Montana Considers Bill To Show Solidarity With Israel…

Moonbats outraged.

Via Great Falls Tribune:

Spurred in part by a spate of controversies over anti-Semitism in one of the state’s towns, Montana lawmakers advanced a bill Saturday that pledges solidarity with Israel by refusing to do business with firms boycotting the Middle Eastern country.

Republican House Speaker Austin Knudsen of Culbertson said his bill allows Montana to stand in solidarity with Israel. His bill “sends the message that we will not send our taxpayer dollars to companies which chose to participate in the boycotting and sanctioning of one of our nation’s strongest allies,” Knudson said.

The bill would direct the Montana Board of Investments to sever ties with companies supporting a pro-Palestinian movement to boycott Israel. It would also bar public agencies — including counties, cities and towns — from doing businesses with companies that don’t agree to certify in writing that they are not engaged in a boycott of Israel.

Opponents said the bill is well-intentioned but a potential infringement on free speech. Some argued Montana should stay out of global politics.

Nevertheless, the House endorsed the measure 59-41 on preliminary vote. In doing so, Montana is seeking to join other states that have passed similar bills.[…]

The proposal takes aim at the so-called BDS movement — Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions — that is seeking international support against Israel for its treatment of Palestinians.

“BDS is nothing less than modern-day anti-Semitism,” said Rabbi Chaim Bruk, in a statement released by Knudsen’s office. Bruk applauded the Montana House for “standing with the Jewish people in Montana and their eternal bond with Israel.”

But not all Jewish leaders supported the proposal. Laurie Franklin, the congregational leader of Har Shalom in Missoula, acknowledged that the bill “was well-intentioned” but would place “unacceptable restraints on free trade and free speech.”

Franklin, who advocates improving relations between Israelis and Palestinians, said the bill is an unnecessary foray by the state into global politics.

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NY Times To Run ‘Anti-Trump’ Ad For First Time During Oscars On The ‘Truth’

One thinks they have just a tad difficulty finding it…

‘Fahrenheit 451’ Perfectly Predicted The Left Morphing Into Intolerant, Crybully Sissies…

You’re traveling through another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind

Via The Daily Wire:

At a ratio of about 98.7% (spitballing, might be higher), for the sin of being a Christian or supporting Trump and border security, for opposing abortion, or just wanting to live your life with as little government intrusion as possible, whenever you turn on a TV or radio, watch a movie, open a magazine, look at the news, attend a class, crack a book, or catch a game, in ways subtle and not, you are smeared as an “ist,” a “phobe,” or a greedy teabagger.

From the moment you choose to be something other than a Leftist, all around you within our news and entertainment culture, you’re surrounded with constant challenges to your beliefs and attacks on your humanity and morality.

And unless we restrict our cultural lives to only evangelical movies, conservative talk radio, Christian rock, and black and white TV shows (an environment that probably resembles the real Hell), we can’t hide away in safe spaces.

And this is a good thing.

Oh, sure, it’s sometimes annoying. But adversity is healthy; for in this reality we toughen up, learn to tolerate differences, better articulate our beliefs, open ourselves to challenging ideas. And as a result, we learn, we grow, and we acquire the kind of emotional and spiritual depth required for any life that is truly fulfilling.

The Left, on the other hand, has devolved into a bunch of angry, shallow, unhappy, bitter sissies, who are incapable of dealing with any kind of difficulty, most especially an election loss.

Look at the college campus, the news media… Watch the Left launch into hysterics when even a small blight appears on their ocean-sized monopoly over the culture — a “24” or a Fox News.

Why?

Everyone should revisit Ray Bradbury’s “Fahrenheit 451.” Although published way back in 1953, the novel almost perfectly predicted what has happened to the modern Left, not just here in America — everywhere, most especially Europe.

Set in the future, Bradbury’s society has become so hostile towards any kind of adversity, most especially the concept of exposing themselves to contemplative thought or challenging ideas, that they not only burn all the books, they numb themselves with drugs and reality television, and cancel out even the possibility of self-reflection with a bombardment of relentless stimulus in the form of gadgets, pop culture, social media and overall pleasure-seeking.

Because of the ceaseless happy-faced advertising that blares through ever-present speakers, the hero of our story, Montag, can’t even read an illicit Bible on public transportation.

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Trump Trolls The DNC Election, Says It Was ‘Rigged’ For Perez

In keeping with the fine tradition of Democratic rigging…

Via Daily Mail:

President Donald Trump again waded into Democratic Party politics Sunday morning, suggesting yesterday’s race for Democratic National Commitee chair was ‘rigged.’

‘The race for DNC Chairman was, of course, totally “rigged.” Bernie’s guy, like Bernie himself, never had a chance. Clinton demanded Perez!’ Trump wrote.

Yesterday, President Obama’s former labor secretary Tom Perez beat out Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., who had the backing of Sen. Bernie Sanders.

Perez quickly turned around and asked Ellison to be his No. 2.

Speaking to Jake Tapper this morning, Perez laughed off the president’s latest tweet.

‘Well, you know, Congressman Ellison and I got a good kick out of that,’ he said on State of the Union.

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It’s Official: Pentagon Now Calling Terror Group ‘ISIS’…

Per the Dems that will help with the recruitment of Jihadists.

Via Fox News:

Not Daesh. Not ISIL. Not IS.

The Pentagon has officially declared the name of the terror group the United States and its allies have been fighting for years is, in fact, ISIS.

“We have officially switched to ISIS,” Capt. Jeff Davis, a Pentagon spokesman, said in a briefing with reporters Friday. “They all mean the same thing.” Davis said ISIS already had been used unofficially in the past inside the Pentagon because it was the “easiest to understand.”

While “ISIS” has been widely accepted for years as the common acronym for the Islamic State, then-Secretary of State John Kerry and others in the Obama administration insisted for years on using “ISIL” or “Daesh,” the acronym formed using Arabic letters to spell Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.

The Pentagon released a memorandum Friday afternoon dated Feb. 13 outlining the official change.

“We view ISIS, ISIL and Da’esh as interchangeable terms for the same thing. ISIS is the term most known and understood by the American public, and it is what our leadership uses. This memo simply aligns our terminology,” Davis said in a statement attached to the memo.

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Academy Revokes Sound Mixer’s Oscar Nomination For ’13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi’

Yet, actors are continually lobbying for the win.

Via Washington Examiner:

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Saturday that it has revoked the Oscar nomination for one of the sound mixers on “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi” for violating campaigning rules, one day before the Academy Awards ceremony.

The academy said in a statement that Greg P. Russell called fellow sound mixers during the nominations phase to “make them aware of his work on the film, in direct violation of a campaign regulation that prohibits telephone lobbying.”

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Christian Preachers Who Shouted Slogans About Mohammed And Allah Face Religious Abuse Trial In Britain…

The truth hurts.

Via The Daily Mail:

This is the moment police arrested a group of street preachers including a British army major after they shouted ‘Mohammed is a liar’ and ‘Allah is the greatest deceiver’.

An angry mob of around 150 people surrounded the men in Broadmead, Bristol after they told onlookers that being gay was ‘immoral’ on July 6 last year.

The three devoted Christians were using microphones and holding up placards before police intervened and arrested the men to cheers from onlookers.

Major Adrian Clark, 51, and evangelical Christian preachers Michael Overd, 52, from Creech St Michael, near Taunton, and American Michael Stockwell, 50, from Selden, New York, are standing trial at Bristol Magistrates Court.

They deny using religiously aggravated threatening or abusive words or behaviour.

witness told the court that Clark, Overd, and Stockwell were there ‘to pick a fight’.

Prosecuting, Ian Jackson said the preachers took a ‘tag team’ approach taking it in turns to speak using a microphone on the podium outside Boots.

He told the court that the incident took place on the first day of the Muslim festival of Eid.

The men preached about Islam, Buddhism, and even Jehovah’s Witnesses, as well as sex before marriage and sexuality, leaving onlookers shocked.[…]

Over an hour of footage from a body camera worn by Overd was watched by the court.

During the video, Stockwell said: ‘Allah is the greatest deceiver – that’s in the Quran.’

‘You will die for your sins and be cast into hell’ and ‘Jesus Christ is coming back and taking vengeance.’

Overd told the crowd: ‘Mohammed is a liar and a thief, just like you and me.. Buddha isn’t on the cross – he is a liar, just like you and me.’

He said sex before marriage was immoral and that it used to be a shameful thing to get divorced.

He added that the Bible talks of marriage between a man and a woman, and everything else is abhorrent.

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HT: BCF

Rachel Dolezal Is Nearly Homeless, On Food Stamps And Still White

Gee, you mean lying doesn’t actually pay off? Who’d have thought?

Via Daily Caller:

Former NAACP branch president Rachel Dolezal, who lied about being black but still identifies as black, is now jobless, living on food stamps and expects to lose her home next month.

“There’s no protected class for me,” the former NAACP branch president told The Guardian. “I’m this generic, ambiguous scapegoat for white people to call me a race traitor and take out their hostility on. And I’m a target for anger and pain about white people from the black community. It’s like I am the worst of all these worlds.”

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Army Veteran, 74, Faces Criminal Charges For Hanging Flags At A Veterans Affairs Facility…

He was charged during the administration of the former President.

Via The Daily Mail:

An elderly U.S. Army veteran will go on trial next month for hanging two American flags at a Veterans Affairs facility.

Robert Rosebrock, 74, faces a criminal charge for displaying an American flag without permission outside the Greater Los Angeles Veterans Affairs facility.

He also faces a charge for taking unauthorized photos of VA officers.

If convicted, Rosebrock could serve up to six months in prison, Fox News reported.

Rosebrock, who has pleaded not guilty, placed the flags on a fence during a protest last May of Veterans Affairs’s treatment of homeless veterans.

A 1973 VA edict states that individuals may only place materials on VA property with permission.[…]

The charges were filed under the Obama Administration and Rosebrock’s legal counsel hopes the Trump administration, and in particular attorney general Jeff Sessions, will see his actions differently.

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HT: Getaclue

Chelsea Clinton’s Epic Fail Shot At Rex Tillerson

We don’t think Chelsea understands what the scientific method means…

Pentagon Ditches Onerous Rules Of Engagement, Gives Mosul Troops Quicker Firepower Access…

“Find Em, Fix Em, Fight Em, Finish Em”

Via Washington Times:

Iraqi forces and U.S. coalition troops are no longer burdened by strict rules of engagement, which some say have turned firepower requests into bureaucratic nightmares.

U.S. Army Lt. Col. James Browning, commander of 2nd Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, recently spoke with reporters about a Dec. 26 directive that streamlined the process of delivering aid. The order, attributed to U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Stephen Townsend, was confirmed on Thursday by Air Force Col. John Dorrian, the U.S.-led coalition’s spokesman.

“It changed the relationship [between forces],” Lt. Col. Browning told The Associated Press about increased flexibility on the battlefield. “It gives me a better understanding of how I can bring to bear the limited capabilities I have.”

The new rules, which were supplemented with more directives weeks ago, allow U.S. personnel to better assist — physically and logistically — the Iraqi army’s 9th Division. Advisers are increasingly embedded with Iraqis and they can avoid cumbersome requests through a joint command center.

“[We previously] would have gone through a whole bureaucracy and through Baghdad,” the officer told AP by phone.

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Overnight Open Thread: Don’t Do This…

Don’t stop to tie your shoe during live action…

World Citizen George Clooney Bashes President Trump At France’s César Awards…

Another participation award for his trophy case.

Via The Daily Mail:

Amal Clooney and her baby bump may have outshone her husband on the red carpet at the 42nd Annual César Awards in France on Friday night, but when George Clooney got on stage to accept his honorary award he stole the spotlight back.

Clooney, 55, was honored with the prestigious César d’Honneur Award for his services to film.

He took the opportunity to criticize President Donald Trump, without directly calling him out by name.

In his nearly seven-minute acceptance speech, Clooney addressed the political climate in the US that’s already affecting the world.

‘As we stand here today the world is going through some pretty momentous changes, not all for the best, ‘Clooney said. ‘As citizens of the world we’re going to have to work harder and harder not to let hate win.

‘Love trumps hate, courage trumps fear and always right trumps wrongs.’

French actor Jean Dujardin, who was onstage with Clooney in order to translate his speech for the French audience, added his own dig: ‘Donald Trump is dangerous for the world.’

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Jodie Foster And Michael J. Fox Lead Rally Against Trump’s Immigration Ban

Via Daily Mail:

While most celebrities are busy gearing for Oscar events this weekend, the likes of Jodie Foster, Michael J. Fox and Keegan Michael Key opted to protest in Hollywood over Donald Trump’s recent immigration orders.

The stars were among 1,200 people to take part in the rally organized by the United Talent Agency on Friday outside its headquarters in Beverly Hills.

UTA, one of the world’s largest talent agencies, chose to scrap its annual pre-Oscars party in protest at Trump’s immigration travel ban and to show its support for freedom of speech and artistic expression.

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Democratic Group Targets 2018 GOP Senators On Russia…

Russia, Russia, Russia.

Via Roll Call:

A Democratic super PAC is targeting two GOP senators up for re-election in 2018, urging them to back an independent investigation into President Donald Trump’s ties to Russia.

American Bridge 21st Century is launching a two-week digital ad campaign Thursday against Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake and Nevada Sen. Dean Heller, with plans to expand the campaign to other platforms. The ads are targeted to “engaged voters” of all parties and direct voters to a petition calling on the senators to support an independent investigation.

It’s among the first paid efforts from a Democratic group to hold Republicans accountable for alleged connections between the president and Russia. The ads feature a black-and-white photo of each senator with yellow text saying, “Russia and Trump? Senator Flake, investigate.”

Democrats on Capitol Hill have called for an independent investigation. But they were divided over which body should lead the probe, with some asking that a separate bipartisan commission be established.

For now, Senate Democrats have settled on the Intelligence Committee leading the investigation. They’ve laid out several demands, including asking Attorney General Jeff Sessions to recuse himself from any investigation.

American Bridge is now picking up the call for an independent investigation.

“With the stakes this high, Dean Heller and Jeff Flake need to support an independent investigation into Trump’s ties to Russia, and get the American people the answers they deserve,” American Bridge President Jessica Mackler said in a statement.

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Trump Team Takes First Step Toward Building Border Wall

SAN DIEGO — U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Friday that it plans to start awarding contracts by mid-April for President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall with Mexico, signaling that he is aggressively pursuing plans to erect “a great wall” along the 2,000-mile border.

The agency said it will request bids on or around March 6 and that companies would have to submit “concept papers” to design and build prototypes by March 10, according to a website for federal contractors. The field of candidates will be narrowed by March 20 and finalists must submit offers with their proposed costs by March 24.

The president told the Conservative Political Action Conference on Friday that construction will start “very soon” and is “way, way, way ahead of schedule.”

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Chicago Doctors Gave Fake Medical Opinions To Help Win Citizenship…

In Chicago, everything is ‘fixed’.

Via Chicago Sun Times:

Psychiatrists and other doctors in Chicago and across the country have been caught helping immigrants gain U.S. citizenship by providing fake medical opinions, records show.

An estimated 1,000 people a year submit a form to immigration officials in Chicago alone to waive the requirements that someone seeking citizenship must understand English and pass a test in U.S. history and civics.

The obscure Form N-648 requires a doctor to list any physical or mental ailment that would prevent a patient from meeting the language requirements of citizenship.

he form is susceptible to fraud, though. Immigration officials aren’t supposed to investigate the ailments. They’re instructed only to make sure that the forms are completed correctly and that the information in an applicant’s file is consistent.

Corrupt doctors have taken cash to fill out the forms for able-bodied immigrants, who then avoid having to take proficiency tests in English and U.S. history and civics. Three doctors with Chicago offices have pleaded guilty to the scam, and another is facing charges.

Dr. Slawomir Puszkarski, whose practice on Milwaukee Avenue on the Northwest Side catered to Polish patients, was sentenced to probation in 2015 after he admitted helping an undercover federal agent submit a fake Form N-648.

“I learned a lot from my mistake, and I would never do it again,” the 55-year-old psychiatrist told the Chicago Sun-Times.

Other doctors recently have faced prosecution for the crime in San Diego, Miami and Philadelphia, records show — part of a larger problem of fraud involving immigration documents. For years, fake ID-makers have flourished in Illinois and elsewhere.

But fraud involving Form N-648 is different because the doctors take a bigger risk than most scammers — that of losing their medical license — in exchange for fees that records show have ranged from about $200 to $2,500 a form.

In some cases, the doctors who engage in such fraud also were scamming Medicaid and Medicare. Dr. Fernando Mendez-Villamil, a Miami psychiatrist now serving a 151-month prison sentence, made false diagnoses of mental illnesses, allowing clients to obtain Social Security disability payments, according to prosecutors. They say his clients also used fake mental diagnoses on N-648 forms to become citizens.

The 50-year-old doctor was ordered to repay the government more than $30 million. Authorities seized his property and an art collection that included prints by Marc Chagall.

On the West Coast, Dr. Roberto J. Velasquez was sentenced to 21 months in prison in 2013 for immigration and Social Security fraud in the San Diego area. Velasquez, a psychiatrist, falsified N-648 forms between 2006 and 2012 in return for $200 each, prosecutors said. The forms granted disability exemptions to at least 50 people, records show.

Velasquez, 60, coached clients to use poor English during citizenship interviews and not to disclose their college educations.

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Meet The Terrorist Behind The Next Women’s March

Via NY Post:

Here’s the left’s next great idea for bringing down President Trump: another women’s march. Which means another public instance of Trump haters shouting slogans to one another and mistaking it for constructive politics. What progressives need to defeat Trump is outreach, but all they have is outrage.

On March 8, organizers seem to be aiming for a different vibe than the librarians-in-pussy-hats element that made the first women’s march after Trump’s inauguration so adorable.

Instead of milling around Washington, organizers have in mind a “general strike” called the Day without a Woman. In a manifesto published in The Guardian on Feb. 6, the brains behind the movement are calling for a “new wave of militant feminist struggle.” That’s right: militant, not peaceful.

The document was co-authored by, among others, Rasmea Yousef Odeh, a convicted terrorist. Odeh, a Palestinian, was convicted in Israel in 1970 for her part in two terrorist bombings, one of which killed two students while they were shopping for groceries. She spent 10 years in prison for her crimes. She then managed to become a US citizen in 2004 by lying about her past (great detective work, INS: Next time, use Google) but was subsequently convicted, in 2014, of immigration fraud for the falsehoods. However, she won the right to a new trial (set for this spring) by claiming she had been suffering from PTSD at the time she lied on her application. Oh, and in her time as a citizen, she worked for a while as an ObamaCare navigator.

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EPA Union Uses Official Email To Employees To Rally On Capitol Hill For ‘Respect’…

No word if Richard Windsor will attend.

Via Free Beacon:

Environmental Protection Agency employees are being urged to join a rally on Capitol Hill next month by a union representing the agency, according to an email obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.

The National Treasury Employees Union Chapter 280 sent an invitation to the rally on the EPA email system during work hours, encouraging employees to rally for “respect.”

“Please join NTEU members from across the country as we rally at the U.S. Capitol for fair pay, a secure retirement, and respect,” the email, which was sent Wednesday, states.

“We really need you to come for this,” the union said. “Now, more than ever it’s important that EPA employees stand together.”

The rally comes at a time when government bureaucrats, including career employees for the EPA, are vowing to resist the new Trump administration. In an unprecedented effort, EPA employees called their senators last week pressing them to vote against Scott Pruitt as the new EPA administrator. The New York Times called it “a remarkable display of activism and defiance that presages turbulent times ahead for the EPA.” Pruitt was confirmed by a vote of 52-46.

Other EPA employees were still crying at work more than two months after Hillary Clinton’s election loss.

The rally is being held on March 2 on the West Front Lawn of the U.S. Capitol. Attendees who are members of the bargaining unit will receive a free NTEU t-shirt.

“P.S. use your lunch time to rally,” the union said. “Any time in excess of your normal lunch period is considered non-work time and should be accounted for through leave, credit hours, or other absence time.”

“P.P.S. Please use your non-EPA email address and personal time when you share this email with people.”

“Save the date and spread the word,” the union added. “All are welcome. Bring friends, family, and coworkers.”

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HT: A Nod To The Gods

Lawyer: Racist Note Given To Black Waitress In Virginia Is A Fake

Who would have guessed? A lot of these cases are, since people are aware that people tend to donate money to victims of harassment.

Via Daily Caller:

A black waitress who received thousands of dollars in donations after she claimed she received a racist note and no tip from a patron last month, fabricated the incident, the customer claims.

Kelly Carter, a waitress at Anita’s New Mexico Cafe in Ashburn, Va., claimed that a white man stiffed her on his $30.52 restaurant bill and wrote “Great service, don’t tip black people” at the bottom of his receipt.

But the receipt was fabricated, says Daniel Hebda, a lawyer for the patron.

Hebda said in a statement Friday that his client did leave Carter a small tip — one penny — because her service was poor, not because she is black.

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