws and make up their own rules.
Gov. Brown has vowed to keep Oregon a sanctuary state.
From Newsweek: Governor Kate Brown said she will refuse any order from President Donald Trump to send Oregon’s guard troops down south to the US-Mexico border.
Trump wants National Guard troops sent to the Mexican border as his effort to build an impenetrable wall stalls because his administration is struggling to secure enough funds from Congress or other sources. He originally said Mexico would pay for the wall, but it has refused.
In a presidential memorandum authorizing the request of deployment of Guards to the border, Trump says U.S. security is “imperiled by a drastic surge of illegal activity”, in particular drug trafficking by gangs and unlawful immigration.
He said it is a “crisis” of “lawlessness” at the southern border. “If @realDonaldTrump asks me to deploy Oregon Guard troops to the Mexico border, I’ll say no,” tweeted Democratic Gov Brown. “As Commander of Oregon’s Guard, I’m deeply troubled by Trump’s plan to militarize our border.”
She added: “There’s been no outreach by the President or federal officials, and I have no intention of allowing Oregon’s guard troops to be used to distract from his troubles in Washington.”
The National Guard is a reserve force of the U.S. Army. Each state has its own unit of guard troops, which falls under the authority of the governor. Other governors welcomed President Trump’s decision, including in Texas, which shares a border with Mexico. “My top priority as governor is ensuring the safety and security of Texans, and securing our southern border has always been essential to that mission,” Texas Governor Gregg Abbott, a Republican, said.
“In my time as governor, Texas has maintained a continuous presence of National Guard members along the border, and we’ve added hundreds of permanent Department of Public Safety troopers to the region.
“Today’s action by the Trump Administration reinforces Texas’ longstanding commitment to secure our southern border and uphold the Rule of Law, and I welcome that support.” The governor also pointed to previous decisions by the Obama and Bush administrations, in 2010 and 2006 respectively, to use National Guard troops to secure the southern border.
The Constitution prevails.
From Fox News: A federal appeals court on Tuesday struck down a District of Columbia gun-control measure that the court said is essentially an outright ban in violation of the Second Amendment.
D.C. requires gun owners to have a “good reason” to obtain a concealed carry permit. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit struck down the regulation as too restrictive in a 2-1 decision, The Washington Post reported. “The good-reason law is necessarily a total ban on most D.C. residents’ right to carry a gun in the face of ordinary self-defense needs,”Judge Thomas B. Griffith(appointed by George W. Bush) wrote, according to the paper. “Bans on the ability of most citizens to exercise an enumerated right would have to flunk any judicial test.” Judge Stephen F. Williams(appointed by Ronald Reagan) joined Griffith in the decision.
The decision deals another legal blow to efforts by city officials to rewrite gun regulations since the Supreme Court declared a Second Amendment right to gun ownership in a 2008 D.C. gun case, the paper reported.
John R. Lott, Jr. of the Crime Prevention Research Center called the decision huge.
Right now, there are about 124 concealed handgun permit holders in D.C., Lott told Fox News. “If D.C. were like the 42 right-to-carry states, they would have about 48,000 permits. Right now D.C. prevents the most vulnerable people, particularly poor blacks who live in high crime areas of D.C., from having any hope of getting a permit for protection.”
The lone dissenter, Judge Karen Henderson(appointed by George H.W. Bush), said the district’s regulation “passes muster” because of the city’s unique security challenges as the nation’s capital and because it does not affect the right to keep a firearm at home.
Gun rights groups and Republican attorneys general from more than a dozen states told the court that the District’s system is unconstitutional because the typical law-abiding citizen could not obtain a permit, the paper reported.
City officials could ask all the judges on the circuit to rule on the matter, if they elect to appeal the decision.
Well, I’m sure Trump is devastated.
From Yahoo: Ellen DeGeneres has hosted a number of presidents on her show — Barack Obama came on to dance with her and George W. Bush joined to talk about his paintings. But there is one person you won’t see anywhere near DeGeneres’ pristine white armchairs: Donald Trump.
After Ellen interviewed Matt Lauer on The Ellen DeGeneres Show this week, Lauer turned the tables on her, interviewing DeGeneres about several topics for The Today Show, including Donald Trump. After discussing the impact of coming out on television 20 years ago, Lauer asked the talk show host whether or not she would invite the current president on the couch.
“What’s your relationship with Donald Trump — do you know him at all? Have you had a chance to interview him or talk to him?,” he asked. DeGeneres explained she knows him from the show Celebrity Apprentice, but has not spoken to him since his political career. Lauer then asked Degeneres if she was interested in having Trump on the show, to which she responded with a simple, “um, no.”
Donald Trump might not be a fixture on the talk show circuit now, but during the election season, Trump’s appearance on Saturday Night Live and The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon drew a number of criticisms about normalizing the then-candidate and his policies—all of which have been far from “normal.”
DeGeneres, on the other hand, is doing the opposite.
“I’m not going to change his mind,” DeGeneres explained to Lauer. “He’s against everything that I stand for. We need to look at someone else who looks different than us and believes in something that we don’t believe in and still accept them and still let them have their rights.”
On Friday, U.S. District Court Judge James Robartissued a temporary restraining order on Trump’s Executive Order on the temporary immigration ban. The judge, appointed by George W. Bush, said the state of Washington proved that the local economy and citizens have suffered “irreparable harm” and an injunction should be applied. This same judge presided over a case of overseeing the reform of the Seattle Police Department due to allegations of excessive force and “biased policing.” According to Wikipedia, Judge Robart presided over a 2012 consent decree requiring the Seattle Police Department to address federal allegations of police bias. During the hearing, he declared “black lives matter.” See the video below.
The judge ultimately sided against the Seattle Police Department. According to the Seattle Times, Robart ended the hearing with deeply personal remarks, in which he noted a statistic that showed, nationally, 41 percent of the shootings by police were of blacks, when they represented 20 percent of the population. “Black lives matter,” he said, drawing a startled, audible reaction in a courtroom listening to the words coming from a federal judge sitting on the bench. Read all about the Seattle Police Department case at the Seattle Times here.
Appears the good judge is nothing more than an activist judge. Just what the libtards needed to stick it to Trump.
Mosab Hassan Yousefis a Muslim who converted to Christianity and the bestselling author of Son of Hamas: A Gripping Account of Terror, Betrayal, Political Intrigue, and Unthinkable Choices.
The son of one of the founding members of Hamas, Yousef worked as a spy for the Israeli intelligence service after beginning to question the religion-ideology in which he had been raised. Yousef’s family publicly disowned him after he wrote Son of Hamas, and he said he lost “everything.”
Yesterday, March 30, 2015, Yousef appeared on The Glenn Beck Program to discuss how he rejected radical Islam and converted to Christianity. As recounted by Erica Ritz in The Blaze, Yousef admitted that Islam’s goal is to conquer the world.
He said “I was brought up in a state of delusion, believing the Islamic theory that once we control the globe and build an Islamic State we can bring humanity, justice and happiness and solve the human condition. Islam is a very dark theory and we need to face this reality.”
Instead of former president George W. Bush’s characterization of Islam as a “religion of peace,” Yousef said “Islam is the religion of war.” He explains:
“Islam is at war with everything that is not Muslim. Islam has been in a war against the west and its foundations for the last 1,400 years. This is a fact. The Islamic phenomena that we see in ISIS, Hamas, Hezbollah, Islamic Jihad, Boko Haram, Al Qaeda, Taliban — this is not just a new phenomenon. It has been out there for the last 1,400 years. And I think this is the time for humanity to have the courage to say no to the Islamic theory.”
On the appeal of Islam, Yousef explains that “it’s easier for them [Muslims] to listen to the leader who is blaming all the social problems and many other problems on Israel and the United States of America. I was brought up believing in the conspiracy theory that the United States of America and the west, including Israel, is plotting day and night to destroy Islam and the Muslim world, which is a lie. And this is how terrorist organizations kept pushing the average person to fight on their behalf against the United States of America and against Israel.”
While Yousef believes that George Bush and Barack Obama have good intentions in the Middle East, he vehemently disagrees with Obama’s insistence that the Islamic State has nothing to do with Islam. Worse still, Obama’s characterization is neither inconsequential nor harmless because “When the president of the free world misleads the public, this is a big, big problem I believe. ISIS is the real face of Islam.ISIS is the real manifestation of the Islamic ideology, of the Islamic theory.”
And unlike some who believe Islam can undergo a reformation like Christianity, Yousef believes “Islam cannot be reformed” because at its core, it is based in tribal conflict and “the mentality of the 7th century.”
However, Middle Easterners are beginning to recognize the danger of ISIS because of the latter’s brutal treatment of fellow Muslims. Yousef says, “I think today, Middle Easterners see the enemy is within. They see ISIS. They see their brutality. Even the Palestinians in Gaza, they see the brutality of Hamas and their absolute control over their lives. And [for] the first time, they come to realize that this is the Islamic theory in action. This is the Islamic theory manifestation.”
Daily Mail: George W. Bush is nothing if not a good sport. And in no better way was that illustrated when the former President donned a Santa suit for a hospital visit in Dallas. The 68-year-old was handing out toys at the Children’s Medical Center of Dallas to patients who have to spend Christmas at the facility.
The family that posted the picture of Bush to Facebook lost one of their twin daughters earlier this year to a heart disease called restrictive cardomyopathy. ‘Guess who just came and gave Emily a Christmas present dressed in a Santa suit with Secret Service and all?!?!?………. Pres. George Bush,’ mom Natalie Smith posted to Facebook on December 16.
Her daughter, Shayde, died in January. Her surviving daughter, Emily, has undergone a heart replacement, but is constantly in and out of hospital as her body rejects the organ. The family have been raising money for Emily’s medical expenses on GoFundMe.
There were reports on Twitter that Bush’s secret service detail dressed as elves to accompany him. Bush, who was succeeded by Barrack Obama in 2009, has lifetime secret service protection, as do all former Presidents. The Republican, who lives in Dallas, has kept a low profile since leaving office.
Last weekend, Bush made a surprise visit to the Sept. 11 museum in New York City. A museum spokesman says the man who was president at the time of the terrorist attacks arrived unannounced around 6 p.m. Sunday.
He was greeted by museum President Joe Daniels and Director Alice Greenwald. Spokesman Michael Frazier says Bush toured the museum and exhibit and ‘took the time to shake a lot of hands’ from people who thanked him for his service.
The museum announced in September that it had gotten its millionth visitor in less than four months after opening to the public. Visitors have come from all 50 states and more than 130 countries.
Bush also does work with veterans.
http://www.rushlimbaugh.com June 06, 2013
RUSH: Have you seen the big news according to the mainstream press? What do you think the big news is in the mainstream press? No, it’s not Verizon. This Verizon story, which we’re gonna get into, by the way, folks, sit tight. I can’t do it all in the opening monologue. This Verizon story — and I don’t think it’s just Verizon. I think that’s just what we know. But it’s broken by the UK Guardian. The American media hasn’t broken a single Obama scandal. The American media hasn’t taken the lead on any of the four major Obama scandals. They’re just playing follow the leader.
Glenn Greenwald is the guy who wrote the story for the UK Guardian, and he got a leak from somewhere in the Justice Department. Somebody in the government had to leak it to him and they probably leaked it to others in the Drive-By Media in this country who are not interested. And, in fact, I wasn’t gonna get into this now, but since Snerdley brought it up, our old buddy, Ron Fournier, the former bureau chief of the AP and White House correspondent, now works at the National Journal.
We have in the Obama administration — there’s nobody even close to the violation of privacy and civil liberties, nobody even close. They can talk about Bush here, but nobody compares to what Obama’s done. In fact, folks, as you know, I read the tech blogs. And I don’t mean to beat you over the head with that, but we have new people tuning into this program each and every day. I’m sorry if some of this is repetitive or redundant, but it’s quite necessary. And in all these tech blogs, they just love Obama.
They have bought the myth. They drink the Kool-Aid that Obama’s the greatest civil libertarian, that Obama’s into privacy, that Obama’s just the greatest liberal that’s ever been — and they can’t believe this. They just can’t believe that Obama would do this! They hated Bush for doing this! They can’t believe that Obama did this. I don’t expect this to change anything, but our buddy Ron Fournier has this Verizon story with the NSA monitoring.
It’s not monitoring. What they’re doing is this: They have demanded that, for three months, Verizon turn over the records of every phone call, what is called the “metadata.” The metadata is the phone numbers, the length of time of each call, who originated the call, but not the contents (supposedly). The contents are not part of what Verizon has to turn over. The metadata is analyzed with very various algorithms. They it put through computer, analyze it, and come up with a data set.
Then if there is anything suspicious, the contents might be subpoenaed or requested. But it is massive. It is every phone call that Verizon handles. Every phone call! If you call Domino’s on your Verizon cell phone, that call is being turned over to the NSA. Every phone call. There’s nothing like this that has ever happened. And the media, they just can’t believe it, either. So our buddy Ron Fournier writes: “Welcome to the Bush-Obama White House — They’re Spying on Us.”
Welcome to “the Bush-Obama Era…” Whose name is first in this story? Bush! And it’s not just Ron Fournier. It’s all over. F. Chuck Todd at NBC says this is all Bush’s fault. If Bush hadn’t been the guy that started this, Obama and Holder would not be doing it themselves. (I kid you not.) “Welcome to the era of Bush-Obama, a 16-year span of US history that will be remembered for an unprecedented erosion of civil liberties and a disregard for transparency.
“On the war against a tactic — terrorism — and its insidious fallout, the United States could have skipped the 2008 election.” We coulda left Bush in, and everything would have been the same. I mean, this is utterly embarrassingly shameless. To bend over backwards or forwards or to pretzel yourself in whatever perverted position is necessary to include George W. Bush in this? But that’s what they’re doing, because it just can’t be Obama’s fault.
It just can’t be!
They think they are Obama. They think they’re the same culture, the same education, the same value system, the same pedigree, the same worldview, the same age. All of it! They think they are Obama, and they wouldn’t do anything like this. So it has to be some hidden, sinister force that is tugging Obama in this direction that’s totally against his own instincts — and it has to be that Bush paved the way to make it possible! Anyway, we’ll have more details on this the program unfolds.
But that’s not the big news in the media. The big news in the media is Paris Jackson has been rushed to the hospital after an apparent suicide attempt, and the Drive-Bys have been exemplary in dropping all the nonsense in the news to give us minute by minute updates even though there aren’t any. Now, if you don’t know who Paris Jackson is, then congratulations. You’re officially a high-information voter.
But since we are in the midst of our outreach to the low-information voter here at the EIB Network, I thought I’d better lead with the news that matters most to them and to the low-information news media. That is that Paris Jackson, Michael’s daughter, tried to commit suicide out in California. But they saved her. She’s okay, and everything is cool.
RUSH: I want to focus on the NSA collecting phone records of millions of Verizon customers every day. I don’t know that it’s probably just Verizon, but I’ll tell you what: This is the first time that any of this has come up under the Obama regime. That’s not because Obama hasn’t been doing this.
I have no doubt that Obama has been collecting phone records and data and information on people from the get-go — and I have no doubt because I know liberals, folks. I know how they are. I know what liberalism is. I know that they love exuding power and using it over people. So I have no doubt that Obama has conducted operations like this on a far more massive scale than George Bush ever did. The Drive-By Media today is typified by Ron Fournier’s piece: Oh, my God, look what Obama and Bush have been doing! (In fact Bush’s name appears first in all these stories.) Look what Bush and Obama have been doing! Oh, my God! How can this possibly happen? Bush and Obama!
In fact, grab audio sound bite number three. This is F. Chuck Todd: Unprecedented Obama surveillance is George Bush’s fault. This is from the Today show this morning.
TODD: This is part of a secret surveillance — domestic surveillance — program that was first launched during the Bush administration, and in order to do this court order, the Obama administration is essentially exploiting a part of the highly controversial Patriot Act.
Rest of Rush’s Monologue HERE!!!!
The faculty of most colleges and universities in the United States, especially the top-tier Ivy league ones, are registered Democrats. Some are outright Marxist socialists or communists.
The University of Southern California (USC) is no different.
A month ago, I wrote about an aging loser of a political science professor at USC, Adjunct Assistant Professor Darry Sragow, who used classroom time to bash white people, Republicans, and conservatives, although he himself is white.
How is Sragow an academic loser?
“Assistant Professor” is the title of the lowest rung of professorship — typically of young fresh-out-of-grad-schools Ph.D.s. “Adjunct” means Sragow is hired only on a year-by-year basis. All of which means that Sragow was hired as a junior Assistant Professor in another college or university many years ago but was denied tenure there. So now he makes his living drifting from one university to another as an Adjunct. In other words, Darry Sragow is a loser — a failure in academe. How can I say this so confidently? Because I know academe, having gone through the ranks, from young assistant professor, to tenured associate professor, to full professor, to full professor emeritus. I had never ever misused my authority as a professor to use the classroom to advance my partisanship or to hurl insults at political figures. Now comes news that another USC political science prof, Richard Dekmejian, has also been caught on video using his class as a platform for bashing conservatives. Oliver Darcy and Josiah Ryan report for Campus Reform, May 7, 2013, that student Tyler Talgo secretly recorded Dekmejian’s 20-minute rant in a political science class in Fall 2012.
In the video, Dekmejian claims former President George W. Bush suffered from mental instability and stupidity during his time in office. He said Bush was bound by “serious intellectual and mental problems” and must have been “stupid or lying” to initiate Operation Iraqi Freedom for the reason of promoting democracy.
Dekmejian also leveled a number of derogatory comments against members of the Bush administration, alleging both Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice “lied” to the American people during their service. The professor instructed his students that “You have to use that term [lying] people. Don’t use that term mislead.” Dekmejian also accused Christians of salivating over violence in the Middle East: “The right wing evangelical community… these are the people who get happy on television every time there is a conflict in the Middle East. They think that the book of revelation tells them that the messiah…the Christian messiah, Jesus is going to come…all we need is a war in the Middle East involving Israel and the Arabs.”
Dekmejian did, however, praise former President Jimmy Carter (D) for his service during and after his presidency: “He’s still going around doing good things by the way, Carter. That Carter, very respectable.” Elizabeth Garrett, provost and senior vice president for Academic Affairs at USC, told Campus Reform in a written statement that “faculty members are entitled to freedom in the classroom in discussing their subjects. The freedom to take unpopular positions and the freedom to express those positions publicly are at the foundation of what it means to be a faculty member of a university. One of the most important principles of an academic community has been that academic inquiry and discussion be free from censorship or undue outside control.”
Blah, blah, blah.
But for Garrett, “academic freedom” seems only to apply to faculty but not to students. She noted that USC’s student code of conduct “expressly prohibits” students from videotaping their professors in the classroom, but declined to say whether Talgo would be disciplined for releasing his video of Professor Dekmejian to the public.
Here’s the video of Dekmejian:
Richard Dekmejian is a full professor of political science. Surprisingly for a full professor, Dekmejian’s faculty profile lists only his “conference and other presentations” and his university service, but no book or even a refereed journal article. On Rate My Professors, on a scale of 1 to 5 (with 5 signifying “excellent”), he scored an overall rating of a decidedly mediocre 3.4.
Here’s Dekmejian’s contact info:
Yep, I’m going to beat Benghazi Like A Dead Horse.
OK, This article looks like things are going to rock and roll when General PetraeusTestifies this week. Seems he may have an ax to grind with skippy. I’d like to pull one paragraph out and highlighthow Jay Carney answers a reporter’s question. It just amazes me how these people can say so much and not even come close to answering your question..LOL
I’ll run the whole story after the pull out. Am I confusing you? Cause I’m sure as heck confusing myself. 😀 ~ Steve~ OK, This is reporter’s question. “Again,” one newly curious reporter asked, “what role did the White House play, not just in making but in directing changes that took place to these?” And this is Carneys response. “Well,” the carney said, “thank you for that question. The way to look at this, I think, is to start from that week and understand that in the wake of the attacks in Benghazi, an effort was underway to find out what happened, who was responsible. In response to a request from the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence to the CIA, the CIA began a process of developing points that could be used in public by members of Congress, by members of that committee. And that process, as is always the case — again, led by the CIA — involved input from a variety of …”
Enough. You get the point: Full Spin Cycle.
Just what in the hell is he saying? I know he did not answer the question, and seems he threw the C.I.A. under the bus. Now if memory serves who was the director of CIA at time of Benghazi? Hmmmm-
Watch out for Petraeus in Benghazi scandal
By their second term “inside the bubble,” presidents have completely lost touch with reality: Aides and confidants conspire to keep the chief executive insulated from the real world — the bad news, the worse press coverage. They think it’s their job, and lounging on the Oval Office couches, they nod along with the president’s every musing.
But this presidency has taken OOCS to new heights. Mr. Obama has only a few trusted aides, and occasional leaks from the West Wing show a paranoid president suspicious of nearly everyone around him. Supremely confident, convinced by the fawning minions at his feet that he is untouchable, the president dismisses all controversy as partisan attacks by an overzealous opposition. A pliant press corps of stenographers follows in lockstep.
Not surprisingly, every president in the past 60 years has had a major scandal in Term 2: Dwight Eisenhower had the U-2 “incident”; Richard Nixon had Watergate; Ronald Reagan had Iran-Contra; Bill Clinton had Monica (literally); George W. Bush had Katrina (and let’s not forget those WMDs that never turned up); and now, this president has Benghazi.
Make no mistake: Benghazi is a major scandal. Benghazi is a scandal before, during and after the terrorist attack that left four Americas dead, including an ambassador.
For months before, there were warnings about weak security at the U.S. Consulate in Libya; no one paid attention. During the attack, when Americans were begging for help, the White House ignored their pleas, sent no help.
And after? That’s when the Obama scandal falls into the predictable second-term pattern his predecessors all learned the very hard way. Faced with a crisis, the Obama White House panicked. “We can’t have a terrorist strike two months before Election Day, so … let’s not have a terrorist strike two months before Election Day.” Cue the Cover-Up.
So little is known about what happened in Benghazi: Where was the commander in chief that night? No pictures from the Situation Room this time. Why didn’t the Pentagon authorize a quick-response team to swoop in? Members of the military say they were ready — burning — to go. The call came in: Stand down. Let them die. There were dozens of witnesses to the attack that night: Where are they? What do they know? What really happened that night?
And who forced the heavy-handed redactions of those infamous “talking points,” the ones that sent Mr. Obama’s ambassador to the United Nations onto the Sunday talk shows to declare that the attack was just the culmination of a spontaneous protest over an anti-Islam video posted on YouTube?
Carnival barker Jay Carney looked almost ashen Friday as he took the podium to face a suddenly invigorated press corps. Of course, the public briefing came after a private session with “reporters who matter,” a sure sign the White House is in full hunker-down mode — and, more precisely, terrified. “Again,” one newly curious reporter asked, “what role did the White House play, not just in making but in directing changes that took place to these?”
“Well,” the carney said, “thank you for that question. The way to look at this, I think, is to start from that week and understand that in the wake of the attacks in Benghazi, an effort was underway to find out what happened, who was responsible. In response to a request from the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence to the CIA, the CIA began a process of developing points that could be used in public by members of Congress, by members of that committee. And that process, as is always the case — again, led by the CIA — involved input from a variety of …”
Enough. You get the point: Full Spin Cycle.
Speaking for the White House, the flack said the CIA was fully to blame for the talking points. Fully. “That is what was generated by the intelligence community, by the CIA,” he said.
“Since April, there have been at least five other attacks against foreign interests in Benghazi by unidentified assailants.” That line was stricken: Everything was fine there — fine fine fine.
And: “We do know that Islamic extremists with ties to Al Qaeda participated in the attack.” That line, too, was deleted by … someone. Instead, this was inserted: “There are indications that extremists participated in the violent demonstrations.”
Despite protestations by the White House, this scandal is just beginning. And the White House has picked a very bad scapegoat: the Central Intelligence Agency. The CIA follows RFK’s edict: “Don’t get mad, get even.” And when the CIA gets even, it isn’t pretty.
With the White House putting all blame on the agency, expect push back this week — nuclear push back. Gen. David H. Petraeus, the former director forced to resign after a sex scandal, is a dangerous man to the Obama administration. Mad and intent on getting even, he’s already talking, telling one reporter the talking points were “useless” and that he preferred not to use them at all. The floodgates will open this week, and by the end of business Friday, the scandal will be full blown.
Matt Berman reports for National Journal, April 2, 2013, that a new poll by Public Policy Polling found that 13% of registered American voters surveyed believe the POS is the Antichrist, while another 13% are not sure.
The poll of 1,247 registered American voters was conducted from March 27-30, 2013, through automated telephone interviews. The margin of error for the overall sample is +/-2.8%.