WATCH: Far-left protesters at the University of Arizona protest Border Patrol agents on campus by likening them to the KKK and calling them the Murder Patrol repeatedly.
h/t denisseisdead IG pic.twitter.com/iwPmNYRzFC
— Lone Conservative (@LoConservative) March 20, 2019
They have no concept of the lives that the Border Patrol saves every day. But it doesn’t match their lunatic narrative.
Via Daily Wire:
On Tuesday, two border patrol agents were harassed by students at the University of Arizona during an event intended to allow criminal justice majors to hear from law enforcement agents.
The agents were invited by the school’s Criminal Justice Association, which hosted agents from both the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the Homeland Securities Investigations (HSI) wing of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in previous meetings.
In several videos, students are seen interrupting the officers’ presentation and even following them down the hall while chanting “murder patrol.”
“I don’t know who allowed the murder patrol,” the student filming the video says. “They allow murderers to be on campus where I pay to be here. Murderers! On campus. Murderers! On campus.”
Waves of families are trying to cross the border almost hourly and entering an overtaxed government detention system. https://t.co/mY8dVoc36T
— The Associated Press (@AP) March 21, 2019
Sounds almost like an emergency, doesn’t it?
MCALLEN, Texas (AP) — A mother cradled a crying toddler as she waited in line with 20 other women to shower. Dozens of fathers quietly held their children’s hands in an enclosure made of chain-link fencing.
While these families were held at an overcrowded Border Patrol processing center, a fresh wave of migrants crossed the nearby river separating the U.S. and Mexico and waited for border agents to bring them to the same facility. One Honduran woman carried a feverish 7-month-old baby.
The cycle is repeated multiple times a day. Waves of desperate families are trying to cross the border almost hourly and entering an overtaxed government detention system.
The Border Patrol has become so overwhelmed in feeding and caring for the migrants that it announced plans this week to start releasing some families onto the street in the Rio Grande Valley to ease overcrowding in the processing center, providing the immigrants with a notice to appear at an upcoming court date.
“We have an unprecedented crisis upon us,” Robert Perez, deputy commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the Border Patrol’s parent agency, said in an interview.
The Border Patrol says it made about 66,000 apprehensions of people crossing the border illegally in February, including 36,000 parents and children, an all-time monthly high. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, meanwhile, said since Dec. 21 it has released 107,000 family members while they await court dates.
This is pretty disgusting.
.@EricBolling was sitting with some friends at Trump Hotel in D.C. when a man walked by his table & said, loud enough for them to hear, Eric's son "killed himself because he was embarrassed by his dad.”
Eric followed the hateful man outside & started filming what came next… pic.twitter.com/51FhqG6Nmh
— BlazeTV (@BlazeTV) March 21, 2019
WATCH: An aggressive squirrel has continuously terrorized a Florida neighborhood, causing residents to act in an extreme abundance of caution. One of its recent attacks was caught on camera #SquirrelAttack #FloridaMan Read more: https://t.co/RToVmyEGGL pic.twitter.com/5SmdpvZbJZ
— CBS4 Miami (@CBSMiami) March 20, 2019
Just plug in ‘Florida man’ and the date, not the year. It’s hilarious. Florida is crazy.
MIAMI (CBSMiami) – There’s a viral sensation taking over social media called the ‘Florida Man’ Challenge and it’s super easy to participate and will make you laugh.
Basically, the internet is asking people, “What’s your Florida man story?
It’s fun and ridiculous at the same time, just like the Sunshine state.
It all started with a Tumbler post last week when people were being asked to Google “florida man” followed by your birthday. For example, “florida man april 7.”
Some good examples?
— sean (@seanykilleen) March 21, 2019
— Henni Huttunen (@HenniAnniiina) March 21, 2019
— PACK MA'S (@PACKMAS2) March 21, 2019
— Michael O'Brien (@mickobtoonarmy) March 21, 2019
— Pam (@PammyJC) March 21, 2019
Report: Loughlin’s Daughter Furious At Parents For Ruining Her Income Stream With Admissions Scandal
She’s furious at the parents. But did she really not know?
Via Hot Air:
Or so “sources” say, but how can this story not be true? I made the same point in a post last week. Lost amid the outrage over rich parents buying college seats for their dimwit children is the fact that Lori Loughlin’s daughter Olivia was doing quite well for herself as a social-media “influencer.” If you can pull a million views for a video, as she could, you can make serious money from that alone. If you can bring a sponsor’s products to an audience of that size, as she routinely did, you’ve got serious ad money on top of it. How serious? Page Six talked to an expert in the field a few days ago.
“We’re estimating … she’s probably making a minimum of $30,000 for a post on Instagram. It could even be upwards of $50,000,” said Cartin, who has not seen any of Giannulli’s contracts.
And those totals don’t account for a cut in sales she likely receives from her sponsored-content posts.
“She’s more than just a regular influencer — she has that celebrity hook with her,” Cartin said.
Giannulli has 525 Instagram posts in the bank (pun intended) as I write this and scores of YouTube uploads, virtually all of which have hundreds of thousands of views. She was rolling in dough without even taking into account whatever money mom and dad had set aside for her in a trust fund or whatever. The trust fund is presumably still intact but the social-media income stream is momentarily at a standstill — and, with corporate sponsors like Sephora and Tresemme dropping her, the corporate sponsor stream seems to be up in smoke.
While he will be delivering a report to AG Barr, he will likely not be making improper comments like James Comey when he’s done, so he may not be giving Democrats what they want.
There’s no shortage of speculation on the special counsel Robert Mueller’s report, much of it totally uninformed.
But we don’t need to speculate on the scope – the man who appointed Mueller has already given us a potential road map on what to expect from the special counsel.
The bottom line: Do not expect a harsh condemnation of President Donald Trump or any of his associates if they have not been charged with crimes.
The road map comes in the form a little-noticed 12-page letter written by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein last June to Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley.
By the way: Fox News likes to say my name (incorrectly) as “Cortez,” which I can only imagine is bc that sounds more ‘stereotypically’ Hispanic + probably incites more ‘anxiety’ for them.
My last name is not “Cortez,” just as theirs isn’t “Ingra” or “Carl” or “Hann.”
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) March 21, 2019
Whiny brat. None of the people whose name she fractures ever called her that.
Via Daily Wire:
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) claimed that Fox News hosts, such as Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham, and Tucker Carlson, refer to her as simply “Cortez,” instead of her full last name, “Ocasio-Cortez.” Although there is no evidence to prove they have ever referred to her as “Cortez,” the NY representative slammed Fox and accused those who drop the “Ocasio” of having racial malice.
“Fox News likes to say my name (incorrectly) as ‘Cortez,’ which I can only imagine is bc that sounds more ‘stereotypically’ Hispanic + probably incites more ‘anxiety’ for them,” she claimed in a Wednesday tweet.
“Pro Tip: My last name is not ‘Cortez,’ just as theirs isn’t ‘Ingra’ or ‘Carl’ or ‘Hann,’” she added, referencing Ingraham, Carlson, and Hannity.
Her complaint continued: “My last name is Ocasio-Cortez. Full stop. That’s my name. No, you can’t say ‘Cortez.’ I’ve never used that in my life. ‘Cortez’ is referring to someone else.”
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) March 20, 2019
2020 presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke ate dirt after losing his Senate race against incumbent Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, last year.
The revelation comes in a lengthy Washington Post report which divulged new details on the road trip the former congressman took after his defeat in the midterm elections and the ensuing “funk.”
During a January stop in New Mexico which did not make it into his blog, O’Rourke, 46, ate the local dirt, which the report said is believed to have “regenerative powers.”
He also brought some of this New Mexican dirt home to his family to eat.
This is the strategic high ground on Israel’s border with Syria that Israel must not give up.
Via Free Beacon:
President Donald Trump is calling for the recognition of Israeli control over the contested Golan Heights region on Israel’s northern border, territory that was originally controlled by Syria but annexed by Israel several decades ago following war.
Trump, who became the first U.S. president to make good on a promise to relocate the U.S. embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to its capital city of Jerusalem, is now pushing for recognition of Israel’s control over the Golan Heights, a policy that Israel has also been pushing for.
With Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Israel for high-level meetings with his Israeli counterparts, Trump took to Twitter to call for the United States to recognize Israel’s complete control over the territory, which would provide the Jewish state with greater leverage as it conducts counter-terrorism operations aimed at thwarting Iranian-backed militants such as Hezbollah, which operates in the contested territory with war-torn Syria.
“After 52 years it is time for the United States to fully recognize Israel’s Sovereignty over the Golan Heights, which is of critical strategic and security importance to the State of Israel and Regional Stability!” Trump tweeted.
Pompeo was coy in his stance on the issue during a press briefing earlier Thursday with reporters.
Via Study Finds:
Nearly 6 in 10 Americans believe the First Amendment is under threat, according to a new survey, yet a large portion of respondents couldn’t correctly name what the amendment protects.
Of the 2,000 adults who took part in the poll, half thought that “liberty” is one of the five freedoms protected by the First Amendment, while nearly half (49 percent) believed “the pursuit of happiness” was included. Thankfully, only 3 percent named “life” as one of the protected freedoms.
What’s more, barely more than a quarter (26 percent) of participants knew how many amendments even comprise the Bill of Rights. In fact, 1 in 5 people wasn’t even familiar with the Bill of Rights when asked.
Despite the struggle with what should be common American knowledge, the survey — commissioned by the Samuel Hubbard Shoe Company — revealed that 57 percent of respondents feel the First Amendment is at risk in the nation’s current climate. Many people point to bias in the media and the rise of fake news as main reasons for their concern. One in seven admit they have trouble telling the difference between real and fake news, while 31 percent agree the mainstream media struggles to report the news of the day without inserting bias within their coverage.
The very idea of a “free speech area” is contrary to actual free speech and the First Amendment.
Via Campus Reform:
Students tabling for Georgia Southern University’s chapter of Turning Point USA were told by both the school’s administration and campus police that they had to jump through a number of bureaucratic hoops in order to table on campus.
In an audio recording, obtained by Campus Reform, an individual can be heard telling the students “it’s not a matter of reserving the spot. It’s just in order to be on campus doing stuff like this, you have to abide by the campus rules….you have to like, fill out the paperwork.”
The students also go into a building to talk to an administrator, who explains to them the school policy against “soliciting.”
“There is a free speech area, but you have to reserve it,” she tells the students, adding “you can’t just show up on campus because that’s when the soliciting starts happening.”
When the students offer to move to the “free speech area,” the administrator explains that they would have had to reserve the space in advance and that such a reservation would take “probably two to three days for us to process.” She then offers to email the students a copy of the school’s policy against “soliciting,” adding that if the students were to reserve the space, they would have to use the school’s equipment for tabling “so you don’t look different from the rest of the people.”
He’s not concerned.
President Donald Trump said he believes special counsel Robert Mueller’s report should be released to the public, even as he disparaged its very existence as “ridiculous.”
“Let it come out, let people see it,” Trump told reporters Wednesday. “Let’s see whether or not it’s legit.”
Mueller is expected to present a report to the Justice Department any day now outlining the findings of his nearly two-year investigation into Russian election meddling, possible collusion with Trump campaign officials and possible obstruction of justice by Trump.
Mueller is required to produce a confidential report that at a minimum explains decisions about who was and was not prosecuted. Attorney General William Barr is then expected to produce his own report for Congress and has said he wants to make public as much of Mueller’s findings as he can under the law.
Trump said he was personally looking forward to reading the findings, even as he scorned the fact that Mueller was empowered to write the report in the first place.
His “crime,” killing an ISIS fighter.
Via Fox News:
A retired Navy SEAL is now leading the charge in Congress for answers regarding the treatment of a fellow SEAL who’s been locked in a brig for months ahead of a controversial war crimes trial.
Texas Rep. Dan Crenshaw — who lost sight in his right eye after being hit by an IED explosion in Afghanistan — and 17 other House Republicans have sent a letter to the Secretary of the Navy this week urging him to review the pre-trial confinement of Eddie Gallagher, his office exclusively tells Fox News. The lawmakers are raising concerns that Gallagher, a decorated Navy SEAL, has been receiving limited access to food, medical care and his legal team.
“Chief Gallagher is a decorated warfighter who, like all service members, is entitled to the presumption of innocence while awaiting court-martial,” the Republicans wrote in their letter to Richard Spencer.
“We have received reports that Chief Gallagher’s access to counsel and access to food and medical care may have been restricted,” they added. “As a result, we respectfully request that you review the Navy policies governing pretrial confinement for Chief Gallagher and other service members to ensure compliance with the Uniform Code of Military Justice.”
The Republicans’ message comes as Gallagher – accused of killing an injured ISIS prisoner of war in Iraq, amongst other charges – passed the 6-month mark of detention at Naval Consolidated Brig Miramar in California. He is not expected to emerge until the start of his war crimes trial on May 28.
The letter was signed by Crenshaw, Mac Thornberry (Texas), Jim Jordan (Ohio), Kelly Armstrong (N. D.), Jim Banks (Ind.), Paul Cook (Calif.), Louie Gohmert (Texas), Paul Gosar (Ariz.), Jody Hice (Ga.), French Hill (Ark.), Brian Mast (Fla.), Ralph Norman (S.C.), Pete Olson (Texas), Guy Reschenthaler (Pa.), Austin Scott (Ga.), Greg Steube (Fla.), Van Taylor (Texas) and Michael Waltz (Fla.).
Surprisingly, she didn’t take the bait.
One thing I don’t miss… late fees.
There are challenges that come with running the last Blockbuster Video on the planet.
The computer system must be rebooted using floppy disks that only the general manager — a solid member of Gen X — knows how to use. The dot-matrix printer broke, so employees write out membership cards by hand. And the store’s business transactions are backed up on a reel-to-reel tape that can’t be replaced because Radio Shack went out of business.
Yet none of that has kept this humble franchise in an Oregon strip mall from thriving as the advent of on-demand movie streaming laid waste all around it. When a Blockbuster in Australia shuts its doors for the last time on March 31, the Bend store will be the only one left on Earth.
“It’s pure stubbornness, for one. We didn’t want to give in,” said general manager Sandi Harding, who has worked at the franchise for 15 years and receives a lot of the credit for keeping it alive well past its expiration date. “We did everything we could to cut costs and keep ourselves relevant.”
The store was once one of five Blockbusters owned by the same couple, Ken and Debbie Tisher, in three central Oregon towns. But by last year, the Bend franchise was the last local Blockbuster standing.
Baghouz. The grandchildren of Kawa the Blacksmith defeated ISIS and lit the ancient fire of Newroz on top of the mountains and hills in the country. "The tyranny is over!", the women and men chant as they join the line dances of liberation. Newroz pîroz be! pic.twitter.com/ipWhOM9K2P
— Dilar Dirik (@DilarDirik) March 21, 2019
Doing in two years what Obama couldn’t.
Via Fox News:
BAGHOUZ, Syria — The caliphate has crumbled, and the final offensive is over. While the official announcement hasn’t yet been made – Fox News has been told that this village, the last ISIS stronghold, is liberated.
It’s the first time since we’ve been here in Syria for five days that the bombs have stopped dropping and the gunfire has disappeared. We have witnessed the end of the caliphate – the brutal empire that once ruled over 8 million people – is gone.
Troops here are now bringing down the black flags of ISIS. The flags no longer fly over the town, instilling fear.
The last five days, Fox News has witnessed the last major offensive up close -– with U.S.-backed SDF forces attacking ISIS from three sides, pushing the fighters back, house to house, then tent to tent, against the Euphrates River.
Democrats and media will do all they can to try.
Via Fox News:
Despite low approval ratings and the cloud of the Mueller probe, President Trump would easily win a second term in office if the election were held today, according to economic models with a history of correctly picking presidential victors.
According to a report in Politico, a flourishing U.S. economy – featuring low unemployment numbers, cheaper gas prices and rising wages – paired with the historical advantage that incumbent presidents enjoy give Trump a strong shot at winning a second term in a “landslide.”
“The economy is just so damn strong right now and by all historic precedent the incumbent should run away with it,” Donald Luskin, the chief investment officer of TrendMacrolytics, a research firm that predicted Trump’s 2016 win, told Politico. “I just don’t see how the blue wall could resist all that.”
Taxpayers have to pay for his defense, with even more likely to come.
Via The Gazette:
MONTEZUMA — A judge ruled Wednesday that the state will pay a $3,200 stipend for an expert witness to assist the man accused of fatally stabbing Mollie Tibbetts last summer.
Lawyers for Cristhian Bahena Rivera, 24, who is charged with first-degree murder, said the stipend is needed to hire a forensic expert with Criminal Case Consultants in Buffalo, N.Y. The expert can provide insight on interrogation techniques and analytical investigative methods given the “length, context, language barriers and other factors involved in the police interrogation” of Rivera, Chase Frese, Rivera’s lawyer, said in the motion.
The stipend is required for the expert to begin looking into those issues but doesn’t cover costs of testimony at trial or travel expenses, Frese said in the motion. The defense will make separate requests for those funds if necessary.
Eighth Judicial District Judge Joel Yates approved the stipend Tuesday, saying a financial affidavit filed with the court shows Rivera is indigent and qualifies for public funds, which will be paid by the state. If additional funds are needed, the defense will have to obtain court approval, the judge added.
Biden Considering Choosing Stacey Abrams As Running Mate So Voters Don’t Think Of Him As Just “An Old White Guy”
That wouldn’t help.
Via Daily Caller:
Former Vice President Joe Biden is considering naming Stacy Abrams as his running mate for a potential 2020 presidential bid, according to a report published Thursday.
Biden’s top advisers have discussed adding Abrams to the top of the ticket in an attempt to show Americans that the former vice president “isn’t just another old white guy,” reported Axios.
After her unsuccessful run for governor in 2018, Abrams has openly mulled a second run for the position when Georgia Republican Gov. Brian Kemp’s term expires in 2022. However, she is also considering a run for Senate against Georgia Republican Sen. David Perdue in 2020.
Abrams is well-known for her consistent accusations of widespread voter suppression during the 2018 election cycle, which she further claims is racially motivated. Following Abrams’s loss, she appeared regularly on cable news shows and at private events repeating those assertions. There has been no evidence to corroborate Abrams’s claims.