Gary Sinise Raised $1.3 Million For Veterans And First Responders With An Old Jeep

Via Fox News:

Actor Gary Sinise raised $1.3 million to help members of the military and first responders by selling a1981 Jeep CJ7…twice.

The custom truck was auctioned at the Barrett-Jackson auction on Friday, with proceeds earmarked for the Gary Sinise Foundation, which runs a variety of programs aimed at entertaining and assisting veterans, active duty military, America’s emergency services and their families.

The red, white and blue Jeep was built by Richard Rawling’s Gas Monkey Garage and initially sold for $200,000, with another partner on the project, heavy equipment broker Sunbelt Rentals, donating an additional $1 million to the organization.

The buyer then sent it across the block again and it sold a second time for $100,000.

“My first car auction, it’s going to be hard to top that,” Sinise told The Arizona Republic. “There were a lot of veterans out there in the audience so I got to acknowledge them and say thank you.”

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Statement From Covington Catholic HS student Nick Sandmann Says ‘Teacher Chaperone’ Approved Of School Cheers

Brave kid to put his name out there.

Central American Migrants Return Home, Even As Thousands Push North In New Caravan

Warn the others before they make the trip.

Via San Diego Union Tribune:

Daniel Rodríguez Perdomo endured cold, hunger, sickness, fear and loneliness as he joined thousands of Central Americans who made their way to the Tijuana-San Diego border last fall.

But even with cousins in Tijuana and a job at a car wash, the 24-year-old migrant went back to Honduras last week, unwilling to stay in Mexico and abandoning any immediate hopes of crossing to the United States.

“I feel so alone here, I miss my family, my friends, I don’t feel good,” he said as he prepared to go back to San Pedro Sula, part of a group of three dozen Central Americans traveling from Tijuana back to their countries under a program run by the International Organization for Migration.

As thousands of Central American migrants continue to move north in the third large caravan in less than a year, a smaller but steady flow has been going in the opposite direction.

Even after making the arduous journey to Baja California, close to 1,300 members of the group of some 6,000 migrants who arrived in the state last fall have returned, said Rodulfo Figueroa, who heads the Baja California office of Mexico’s National Migration Institute. The great majority, more than 90 percent, have done so voluntarily, he said.

The largest numbers have gone back after turning themselves over to the Mexican government. But a smaller group has received assistance from the International Organization for Migration, under a program financed by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration.

Through Jan. 15, the IOM’s Mexico office had carried out 520 assisted returns, with 127 of them from Tijuana.

Most first came into contact with the IOM at El Barretal, the provisional shelter run by the Mexican federal government in eastern Tijuana. Before they were accepted, they were interviewed to ensure they do not face danger back home. They also needed travel documents from their home countries, and documentation from Mexican authorities.

“Some people have come to the realization that this did not meet their expectation, or perhaps they have a family situation that calls them back home,” said Christopher Gascon, who heads the IOM’s office in Mexico City.

The migrants are not simply sent back, but given support on the journey, including meals and psychological assistance.

“They are fully accompanied all the way through,” Gascon said. By traveling with the IOM, “one of the big differences is that there is no detention, no presence in a migratory station,” he said.

Nelson Jesús Ceballo, 18, said he joined last October’s caravan in hopes of finding work in the United States and sending money home to his mother and four siblings in the Copan region of Honduras.

“That was the dream, but things got complicated,” he said. Like many, he realized that crossing to the United States would not be easy. The final straw came New Year’s Day, he said, when a group of some 150 migrants urged on by U.S. activists rushed the border fence and were met with tear gas.

“They sent the gas toward all of us, even children,” he said. “I didn’t like it, I told my cousin that I don’t want to cross here.”

Ceballo was among the latest IOM group made up of 32 men and three women who boarded an Aeromexico flight late Monday from Tijuana, arriving hours later in Tapachula in southern Mexico near the Guatemalan border. From there, they took land transportation to their final destinations in Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador. By Thursday, all were all safely back home.

On the day of their departure, their bags bulged with donated clothes to take home. As a steady rain fell outside the Padre Chava shelter near the U.S. border fence, they hungrily down plates of rice and beef — their last warm meal before the journey home. Their feelings ranged from anger to sadness to resignation at the prospect of returning to the places they had fled. Some said they felt a measure of relief.

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Watch Company Launches Response To Gillette ‘Toxic Masculinity’ Ad; It Goes Viral

Nicely done.

Via Daily Wire:

On Tuesday, Egard Watch Company released an advertisement on YouTube in response to Gillette’s controversial ad regarding alleged “toxic masculinity.”

The video features footage of men in various situations — from fighting fires to hugging their children — while the company’s founder, Ilan Srulovicz, narrates. The footage and narration are accompanied by sobering statistics relating to men.

“What is a man?” Srulovicz asks as a fireman carries a child from a burning building. “Is a man brave?” The on-screen text reads: “Men account for 93% of workplace fatalities.” The number comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

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4 Border Activists Convicted Of Entering Refuge, Aiding Illegal Aliens

Leaving water and beans?

Via Fox News:

Four women were found guilty by a federal judge Friday of illegally entering a national wildlife refuge near the U.S.-Mexico border to leave food and water for illegal immigrants crossing the Arizona desert.

The women were volunteers with No More Deaths, a group fighting to end deaths of illegal immigrants crossing the sometimes treacherous desert landscapes along the border, according to reports.

Prosecutors said Natalie Hoffman had been driving a vehicle inside the Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge in southwestern Arizona on Aug. 13, 2017, and leaving 1-gallon water jugs and cans of beans, reports said.

She was also accused of entering the refuge without a permit. The other three women — Oona Holcomb, Madeline Huse and Zaachila Orozco-McCormick — were with Hoffman when they encountered a U.S. Fish and Wildlife officer inside the refuge.

They were found guilty of entering the area without a permit and abandoning personal property.

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Rep. James Clyburn: No Border-Security Negotiations Until Trump Ends Shutdown

The Mexican standoff continues.

Via Washington Times:

House Majority Whip James Clyburn said Sunday there would be no negotiations on border security until President Trump agrees to end the partial federal shutdown.

“I can’t see us keeping federal employees, 800,000 people, out of work while we go back and forth on negotiations,” Mr. Clyburn said on “Fox News Sunday.” “These negotiations can take 3 or 4 weeks. We ought to open the government up.”

The South Carolina Democrat also said that he was open to the idea of a “barrier” or “smart wall” along the southern border, adding that a compromise on the four-week impasse could be closer than it seems.

“We can pass a continuing resolution for 30 days, get the government open, get people back to work, and then let’s sit around the table and see where the common ground is,” Mr. Clyburn said. “It may be as simple as taking the ‘temporary’ off the ‘temporary protective status’ fixes.”

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House Committee Chairman’s Comments On ‘Barriers’ Show A Growing Divide Among Democrats On Wall

Democrats especially in border states and red states are wavering.

Via Twitchy:

Rep. Bennie Thompson, a Democrat from Mississippi who is now chairman of the House’s Homeland Security Committee, says his party is not ruling out supporting barriers.

This runs in stark contrast to the kind of language Speaker Nancy Pelosi has been using about a wall.

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‘Pelosi Rule’: Bill That Would Force Lawmakers To Stay In DC During Shutdown Introduced By Sen. Joni Ernst

Hold the congress critters accountable.

Via BPR:

Hours after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was spotted Friday evening at the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Washington, D.C., hightailing it out-of-town, one Republican congresswoman announced that she’s introduced a bill to prevent similar escapes from occurring in the future.

“I do have a bill … it is no budget, no recess, and it would force members of Congress to stay in Washington, D.C., until we have a budget done and until we have those appropriations bills done,” Sen. Joni Ernst said Saturday morning on Fox News’ “Fox & Friends.”

“And if that weren’t so [if Congress failed to get the budget done], there would be quorum calls requiring our members to be on the floor twice a day til we work through the impasse.”

Ernst made these remarks amid the ongoing government shutdown. Hundreds of thousands of federal workers remained furloughed because of a stubborn refusal by intransigent Democrats to negotiate with President Donald Trump over the construction of a wall along the southern U.S. border.

Later Saturday afternoon the president, in fact, delivered a speech in which he offered Democrats a generous compromise in which they’d receive three years of protection for DACA and TPS recipients in addition to $800 in funding for humanitarian assistance, all in exchange for $5.7 billion for the wall.

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HT: LaMan

Chairman Of The House Budget Committee Calls For ‘Shutdown Of Teenagers Wearing MAGA Hats’

Democrats’ sanity is slipping.

Kirsten Gillibrand: Debunked BuzzFeed Report Is ‘Evidence’ Of Possible Obstruction

Reality is something Democrats are missing. And she’s running for 2020.

CA Democrat State Senator Announces Using ‘He/She’ Pronouns Will Be Banned During Hearings

All the other problems in California have been solved.

Via Daily Wire:

California knows no bounds when it comes to radical LGBT activism. On Thursday, State Senator and Senate Judiciary Committee chair Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) announced that only “gender neutral” pronouns will be permitted during committee hearings.

“Our first order of business is to approve the committee rules. I’d like to note — in respecting the fact that we are now a state recognizing the non-binary designation as a gender — he and she, we are now merging them so we are using what my grammar teacher would have had a heart attack over: we are using the phrase ‘they’ and replacing other designations so it’s a gender neutral designation: ‘they’” announced the Democrat. “Basically, that’s the primary reforms and revisions to the committee rules.”

“In the spirit of gender neutrality for the rules of this committee, we now designate the chair as ‘they,’” Jackson corrected the record.

“The world is a different place. My grammar teacher is long gone and we won’t be hearing from her,” the senator noted, before correcting herself: “— from them! From they!”

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Full Video: Covington Catholic Kids Were Harassed By Black Israelite Group, Native American Group Approached Them

Black Israelites are a cult. At around 45:00 you can see them start to engage the kids, attack a priest calling him a “child molesting faggot,” calling the kids “peckerwoods” and “crackers” among a raft of attacks.

And the Native American groups were the ones who approached the kids as they were in the middle of doing their school cheers. Initially the kids thought the man was drumming with them.

2 Teens Charged In Brutal Carjacking, Assault On DC 69-Year-Old

Took a detour on the way to school.

Via Fox 5:

D.C. police have charged two teens in connection with a brutal attack on a 69-year-old dog walker that included thrashing her in the head with a pipe.

Police charged 16-year-old Kaveyon Andrews of Northeast D.C. and 17-year-old Thadduse Hartridge of Southeast D.C. with assault with intent to rob while armed and armed carjacking.

According to police, the youths will be charged as adults.

Police say the pair approached the victim at her vehicle in the 1400 block of Euclid Street, Northwest on Thursday and attacked her. Video shows one of the suspects striking the victim in the head repeatedly with a pipe.

They tried to steal the car, but were unable to start it. The pair then ran off with some of the victim’s property.

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Ron DeSantis Goes Shock-And-Awe In His First 10 Days As Florida Governor

All the way and to the hilt.

Via Miami Herald:

Historically, newly elected politicians are given 100 days to settle into office and get to work before their actions and policies are pored over and dissected.

But it took Florida’s new governor less than two weeks to set his agenda and offer a clear view of how he intends to govern.

During his first 10 days in office, Ron DeSantis led a shock-and-awe campaign across the state. He appointed two conservative state Supreme Court justices, visited a hurricane disaster zone (twice) and unveiled a sweeping environmental agenda in his first 48 hours alone.

On Friday, one day after announcing plans to overhaul the state’s medical marijuana regulations, he ordered the removal of Palm Beach County Elections chief Susan Bucher — the third politician he’s suspended since being sworn into office on Jan. 8. And then he explained a decision to rescind nearly four dozen of his predecessor’s nominations to state boards.

Though he’s barely had time to get settled, DeSantis is already carving out a reputation as a constitutionalist intent on fulfilling promises and crushing politicians who cross him. He has impressed even his critics and rallied the Republican party around him — all while departing notably from predecessor Rick Scott.

“If you look at the campaign promises that we made, the expectation from every Floridian, regardless of whether they voted for us or not, was we were going to lead and we were going to act,” Lieutenant Governor Jeanette Nuñez, who has so far played an unusually active role in what is traditionally a largely ceremonial post, said in an interview. “He’s serious about getting things done. It’s not just about campaign promises and rhetoric.”

Whether intentionally or not, much of DeSantis’ early agenda has focused on cleaning up issues that Scott left behind.

On Friday, he rescinded Scott’s Nov. 30 suspension of Broward County Elections Supervisor Brenda Snipes, who’d been removed from office despite her stated plans to resign following a controversial recall. DeSantis, who would otherwise have had to conduct a hearing on her removal, said he wanted to “move beyond this controversy.” Then, a few hours later, he rescinded 46 of Scott’s lame-duck appointments to state boards, although he’s indicated that he’ll renominate some of the same people.

Those moves came one day after DeSantis held a press conference in Orlando to say that he would drop the state’s legal challenges to the ability to smoke medical cannabis — all-but ending a legal battle that Scott’s Department of Health had waged following the 2016 passage of a constitutional amendment approving the use of medical marijuana.

“We’ve got a lot of fish to fry in Florida,” said DeSantis, who also wants to loosen up marijuana business regulations. “The last thing I want to be doing is cleaning up for something that should have happened two years ago.”

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Kathy Griffin Just Asked Her Millions Of Followers To Dox And Harass A Bunch Of Kids

There’s a raft of people not only trying together the kids, but their families and the school as well. Sick stuff.

Via Twitchy:

As Twitchy readers know, there is FAR MORE to the story spreading like wildfire about the Covington Catholic school kids allegedly attacking and harassing a Native American man. The full two-hour raw video shows they did not approach the protester, they did not surround him, they did not call him names and they did not chant. But since the media is the media they ran full throttle with the narrative that these privileged white kids were the villains.

Especially because one of them was wearing a MAGA hat.

That’s really his main crime here, but we digress.

Kathy Griffin is looking to doxx these kids … you’d think she’d have learned her lesson with the whole beheading the president thing but nope. She’s still awful.

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World-Famous Nashville Deja Vu Showgirls Offering Jobs To Furloughed Government Workers

She works hard for her money.

Via WSMV:

With 26 days into the federal government shutdown, a local adult entertainment establishment is looking to help those furloughed workers keep the cash flowing.

World-Famous Deja Vu Showgirls of Nashville is offering anybody who is currently furloughed or laid off from the federal government a job at their club.

“We offer a decent hourly wage plus tips for our host, security, and waitstaff positions. If you’re an employee who is temporarily out of work, don’t go without any longer!” The club said in a statement.

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Montana Senator Daines Forms First ‘Pro-Life Caucus’ In U.S. Senate

Another voice for the unborn.

Via KRTV:

U.S. Senator Steve Daines announced Friday at the March for Life rally in the nation’s capital that he is forming the first ever “pro-life caucus” in the Senate.

The 46th Annual March for Life made its way to the U.S. Supreme Court steps Friday.

The event featured a rally of notable anti-abortion speakers, including Daines, a Montana Republican.

“Life begins at conception. Because of that, every life must be valued. This pro-life caucus and our new expanded pro-life majority, thank God in November we sent more pro-life senators to the to the United States Senate and that’s thanks to you,” Daines said. “That will allow us to accelerate the momentum of the past two years and protecting and defending life.”

Daines did not announce other Senate members of the caucus. The House has had a similar caucus since 1981, according to the National Review.

There was also a march from the National Mall to the Supreme Court.

This event is the largest annual gathering in the U.S. of opponents of the U.S. Supreme Court’s 1973 ruling in Roe v. Wade, which effectively legalized abortion.

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‘More Media Lies’: Lot More To Story About Catholic Students ‘Harassing’ Native American Protester

Media rushed to judgment on these kids. The left immediately went after them, despite them being kids, because a few were wearing MAGA hats, trying to dox them and destroy them. Now, the videos appear to show that the story wasn’t true, that they were victims of the harassment, first from a group of black Israelites yelling at one of the boys who was black for being with white kids and attacking the Catholic Church.

Via Twitchy:

If the social media mob comes for you, it’s something you will never EVER forget. Whether a story is true or not (and it’s starting to look like this latest outrage they’re screeching about may NOT be true), they will do anything and everything they can to ruin the person, their family, and anyone and everyone who knows them.

Even if they’re a high school kid.

The story of the Covington Catholic students allegedly harassing a Native American protester was the HUGE story on Saturday, magically replacing Buzzfeed’s disastrous and incredibly embarrassing debacle about Trump/Cohen and the Trump Tower in Moscow. Color us shocked at how quickly the media can make this stuff disappear … *adjusts tinfoil hat*

Full videos have been shared on social media, plus texts from the students and an entire statement claiming that what is being pushed by the media and the social media mob is a bunch of BS.

Let’s start with Jim Hanson:

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Sen. Durbin Doesn’t Like Trump’s Plan For Border Security — But He Co-Sponsored Half Of It

They’ve flip flopped more than a seal.

Via Daily Caller:

Democratic Illinois Senator Dick Durbin came out against the border security proposal announced by President Donald Trump on Saturday, publishing a statement before the president even delivered his remarks.

In his statement, the Senate Minority Whip explained that he could not accept the deal Trump offered. “I cannot support the proposed offer as reported, and I do not believe it can pass the Senate.”

The president’s plan included a three-year extension of legal protections for DACA recipients and those in Temporary Protected Status (TPS) — concessions that mirror those proposed in December 2016 in the bipartisan Bridge Act.

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Funeral For NJ Vietnam War Vet, 77, Who Died Alone, Draws Hundreds Of Mourners

Via Fox News:

A U.S. Army veteran who served in Vietnam — who recently died alone in his New Jersey home but had no known relatives — was honored Friday by more than 1,000 strangers in a funeral service steeped in military tradition.

A procession of around 200 vehicles filled with mourners made its way from a church to the funeral in North Hanover Township – just 42 miles east of Philadelphia – to pay their respects to Peter Turnpu, 77, according to reports.

”This is my brother,” retired Army Sgt. Jose Burgos, an Iraq War veteran, said. “It’s a brotherhood.”

They lined up to file past Turnpu’s casket — some weeping and others giving a salute.

A neighbor found Turnpu dead Dec. 9 inside his Waterford home. He lived alone and had few acquaintances. He was married, but got divorced in 1980 and had no children, reports said.

A police officer asked local funeral home owner LeRoy Wooster to help plan a service and burial. He launched a social media campaign to recruit people to attend the funeral. He provided his services, the casket and transportation free of charge.

”It was the right thing to do,” Wooster said. “I didn’t want him to be buried alone.”

He told the Philadelphia Inquirer he was able to obtain information about Turnpu after finding a letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs during a visit to a VA hospital in Philadelphia.

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