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Corrupt, Democrat-Run DoJ Wants Millions More for Jan 6 Political Persecutions

Sun, 10/23/2022 - 20:00

The Soviet-style kangaroo court seeks to expand in order to solidify the 2020 Democrat coup against America.

Is This America? Jan. 6 Prisoners Suffering the Horrors of the Gulag, Ask for Transfer to Gitmo

Since Jan. 20, 2021, America has gone swiftly from being a free republic to being an authoritarian regime in which foes of the rulers are locked up and subjected to conditions that are designed to destroy them and deter others from emulating them. Based on the false claim that the Jan. 6 entry into the Capitol constituted an “insurrection” aimed at nothing less than overthrowing the government, the Biden regime, chiefly Attorney General Merrick Garland, are working to criminalize legitimate political opposition to the Democrats’ far-Left agenda.

The Democrats’ Insurrection Circus Ignores the Real Insurrection, the One They Supported

Compare the reality of Jan. 6 with what happened in Washington during Donald Trump’s inauguration as president on Jan. 20, 2017. Video taken in Washington on that day “exposes a coordinated attack on the 2017 inauguration of President Donald Trump,” including footage of “anarchists preparing for violent clashes with police (10:22), violent attacks on attendees (2:08), destruction of property (9:50), and the physical premeditated blockades that succeed in preventing voters from attending the Presidential Inauguration (3:29).” Yet amid all this violence, the establishment media pretended that nothing was amiss. No one said a word about people trying to interfere with the peaceful transition of power. The Jan. 20, 2017 rioters were Leftists, and so the establishment media shared their views, and did everything they could to bury what happened on that day.

Yet if you want to talk about an insurrection, Jan. 20, 2017 was much closer to one than anything that happened on Jan. 6, 2021, especially in light of the fact that it was followed by four years of the false charges of Russian Collusion against Trump, complete with a multimillion-dollar investigation and two impeachments over nothing. The ones who really tried to interfere with the peaceful transfer of power, the ones who have been busy working to subvert and control what should be a free electoral process in the United States, are the ones who are shouting the loudest about the Jan. 6 “insurrection,” and destroying the lives of people such as the man who wrote to Steve Deace, in order to have some “insurrectionists” to point to, however poorly they fit the role they have been designated to play.

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Prosecutors Request 17-Year Sentence for Jan 6 Veteran

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DOJ Wants Millions More for Jan 6 Investigations

By: Conservative Alert, October 23, 2022:

The Justice Department has warned Congress that $34 million more in funding is “critically needed” to continue Jan. 6 investigations and prosecutions

“The cases are unprecedented in scale and is expected to be among the most complex investigations prosecuted by the Department of Justice,” the DOJ wrote to Congress, NBC News reported.

While the message is yet to truly take hold with lawmakers, according to the report, the added funding would have to come in December’s spending bill when the Continue Resolution to fund the government expires.

If the DOJ’s requested boost fails to make it in the spending package, NBC News reported there’s concern that Republicans will not work to fund it if the GOP retakes the House majority in these midterms. Read more…

Americans Identify Media As Democracy’s Biggest Threat

Sun, 10/23/2022 - 18:00

And their response proves them right. As if we needed more proof. They have destroyed the country.

Americans Identify Media As Democracy’s Biggest Threat, And The Response Proves Them Right

By: Christopher Bedford, October 23, 2022

Media assume the last few vestiges of the American constitutional republic are the top dangers to our freedom. But the American people know differently

American corporate media are somewhere between a “major” and “a minor threat to democracy.” Far from a crotchety, back-bencher sentiment, this is now the opinion of a majority of the American people, according to no less than corporate media icon The New York Times.

In a poll conducted by the Siena College Research Institute and the Times from Oct. 9-12, 74 percent of the “likely voters” polled believe “democracy is currently under threat,” and 83 percent believe the corporate media themselves are the threat.

While President Joe Biden, former President Donald Trump, Democrats, Republicans, the Supreme Court, mail-in-ballots, electronic voting machines, and even the Electoral College all polled terribly, the media outperformed them all, with 59 percent of likely voters calling them a “major threat to democracy,” and another 24 percent calling them a mere “minor threat.”

This was a surprise to Times’ chief political analyst, who admitted in his write-up that he’d been focused on the same “threats to democracy” his colleagues had been focused on: Republicans, as well as “undemocratic elements of American elected government like the Electoral College, gerrymandering and the Senate.”

To put it more bluntly (a difficult task), he’d assumed we all thought the last few vestiges of the American constitutional republic (the Electoral College and the Senate), plus gerrymandering and free political opposition were the top dangers to our freedom.

The American people, it seems, knew differently. Hallelujah! It’s never good to learn you have a deadly illness, but if there’s any shot of treating it in time, well — it’s best to know you have it. This is the case in our current situation: Trust in American institutions is at all-time lows, and deservedly so — broadly speaking, our institutions deserve less trust than at any time before.

Washington Post senior political reporter Aaron Blake reported on the findings later Monday morning. The problem, he wrote, is Democrats had failed “to make 2022 about the threat to democracy” posed by Republicans.

While a lot of Democrats, he lamented, believe Trump is a threat, they had failed to make that translate to the half of the country who support him. He was surprised to learn Americans outside of D.C., New York, and San Francisco think Democrats are a greater danger to democracy than Republicans, and even more surprised to learn independents agreed.

The answer, he claimed unironically, is for Democrats to double down on their messaging of calling their political opponents dangerous terrorists and fascists. Unsurprisingly, his analysis failed to note the corporate media he is a part of scored lower than anything else — self-awareness is rarely the “political analysts’” strength.

Later that very day, MSNBC host and former Bush White House staffer Nicolle Wallace claimed the Jan. 6 riot was the “deadliest attack on the U.S. Capitol in our, you know, in history,” bypassing both the British burning of the building and the deadly planned Flight 93 attack on the Capitol during the administration she’d later work for.

Disgraced former FBI Agent Peter Strzok agreed, saying American security forces should be “on the same sort of war footing” toward Republicans as they were toward al-Qaida.

“I mean, 9/11 was a tragedy … we still mourn to this day,” he said, “but when you look at something that is an attack on democracy — something that could actually bring about a fundamental change to American governance as we understand it — 9/11 is nothing compared to Jan. 6.”

The morning after the poll was released, former New York Times reporter Anand Giridharadas went on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” — a cable show that lectures Americans on morality and values every weekday morning, co-hosted by two people who left their spouses and children for each other, along with Mike Barnicle, who was fired from the Boston Globe for making up tear-jerkers about overcoming racism through children dying of cancer. That day, Giridharadas used his platform to claim America is in “a dead heat between democracy and fascism,” and said he’d spoken to a “cult deprogrammer” to help him understand Republicans’ “authoritarian menace.” The hosts nodded dumbly. MSNBC producers posted the clip to their website.

The next morning, Georgia candidate for governor Stacey Abrams went on the show. When Barnicle pointed out that voters care less about abortion than “livability, daily, hourly issues that they’re confronted with,” asking her what she can do to fight rising costs as governor, she said the answer was aborting more children.

“But let’s be clear,” she began. “Having children is why you’re worried about your price for gas, it’s why you’re concerned about how much food costs. For women, this is not a reductive issue.”

“Republicans,” Newsweek’s Anna Skinner claimed in a “fact-check” following the interview, “are targeting Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams for connecting abortion to inflation during an MSNBC interview.” She dubbed the widespread disgust “Misleading,” and claimed Abrams never really said what she said.

Keep reading….

US Appeals Court BLOCKS Biden’s Student Loan Debt Giveaway

Sun, 10/23/2022 - 17:00

A reprieve from a dictator-like President’s obscene rape and plundering of our taxpayer dollars to pay off his supporters.

US appeals court temporarily blocks Biden’s student loan debt giveaway

By Patrick Reilly, NY Post, October 21, 2022:

A federal appeals court has temporarily blocked President Biden’s plan to forgive hundreds of millions of dollars in student loan debt.

The 8th US Circuit Court of Appeals order issued Friday prohibits the Biden administration “from discharging any student loan debt under the Cancellation program” until court proceedings for an injunction are completed.

The appeals court sided with six GOP-led states that requested Biden’s plan be put on hold.

The Biden administration had previously anticipated canceling debts as early as Sunday, according to court filings.

In September, attorneys general from six Republican states — Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and South Carolina — sued the Biden administration over the debt cancellation program, accusing the White House of overstepping its executive power.

They asked that the program be shut down, arguing that it is unconstitutional and is “not remotely tailored to address the effects of the pandemic on federal student loan borrowers.”

Thursday night, U.S. District Judge Henry Autrey in St. Louis ruled that since the six states failed to establish standing, “the Court lacks jurisdiction to hear this case.” Hours later, the states filed a notice of appeal to the Eighth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals asking the court to reconsider their efforts to block the program.

Keep reading…..

 

Experts Uncover Evidence that Voting Machines in Wisconsin Were Connected to NGO During 2020 Election

Sun, 10/23/2022 - 16:00

The biggest political theft in human history. No other country could bring us down. It was the enemy within.

With all the horrors the Democrats have inflicted on the American people, election fraud is the gravest.

Experts Uncover Evidence that Voting Machines in Wisconsin Were Connected to NGO During 2020 Election

By:Joe Hoft October 22, 2022:

“The most secure election ever!” – Not

What a lie.  The most secure election ever was never the truth.  As the days go by we find more and more information that the 2020 Election was not secure and as a result, it was uncertifiable.  It was a mess.

Here is one famous seen of a brazen ballot trafficker dumping ballots into a Georgia drop box in front of dozens of witnesses.

Yesterday it was reported that experts in Wisconsin determined that the voting machines used in the 2020 election in the state were shared with a nongovernment entity (NGO) in real-time.  This may be the most shocking piece of information on fraudulent election activities to date. 

The DOJ Is Hiding Information About Biden’s Attempts To Interfere In U.S. Elections

Sat, 10/22/2022 - 20:00

Treason. Pure and simple. So what can be done when the nation’s law enforcement agency is breaking the law on an unimaginable scale?

The DOJ Is Hiding Information About Biden’s Attempts To Interfere In U.S. Elections

By: Shawn Fleetwood, The Federalist, October 21, 2022:

The DOJ is hiding records about Biden’s order telling federal agencies to develop plans to interfere in state election administration.

The Department of Justice (DOJ) is slow-walking its response to a federal court order mandating that the agency forfeit records pertaining to President Joe Biden’s March 2021 executive order that directed federal agencies to develop plans for federal interference in state election administration.

On Thursday evening, the agency filed a motion for summary judgment with the Fort Myers Division of the U.S. Middle District Court of Florida in an attempt to conceal communication records related to Executive Order 14019, which required all federal departments to “consider ways to expand citizens’ opportunities to register to vote and to obtain information about, and participate in, the electoral process.” In law, “summary judgment” is a decision issued by a court based on statements and evidence for one party against another without going to a full trial.

The move to shield the records in question from the public comes after a federal judge mandated in July that the agency must turn over documents related to Biden’s order to the Foundation for Government Accountability (FGA), which sued the DOJ back in April after its officials failed to respond to FGA’s July 2021 open records requests. While the DOJ ultimately turned over a few of the records to FGA last month, the documents were heavily redacted and did not include the DOJ’s 15-page “strategic plan” on how the agency intends to comply with Biden’s executive order.

In their Thursday legal filing arguing for a summary judgment, the DOJ claimed that its Civil Rights Division (CRT) “has submitted a reasonably specific declaration” describing the search that CRT “conducted for records responsive to FGA’s [Freedom of Information Act] request” and that documents withheld or redacted by the DOJ are protected under the “presidential communications privilege.”

“The presidential communications privilege applies to the Strategic Plan because it was ‘solicited and received by the President[’s] . . . immediate White House advisers with broad and significant responsibility for investigating and formulating the advice to be given the President’ regarding voting rights issues,” the DOJ filing reads. “The Strategic Plan therefore falls squarely within the scope of the presidential communications privilege.”

Most notable in the agency’s arguments, however, is the contention that the release of the information requested by FGA would cause “public confusion” and that “such public confusion would result from disclosure of the Strategic Plan because it contains many proposed actions that the public might construe as ‘future commitments, past actions, or provisions already in place.’”

“DOJ therefore properly withheld the Strategic Plan in its entirety,” the agency claimed.

In response to the DOJ’s continued coverup, FGA President and CEO Tarren Bragdon issued a statement blasting the agency’s behavior, saying that it’s “clear” that Biden’s administration “has weaponized DOJ to hide records and is using the legal process to run out the clock before the midterm elections.”

“DOJ offered flimsy excuses to justify concealing key information regarding their participation in government-funded ‘get out the vote’ efforts,” Bragdon said. “FGA will not stop fighting to uncover these records and expose the full scope of the Biden administration’s mass voter registration scheme. The law and the American people are on our side.”

As reported by Federalist Editor-in-Chief Mollie Hemingway, Biden’s executive order isn’t just unethical and unconstitutional, but “a recipe for chaos, confusion, and fraud at a time when election security concerns are particularly fraught.”

Kansas City Muslim Who Worked for DoD Lied About ISIS Ties: Authorities

Sat, 10/22/2022 - 19:00

Mohammad Rafi Mohammadi was linked to the ISIS group that was responsible for the bombing of Kabul’s airport in August 2021, which killed 13 American service members.

Anyone who acts against American interests and our inalienable constitutional rights is welcome to our most sensitive intel and LW agencies. All deviants welcome. Everyone except loyal, patriotic Americans.

Could I or any of my colleagues get a job at the DoD?

Kansas City man who worked for DoD lied about contacts with ISIS recruiters: Authorities

By:  Bill Lukitsch,  Kansas City Star, October 22, 2022

A Kansas City area man once employed under contract as a translator in Afghanistan for the U.S. Department of Defense is accused of lying about his contacts with two recruiters aligned with the ISIS group that was responsible for the bombing of Kabul’s airport in August 2021, which killed 13 American service members.

Mohammad Rafi Mohammadi was arrested Sunday in Kansas City as part of an investigation led by the FBI’s local field office. He faces one charge in the U.S. District of Kansas of making false statements in reference to obtaining his security clearance, a crime that carries a maximum penalty of five years in federal prison.

According to an affidavit filed in the case by an FBI agent, Mohammadi sought that clearance for work as a contract linguist, and answered a question falsely on a federal form in August 2019. On that document, Mohammadi denied ever associating “with anyone involved in activities to further terrorism,” court papers say.

Before then, the FBI and federal prosecutors allege Mohammadi sought to provide support for two people who were actively seeking to recruit and train members of ISIS-K, a division of the terrorist organization centered in Afghanistan’s Khorasan province.

Investigators based their conclusions in part on a review of Mohammadi’s public Facebook posts, social media messages, and statements he allegedly made to a confidential informant in 2021. Mohammadi was also interviewed by the FBI in early October.

Among the evidence referenced in support of the criminal charge were records obtained from Western Union that allegedly show Mohammadi wired $2,000 from a branch in Lenexa to a person in Afghanistan with the aim of having $400 given to an ISIS-K recruiter, identified as Individual #1, in May 2018. Authorities allege Mohammadi also shared Facebook posts around the time concerning that person’s arrest by Afghani national security forces.

In October 2019, Mohammadi was deployed to Afghanistan for work as a linguist. He was allegedly caught sneaking back onto a military base the following month after he left without official permission.

The FBI’s informant alleges Mohammadi admitted to knowing about the arrest of a second ISIS-K recruiter identified as Individual #2. Mohammadi allegedly sought to facilitate that person’s release from custody while overseas, the FBI determined based on the informant’s statements.

HUGE WIN: Judge Rules Letting NYers Vote By Mail Due To Fear of COVID Unconstitutional

Sat, 10/22/2022 - 18:00

New York not only leads the country in crime, taxes and people fleeing the state, it leads in voter fraud since the time of Boss tweed.

This win is huge.

Lee Zeldin is now leading in the latest NY Governor race polls. They won’t, they can’t let this happen. The Democrat party of treason will be pulling out all the stops.

One only has to look to France — paper ballots only, no mail in voting (and mass fraud), no manipulable voting machines and they get the results in a couple of hours America takes ….. weeks and months. Scam.

Bottom line, the biggest threat to US elections is the Democrat party’s massive voter fraud operation.

As Geller Report reader SR explains, “France has a good system – voters show up in person on election day, the voter roll is checked and if they are on it they are given sets of cards of candidates for each party. In a curtained compartment they put a pre-printed card with just their own candidate’s name on it into a paper envelope, show their photo ID to an official who reads the person’s name aloud and validates that they just have one envelope, then the voter inserts it into a locked transparent box called an “urn”. At the end of election day, both locks on the urns are unlocked and under supervision the envelopes are put into batches of 100, and then the batches are distributed to several on-site teams who count the votes for each candidate with a lot of supervision and unambiguous “chain of custody”. The same thing is done the prior day by French citizens in foreign territories and living abroad, so that despite the time zone being later, their vote too will be counted and included on election day in France, instead of the final results having to wait until the next day due to the time zone.

On the other hand, electronic systems,  provided by sketchy corporations some with links to Venezuela, where piles of ballot batches can optionally be fed in multiple times, or unofficial pre-filled ballots can be shipped in and introduced by partisan operatives, are prone to manipulation. Plus the voting software in some of these systems can “count” in an unconventional way that is hard to track and in theory accessed from outside or have their thumb drive controller swapped out. In addition, the mail-in ballots, unmonitored drop boxes, voter rolls padded with deceased and out-of-state relocated people who miraculously “vote”, and of course the lack of voter ID in many states. Even India has had a mandatory national voter ID card (the Electors Photo Identy Card – EPIC) since 1993. The “icing on the cake” is the scam of having nursing home personnel who routinely collect their residents’ ballots and vote for them.”

Related: New York’s Voter Matrix: An Alternate Structure Within ‘Weaponized’ Voter Rolls, Hundreds of Thousands of Cloned Voter Records

Watchdog Files Lawsuits Over Voter Registration Duplicates, Finds MILLIONS Lacking Required ID

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Judge rules letting NYers vote by mail due to fear of COVID unconstitutional

By Zach Williams, NY Post, October 21, 2022:

Allowing New Yorkers to vote by mail due to fear of COVID-19 is unconstitutional, a state judge said Friday in a ruling that Republican and Conservative Party leaders hailed as a victory for fair elections.

The 28-page ruling by Saratoga County Supreme Court Justice Dianne Freestone ordered local boards of election to stop counting the absentee ballots they’ve already received.

Instead, officials have to “preserve” the ballots until after Election Day or the resolution of a pending suit filed by state and local GOP and Conservative Party leaders.

Democratic officials immediately filed a notice saying they would appeal the judge’s decision.In her ruling, Freestone said that the Democrat-controlled Legislature “appears poised to continue the expanded absentee voting provisions of New York State Election Law … in an Orwellian perpetual state of health emergency and cloaked in the veneer of ‘voter enfranchisement.’”

Rejecting arguments made by a lawyer for the state Board of Elections at a hearing earlier this month, Freestone said that “there are uncounted reasons for this Court to second-guess the wisdom of the Legislature.”

ABC Journalist DISAPPEARS After FBI Raided His Home And Allegedly Seized Classified Info

Sat, 10/22/2022 - 16:00

There is no law anymore, no accountability. We are in free fall. There is no telling what could have happened to James Gordon Meek. He could be in the throes of some personal hell. Or he could be the latest victim of Merrick Garland’s lawless, corrupt, out-of-control FBI. With the FBI working to frame a duly elected president of the United Staes for crimes he didn’t commit, and going after parents who protest transgender madness being forced upon their children in public schools, and showing up with guns drawn at the homes of Christian activists who have done nothing wrong and pounding on the door while children scream in terror, nothing can be ruled out in this case. The FBI should be made to answer: Where is James Gordon Meek, and why?

“ABC Journalist Missing Since FBI Raided His Home And Allegedly Seized Classified Info,” by Brianna Lyman, Daily Caller, October 19, 2022:

ABC News’ James Gordon Meek has not been seen for months after the FBI raided his home and seized classified documents, according to a report.

Meek, a national-security investigative producer, made his last public post just before 5:00 a.m., on Apr. 27 when he quoted a tweet about U.S. intelligence gathering on Russian military operations. Meek added the comment, “FACTS.”

Meek was responding to Marc Polymeropoulos, a former CIA agent, who had tweeted that the Ukrainian military was performing well against Russian forces with the help of the U.S., which had spent the previous eight years of conflict in eastern Ukraine studying Russian tactics. Polymeropoulos was responding to a tweet from Washington Post Pentagon reporter Dan Lamothe, who reported that the U.S. was gaining a “bonanza of information” about the Russian military by observing the invasion.

Meek has not been heard from since, according to Rolling Stone. Within days of the post, heavily armed federal agents raided Meek’s Arlington, Virginia, penthouse apartment, according to the report. During the raid, authorities claimed they found classified information on his computer, according to the report, which cited “sources familiar with the matter.” Meek’s attorney, Eugene Gorokhov, has denied allegations that Meek was in possession of classified material.

“Mr. Meek is unaware of what allegations anonymous sources are making about his possession of classified documents,” he reportedly said. “If such documents exist, as claimed, this would be within the scope of his long career as an investigative journalist covering government wrongdoing.”

If authorities sought to seize records, the raid would’ve required U.S. Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco to give her signature, as a new policy prohibits federal prosecutors from seizing journalists’ records without authorization from the deputy attorney general, according to Rolling Stone.

A spokesperson for ABC News told Rolling Stone that Meek “resigned very abruptly and hasn’t worked for us for months.”…

The book jacket, which once reportedly read, “In April, ABC News correspondent James Gordon Meek got an urgent call from a Special Forces operator serving overseas,” now reads, “In April, an urgent call was placed from a Special Forces operator serving overseas.”

Mann told Rolling Stone he is unsure what happened to Meek.

“He contacted me in the spring, and was really distraught, and told me that he had some serious personal issues going on and that he needed to withdraw from the project,” Mann reportedly said, noting he hasn’t heard from Meek since.

Biden’s War on America: $200 DIESEL

Sat, 10/22/2022 - 14:45

And “the President” has actually said says he wants to imprison those working in the oil industry. How much more will America take before she explodes?

COLUMN: Joe Biden has a big diesel problem

The last time commercial diesel inventories were this low in mid-Oct, Harry S. Truman was US President

New York harbor spot prices are >$200 per barrel

And US diesel refining margins hit a record high todayhttps://t.co/ZqBVAPQ34k pic.twitter.com/SXGPzS883t

— Javier Blas (@JavierBlas) October 18, 2022

$200 Diesel Puts Biden in an Ugly Corner

American stockpiles of distillate fuel are exceptionally low, which could mean higher costs for everything from trucking to farming to construction.

Javier Blas, Bloomberg, October 18, 2022 at 8:26 AM EDT

Javier Blas is a Bloomberg Opinion columnist covering energy and commodities. A former reporter for Bloomberg News and commodities editor at the Financial Times, he is coauthor of “The World for Sale: Money, Power and the Traders Who Barter the Earth’s Resources.”

What do Joe Biden and Harry S. Truman have in common?

Both presidents ran the US when American stockpiles of distillate fuel were exceptionally low. Currently, the US has just 106 million barrels of diesel and heating oil in commercial stocks; the last time inventories were that low in mid-October was in 1951, when Truman was in the White House. Typically, inventories should be 30% higher this time of the year.
Such low levels are alarming because diesel is the workhorse of the global economy. It powers trucks and vans, excavators, freight trains and ships. A shortage would mean higher costs for everything from trucking to farming to construction.

The diesel crisis leaves the Biden administration facing very difficult choices. If he leaves the market alone, prices are likely to rise further before they drop; if he intervenes, either setting up minimum inventory levels or restricting exports, price increases will likely be felt elsewhere into the world. Either route will have big implications for inflation at home and for energy security in Latin America and Europe.

Wholesale diesel prices in the spot market of New York harbor, a key pricing point, have surged this week to more than $200 per barrel. Excluding a three-week period from late April into mid-May, that would be a record high. As a result, American refiners are enjoying the best-ever diesel margins, with the profit of turning a barrel of crude into one of diesel hitting a record high of $86.5 per barrel, up roughly 450% from the 2000-2020 average of $15.7 per barrel.

That’s great for refiners, but bad for everyone else depending on the fuel. Retail prices have increased nearly half-a-dollar in just two weeks.

Read the rest….

Court dismisses suit against FBI agent and Boston cop for fatally shooting ISIS jihadi who plotted to behead Pamela Geller

Sat, 10/22/2022 - 14:26

Usaamah Rahim was the Boston jihadi who, along with his coreligionists, plotted to behead me; he instead tried to behead Boston police officers. As you can see from the account below, he defied officers from the officers and was deliberately trying to escalate the situation. What happened to him is what everyone knows happens in such situations. This his family has no case whatsoever. Note, meanwhile, how Universal Hub, the source of the story below, subtly tries to justify this would-be murderer’s actions by referring to “anti-Muslim radical Pamela Geller.” Now it’s “radical,” as well as “anti-Muslim,” to stand for individual rights, the freedom of speech, the freedom of conscience, and the equality of rights before the law. This shameful propaganda is near-universal in the establishment media, and fosters a dangerous complacency, as well as opposition to the freedom of speech, among the people.

“Court dismisses suit against FBI agent and Boston cop for fatally shooting suspected ISIS terrorist in a Roslindale parking lot,” Universal Hub, October 21, 2022:

A federal appeals court ruled Thursday that two law-enforcement officers who fatally shot a man in a Roslindale parking lot as he walked toward them with a large knife, taunting them, are protected from a lawsuit by the man’s family because of “qualified immunity” – they were acting in the course of their job to protect themselves and bystanders and had no reason to believe they were doing anything wrong.

In a 2-1 decision, the US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in Boston agreed with a request from the two to dismiss the lawsuit by the family of Usaamah Rahim.

Rahim’s family had charged the officers violated his Fourth Amendment rights by shooting him to death on the morning of June 2, 2015 in the parking lot of the CVS on Washington Street, because they did not know he was holding a large knife and they failed to try to take other possible, less lethal actions, such as stopping him earlier or first getting a warrant to seize the knife.

Rahim was already being monitored by the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task for hatching a plan to travel to New York with others to murder anti-Muslim radical Pamela Geller. Early that morning, agents overheard him on a phone call to another cell member saying he couldn’t wait and would instead act locally to take out some cops. The FBI agent and the BPD cop – working with the task force – were directed to Washington Street, to try to prevent him from boarding a bus to Forest Hills from a stop in front of the CVS.

Justices Sandra Lynch and Gustavo Gelpí summarized what happened between Rahim and the two officers, identified only as John Doe 1 and John Doe 2, after Rahim walked to the bus stop from his apartment on nearby Blue Ledge Drive:

Shortly after 7:00 a.m., the surveillance team watched Rahim leave his apartment and walk toward the nearby bus stop on Washington Street. As Rahim walked toward the bus stop, he placed a call on his cell phone, speaking first with his brother, Muhammad Rahim, and then with his father, Abdulla Rahim. Rahim told his brother: “Unfortunately, you will not be seeing me again.” The record does not reveal whether the officers planning to intercept Rahim were aware of the contents of this conversation. As Rahim approached the bus stop, still on the phone, he was approached by Doe 1, Doe 2, and other members of the surveillance team. The record is unclear as to whether the officers identified themselves and whether they approached with their weapons already drawn.

Rahim’s own phone then recorded the exchange between him and the two law-enforcement officers. They told him to put his hands up, but he refused, and then they told him to drop whatever he had in his hand. He told them to drop their guns. He began advancing on him. They retreated. They again told him to drop the object in his hand. He again refused and kept walking towards them, telling them to drop their guns. At one point, he yelled, “Come on! Won’t you shoot me?” After several such exchanges and continued advances by Rahim, the officers were at one edge of the parking lot.

Rahim kept advancing and came within twenty-five feet of the officers. Just seconds before the shooting, Rahim had refused to put his hands up, had refused to drop what was in his hand, had taunted the officers telling them to drop what was in their hands, and had taunted them more with his “Come on!” statement. An objective officer would conclude Rahim had chosen to escalate the situation and that Rahim was an increasing threat. And Rahim’s actions were consistent with his words: he kept advancing on the officers, despite their attempts by retreating to not let him close the distance. When he had come close enough to them to be a lethal threat to the officers and others, they had split-second decisions to make about what was needed to stop him. And two officers almost simultaneously reached the same decision. Doe 1 fired twice and Doe 2 fired once. Rahim was hit. The entire encounter unfolded over about thirty seconds.

The majority on the court then analyzed each step of the interaction leading to the shooting and concluded the officers were protected by the concept of qualified immunity.

We hold independently that the officers are entitled to qualified immunity because objectively reasonable officers in their position would not have understood their actions to violate the law. … We hold further that a reasonable officer in this situation would have understood Rahim to have a lethal knife in his hands. We also hold that a reasonable officer, on the undisputed facts, would have understood Rahim’s actions to show that he had every intention to use this knife to kill the officers and, if they were unsuccessful in stopping him, to kill other people.

Chief Judge David Barron dissented from the ruling, saying it was premature to dismiss the case since the family’s lawyers had not yet had a chance to question the agent and the officer.

Although he acknowledged it seemed like there was strong case that the two had gone to the parking lot to intercept a man who had plotted to behead somebody and who was likely armed with a large knife when he moved toward them, the statements had not been put to the test through the sort of adversarial questioning that might come in discovery or at trial….

WATCH: Bannon Speaks, “America Is Not A Free Country Right Now” “This Is Not Rule of Law, It’s Like a Banana Republic”

Sat, 10/22/2022 - 14:00

Steve Bannon reacts to sentencing in contempt of January 6 Committee case

Former Trump adviser and ex-Breitbart editor Steve Bannon joins “Tucker Carlson Tonight” in first interview since court.

AMERICAN TYRANNY: Steve Bannon Sentenced to Prison

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“We have to win massively on the 8th and then this new Congress has to really go and enforce the rule of law,” he demanded. “Start serious investigations…and after those investigations, start bringing articles of impeachment and throw these bums out, whether it’s [Alejandro] Mayorkas of DHS or [Merrick] Garland, the attorney general. And who knows where it ends.”

Steve Bannon prepping appeals, calls on GOP to focus on winning so they can impeach Garland

Reps. Bennie Thompson of Mississippi and Liz Cheney of Wyoming lead the committee.

By: Fox News, October 22, 2022:

Former Trump adviser Steve Bannon joined Fox News for his first interview since being sentenced to four months in prison for contempt, after he defied a subpoena from Mississippi Democratic Rep. Bennie Thompson and the House January 6 Committee.

“The whole Justice Department under Merrick Garland has become radically partisan. And I think that after we win on November 8 to deliver this crushing blow against the Democratic Party; this regime, Tucker, I strongly believe you’ll see Merrick Garland impeached next year by the new Congress,” Bannon predicted.

Host Tucker Carlson prefaced his interview by saying Bannon “had nothing to do with January 6” and committed no crimes related to the Capitol Riot that day.

The Norfolk, Va., native underlined that he does not expect nor does he explicitly want a concerted Republican defense of him following the sentencing.

Former Trump White House chief strategist Steve Bannon speaks with the media at the end of the opening day of his trial on contempt of Congress charges. On Friday, a federal judge denied his request for a new trial after he was convicted in July.

Bannon said that instead, Republicans should focus on winning the midterm elections decisively so that they can go about deconstructing biased sectors of the bureaucracy that are engaging in heavy-handed, politically-motivated behavior.

“There’s no substitute for victory. We have a very good opportunity here to shatter the Democratic Party as a national political institution – from school boards to state legislatures to attorney general secretaries of state to take the House by 40 or 50 seats and maybe take the Senate by four or five seats,” he said.

“To me, elected officials right now should just focus on winning – and winning with the biggest wave we can. I can do this myself with my lawyers. I don’t need Republicans having my back. What I want Republicans to do is in the new Congress focus on cleaning at the rat’s nest at DOJ and clean out the rat’s nest at the FBI.”

Carlson went on to cite House Judiciary Committee member Matt Gaetz’s, R-Fla., response to the sentencing – in which the Pensacola lawmaker said U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia Matthew M. Graves – who prosecuted Bannon – appeared to be a “partisan Democrat.”

“He was on Joe Biden’s domestic policy committee in the 2020 campaign and worked for other Democratic campaigns,” Carlson said.

According to Graves’ nomination questionnaire, the Reading, Pa., native “briefly assisted” with vice presidential vetting for 2004 presidential nominee John Kerry – who ultimately chose then-North Carolina Sen. John Edwards. Graves also served on the advance-team for the Clinton-Gore 1996 campaign.

Bannon said America is not a “free [country] right now” and that FBI raids on pro-life civilians peacefully holding sit-ins at abortion centers and Justice Department targeting of parents offering countering viewpoints at school board meetings is illustrative of that.

“That’s why I’m a big believer in defund[ing] the FBI – use the appropriations process to defund both these apparatuses until they come to the table.”

“I think the only way you’re going to do it is you got to start at the top. We got to impeach [FBI Director Chris] Wray and we’ve got to impeach Merrick Garland after full investigations.”

Bannon suggested Garland could be impeached and removed from office based on the administration’s refusal to enforce federal law at the Mexican border.

Republicans have also considered investigating other Biden-linked individuals before a potential GOP-led legislature, including Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and First Son Robert Hunter Biden.

Bannon offered respect toward Judge Carl Nichols, the Trump appointee who sentenced him, saying his own legal team is working hard on multifaceted appeals involving use-of-attorney, separation-of-powers, executive privilege and the “structure” of the January 6 Committee itself.

Critics have questioned the latter aspect due to the fact there is no formal ranking member – Republican in this case – appointed by the sitting Minority Leader.

Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., pulled his full slate of appointees after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., refused to seat two of them – Reps. James Banks of Indiana and Jim Jordan of Ohio.

The Republicans on the committee, Liz Cheney of Wyoming and Adam Kinzinger of Illinois, were not McCarthy appointees.

“This is an unbridgeable gap,’ Bannon later concluded. “You have the Republicans and the MAGA forces on one side, you have these radical Democrats and the other – this is not rule of law, it’s like a banana republic. You can’t compromise on this. There’s no substitute for victory. We have to win massively on the 8th.”

Democrat Judge Suspended Over ‘Unprecedented’ Behavior

Sat, 10/22/2022 - 13:00

Just one?

Democrat Judge Suspended Over ‘Unprecedented’ Behavior

By Mimi Nguyen Ly, The Epoch Times, October 21, 2022:

The Ohio Supreme Court has indefinitely suspended a local judge, citing “unprecedented misconduct” that includes falsifying court documents, issuing illegitimate arrest warrants, and donning inappropriate attire in court.

Cleveland Municipal Court Judge Pinkey Carr, a Democrat, was found to exhibit such misconduct that comprise more than 100 incidents over a period of about two years.

The misconduct “encompassed repeated acts of dishonesty; the blatant and systematic disregard of due process, the law, court orders, and local rules; the disrespectful treatment of court staff and litigants; and the abuse of capias warrants and the court’s contempt power,” stated the court’s per curium opinion (pdf). “That misconduct warrants an indefinite suspension from the practice of law.”

Justices agreed with the court’s three-panel Board of Professional Conduct’s assessment that Carr “ruled her courtroom in a reckless and cavalier manner, unrestrained by the law or the court’s rules, without any measure of probity or even common courtesy,” and that she “conducted business in a manner befitting a game show host rather than a judge of the Cleveland Municipal Court.”

Indefinite Suspension

Justices on the Ohio Supreme Court voted 5–2 on Oct. 18 to indefinitely suspend Carr’s law license—a sanction that is the most severe penalty from the court, besides disbarment. The punishment is also more severe than the two-year suspension that the court’s Board of Professional Conduct had sought (pdf).

Official court documents (pdf) state that Carr, who had been a judge since 2012, is now “indefinitely suspended from the practice of law and immediately suspended from judicial office without pay for the duration of her disciplinary suspension.”

Carr was found to have ignored an administrative order by the presiding judge of the Cleveland Municipal Court to postpone hearings around March and April 2020, amid the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to not rescheduling hearings, she was determined to have issued arrest warrants for at least 20 non-jail defendants who did not appear in court. Furthermore, she waived fines and court costs for people who were “brave enough” to appear in court in this period. Carr also lied to local news media and to her presiding judge that she did not issue arrest warrants.

The former judge agreed to some 583 statements of fact and misconduct related to her ethics violations, including acknowledging that she often held hearings without a prosecutor present to avoid complying with procedural safeguards in state law, which include requiring a judge to inform the accused of the nature of the charge, the identity of the complainant, the right to counsel, and the effect of various pleas.

Carr acknowledged that she has falsified court journal entries to conceal her actions, which included unilaterally entering no-contest pleas and then finding defendants not guilty of their charged offenses, or arbitrarily waiving fines and costs for defendants whom she had found guilty but without looking into their ability to pay the fines. In at least 24 of 34 cases, Carr’s journal entries falsely said looked into defendants’ ability to pay and determined they couldn’t pay. Instead, most of the time, Carr had frequently waived fines and costs based on the defendant’s birth date.

Keep reading….

TRUMP SUBPOENAED: Backstabbing Liz Cheney and Jan 6 Clowns’ Latest Unconstitutional Political Farce

Fri, 10/21/2022 - 21:15

Today they jailed Bannon, now this. The final coup.

The law of unintended consequences is always on our side. This will insure Trump and the GOP’s triumphant win in ’24.

And while we are on the subject, why hasn’t Nancy Pelosi been called to testify as to why she repeatedly denied Trump’s requests for guardsmen?

Related: IT WAS ALL STAGED! Pelosi Brought in Daughter, Camera Crew to US Capitol Before the Protest, Son-in-Law Was Set Up Outside to Film

Pelosi DENIED President Trump’s Request For 10k National Guard at Capitol Before Jan. 6th Protest

NUTCASE: Pelosi Screeches, “I Hope [Trump] Comes, I’m Going to Punch Him Out and I’m Going to Go to Jail and I’m Going to Be Happy”

https://twitter.com/thebradfordfile/status/1583524475144138752?s=20&t=ErrE7IlhnU7T_PCdCCoWgA

Jan. 6 Committee Finally Subpoenas Trump for His Testimony

By: Josh Fiallo, Yahoo, October 21, 2022 at 2:00 PM·3 min read

The congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6 riots officially subpoenaed former President Donald Trump on Friday to obtain his testimony under oath and documents about his role in the 2021 attack on the Capitol.

The subpoena ordered Trump to appear for testimony at the U.S. Capitol on Nov. 14 at 10 a.m., either in person or through a video conference. It also required him to hand over requested documents to the panel by Nov. 4, including nearly all communication he had on Jan. 6 by text, phone calls and Signal.

The committee had unanimously voted to subpoena Trump last week, spurring one big question: Would the former president with comply with the order?

Trump has indicated he’d only testify if he’s able to do so live in front of the committee, The New York Times reported last week, citing a person familiar with discussions. Even if granted his demand, some surrounding the former president don’t think he should appear in front of the committee at all.

Among the skeptics that Trump will testify is Shan Wu, a former federal prosecutor, who wrote for The Daily Beast last week that the chances of Trump will testify are “dim and distant.”

In the subpoena, the committee laid out 10 separate wrongdoings it alleges Trump is responsible related to the Jan. 6 attack.

That included Trump’s well-documented pressuring of state election officials to overturn results, and his incitement of “further violence” on Jan. 6 when he condemned Vice President Mike Pence in a tweet as he watched the attack on TV.

“You were at the center of the first and only effort by any U.S. President to overturn an election and obstruct the peaceful transition of power, ultimately culminating in a bloody attack on our own Capitol and on the Congress itself,” the subpoena said.

California’s Economy Heading For Disaster As Companies Flee Socialist Insanity In Droves

Fri, 10/21/2022 - 21:00

If you want to know what the left wants to do to the entire nation, look at California: unsustainably high taxes, soaring crime rates, filthy, dangerous cities full of insane and criminal homeless people — California is a leftist’s paradise. If Gavin Newsom is the Democrat nominee in 2024, as many are whispering now, and becomes the next president, that will be it for America. The companies that are fleeing California in droves now will flee all of America, and with good reason, as all they will be able to expect here will be robberies that go unprosecuted, confiscatory taxes, immense economic burdens due to climate fantasies, and worse.

“California’s Economy Could Be Heading For Disaster After Companies Fled In Droves,” by Arjun Singh, Daily Caller News Foundation, October 20, 2022:

California officials are sounding the alarm after recent statistics showed that fewer corporate and start-up activity in the state was leading to a decline in tax revenue, according to a report by Bloomberg News.

This year, just nine companies based in the state had held initial public offerings (IPOs), which is when a company first lists shares for sale on the stock market – considered a milestone in its growth after strong activity and high valuation, the report revealed. In 2021, California – whose start-up ecosystem in ‘Silicon Valley’ is considered the most prodigious in the world – saw 81 companies conduct IPOs, making 2022 a year of a nine-fold decrease.

Moreover, the value of these IPOs was far lower than in the past, raising merely $177 million, or 2% of the total amount of money raised by U.S. companies that went public in 2022. By contrast, in 2021, California’s share of the revenue generated by IPOs was 39%, by far the largest of any state.

Over the last few years, many companies have departed from California for other states run by Republicans, with Texas being the top destination, gaining 44% of companies that left according to a report by BuildRemote, a business consultancy. These include high-profile departures such as that of electric carmaker Tesla, Inc., led by CEO Elon Musk, which moved its headquarters to Texas.

Musk and other entrepreneurs cite the state’s left-wing policies, enacted by a heavily Democratic state administration, of high taxes, permissive bail reform and drug-use laws, chronic homelessness and stringent COVID-19 regulations as reasons for leaving. Musk called the state the “land of overregulation, overlitigation and overtaxation” when describing his decision to leave….

California has some of the highest tax rates in the nation, with a 7.25% sales tax and a top income tax rate of 13.3%, both of which outrank all other states. The revenues it gathers far exceed the state’s regular expenditures, and it ran a budget surplus of $97.5 billion in 2021….

Confused Biden Tells Fetterman’s Wife She’ll Be A ‘Great Lady In the Senate,’ But She’s Not the Candidate

Fri, 10/21/2022 - 20:00

The indications of Biden’s advanced dementia are coming on a daily basis now, but there is still no move to invoke the 25th Amendment, and maybe that’s for the best, considering it’s Kamala Harris who would take over at that point as the mouthpiece for the people who are running this administration. If the Democrats have taught us one thing, it’s – it can always get worse. And under their stolen regime, it will.

“Biden Tells Fetterman’s Wife She’ll Be ‘A Great Lady In The Senate’ — She’s Not Running,” by Virginia Kruta, Daily Wire, October 20, 2022:

President Joe Biden mistakenly told Gisele Fetterman — the wife of U.S. Senate candidate John Fetterman (D-PA) — that she was going to be a “great lady in the Senate.”

Biden made an appearance in the Keystone State on Fetterman’s behalf Thursday, and he paused to offer accolades and thanks to several of the Democratic elected officials and candidates who joined them on the campaign stop.

“Lieutenant Governor,” Biden paused briefly as someone off-mic apparently spoke to him. “I was saying something nice about you … that’s why I went out. And no — but I’m saying we’re going to try like the devil, I’m going to keep you from having to — not having to deciding to leave, I wish you didn’t.”

“And John,” Biden continued, turning his attention to Fetterman. “Thank you very much for running, I really do appreciate it. And Gisele, you’re gonna — gonna be a great — a great lady in the Senate.”

Biden’s remarks come on the heels of a number of question marks surrounding the health and capabilities of Fetterman following a stroke earlier this year.

In the weeks and months since, the candidate has reportedly struggled with auditory processing — despite claims from his campaign that he has no cognitive issues — leading to his use of a laptop during an interview with NBC.

Fetterman’s wife Gisele has subsequently been labeled “more than a surrogate” as she has stepped into a more active role in her husband’s tight race against Republican candidate Dr. Mehmet Oz, and some have even wondered whether she could take his place in office if he were to find himself unable to perform his duties once elected.

Rolling Stone even referred to Gisele Fetterman as “the de facto candidate” in a recent profile….

‘Count, kid, count’: Hot-tempered Biden snaps at reporter who questioned the number of candidates campaigning with him

Fri, 10/21/2022 - 19:00

“President” Biden’s approval ratings are catastrophically low. Even other far left Democrats are shunning him. And he is feeling the strain, as his testy exchange with this reporter revealed. Somewhere in his dementia-fogged mind, Biden knows that he and his party have failed the American people on a massive scale, if indeed doing anything positive for the American people was ever part of their program. This short-tempered behavior is also another sign of advancing dementia, as dementia patients frequently fly off the handle at the slightest provocation. This elder abuse should be stopped.

“Biden tells reporter ‘Count, kid, count’ after she questions number of candidates campaigning with him,” by Anders Hagstrom, Fox News, October 20, 2022:

President Biden brushed off questions about his lack of campaign trail appearances ahead of the midterm elections Thursday, snapping at a reporter who pressed him on the issue.

Biden’s White House has faced questions throughout the week regarding his slim calendar, with multiple reports saying Democrats in tight races view a visit from him as a liability. A reporter asked Biden about his campaign plans as he was walking to Marine One on Thursday.

“John Fetterman is going to appear with you today in Pennsylvania, but there haven’t been that many candidates campaigning with you. Why?” a reporter asked.

“That’s not true. There have been 15! Count, kid, count! Alright?,” the president responded.

“Okay and are there going to be even more?” the reporter pressed.

“Yea!” Biden said.

White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre played defense for Biden’s campaigning calendar on Monday. Reporters pressed her on whether candidates in swing states like Pennsylvania, Michigan, Ohio, had requested an appearance from the president.

Biden was scheduled for a private meeting with Fetterman earlier in the week, but it was changed to a public appearance.

“[Biden] has plans to be in Pennsylvania and Florida, but behind closed doors with two of the Democratic candidates,” a reporter told Jean-Pierre at the briefing. “There’s a White House office of political affairs. Have they been getting phone calls from candidates in some of those other states — Arizona, Nevada, Georgia, Wisconsin, Michigan — to say, we’d love to have the president come?”…

Wisconsin Democrat Senate Candidate Praises Iran’s Murderous Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Khamenei

Fri, 10/21/2022 - 18:00

At a time when Iranians are fighting and dying to be free from the Ayatollah Khamenei’s murderous, inhuman Islamic regime, it has come to light that Mandela Barnes, the Wisconsin Democrats’ far-left candidate for the Senate, praised Khamenei, a notorious Jew-hater who has repeatedly threatened genocide of the Jews in Israel. No one among the Democrats is likely to mind. Their position on the Jews and Israel is close to Khamenei’s as it is. As antisemitism has become the norm on the left, no leftist is likely to take issue with Mandela Barnes over his old tweets.

“Barnes Praises Khamenei, Hopes to Be ‘Dennis Rodman’ of the Assad Regime,” by Alana Goodman, Washington Free Beacon, October 19, 2022:

Mandela Barnes, the Democratic Senate candidate in Wisconsin, praised Iran’s supreme leader Ali Khamenei for supporting Black Lives Matter, said he wanted to be the “Dennis Rodman” of the Assad regime, and used his Twitter account to defend some of the world’s most notorious dictators and repressive regimes. On Jan. 1, 2015, Barnes applauded a Twitter post by Khamenei that slammed the U.S. government over slavery. “The issue of US govt oppression against blacks is a 100s year-old issue,” wrote Khamenei, adding the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter. Barnes “liked” Khamenei’s post on Twitter and responded to the Iranian leader: “The first tweet of 2015 from @khamenei_ir is #BlackLivesMatter. Let that sink in. May This be a most wonderful year for you and yours.” Barnes’s social media posts could raise questions about the candidate’s willingness to align himself with anti-American and undemocratic leaders. The news comes as Barnes, the Wisconsin lieutenant governor and former state legislator, has faced criticism over his repeated appearances on RT, a Russian state-run news network that the U.S. State Department has described as “propaganda support for the Kremlin’s foreign policy objectives.”…

AOC Shows Her CONTEMPT for Her Constituents, DANCING As They Chant ‘AOC Has Got to Go’

Fri, 10/21/2022 - 17:00

The people are angry about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s agenda for very good reason. But instead of listening to the legitimate concerns of her constituents, AOC contemptuously made dance moves as they chanted their dissatisfaction with her Congressional performance. This epitomizes her elitism and her arrogant certainty that she is untouchable: she and the rest of the hard-left Democrats believe that they can do whatever they wish, endlessly imposing new burdens upon American citizens, and that there is nothing we can do about it. She doesn’t think she will ever suffer at the ballot box for her elitism. And given the state of the Democrat and Republican parties in New York, she probably won’t.

As Protesters chant "AOC has got to go" AOC starts dancing as she drank water, as more people shouted she said "very classy, thank you Sir" pic.twitter.com/rCVr9Y5OTa

— Oliya Scootercaster (@ScooterCasterNY) October 20, 2022

“‘Only Two F*cking Genders’: Ocasio-Cortez Townhall Goes Completely Haywire As Protesters Shout Her Down,” by Brianna Lyman, Daily Caller, October 20, 2022:

Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s town hall went downhill Wednesday night after protesters shouted her down.

Ocasio-Cortez was hosting a Listening Forum Event in Astoria, Queens, when a large group of protesters began chanting “AOC has got to go.” Several of the protesters held up signs, with some reading, “Fuck Joe Biden,” “Wake up New York” and “Agenda 2030 U.N. Is Dirty.”
As Ocasio-Cortez spoke about LGBTQ centers, one protester asked, “So if I don’t have butt sex, I can’t have a place to live?”

“Sir, your sexual orientation has nothing to do with it,” Ocasio-Cortez responded. The man then said the centers were “racist against straight people.”…

Eventually Ocasio-Cortez, addressing a woman in the crowd, said, “Ma’am, you are saying you ask us why, you’ve been talking for twenty minutes, we know why, we know why you’re mad, let’s talk about it.”

“I am not mad. There are only two f**king genders,” the woman shouted back in response….

Texas Sues Google for Allegedly Collecting Biometric Data of MILLIONS of People Without Their Consent

Fri, 10/21/2022 - 16:00

Round-the-clock surveillance is a hallmark of authoritarian and totalitarian regimes. It is no surprise that Google has been illegitimately collecting data on Americans; what is surprising is that Texas is one of only a handful of states that are fighting back. Now is the time for those who value freedom and individual rights to stand in the breach against the forces of darkness. There ought to be a wholesale rejection of Google and the rapid development of alternatives. Instead, its massive power remains largely unchallenged.

“Texas Sues Google for Allegedly Collecting Biometric Data of Millions Without Consent,” Reuters, October 20, 2022:

WASHINGTON (Reuters)—Texas has filed a lawsuit against Alphabet’s Google for allegedly collecting biometric data of millions of Texans without obtaining proper consent, the attorney general’s office said in a statement on Thursday.

The complaint says that companies operating in Texas have been barred for more than a decade from collecting people’s faces, voices or other biometric data without advanced, informed consent.

“In blatant defiance of that law, Google has, since at least 2015, collected biometric data from innumerable Texans and used their faces and their voices to serve Google’s commercial ends,” the complaint said. “Indeed, all across the state, everyday Texans have become unwitting cash cows being milked by Google for profits.”

Google did not immediately reply to a request for comment.

The collection occurred through products like Google Photos, Google Assistant, and Nest Hub Max, the statement said….

DEMOCRAT DESPOTISM : Steve Bannon Sentenced to Prison

Fri, 10/21/2022 - 15:44

The White House crime family is selling off chunks of power while importing an invasion at OUR borders. Murderers run amok. Fentanyl floods our streets. All without penalty. But Bannon and the January 6th protesters exercising their first amendment rights against a fraudulent election are jailed.

As for “contempt of Congress,” every rational and patriotic American should feel nothing but contempt for Congress.

The Democrats have ignored a subpoenas as a matter of practice. Obama’s Attorney General Eric Holder ignored a subpoena for documents relating to the Fast and Furious gun-running scandal. A federal judge declined a House committee’s bid to have Attorney General Eric Holder held in contempt of court. So there you have it.

Border Patrol agent Brian Terry was killed in December 2010 by a firearm believed to be part of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ Operation Fast and Furious program.

Former Trump White House official Steve Bannon was convicted of contempt of Congress for ignoring a subpoena from the House Jan. 6 committee.

By: FOX News, October 22, 2022:

Steve Bannon sentenced to 4 months in prison for contempt of Congress
DOJ wanted 6 months and $200K fine for former Trump White House official Steve Bannon

By Jake

Former Trump White House official Steve Bannon has been sentenced to four months in prison and a $6,500 fine for contempt of Congress.

Bannon was found guilty of contempt of Congress in July after he ignored a subpoena from the House Jan. 6 Committee.

STEVE BANNON’S REQUEST FOR NEW TRIAL AFTER CONVICTION REJECTED BY JUDGE
Former Trump White House chief strategist Steve Bannon speaks with the media at the end of the opening day of his trial on contempt of Congress charges. On Friday, a federal judge denied his request for a new trial after he was convicted in July.

Former Trump White House chief strategist Steve Bannon speaks with the media at the end of the opening day of his trial on contempt of Congress charges. On Friday, a federal judge denied his request for a new trial after he was convicted in July. (Reuters/Michael A. McCoy)

Bannon was released pending appeal. If an appeal is not made, Bannon must surrender voluntarily by Nov. 15, U.S. District Judge Carl Nichols ruled.

The Justice Department had recommended a six-month prison sentence and a $200,000 fine for former Trump aide Steve Bannon due to his failure to comply with a subpoena to appear before the House Select Committee investigating January 6.

“I want to thank all you guys for coming,” Bannon said entering the courthouse Friday. “Remember this illegitimate regime, their judgment day is on eight November when the Biden administration ends. I want to thank you all for coming.”
Chairman Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., makes remarks during the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol.

Chairman Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., makes remarks during the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images)

He quickly added, “And remember, take down the CCP. Thank you.”

Federal prosecutors pushed for Bannon to receive at least six months in prison, citing his “bad faith” behavior in and out of court.

“From the moment that the Defendant, Stephen K. Bannon, accepted service of a subpoena from the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol, he has pursued a bad-faith strategy of defiance and contempt,” federal prosecutors argued on Monday.

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