DC Political Comedian Robbed At Gunpoint Changes Stance On Guns

Made him a believer.

Via WUSA:

Tim Young was heading to one of D.C.’s newest hotspots—The Wharf—when his life changed.

He was walking down a well-lit section of M Street at about 7:45 p.m. Wednesday when two men approached him—one of them had a gun.

“Terrified. You know, when I talk to people about this… you’re scared. There’s no man card involved. I was defenseless,” explained Young, who’s a political comedian and host of ‘No Things Considered’ at the D.C. Examiner. The men ran off with his cell phone.

Young said six to seven people witnessed the attack, but no one tried to help him while it was going on. Two people called 911 after it was over and the “rest of the folks walked off.”

“They just stood by and watched as I was yelling for help. ‘Help, I’m being robbed!’ They stood by and watched,” recalled Young.

The attack changed his thoughts on guns.

Young, who grew up in Southwest Baltimore, said he’s been in some bad places in his life and nothing happened to him then. He assumed things would continue to go that way.

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Women’s March: Are We Watching A Movement Or Just Group Therapy For Trump Haters?

Putting their women’s studies degrees to use.

Via Fox News:

One year ago this weekend, liberal women flowed into our nation’s capital and other cities across America for a march to protest the inauguration of President Trump. And on Saturday, women and some male supporters again gathered in Washington and hundreds of cities to protest against the president and in support of protection for illegal immigrants and other liberal causes.

While the Saturday protests were underway, Congress was trying to figure out how to reach agreement on a spending bill to end the government shutdown that began Saturday morning.

Donning pink hats resembling women’s sacred body parts suddenly exposed for all to see, protesters last year expressed fury that against all odds a white, male Republican who never before held public office somehow bested their longtime feminist-in-chief Hillary Clinton. How dare he stop Hillary from shattering the glass ceiling!

The glass ceiling the protesters had envisioned shattering entirely was instead left in shards that got under their skin – deep under their skin.

After much public dialogue over the last year, the questions must now be asked: What exactly has the Women’s March accomplished and are the protesters capable of turning their angst into action? Will Saturday’s protests accomplish anything more, or just serve as a self-affirming feel-good moment for President Trump’s opponents?

While the Women’s March last year certainly served as an outlet for liberals to gather and share their “election depression,” there was no real call to action. There was no plan for attendees to return to their respective hometowns, run for office, nor do anything differently than they had done before the 2016 election. Quite frankly, without that kind of action the Women’s March risks becoming nothing more than annual group therapy.

Whether the protesters can now turn their angst into action remains to be seen. Thus far, the Women’s March already falls short on tangible results when compared to other recent populist movements.

By comparison, the Tea Party movement that sprang in the spring of 2009 accomplished far more in their inaugural year than the Women’s March has.

In record speed from the moment the movement was invoked on February 19, 2009 from the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange – to the ensuing raucous Tea Party rallies that played out on the steps of cities from coast to coast – Americans watched as their government was taken back by the people.

However, the Tea Party movement didn’t stop at the rallies. They quickly rolled up their sleeves and got to work, putting aside their differences with their own party and often volunteering at local GOP headquarters, signing up for campaigns, knocking on doors and mobilizing “Get Out the Vote” efforts.

Unlike the Women’s March, the Tea Party movement’s swift action yielded instantaneous results that were impressive; record-breaking, in fact.

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ICE Is Enforcing Deportation Orders Against High-Profile Illegal Immigrant Activists

Don’t let the door hit you…

Via Daily Caller:

Immigration authorities have detained in recent weeks two prominent activists who are themselves illegal immigrants, demonstrating the Trump administration’s commitment to expand the pool of deportable aliens.

The arrested men have openly lived in the U.S. for years and have until recently enjoyed a de facto immunity from deportation, thanks to their status as high-profile immigrants’ rights activists. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials have denied the arrests are politically motivated, but they clearly show that immigration agents are now emboldened to arrest even the most connected of illegal immigrants.

Both men are leaders of the New Sanctuary Coalition of New York City, a network of religious and social organizations that works to prevent the detention and deportation of illegal immigrants. ICE officers first detained Jean Montrevil, a Haitian national who had lived in the U.S. since 1986 despite having served a prison term for drug possession that resulted in a deportation order.

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Police Have To Protect Two Trump Supporters From Mob At USC

They invaded a safe space.

Via Campus Reform:

Campus police escorted two Trump supporters from the premises of the University of Southern California when a mob threatened their safety following a gubernatorial town hall.

The town hall, a partnership between USC, the Empowerment Congress, and Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, took place in USC’s Bovard Auditorium on Saturday, January 13. Arthur Schaper and Harim Uzziel told Campus Reform that they attended the event to inform their votes for governor and show their support for President Trump and candidate Travis Allen.

s the pair took their seats, protesters with signs declaring “people over profit” hounded them for their evident political views. When the protesters began chanting the slogan, some audience members quietly booed, while Shaper retorted that “people need profit” and “profit makes people stronger.”

A woman sitting in front of the pair then turned around and told Uzziel to be quiet. Uzziel defended his right to civilly reply to the protestors. The woman then reported him to the campus police, who pulled him out of his seat to discuss the incident outside the auditorium.

Uzziel explained the situation, and the police permitted him to return to his seat after hearing both sides of the dispute. Meanwhile, event security did not question a disruptive woman screaming about single-payer health insurance.

Following the town hall, another young woman tried to block Schaper’s camera by throwing a container of food at him. Multiple bystanders made derogatory comments directed at Uzziel, and at one point a man walked up to Schaper and berated him, saying, “You’re an example of white privilege.”

The pair then stood outside the building with a pro-Trump banner while passersby insulted Uzziel. Schaper, narrating the footage, criticized event host Mark Ridley Thomas for his left-wing bias.

“It went from 0-10 in about two minutes,” Shaper told Campus Reform.

One man made a vulgar gesture in front of the pair. When they confronted him about the public display of profanity, he asked them, “Where are your swastikas?” Uzziel, who is Jewish, wears a large star of David on a chain around his neck.

The man then went after Schaper, aggressively confronting him. Schaper backed away while the man advanced, and just as the man came close to making physical contact, Uzziel stepped in between them and a police officer gently guided the man away.

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White House: No Amnesty Deals For Illegal Aliens When Government Of Lawful Americans Is Shut Down

This isn’t 1986.

Via Breitbart:

White House officials insisted there will be no negotiations on including DACA amnesty into the government funding resolution despite Senate Democrats’ shutdown of the government on Saturday.

“We will not negotiate over the status of people here unlawfully while Democrats shut down the government of the millions who are here lawfully,” a White House aide told Breitbart News on Saturday.

White House director of Legislative Affairs Marc Short and White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney confirmed the sentiment in a briefing with reporters at the White House.

Short said that while they were open to further discussions on a DACA deal, they did not want a deal attached to the continuing resolution to fund the government.

“[W]e’re not going to be held hostage and let our troops be held hostage over this,” he said. “When they reopen the government, we will continue the discussions.”

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Eighteen Alaskans Died Because Feds Killed Plans For An Emergency Road. Trump Is Fixing That

How many lives will the Democrats be saving today? How about the Women’s March? How could nothing have been done for 35 years?

Via Daily Caller:

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke will swap federal land with the Aleut of King Cove, Ak., on Jan. 22, answering decades of pleas from local officials to build a road on roughly 500 acres.

King Cove residents have pursued building an 11-mile, single-lane, non-commercial road between King Cove and the Cold Bay Airport for the past 35 years. In that time, at least 18 people have died from causes attributable to not having a road between the community and airport, according to documents obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation.

King Cove, population 989, occupies a remote peninsula in southern Alaska about 30 miles from Cold Bay, a town of 122 with the area’s only all-weather airport. The proposed road cuts through the 315,000-acre Izembek National Wildlife Refuge, designated in 1960. Congress declared 300,000 acres of the designation as federally protected wilderness in 1980.

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Sec. Zinke Will Spend The Government Shutdown Ensuring The WWII Memorial, National Parks, Stay Open

No Barrycades this time. Just one more demonstration of how Obama had no problem hurting people for his political agenda.

Via Daily Caller:

The government might be shut down Saturday morning, but that did not stop Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke from doing his job.

Early in the morning, Zinke could be found cleaning up trash on the National Mall and welcoming tours of schoolchildren to the World War II memorial with a smile.

“We’re not putting up barricades,” Zinke told The Daily Caller in an interview. “Absolutely not. We’re passing out brochures until we run out of brochures. I’ll be out here everyday.”[…]

n the first hours of the government shutdown Secretary Zinke was making plans for how to keep America’s public parks open. In the early hours of Saturday morning, Zinke met with public affairs and maintenance staff to run through a plan to keep memorials on the National Mall open. He then spoke with garbagemen who will be picking up trash on the Mall one last time before the city of D.C. takes over for them.

Zinke then got into his car and drove to the WWII memorial to greet visitors and hand out maps and helped with directions. “I spent the morning walking around, giving brochures out,” Zinke said. “I got a lot of thanks from both sides of the aisle. We will not weaponize our public lands.”

“The visitor experience will be diminished,” Zinke admitted, noting that some museums and public service will take a hit during the shutdown. “But to the degree possible, we will keep our public lands open. They should not be used as a political weapon.”

Zinke said public parks, monuments and the battlefields “belong to the people and not the government,” and noted that people will see a “significant difference” between the Trump administration and Obama’s in the way public lands are managed during a shutdown.

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Winner Of Most Ignorant Sign At Women’s March

Read on for all the ignorance listed.

Trump Trolls The ‘Women’s March’ On Twitter, Notes Drop In Women’s Unemployment Under Him

HT: PJ Media

Schumer Said He Offered Wall As Part Of Trump Deal, But Here’s The Real Story

Schumer lied? What a surprise!

Via BPR:

With the Senate unable to come to an agreement on a stopgap funding measure, a government shutdown went into effect Friday at midnight and now the blame game begins.

As the clock struck midnight, the White House released a statement tagging the running out of money the “Schumer Shutdown,” saying that “this is the behavior of obstructionist losers, not legislators.”

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer countered to claim he offered funding for the much talked about border wall, but President Donald Trump still walked away from a deal.

Schumer and Trump reportedly met over cheeseburgers at the White House in the hours leading up to the shutdown in what proved to be a doomed attempt to strike a deal.

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Clinton Had Detailed Knowledge Of Email Server Security Risks, Emails Show

Hillary wasn’t careless, she was forgetful.

Via Free Beacon:

Then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had detailed knowledge about the security vulnerabilities involved in continuing to use her personal email despite claims that she didn’t really “stop and think” about the email system she was planning to use, newly released State Department emails show.

The new batch of emails also show three more exchanges containing classified information, according to Judicial Watch, a watchdog group that obtained the emails through a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit.

Justin Cooper, an aide to former President Bill Clinton, warned in 2011 about “overseas” use and other security issues concerning her emails and her personal BlackBerrys.

“All of your older messages will remain on the server. There is a way for me to move everything on to the new device, but the security whizzes have convinced me that this is a horrible thing to do because you also transfer any viruses, spyware and junk overseas providers hide on there,” he told Hillary Clinton in an email dated June 6, 2011.

He went on to inform Clinton that he was planning to apply some new “security features and policies” on her new Blackberry, including a “more complex password.”

“It is a constant fight to keep up with the security measures and unfortunately we keep seeing reminders of why we need to,” he wrote.

Cooper is the Bill Clinton aide who asked State Department information technology specialist Bryan Pagliano to set up the private email server for Hillary Clinton in early 2009 when she started her job as secretary of state.

The Department of Justice in early January reportedly reopened an investigation into Clinton’s use of a private email server. The probe is focused on how much classified information she exchanged or received on her private email server and whether top aides or Clinton herself was at fault for mishandling the information.

Clinton told NBC News in 2015 that she wished she had “made a different choice” when considering using an unsecured server but she was not “thinking a lot when I got in.”

“You know, I was not thinking a lot when I got in,” he said. “There was so much work to be done. We had so many problems around the world. I didn’t really stop and think, ‘What kind of email system will there be?'”[…]

The new batch of emails also show that Hillary Clinton sent classified information regarding Bahrain to Cooper, who reportedly lacked a security clearance. Hillary Clinton was instructing Cooper to show the Bahrain-related email to Bill Clinton.

“Just told my husband that the oppo in Bahrain posted on their website that they met [with] the #2 in our embassy who told them that the US supported them and their demands which was very upsetting to everyone. What’s the story?” Clinton wrote to Jeffrey Feltman, the assistant secretary of the State Department’s Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, in a March 8, 2011 email.

Feltman responded that a “break-away part of the opposition did a sit-in outside the embassy and presented a petition.”

“A political office (not #2) received the petition, as is customary, and urged the opposition to begin the dialogue,” he said. “The petitioners then gave a false story about what our person said.”

Clinton then forwarded the email to Cooper with a note to “Pls show to Bill from the bottom up. It responds to a question he just asked me.”

On Feb. 13, 2010, Hillary Clinton passed along classified information to Cooper that U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Carlos Pascual sent to her chief of staff Cheryl Mills. The classified information included a note from Mexican Foreign Secretary Patricia Espinosa to Hillary Clinton.

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Mattis Was Late For A Speech, His Solution Will Make All Service Members Cheer

If this had been an Obama official, he would have ordered all the other cars to get out of the way so he could get through.

Via Daily Caller:

Secretary of Defense James Mattis has a reputation of being a military man’s military man. During his service, Mattis was known for his strict adherence to the rules and chain of command. His devotion to the military code of conduct and way of life has served him well in earning the respect of the men serving under him.

Mattis continues to show his devotion to his creed, visiting the troops often, speaking bluntly and even doing his own laundry at the Pentagon.

On Friday, Mattis was scheduled to speak to the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.

According to his press secretary, Mattis was caught in unforeseen travel difficulties on the way to a speech, which promised to make him late.

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GOP Rival Labels Hawaii Governor ‘Doomsday David’ After False Alarm Fiasco

The Governor was sheltering place.

Via Fox News:

Hawaii GOP gubernatorial candidate has labeled Democratic incumbent Gov. David Ige “Doomsday David” and called on him to resign over the state’s recent false alarm fiasco.

Republican John Carroll said this week that the public lost faith in Ige because of an erroneous missile alert Jan. 13 that had Hawaii residents fearing for their lives for nearly 40 minutes.

“Doomsday David Ige has got to go now,” Carroll said, according to the Honolulu Star-Advertiser.

After the mistake made headlines around the world, Ige apologized, saying an unnamed employee of the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency had mistakenly sent the missile threat alert to cell phones and other devices throughout the state, the Star-Advertiser reported.

The false alert took 38 minutes to correct, with Ige taking 15 minutes to announce the alarm was false, according to the Hawaii National Guard’s top commander.

The employee responsible has since been reassigned, and Ige has called for changes to the way the state handles legitimate alerts and false alarms.

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65 GOP Lawmakers Call For ‘Immediate’ Release Of FISA Memo, Dems Voted Against Release

Where’s that transparency, Democrats? What are you hiding? And the way you know bad they are is they haven’t even gone to see the information as the GOP has.

Via Daily Caller:

A group of 65 Republican lawmakers are calling on the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee for the “immediate” public release of a memo alleging widespread surveillance warrant abuses by the Justice Department and FBI.

“After reading the document, we were shocked and frustrated, but it has deepened our belief in the vital importance of transparency,” Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz said in the letter, which was sent Friday night to California Rep. Devin Nunes, the chairman of the Intelligence Committee.

“We are writing to request the immediate release of this document to the public,” added Gaetz.

“The audience of this document should not be limited to Members of Congress — the American people deserve to know the information it contains.”

On Thursday, the Intelligence Committee voted along party lines — Republicans supported and Democrats opposed — to release a four-page memo alleging abuses of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act under the Obama administration.

As of Friday afternoon, 129 members of Congress who are not on the House Intelligence Committee had visited a classified facility to view the document. A congressional source familiar with the situation told The Daily Caller that all members who reviewed the memo are Republicans.

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Woman Set Fires At Minneapolis College To ‘Hurt People,’ ‘Burn School To Ground’ For US Intervention On ‘Muslim Land’

Via Star Tribune:

A 19-year-old former student at St. Catherine University allegedly set several fires across campus Wednesday in retaliation for U.S. military intervention in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to charges filed Friday.

Tnuza J. Hassan, of Minneapolis, allegedly told police that “she wanted the school to burn to the ground and that her intent was to hurt people,” according to the complaint charging her with one count of felony first-degree arson filed in Ramsey County District Court.

According to the charge, Hassan said similar attacks happened on “Muslim land” and no one cared if Muslims were hurt. She told police and fire investigators, “You guys are lucky that I don’t know how to build a bomb because I would have done that.”

No one was hurt in the incident that began about 11:40 a.m. with the first reported fire, and ended about 2 p.m. with Hassan’s arrest on campus. Ramsey County jail records show that she was arrested at the school’s Jeanne d’Arc Auditorium at 2004 Randolph Av.

Hassan made her first appearance in court Friday afternoon, where bail was set at $100,000. She was also ordered to stay away from the campus and surrender her passport.

Hassan wore an orange jumpsuit under an apparent makeshift hijab that consisted of a black face covering that exposed only her eyes and what appeared to be a large white sheet draped over her head.

Assistant Ramsey County Attorney Margaret Galvin said that authorities are investigating possible international ties to Hassan.

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NYT, AP, Bloomberg, And Legacy Media Blame Dems For Gov’t Shutdown

Some media seem not to have gotten the Democratic talking points memo.

Via Daily Caller:

Many of the country’s top media outfits blamed the Democratic Party for allowing the government to shutdown instead of bridging a budget impasse with Republicans in the Senate.

“U.S. Shutdown Starts as Senate Democrats Block GOP Funding Plan” a Bloomberg headline blared early Saturday morning, referring to the Senate’s inability to agree on a variety of budgetary issues. The New York Times and AP chimed in with similar headlines.

Republican and Democratic leaders have not stopped talking through their differences. Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney, for instance, said late Friday night that the conflict has a “really good chance” of being resolved before the weekend concludes.

Both parties took substantial risks during the negotiations. Republicans refused to bend to the Democrat’s demands to negotiate, while the minority party largely unified to use the shutdown deadline to exact protections from the GOP for hundreds of thousands of young illegal immigrants.

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Trump Shuts Down Immigration Talks With Democrats Until Government Reopens

Via Washington Examiner:

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said Saturday morning that the White House wouldn’t negotiate with Democrats on immigration at all until they agree to keep the government open, a statement she delivered just after most Democrats voted against a last-minute continuing spending resolution.

“We will not negotiate the status of unlawful immigrants while Democrats hold our lawful citizens hostage over their reckless demands,” Sanders said. “This is the behavior of obstructionist losers, not legislators. During this politically manufactured Schumer Shutdown, the President and his Administration will fight for and protect the American people.”

“Senate Democrats own the Schumer Shutdown,” Sanders added. “Tonight, they put politics above our national security, military families, vulnerable children, and our country’s ability to serve all Americans.”

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HT: Clayton Grant

Here’s What Happens Now That The Federal Government Shut Down

Via NY Post:

The federal government won’t be entirely shut now that Congress hasn’t passed a new spending bill by the midnight Friday deadline.

Here’s a rundown:

Post office
The US Postal Service is an independent agency of the federal government. Post offices will not be affected. Mail will continue to be delivered.

Social Security
Checks will still be in the mail. But new applications will not be processed until the shutdown ends.

National parks
Unlike the last shutdown, some plan to remain open. Those with safety or staffing issues will close.

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New England Faces A Future Of ‘Rolling Blackouts’ As Power Plants Close

Thank the eco-terrorists.

Via Daily Caller:

New England is facing an energy future of “rolling blackouts and controlled outages” by 2025 as more power plants close down and pipeline capacity continues to lag behind.

The new report by the New England’s grid operator comes after the region suffered through a frigid start to the new year that pushed up prices and strained energy supplies. It could be just a taste of the region’s future.

“Taken together, the study results suggest that New England could be headed for significant levels of emergency actions, particularly during major fuel or resource outages,” ISO New England found in a new study,

“Harder to measure are the risks to the region from brief, high-demand cold spells, which present particular logistical challenges for fuel procurement and transportation,” the study found.

ISO’s study found “retirements of power plants with stored fuel, tightening emissions restrictions, and the reliance on a fuel that may not be available when needed most are all challenging New England’s power system,” especially during extreme cold spells.

New England has increasingly become reliant on natural gas, which is mainly supplied through pipelines and liquefied natural gas imports. But without adequate pipeline capacity, power plants strain to keep the lights on.

Environmentalists have played a major role in killing pipeline projects meant to bring natural gas to the northeast. New Englanders can also thank Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo for the lack of pipeline capacity.

Cuomo’s taken a hardline stance against new natural gas pipelines, including those running through his state to New England. Cuomo’s blocked at least three major pipeline projects in the past two years.

As Cuomo mulls a presidential bid in 2020, he’s become more conscious of critics on his left, including environmentalists who oppose all fossil fuel pipelines.

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Mattis Says Shutdown Will Affect Military, Wouldn’t Get Paychecks, But Tells Military “I Know We Can Count On You”

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Friday that a government shutdown would impact military operations including some training, maintenance, and intelligence operations.

“Our maintenance activities will probably pretty much shut down … Over 50 percent, altogether of my civilian workforce will be furloughed … We do a lot of intelligence operations around the world and they cost money, those obviously would stop,” Mattis said in response to a question about the impact of a potential shutdown.

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But he gave the military encouragement.

Via Washington Examiner:

In a memo to agency employees, Mattis explained his high expectations for the military during an event that will constrain the U.S. armed forces.

“We will continue to execute daily operations around the world – ships and submarines will remain at sea, our aircraft will continue to fly and our warfighters will continue to pursue terrorists throughout the Middle East, Africa and South Asia,” Mattis said. “While training for reservists must be curtailed, active forces will stay at their posts adapting their training to achieve the least negative impact on our readiness to fight.”

While the shutdown will halt paychecks for troops, cause furloughs for civilian Defense Department workers, and cause disruption for the military, Mattis pledged his “personal commitment that the department’s leadership will do our best to mitigate the impacts of the disruptions and any financial burdens to you and your families.”

“Steady as she goes – hold the line. I know our nation can count on you,” Mattis said, adding, “Stay alert” just before his signature.

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