Abandoned Dog Found Guarding Neighbor’s Home After Camp Fire

Via Daily Mail:

A courageous border collie left to fend for herself in the deadly Camp Fire was found protecting the only home still standing on her block in Paradise.

Ella’s owners, Mike and Leahna Copsey, and their daughters Clarisa, eight, and Emma, 10, were forced to evacuate their home after the blaze broke out November 8.

The family, whose car was completely full with their belongings, left behind their dog, who was found alive in the neighborhood two days later.

A family friend returned to the area where the badly-burned and frightened pup was found guarding another resident’s home.

Leahna Copsey, who was sure Ella didn’t make it out of the blaze of alive, explained the relieving phone call she had with a family friend while speaking to the Visalia Times-Delta.

‘She was protecting it… she was protecting the only house left on the block,’ Copsey said.

Her daughter, Clarisa, also told the outlet: ‘She’s a really good dog… so I was really relieved she was alive.’

The Copseys left their Paradise home and traveled to Lake County, roughly two hours away.

The border collie is currently being cared for by the couple’s oldest daughter, Kayla, as the family works to rebuild what was lost.

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White House Sets New Rules For Journalists In Press Briefings After Acosta Situation

Some are already beefing about them. Blame Acosta. He can’t act like an adult, so everyone has to be treated like children.

Via Newsbusters:

On Monday afternoon, the White House released a series of brief but simple guidelines for journalists in light of CNN chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta’s carnival-barking at not only press conferences with the President, but a pattern of bombastic, self-centered behavior that resulted in a ten-day legal standoff that began on November 7.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders sent out the guidelines concerning the parameters of one initial question and, if granted permission by the President or whoever is speaking, a followup question before yielding to other reporters.

Sanders began with the admission that they had “notified Jim Acosta and CNN that his hard pass has been restored,” but provided the caveat that he was also informed that there will be “certain rules” implemented “with a degree of regret” to “govern White House press conferences going forward.”

Here are the four points in their totality:

“A journalist called upon to ask a question will ask a single question and then will yield the floor to other journalists;

At the discretion of the President or other White House official taking questions, a follow-up question or questions may be permitted; and where a follow up has been allowed and asked, the questioner will then yield the floor;

‘Yielding the floor’ includes, when applicable, physically surrendering the microphone to White House staff for use by the next questioner;

Failure to abide by any of rules (1)-(3) may result in suspension or revocation of the journalist’s hard pass.”

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Founder Of Women’s March Calls For Sarsour And Mallory To Step Down

You got took, Shook. It was obvious what they were and what the group has been from the beginning.

Via The Hill:

Teresa Shook, the woman who first suggested a women’s march following the inauguration of President Trump, is calling on four of the group’s leaders to step down, arguing they have steered the movement from its correct course.

Shook specifically called out Linda Sarsour, Tamika Mallory, Bob Bland and Carmen Perez of Women’s March, Inc., for allowing “anti-Semitism, anti- LBGTQIA sentiment and hateful, racist rhetoric” to become a part of the platform.

“[My] original vision and intent was to show the capacity of human beings to stand in solidarity and love against the hateful rhetoric that had become a part of the political landscape in the U.S. and around the world,” Shook wrote on Facebook.

“I wanted us to prove that the majority of us are decent people who want a world that is fair, just and inclusive of Women and All people.”

“Bob Bland, Tamika Mallory, Linda Sarsour and Carmen Perez of Women’s March, Inc. have steered the Movement away from its true course,” she continued. “I have waited, hoping they would right the ship. But they have not.”

She called on all four to step down and to let other members of the movement take their place.

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Gov. Jerry Brown Quietly Admits Trump Was Right, Eases California Logging Rules

Meanwhile, media wouldn’t admit that and is mocking Trump’s point that forest management would have helped minimize the problem.

Via Daily Wire:

California Gov. Jerry Brown appears to have quietly admitted President Donald Trump’s suggestion about improving California forestry was correct and is now urging state lawmakers to loosen restrictive logging regulations put in place to appease environmentalists.

The Santa Cruz Sentinel reports that Brown is proposing one of the most significant changes to the state’s logging rules in nearly half a century.

“Gov. Jerry Brown is proposing broad new changes to California’s logging rules that would allow landowners to cut larger trees and build temporary roads without obtaining a permit as a way to thin more forests across the state,” the paper reports.

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CNN Requests Emergency Briefing As White House Vows To Revoke Jim Acosta’s WH Pass Again

And the saga goes on.

Via Daily Wire:

CNN on Monday filed new papers with the U.S. District Court on Monday accusing the Trump administration of seeking to violate the rights of the liberal network and one its reporters, Jim Acosta.

The move came after the White House informed Acosta on Friday of a “preliminary decision” to once again revoke his White House press pass after a temporary 14-day order reinstating the pass expires. But an attorney for CNN and Acosta claims that the move would punish Acosta, using “retroactive” rules that are not formal. The filing asks for a hearing next week.

“The filing also claims the Trump administration did not respond to CNN’s offer to work with the White House on establishing protocols for future press conferences,” Fox News reported.

The White House plans to once again suspend CNN’s Jim Acosta’s press pass after a court-mandated temporary restoration expires.

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Pelosi’s Bid For Speaker Imperiled As Public Opposition Grows, 16 Dems Sign Letter Against Her

She can’t have more than 15 defections. Now she needs Republicans to prevail unless she makes a deal with the 16.

Via Politico:

Sixteen Democrats vowed Monday to oppose Nancy Pelosi for speaker on the House floor, placing the California Democrat’s bid to reclaim the gavel in serious jeopardy.

In a highly anticipated letter that went public Monday, the Democrats called Pelosi “a historic figure.“

But, they added, “Our majority came on the backs of candidates who said that they would support new leadership because voters in hard-won districts, and across the country, want to see real change in Washington. We promised to change the status quo, and we intend to deliver on that promise.“

The show-of-force underscores the depth of the challenge facing Pelosi, who has led the caucus for 16 years. Pelosi needs 218 votes among lawmakers present and voting to be elected speaker on Jan. 3. House Democrats have won 233 seats, meaning Pelosi can currently only afford to lose 15 votes.

The letter includes 11 incumbents, four incoming freshman and one candidate, Ben McAdams of Utah, whose race has not been called.

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Teacher Says Pupils Being ‘Tricked’ Into Thinking They’re Wrong Sex At School With 17 Children Changing Gender

Yikes.

Via Daily Mail:

An astonishing 17 pupils at a single British school are in the process of changing gender, The Mail on Sunday can reveal.

Most of the youngsters undergoing the transformation are autistic, according to a teacher there, who said vulnerable children with mental health problems were being ‘tricked’ into believing they are the wrong sex.

The whistleblower says few of the transgender children are suffering from gender dysphoria – the medical term for someone who feels they were born in the wrong body – but are just easily influenced, latching on to the mistaken belief they are the wrong sex as a way of coping with the problems caused by autism.

Earlier this year, The Mail on Sunday revealed that a third of youngsters referred to the NHS’s only gender identity clinic for children showed ‘moderate to severe autistic traits’.

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Migrant Complains About Free Food She’s Been Given By Mexico, Calls It Pig Food

Sounds grateful.

Via Daily Caller:

Six thousand Central American migrants have encamped in Tijuana, Mexico, waiting to enter the United States, legally or illegally.

The migrants are part of a thousands-strong migrant caravan that originated in Honduras. The caravan reached the American border with the assistance of charter buses and are now camped in Tijuana with no place to go as they apply for asylum at the American ports of entry.

President Donald Trump, who made the migrant caravan a critical part of the 2018 midterms messaging for the GOP, has hardened the southern border with armed soldiers and razor wire.

Deutsche Welle’s Spanish language channel, DW Español, traveled to Tijuana in order to interview some of the migrants living in the camps. A reporter asked one of the migrants how the living conditions were in the camp. The woman complained about the food she had been given in the camp, calling it food for “pigs” and saying she would “die of hunger” if she did not eat it.

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WATCH: Female Antifa Punches, Spits On Conservative Demonstrators. It Doesn’t End Well For Her.

Update to this story. Epic ending.

Via Daily Wire:

On Saturday, a 19-year-old so-called “anti-fascist” protester was arrested after she punched and spat on demonstrators at a #HimToo rally in Portland.

The #HimToo rally was organized by conservative activist Haley Adams to draw awareness to the sexual victimization of men and the falsely accused. Left-wing counter-protesters showed up to disrupt the event. Demonstrators and at least one reporter on site were harassed and assaulted by the agitators. The rally ended with a total of six arrests.

In footage captured by independent journalist and Quillette Magazine editor Andy C. Ngo, a young Antifa counter-protester later identified as Hannah R. McClintock by the Portland Police Bureau confronts male demonstrators at the rally. Backed by a chant of “We believe survivors” by her fellow Antifa activists, McClintock gets herself into a fighting stance and waves on the demonstrators to apparently engage in a physical altercation with her. She also spits on them as she repeatedly yells the word “b****.”

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Dem Congresswoman-Elect Admits Taxes Would Have To Go Up To Pay For Single-Payer Healthcare

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez unavailable for comment.

Bernie Sanders: I’m Seriously Considering a 2020 Presidential Run…

“Trump’s authoritarianism, racism, and sexism have to be dealt with.”

HT: WFB

GOP Rep. Dan Crenshaw Destroys CBS Panel Smearing Trump…

Outnumbered 3-to-1.

High School Bans Luxury Coats To Prevent ‘Poverty-Shaming’

Alternate headline: School combats poverty-shaming with wealth-shaming.

Via

A secondary school in northwestern England is barring expensive designer coats in an effort to eliminate “poverty-shaming” for students whose parents can’t afford the items.

Parents of students at Woodchurch High School were reportedly given a letter from the school that stated, “Pupils will not be permitted to bring in Canadian [sic] Goose and Monclair [sic] coats after the Christmas break.”

Pyrenex coats, which carry a similar price tag, are also prohibited.

About 46 percent of the school’s students are considered low-income, according to reports. For example, the school provides free sanitary products and limits backpacks to a certain type, so parents aren’t pressured to buy ones that are more expensive.

“They feel stigmatized, they feel left out, they feel inadequate,” Headteacher Rebekah Phillips told the Independent.

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‘He’s Barack Obama, But White’: Robert ‘Beto’ O’Rourke Blows Up The 2020 Democratic Primary

Skateboards for all.

Via Politico:

Sparked by his narrow defeat in a Texas Senate race, Beto O’Rourke is scrambling the 2020 presidential primary field, freezing Democratic donors and potential campaign staffers in place as they await word of his plans.

Even prior to O’Rourke’s meteoric rise, many Democratic fundraisers had approached the large number of 2020 contenders with apprehension, fearful of committing early to one candidate. But the prospect of a presidential bid by O’Rourke, whose charismatic Senate candidacy captured the party’s imagination, has suddenly rewired the race.

O’Rourke — who raised a stunning $38 million in the third quarter of his race — is widely considered capable of raising millions of dollars quickly, according to interviews with multiple Democratic money bundlers and strategists, catapulting him into the upper echelons of the 2020 campaign.

Mikal Watts, a San Antonio-based lawyer and major Democratic money bundler, said several donors and political operatives in Iowa, after hearing from other potential candidates in recent days, have called to ask if O’Rourke is running, a sign of his impact in the first-in-the-nation caucus state.

“They’re not wanting to sign on to other presidential campaigns until they know whether Beto is going,” Watts said. “And if Beto is running, what good progressive Democrat wouldn’t want to work for Beto O’Rourke?”

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Troops Install Fencing Along US-Mexico Border Amid Migrant ‘Invasion’

Temporary but effective.

Via Daily Mail:

Soldiers are beginning to install concertina wire and fencing along a stretch of the Rio Grande river in southwest Texas as Donald Trump prepares for the migrant ‘invasion’ from Central America.

Around 100 or so American troops from the 19th Engineer Battalion, based in Fort Knox, Kentucky have started to work on the fence for three days.

The soldiers are in Laredo, a busy border town overlooking a stretch of the Rio Grande river in southwest Texas, carrying out controversial orders from President Donald Trump.

He sent about 5,800 troops to the border to forestall the arrival of large groups of Central American migrants traveling through Mexico and towards the US.

This move was decried by critics as a costly political stunt to galvanize supporters ahead of midterm elections earlier this month.

Before the election Trump called the matter a national emergency and warned that so-called migrant caravans were an ‘invasion’ with ‘some very bad thugs and gang members’.

So far at least, the most visible aspect of Trump’s deployment is the fence, a visible deterrent and physical obstacle to migrants, designed to corral would-be asylum seekers towards organized points of entry into the US.

Over the weekend, Lieutenant Alan Koepnick’s platoon could be seen stringing concertina wire, which is built to snag clothing, along one edge of a quiet riverside park near downtown Laredo.

As families walked dogs, grilled sausages and relaxed, the soldiers mounted the wire, occasionally ripping their camouflaged uniforms on its metal barbs.

Koepnick said some Laredo residents had voiced disquiet about the fencing and the presence of US troops.

‘But there’s also been a lot of support, people coming in, vets shaking our hands, bringing us cakes, water, things like that,’ Koepnick told AFP.

About 100 yards (meters) behind him, a group of people on the Mexican side of the river could be seen standing on the bank.

‘You’ll see people across the river cursing at us in Spanish, throwing bottles at us. But on this side it’s more positive,’ Koepnick said.

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North Korea Defector Soldier Is General’s Son: Report

Dad is no longer a general. Update to this story.

Tokyo (AFP) – The North Korean soldier who defected to the South in a hail of bullets last year is a general’s son but says most Northerners of his age have no loyalty to Kim Jong Un, according to a Japanese newspaper.

Oh Chong Song’s dramatic dash across the border at the Panmunjom truce village in the Demilitarized Zone — under fire from his comrades — made global headlines last year, and saw him hospitalised with serious injuries.

It is very rare for the North’s troops to defect at Panmunjom, a major tourist attraction and the only place on the frontier where forces from the two sides come face-to-face.

The 25-year-old Oh is the son of a major-general, Japan’s Sankei Shimbun newspaper reported, in what it said was the defector’s first media interview.

But despite his privileged birth — he described himself as “upper class” — he felt no allegiance to the North’s leadership.

“Inside the North, people, and especially the younger generation, are indifferent to each other, politics, and their leaders, and there is no sense of loyalty.”

He was “indifferent” to the rule of Kim Jong Un, the third generation of the Kim family to lead the North, and had no interest in how his friends felt about it.

“Probably 80 percent of my generation is indifferent and has no loyalty,” he was quoted as saying.

“It is natural to have no interest nor loyalty since the hereditary system is taken as a given, regardless of its inability to feed people.”

Oh denied media reports in the South that he was wanted for murder in the North.

After some unspecified trouble with friends, the Sankei said, he started drinking. On his way back to his post he broke through a checkpoint and, fearing execution, decided to keep going.

“I feared I could be executed if I went back so I crossed the border,” he was quoted as saying, adding he had no regrets about defecting.

The newspaper said Japanese intelligence officials had confirmed Oh’s identity.

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Religion of Peace Imam: ‘Tie Me to a Missile and Fire Me at Tel Aviv’…

CAIR nods in agreement.

Left Eats Left: Ocasio-Cortez Leading Move By Radicals To Primary Democrats They Deem Not ‘Left’ Enough

Buh bye, Democratic Party.

Via Daily Wire:

Democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the youngest woman ever elected to Congress, has been touted as “the future” of the Democrat Party and the far-left’s “rising star,” but in her first week on Capitol Hill after easily winning just days before, the biggest fans of her actions thus far might just be Republicans — who have been cheering her on as she’s overtly undermined the leadership of her party and vowed to “fierce[ly]” campaign against the re-election efforts of Democrats she doesn’t deem radical or diverse enough.

Ocasio-Cortez announced her arrival in D.C. by immediately joining a sit-in protest at the office of ranking House Democrat Nancy Pelosi, who’s furiously working now to ensure that she’s re-crowned Speaker amid opposition from a female minority colleague. After tweeting about discrimination she’s faced already on Capitol Hill, on Saturday, Ocasio-Cortez jumped on a conference call hosted by radical left group Justice Democrats and vowed to help them take down incumbent Democrats.

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2/3 Of Democrats Believe In ‘Fake News,’ Think It’s True That Russia Messed With Votes In 2016

And check their arguments when confronted with the facts:

Conspiracy cult.

HT: Twitchy

Rep. Dan Crenshaw Puts Trump Not Going To Arlington In Perpsective

Trump saved American lives by increasing the defense budget that Obama eviscerated and changed the ROE in Afghanistan so they could defend themselves.

Via Daily Caller:

Navy SEAL veteran Dan Crenshaw responded Sunday to the critics who argued that it was a mistake for President Donald Trump to skip Veterans Day ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery.

During a panel segment on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Jake Tapper spoke to three members of the House’s new class — Crenshaw, a Republican who was elected in Texas, and Democrats Chrissy Houlahan (Pennsylvania) and Deb Haaland (New Mexico) — about Veterans Day and the fact that even President Trump acknowledged that perhaps he should have gone.

Houlahan is a veteran herself, and Haaland grew up in a military family — and both said that they were disappointed that Trump had not visited Arlington on Veterans Day. But Crenshaw, although he did admit he would have liked to see the president there, offered a slightly different take.

“Well, I’ve been to Arlington multiple times to bury my friends, at least two funerals there that I’ve attended and gone back occasionally,” Crenshaw began, “I also know the president on a very personal level has treated those gold star families very well and he has embraced them and has been very good to them.

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