Touching Moment: Texas Teen Uses Umbrella To Shield Elderly Female Stranger From Scorching Sun At Bus Stop

Via Daily Mail:

An image of a Texas teenager shielding a woman with an umbrella from the scorching sunlight is racking up kudos across the Internet nearly as fast as the clicks.

‘It was unbearably hot,’ Louis Jordan remembered as he arrived at his mother job’s in Houston to give her a lift back home.

That’s when Jordan saw an elderly woman waiting at a bus stop in the brutal heat, telling ABC affiliate KTRK 7 that his first thought was: ‘I wouldn’t want to be out there in the sun.’

Swiftly realizing that an umbrella had been stowed away in the trunk of the car, he grabbed the device and brought it over to help shield the woman from under the sun.

‘Come to find out, it was going to be a little longer for METRO Lift to come and get her,’ he said. ‘So we ended up waiting out there for an hour and 45 minutes.

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Devin Nunes Doesn’t Rule Out Possibility Of Multiple FBI Informants In Trump Campaign

Could explain the turnover in the administration.

Via Washington Times:

There could have been more than one FBI informant snooping on the Trump campaign, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes said on Sunday, but we do not know because the Justice Department has stonewalled congressional requests for documents outlining the impetus for the investigation.

Multiple reports have identified Stefan Halper, 73, a Cambridge professor with ties to American and British intelligence, as the FBI informant who snooped on the Trump campaign over the summer.

Mr. Nunes said he may not be the only one.

“We asked for specific documents that we have still not received from the Department of Justice,” Mr. Nunes said on Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures.” “So they continue to leak out things about this informant, and we don’t know if there’s one informant or more informants because there’s so much out there now. It’s really getting tough to follow, and all we’re asking for is give us the documentation that you used to start this investigation.”

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Dep AG Rosenstein Orders IG To Investigate If Obama FBI/DOJ Improperly Surveilled Trump Campaign

Yay!

But they IG has not prosecutorial power and has none power over CIA actions.

Needs to be more.

Islamic Extremists Attack Russian Orthodox Church In Chechnya And Pay With Their Lives

Via Daily Caller:

Police in Chechnya killed four Islamic militants Saturday when the group raided a Russian Orthodox church with guns, axes and Molotov cocktails.

Shots rang out during Saturday’s service and cries of “Allahu Akbar” could be heard as congregants scrambled to close and bolt the doors, Father Sergiy, the priest at Archangel Michael Church in Chechnya’s capital of Grozny, said, according to The Associated Press. The terrorists killed one congregant outside the church building, wounded another inside the church as they attempted to gain entry, and killed two officers when police arrived on the scene, according to The New York Times. Policemen gunned down all four attackers.

Ramzan Kadyrov, Chechneya’s leader, said the gunmen initially took hostages. He issued a statement condemning their attack and threatening anyone daring to carry out similar acts.

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Oakland Mayor: ‘My Duty’ To Call Out Trump’s ‘Racist Lie’ About Illegal Aliens

Illegal aliens are now a race?

Via Breitbart:

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf claimed that it is her “duty” to call out President Donald Trump’s “racist lie” about illegal immigrants just days after Trump asked Attorney General Jeff Sessions to consider prosecuting Schaaf for obstruction of justice.

In a weekend Washington Post op-ed, Schaaf insisted that she did not obstruct justice when she tipped off illegal immigrants in February of potential Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids. ICE Acting Director Thomas Homan has said that at least 800 illegal immigrants, many of whom were criminals, avoided capture because of Schaaf’s warning.

“Mr. President, I am not obstructing justice. I am seeking it,” she wrote. “The president takes issue with a tweet I posted in February in which I notified residents of an impending raid by Immigration and Customs Enforcement in the Bay Area, including Oakland. I wanted to make sure that people were prepared, not panicked, and that they understood their legal rights.”

Schaaf claimed that it is her “duty” to call out Trump’s “racist lie” about illegal immigrant criminals.

“As mayor, it’s my duty to protect my residents — especially when our most vulnerable are unjustly attacked,” she continued. “As a leader, it’s my duty to call out this administration’s anti-immigrant fearmongering for what it is: a racist lie.”

Schaaf then repeated the legacy media’s lie that Trump referred to “undocumented residents” as “animals” during the White House roundtable event about California’s sanctuary cities in which he asked Sessions to consider prosecuting Schaaf. Trump, as the legacy media later conceded, was speaking about MS-13 illegal immigrant gangsters and not about “undocumented residents” or all immigrants of color.

As Breitbart News reported, during that sanctuary city roundtable event, Trump said of Schaaf, “You had a thousand people together, many of them were illegals, criminals… and she informed them and they all fled.”

“They all fled, or most of them fled. And that whole operation that took a long time to put together,” Trump continued. “You talk about obstruction of justice. I would recommend that you look into obstruction of justice for the mayor of Oakland, California, Jeff.”

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Parkland Anti-Gun Activist: Wear #OrangeCaps At Graduation For Gun Control

The caps will match the vests used for community service.

Via USA Today:

In the wake of the Santa Fe High School mass shooting that killed eight teenage students and two teachers on Friday, Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg called on his Twitter followers to advocate for gun control during their graduation ceremonies.

With college and high school graduation season in full swing, Hogg invited people to spray paint their graduation caps orange to show “support of common sense gun laws,” via a tweet Saturday.

Hogg, 18, said he’d be painting his cap orange for graduation at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where 17 people were killed in February by a gunman armed with an AR-15-style rifle.

“Feel free … to join if you want,” he wrote, using the hashtag #OrangeCaps.

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John Kerry Spits In Trump’s Face — We Will Not Go ‘America First’

Why is this guy not under arrest?

Via Daily Caller:

Former Secretary of State John Kerry warned President Donald Trump Sunday that Democrats are not afraid to go against his “America First” policies.

“We won’t win, any of us, ultimately, by retreating within our borders, by focusing on our own nations only, or by going it alone,” Kerry told those gathered at New York University’s Abu Dhabi’s commencement ceremony Sunday — a direct reference to the president’s “America First” trade and immigration policies.

Kerry served as the secretary of state for former President Barack Obama. He also, notably, was one of the key negotiators for the administration when it was finalizing the Iran nuclear deal, which Trump backed out of on May 8.

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Trump Says He Will Ask Justice Department To Look Into Campaign Surveillance

Issued a subpoena for Eric Holder.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday he would ask the Justice Department to look into whether his 2016 presidential campaign was infiltrated or surveilled by the FBI or the department under the Obama administration.

The Republican president’s pronouncement followed a morning in which he posted seven tweets denouncing as a “witch hunt” the federal investigation of whether his campaign worked with Russia to sway the election.

“I hereby demand, and will do so officially tomorrow, that the Department of Justice look into whether or not the FBI/DOJ infiltrated or surveilled the Trump Campaign for Political Purposes – and if any such demands or requests were made by people within the Obama Administration!” Trump wrote on Twitter.

Earlier, Trump, without naming Special Counsel Robert Mueller, repeated his criticism of the probe as politically motivated. He reprised his attacks on Hillary Clinton, his Democratic challenger in 2016 and maintained that the Democrats were not submitted to the same scrutiny by the FBI.

Trump also implied that the special counsel investigation of whether foreign governments tried to influence the presidential campaign was designed to hurt Republicans in the November congressional elections.

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Strzok Text on FBI Investigation of Trump/Russia: “The White House Is Running This”

On May 14, the National Review ran an article by Andrew McCarthy discussing the texts of FBI official Peter Strzok, the man who had been in charge of the Trump-Russia collusion investigation, and the origins of the investigation.

Tucked deep in the article was this:

On the afternoon of August 5, Strzok and Page engaged in a tense conversation which involved an imminent meeting with “agency people” — an apparent reference to the CIA. Strzok suggested that, for the new case, they should conduct Monday, Wednesday, and Friday morning meetings “with [REDACTED]” just “like we did with mye” — Mid Year Exam, the Clinton probe.

Finally, after some back-and-forth over who should be invited to a major meeting about the new case, a meeting was held. In the aftermath, at about 4:30 p.m., Strzok and Page had the following exchange:

Strzok: And hi. Went well, best we could have expected. Other than [REDACTED] quote: “the White House is running this.” My answer, “well, maybe for you they are.” And of course, I was planning on telling this guy, thanks for coming, we’ve got an hour, but with Bill [Priestap] there, I’ve got no control….

Page: Yeah, whatever (re the WH comment). We’ve got the emails that say otherwise.

Unredact the name and tell us who this was – it’s the smoking gun of White House involvement.

HT: Ari Fleischer

Liz Warren Pledges Not To Take ‘Single Penny’ From NRA

Liz, first an offer has to be made.

Via BPR:

One might expect the National Rifle Association would opt to burn its money in a huge bonfire before contributing to the campaign of hard-left zealot Sen. Elizabeth Warren, but that didn’t stop the Massachusetts Democrat from pledging not to take donations from the pro-Second Amendment group.

Proving that Democrats have never met a catchy slogan they will not rally around to create a groundswell of support for their failed agenda, Warren took the pledge being pushed by NoNRAMoney.org, which has declared that “it’s time to make the NRA politically radioactive.”

I pledge not to take a single penny from the National Rifle Association,” Warren says in a propaganda video promoted by the campaign that’s linked to the left-wing LGBT advocacy group, Equality Florida, which takes issue with the NRA for standing up for our constitutional right to bear arms.

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HT: Blue Sky

Roger Stone Says Trump May Not Run In 2020, Pledges To Line Up Challenger To Pence-Haley Ticket

Stirring the pot.

Via Washington Examiner:

Longtime Trump confidant Roger Stone pledged to have someone lined up to challenge Vice President Mike Pence should he run for president in 2020.

During an interview Friday with Big League Politics, a right-wing news website, Stone suggested that President Trump may not ultimately run for re-election if his first term is adequately successful and denounced the possibility of a 2020 ticket with Pence and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley.

“I guarantee you I will have a candidate challenge Mike Pence,” said while speaking on the “Howley Reports” show.

Stone derided Pence as a “establishment Republican quisling” who is under the control of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, House Speaker Paul Ryan, and the Koch brothers.

Asked what he thinks about Haley, Stone grimaced and alleged that she “loves war” that isn’t in the interest of the U.S.

On the prospect of a Pence-Haley ticket, Stone exclaimed, “Bring it on!”

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At DNC Women’s Forum, Hillary Declares Dems Stand For Truth, Evidence And Facts

Hahahahahahahahhaha. Breathe. Hahahahahaha.

Via CBS:

To the tunes of Tina Turner and Katy Perry, Democrats gathered four floors below ground, deep in the Washington D.C. Marriott Marquis to hear from a litany of Democrats and one “special guest” whose name did not appear on any formal program. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton took the stage to high octave cheers, addressing a female coalition at the DNC Women’s Leadership Forum she founded as First Lady alongside Tipper Gore, 25 years ago.

The former secretary of state, U.S. senator, and first lady quickly got to the question she says she’s hearing from Democrats across the country: “What do the Democrats stand for?” It’s a political query so many Democratic leaders have gone out of their way to address ahead of midterm elections, and in the wake of a presidential election cycle that left some on the left feeling disjointed and void of a unified message.

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Jewish Parents Outraged After NY School Holds Moment Of Silence For Hamas

Via TOI:

Several Jewish parents expressed outrage over the weekend after children at a New York City school were instructed to observe a moment of silence for the dozens of Palestinians killed during clashes along the Gaza border.

The announcement of the Tuesday tribute at Beacon High School in Hell’s Kitchen was made by a student over the school’s PA system. It was not clear whether the decision had been approved by the school principal.

The New York Post, which reported the story, said it was not able to reach principal Ruth Lacey for comment.

Parents said they didn’t understand why the school chose to suddenly take a stance on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

“I am extremely upset because I did not send my child to a New York City public school to pray for Hamas operatives,” a Jewish father told the Post.

The deaths of 62 Palestinians during Monday’s violent protests were met with international outrage and calls for an independent investigation of events. The UN’s Human Rights Council on Friday ordered a probe, and a resolution prepared by Kuwait for the UN Security Council urges the deployment of an international force to protect Gazans. Hamas has subsequently admitted that 50 of the dead were members of the terror group. Three others were Islamic Jihad members.

“I just don’t think any school should be promoting a moment of silence for terrorists. What if it was Islamic terrorists in ISIS?” a Jewish mother said. “No school would be having that over the loudspeaker.”

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Former Obama Ed Secretary Duncan: Boycott School Until Gun Laws Are Changed

And Democrats call Betsy DeVos names?

Via PJ Media:

The former secretary of education under President Obama, Arne Duncan, is proposing that parents keep their kids home from school until gun laws are changed.

Duncan tweeted this shockingly stupid proposal on Friday in response to a tweet from one of his former employees:

Washington Post:

Duncan said in an interview Saturday that the idea was intended to be provocative but that an aggressive approach like a school boycott is needed if gun laws are ever going to change. He has school-age children and said if this idea were to gain traction, his family would participate.

Lead the way! I’ll be right behind you! I promise.

“It’s wildly impractical and difficult,” Duncan said. “But I think it’s wildly impractical and difficult that kids are shot when they are sent to school.”
Those killed in Texas were at Sante Fe High School.

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It’s Time For Bill Clinton To Take A Walk In The Chappaqua Woods

Hillary stands by her man.

Via NY Post:

It’s 2018. One of the world’s most powerful married men had a 22-year-old intern perform oral sex on him in his office. He’s been accused of sexual assault by three other women. One claims, as is the case with so many of the men who have fallen from positions of power as a result, that he exposed himself to her (which always makes me, at least, pause and wonder why on earth so many men seem to want to do this). We know, too, that he lied about his tryst with the intern.

So why is Bill Clinton still presiding over glamorous parties?

When Monica Lewinsky was disinvited from a Town & Country Philanthropy Summit earlier this month where Bill Clinton was speaking, the question shouldn’t have been why was she disinvited. It should have been why is Bill Clinton is headlining events at all.

And boy, is he ever. Clinton has a full social schedule this summer. In June he’ll be publicizing his book “The President is Missing” along with his co-author James Patterson all across the country. He’ll also make time to host the Clinton Foundation dinner, where tickets range from $2,500 to $100,000 and Shaggy and Sting are scheduled to perform.

Again, he’s almost certainly guilty of actions that would be categorized as harassment in 2018. The fact that the Lewinsky affair happened as long ago as 1995 is no matter.

Charlie Rose is accused of harassment by several employees dating back to the late 1990s — and he lost his job in November.

People seem curiously willing to hold Clinton to a different standard than other men accused of sexual harassment. Many don’t seem especially bothered by his actions at all and lay the blame for the scandal squarely on Lewinsky. In a 2014 Economist/YouGov poll, 58 percent of those surveyed had a favorable opinion of Bill Clinton. Meanwhile, 48 percent had an unfavorable opinion of Lewinsky.

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Top Dem Pollster: ‘Very Real Risk’ Millennials Won’t Turn Out For Left In ’18

Bernie will need a new gimmick.

Via Breitbart:

Stanley Greenberg, one of the top Democratic pollsters, warned that there is a “very real risk” that young voters will not turn out for Democrats in the 2018 midterm elections.

Greenberg’s remarks to the Atlantic’s Ron Brownstein this week underscores how the left is getting more worried that the so-called “blue wave” they once took for granted may not materialize in November.

As Brownstein noted, Greenberg’s remarks would not have worried Democrats six months ago when Democrats “held an advantage across the age spectrum when voters were asked which party they preferred in the midterm elections.” But recent polling has shown that the left’s advantage had significantly dissipated.[…]

Reuters interviewed “Terry Hood, 34, an African-American who works at a Dollar General store in Baton Rouge.”

Hood told the outlet that though he voted for Hillary Clinton in 2016, he was open to voting for a Republican for Congress in the midterms “because he believes the party is making it easier to find jobs and he applauds the recent Republican-led tax cut.”

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Illinois-Owned Abe Lincoln Library And Museum Resorting To GoFundMe To Pay Off Massive Loan

A new kind of taxpayer relief.

Via State Journal Register:

Abraham Lincoln once said, “Determine that the thing can and shall be done, and then we shall find the way.”

So it’s not improbable that the 16th president would endorse a modern fundraising method to ensure that priceless artifacts belonging to him stay in his hometown.

The crowdsourcing site GoFundMe — currently featuring requests of $800 to finance a boy’s Eagle Scout project, $5,000 to send a terminally ill little boy to Disneyland and $55,000 for a school playground — was enlisted last week for a new goal: $9.7 million to save from auction thousands of items, including bloody gloves carried the night of his assassination and a stovepipe hat purportedly belonging to Lincoln.

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation in Springfield must pay the debt by October 2019 or sell off parts of the well-known Taper Collection acquired in 2007 for $25 million with a $23 million loan.

And it makes no apologies for its non-traditional push. The self-effacing Lincoln would likely raise no objection, foundation CEO Carla Knorowski said.

He was a fun guy, he was a hip guy,” Knorowski said. “In this day and age when we have icons and revere masked avengers, there is no greater superhero than Lincoln, there is no more deserving leader in our nation.”

Besides the gloves and hat, the 1,400 items include the quill pen left on Lincoln’s desk when he died; his presidential seal, replete with wax left on it from its last use; a book with his earliest known writings; notes between Lincoln and his wife, Mary; and Lincoln White House china.

By Saturday morning, GoFundMe contributions had reached nearly $5,000.[…]

The foundation has decided to part with some items in the collection, those belonging to Marilyn Monroe. Nine items, including 1950s photos of the movie starlet by photographer Arnold Newman, and a wool dress that could fetch $60,000, will be auctioned June 23 in Las Vegas. Monroe had an affinity for Lincoln and had read Carl Sandburg’s Pulitzer Prize-winning biography.

The decision to sell items not directly related to Lincoln is an attempt to show its sincerity in meeting the goal and to “do everything to be fiscally responsible,” Knorowski said.

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HT: Marathon Pundit

Portland Trampoline Park Shutting Down, Owner Blames Millennials, Labor Laws

Getting out while the getting is good.

Via Oregon Live:

The owner of a pair of trampoline parks is shutting them down, citing Portland’s minimum wage increases and the state’s mandate to provide part-time employees with sick leave. Millennials also share part of the blame, he said.

G6 Airpark owner Wesley Dameron, 38, in a note to customers drafted earlier this month that was posted to Reddit Wednesday, said he’s shutting down his parks in Southeast Portland and Vancouver. In addition to minimum wage laws and sick leave mandates, Dameron also blamed a “ridiculously litigious society” as a reason for shuttering the parks.[…]

“When parents sign a waiver and clearly understand that their kid is jumping on a trampoline, but hold our facility responsible when their child breaks a leg, it’s a blow to our organization,” he wrote. “It’s a massive time sink for me personally, it’s stressful, my wife stresses out, and it’s expensive.”

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What Could Go Wrong? Starbucks: Everyone Is Allowed To Stay Whether They Buy Anything Or Not

So the homeless guys that harass customers in the NYC Starbucks in the Port Authority now have a new home. Policy.

Via Twitchy:

Remember about a month ago when Starbucks was the target of a boycott after a store manager in Philadelphia called the police on two black men who were allegedly loitering in the cafe? That call led to arrests, and those arrests led to angry protests and a promise by Starbucks to close 8,000 stores for one afternoon to roll out an anti-bias education session for all employees.

It seems Starbucks has decided to take things a step further to make amends. According to a company email, “any person who enters our spaces, including patios, cafes and restrooms, regardless of whether they make a purchase, is considered a customer.”

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Chuck Schumer Tells GOP To Beware: Pursuit Of FBI Informant’s Identity Comes Close To Crossing Legal Line

Via Washington Examiner:

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., on Saturday warned Republicans that their efforts to uncover the identity of a secret FBI source in a possible attempt to undermine special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation is nearing a legal line.

Schumer tweeted support of Sen. Mark Warner’s, D-Va., statement cautioning Republicans to stop pressing the Justice Department for more information about a source that is presumed to have helped the FBI and Mueller’s probe into potential Trump campaign dealings with Russia.

“@MarkWarner’s statement here is on the money and a severe warning to right wing Republican Congressmen who are trying to obstruct Special Counsel Mueller’s investigation and could be coming close to crossing a legal line,” Schumer tweeted on Saturday.

Warner, the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, warned that Republicans could be breaking the law in their pursuit.

“It would be at best irresponsible, and at worst potentially illegal, for members of Congress to use their positions to learn the identity of an FBI source for the purpose of undermining the ongoing investigation into Russian interference in our election,” Warner said in a statement Friday night. “Anyone who is entrusted with our nation’s highest secrets should act with the gravity and seriousness of purpose that knowledge deserves.”

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes requested details related to the covert source, but was denied by the Justice Department on grounds that releasing such information could endanger lives and pose a risk to national security. Nunes and other Trump allies say they aren’t concerned about the source’s identity but the source’s role in the investigation.

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