Silverton Man Rescues Kitten Glued To The Road Near Salem, Oregon


A Silverton man says he made a disturbing discovery while driving to work Friday morning: A kitten that was apparently glued to the road, stuck in a busy lane of traffic.

It was around 7 a.m. and still fairly dark outside, so at first, Chuck Hawley couldn’t tell what was in the road in front of him on Silverton Road Northeast near Cordon Road Northeast, just outside of Salem.

At first, he thought it was a small box, but as he got closer he realized it was alive – a little kitten, frightened and cold.

“When I went to pick her up, her feet were stuck to the road, and I’m like uh oh. So I start to pull her feet up – and it was like a rubber cement, so she was glued to the road.” Hawley told FOX 12. “It was all under her neck and then she had a little bit down her side, but it was mostly her tail and her feet.”

There’s no way to know how long she’d been there, but Hawley believes it’s no accident.

“We were hoping that she had just walked through glue, but it was pretty apparent that somebody had soaked her feet in glue and sort of rubbed it into the pads of her feet,” he explained.

Based on what he saw, he believes whoever did it intentionally placed her in the middle of the traffic lane.

“I think the way she was sitting someone actually went out and put her there,” he said. “Because there were no glue foot prints around, it was just a glob of glue under her, so it looked like someone just took her and put her in the road.”

He took the 5-week-old kitten to the Silver Creek Animal Clinic, where staff had to use mineral oil to get the glue out. They also found puncture wounds on her neck but aren’t sure what caused them.

Dr. Jenny Bate examined the kitten and told FOX 12 she’s never seen anything like this before.

“I mean, what can you think when something like that happens? Your first reaction is disgust, and then what could cause a person to do something like that?” Bate said. “Somebody put that glue there, I don’t know how or why, but yeah, I mean, somebody did that.”

Hawley is filing a report with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office and hopes there are cameras in the area that might have caught the person responsible.

Luckily, the little kitten should make a full recovery.

Now that she’s been rescued, there’s a happy ending to this story: She’s going home permanently with Hawley.

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Hilarious: Trump Jokes He Should Nominate Hillary Clinton For The Supreme Court

From Houston rally:

Rust Belt Boom: Since Trump’s Election, Jobs Have Increased In Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, And Wisconsin

And hopefully, that translates into votes there in the midterms.

Via Daily Wire:

President Trump did the impossible in 2016 by breaking the so-called “Rust Belt” states with his winning of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, and Wisconsin. Two years later, has voting for Trump paid off for those residents? The numbers say yes.

According to the latest economic data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the key states that swung the election in favor of Trump have seen a steady rise in available jobs, with Ohio setting a 21-year record. CNS reported that the findings that showed significant gains in those states between 2017 and 2018:

The 37 states that BLS said had statistically significant jobs increases from September to September included Pennsylvania (which added 78,700 jobs) and most of the states in the northern Midwest.

Ohio, for example, added 104,600 jobs during the September-to-September period; Michigan added 63,300; Illinois added 50,300; Wisconsin added 41,700; Minnesota added 38,200; and Iowa added 17,600.

The 104,600 jobs that Ohio added was the most it has added in any September-to-September period since 21 years ago in 1997. That year, Ohio added 107,700 jobs.

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Pelosi: People Ask Me ‘All The Time’ Why Haven’t I Run For President

Roughly equivalent to asking someone why don’t you smash your hand with a hammer?

Via Daily Caller:

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi revealed during a Monday interview that she gets asked all the time why she hasn’t run for president.

CNN’s Dana Bash asked Pelosi about a potential presidential run during an interview at CNN’s CITIZEN conference.

“That’s one thing you’re not going to run for, right? President?” Bash asked with a smirk.

“People ask me all the time, ‘why haven’t you run for president?’” Pelosi claimed. “I love the legislative process, I really do. No, I’m not going to run for president.”

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Breaking: Intruder Shot After He Kicks In The Doors Of A D.C. Fox Affiliate Studio…Update: Intruder ID’d…

There’s a report that he was known to the studio and the police, which suggests he may have mad prior threats.

WASHINGTON (AP) — A security guard shot a man at Washington’s local Fox station Monday after he kicked through a pair of locked doors and tried to enter the lobby, police said.

Commander Melvin Gresham of the Metropolitan Police Department told reporters that the man was apparently unarmed and was in stable condition at an area hospital.

The incident just after 3 p.m. in Washington’s Friendship Heights neighborhood put the Fox 5 news crew in the unusual position of covering their own shooting incident live from a building on security lockdown.

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Watch: Cringeworthy Video Of Democrats Doing ‘YMCA’ For Robert ‘Beto’ O’Rourke

With $38 million, they couldn’t have gotten a choreographer to teach these people how to dance?

Bangladeshis Reportedly In Migrant Caravan

Which means virtually anyone and everybody could be in it.

Via Daily Caller:

A Spanish language reporter who has spent weeks embedded with the migrant caravan said in a Friday report that people from Bangladesh had joined the mass of people trying to cross from Guatemala into Mexico.

Univision correspondent Francisco Santa Anna reported from the bridge separating Guatemala and Mexico. The bridge has been packed with thousands of migrants demanding access to Mexico, with the ultimate goal of crossing the border of the United States illegally. The caravan has now swelled to many thousands.

The Bangladeshis, he said, were detained in an immigration facility, though it’s not clear what happened to them after their detention.

“The borders in Central American are not as strong as the U.S., which makes it possible for people from Panama and Ecuador to cross easily,” Santa Anna said on Univision. “They cross from Costa Rica, then later go through Guatemala and eventually make it into our country.”

“Yesterday when we were traveling through Guatemala, we noticed people from El Salvador and even people from Bangladesh,” he continued. “Can you imagine what they had to do to get here? They infiltrated themselves in this caravan and tried to cross with the crowd. That would have benefited them greatly.”

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Nancy Pelosi Says She Plans On Using Subpoena Powers As A Negotiating Tactic If Dems Win Back The House…

One easy way to stop this.

Arizona Moonbat Arrested In Southern Mexico While Participating In Migrant Caravan Headed To U.S.

Who is providing logistics for the caravan? You don’t walk 2,000 miles without food, water and a place to rest.

Via AZ Central:

An immigrant activist from Phoenix has been arrested in southern Mexico while taking part in a large caravan of several thousand migrants from Central America headed for the U.S. border.

Irineo Mujica was one of the main organizers of last spring’s migrant caravan that prompted President Donald Trump to order the deployment of National Guard troops to the border.

Mujica was arrested Thursday in Ciudad Hidalgo, a town in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas, after the latest caravan made up of at least 5,000 migrants from Central America illegally crossed into Mexico from Tecun Umam, Guatemala.

Video posted on Twitter and Facebook showed Mexican federal police and immigration authorities roughly pulling Mujica out of a crowd of migrants, walking him away and then shoving him into a white van.

As tensions build over a new caravan, Mexican officials seize the man who helped organize the last one
— Adolfo Flores (@aflores) October 19, 2018

Mujica was not involved in organizing the most recent caravan, said Alex Mensing, on organizer with Pueblo Sin Fronteras, the binational group that organized last spring’s caravan.

He was there to help coordinate humanitarian assistance in the city of Tapachula after the caravan ballooned in size and approached Mexico, Mensing said.

“He was not involved in organizing the beginnings of the caravan,” Mensing said of Mujica.

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Sessions Backs Chicago Cops: ‘Police Aren’t The Problem, Criminals Are The Problem’

Chicago politicians are also part of the problem.

Via Fox News:

Attorney General Jeff Sessions backed the Chicago Police Department Friday in the face of a proposed plan to overhaul it, saying that “police are not the problem, criminals are the problem.”

Sessions addressed the Chicago Crime Commission, and criticized a plan negotiated between Chicago and the state of Illinois to overhaul the city’s 12,000-member police force under court supervision. The plan came after Officer Jason Van Dyke was convicted of second-degree murder for shooting teenager Laquan McDonald.

But Sessions told the audience that his conviction showed that the system worked and that rogue officers will be prosecuted and jailed. Instead, he said, Chicago police are the solution to the city’s gun violence problem.

“Chicago police are not the problem, Chicago police are the solution to the problem,” he said.

He called the consent decree plan “seductive” but said it was vague and would direct valuable resources away from areas that could use the money to hire or train more officers. He also said it would rob the people of Chicago of their say in the police system since it would not be accountable to the people. He also pointed to initiatives taken by his Justice Department, including the formation of a gun crime prosecutions team that would focus on gun violence.[…]

In his speech, he said that Chicago’s rise in crime in 2016 was the result of a 2015 agreement with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) that required officers to conduct additional procedures and documentation for street stops. Sessions called it “an error of monumental proportions” and said it led to fewer arrests and more crime.

“As a result of the agreement, that same year, 2016, Chicago saw the biggest single-year increase in murders since we’ve had reliable statistics –which is over 60 years,” he said.

“All of America needs to understand this lesson,” he said.”If you let Antifa, if you let the ACLU set police policy, crime will go up. If you listen to police and professionals crime will go down,” he said.

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Social Justice Is Expensive: Taxpayer Cost Of Chicago Area Marches Was Nearly $215K

Via Chicago Sun Times:

A Labor Day protest march may have failed to reach the Kennedy Expressway near O’Hare International Airport, but it did reach into taxpayers’ pockets for tens of thousands of dollars.

Police agencies assigned to the march spent at least $152,871.52 on their efforts, according to information obtained by the Chicago Sun-Times under the Freedom of Information Act.

Add to that the cost of an August march that shut down a northern stretch of Lake Shore Drive, and the total tally hits $214,662.82.

Illinois State Police wouldn’t say how many officers it allocated for the Labor Day protest; they did, however, provide the total personnel cost, including benefits: $119,391.90. The Chicago Police Department, sent 48 officers, which cost taxpayers $27,526.33. The site, on the Park Ridge/Rosemont border, also was staffed by 24 Park Ridge opolice officers ($5,528.22) and two officers from Rosemont ($425.07).

The stated goal of the Kennedy protest, organized by Rev. Gregory Livingston, was to gather on Cumberland Avenue near the Kennedy, then march onto the highway and block traffic. In the end, several dozen protesters showed up, but they were outnumbered by state troopers who filled the onramp, effectively blocking their path. Police arrested 12 marchers, including Livingston, who refused to get off the ramp.

It was the last of three attempts this summer to march onto an expressway to draw awareness to real issues facing neighborhoods on the South and West Side of Chicago.

Livingston said the number of law enforcement used for the Labor Day protest was excessive.

“When they come out there in that level of force, it is evidence to me of the levels of powers being threatened by the truth we are trying to draw awareness to,” Livingston said, adding that the problems he was trying to call attention to also could be considered a burden on taxpayers.

“The violence in this city is a bigger burden on the taxpayer, the lack of adequate education in this city is a larger burden upon the taxpayers and inadequate health care is a more of a burden on the taxpayer,” Livingston said.

According to the state police, the staffing was needed and consistent with how they approach every protest. The agency “will always ensure we take the necessary steps to do everything in our power to keep the public safe,” said Sgt. Jacqueline Cepeda, a state police spokesperson.

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HT: Marathon Pundit

In SC, Kamala ‘Free Stuff’ Harris Fuels Speculation Of A 2020 Presidential Run

She could be the dark horse if Hillary runs.

Via The State:

U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris gave no assurances to South Carolinians on Friday about her future plans past the Nov. 6 midterm election.

But the sporadic crowd mentions of “2020” and “madam president” were enough to continue heating up speculation that the California Democrat will run in the Democratic presidential primary in 2020.

Harris spoke to a diverse crowd in Hopkins late Friday, her last stop in the Palmetto State after spending much of the day in Greenville.

Repeating a familiar line, Harris called the midterm election “an inflection moment in the history of our country.”

“We all know that,” she said. “It’s a moment that is really requiring us as a country, as individuals, to look in a mirror and collectively answer a question, and that question is ‘Who are we?’ Part of the answer to that question is we are better than this.”

The first-term senator is part of a steady trickle of potential 2020 presidential hopefuls that have this week visited South Carolina, a key primary state that will help decide the Democratic nominee for president.

U.S. Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg visited South Carolina on Thursday. U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont will speak to South Carolinians on Saturday at an Our Revolution SC rally in Columbia.

In Lower Richland, Harris used part of her stop on Friday to tout her latest tax proposal, called the “LIFT Act.”

Announced on Thursday, the legislation would help U.S. families earning less than $100,000 year become eligible for a monthly tax credit of up to $500, or $6,000 a year, The Sacramento Bee reported. Individuals who earn less than $50,000 a year would be eligible for up to $250 a month, or $3,000 a year.

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Is Beto Burnout Setting in? Rising Democrat Superstar Speaks to 1,000 At Fort Worth Rally

He is drawing Hillary-type numbers.

Via Star Telegram:

Beto Burnout might be setting in. But not on stage.

A wide-awake Democratic U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke rallied a three-fourths-full Ridglea Theater crowd early Saturday morning, emphasizing four words: “We vote on Monday.”

On the eve of early voting in his 21-month, $61 million campaign for U.S. Senate, O’Rourke barely even alluded to incumbent Republican U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz but campaigned hard against his familar targets: Texas voters’ cynicism and disillusionment.

As national publications began speculating on a Beto 2020 presidential campaign — one headline reads “Beto O’Rourke Isn’t Running for Senate Anymore” — O’Rourke hewed to his now-familiar hope-and-change themes of inspiration and involvement to motivate a smaller-than-usual rally crowd..

“We are the government,” he told the turnout of about 1,000 mostly Anglo Democrats, a demographic which represents only about 10-15 percent of Texas voters.

“We have the power to stop the things we don’t like.”

His list “the wall, the separation [of refugee parents and children], the Muslim ban, the press as enemy of the people.”

That isn’t every Texan’s list.

But with a caravan of Honduran migrants pushing across the Mexico-Guatemala border and President Trump coming to Houston to lead a Cruz rally focusing on borders and immigration, O’Rourke doubled down on his defense of refugees and asylum seekers.

The Honduran migrant caravan is “a reminder that there is leadership elsewhere that is lacking,” said O’Rourke, an El Paso Democrat:

“We can try to solve this at our border, through walls and separation. Or we can make sure that the most powerful country in the world — the most inspiring country in the world — devotes resources, that means time and attention, to those countries in Central America where there is such a level of misery that people would contemplate a 2,000-mile journey, with their kids, risking their lives to come here.

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Video: Hillary Clinton Nods In Agreement When She Is Introduced As “The Real President”…

Just a tad delusional.

Carl Bernstein: Trump Preparing To Call Midterm Elections ‘Illegitimate’ If Democrats Take Power

Carl still hasn’t accepted the 2016 election results.

Via Washington Examiner:

Journalist Carl Bernstein said Sunday that President Trump has discussed ways to challenge the results of the midterm elections if the GOP’s grasp on power slips.

During an appearance on CNN, Bernstein said his sources relayed this information to him on Friday, warning that Trump has talked about a disruption campaign if the results are close but have the Democrats taking control of the House or Senate.

“I talked to people … in touch with the White House on Friday who believe that, if the congressional midterms are very close and the Democrats were to win by five or seven seats, that Trump is already talking about how to throw legal challenges into the courts, sow confusion, declare a victory actually, and say that the election’s been illegitimate,” Bernstein said after being asked if Trump’s challenge to fraudulent voters was a form of voter suppression.

“That is really under discussion in the White House,” he added.

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Migrant Caravan: Estimates at 7000, With Mexicans Joining, Mostly Young, Single Men, Mexican President Guarantees ‘Safe Passage’

Everyone joining in.

Ellison Misleads On His Farrakhan Ties During Debate

He never should have gotten this far with Farrakhan connections, much less become the AG for Minnesota.

Via Daily Caller:

Democratic Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison misled the public during the Minnesota attorney general debate Sunday about his ties to Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, a notorious racist and anti-Semite.

Ellison, the deputy chair of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) denounced Farrakhan’s views and portrayed his ties to the minister as a relic of decades past, even though he continued to associate with Farrakhan years after entering Congress in 2006.

Ellison explained that he thought Farrakhan had “something to offer” in the “early 1990s” because Farrakhan “was a person speaking to issues of African American civil rights.” (Farrakhan praised Hitler as a “very great man” in 1984.)

“He made it very clear in the early 1990s that his views and mine were absolutely incompatible and I’ve been saying that ever since,” Ellison said, in response to an attack from Republican candidate Doug Wardlow.

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Watch: Young Supporters Of Robert ‘Beto’ O’Rourke Can’t Name Anything He’s Accomplished

Left Eats Left: Panthers’ Eric Reid Blasts Eagles’ Malcolm Jenkins Over Anthem Protests

Via Fox News:

Two NFL players who have protested during the national anthem and seemed to be in each other’s corners nearly came to blows Sunday before their game against each other.

Carolina Panthers defensive back Eric Reid, a former teammate of Colin Kaepernick, confronted Philadelphia Eagles player Malcolm Jenkins on the field near the Eagles’ logo before their game. The exchange got heated and both players had to be separated.

The bad blood between the two stems from Reid splitting from Jenkins’ The Players Coalition after the organization sought to have the protests during the national anthem stopped if the NFL made donations to causes the group supports. Jenkins’ group and the NFL agreed to a deal in which the league would donate about $90 million to organizations supported by the players

Reid also wasn’t happy Kaepernick was excluded from meetings on the issue.

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Democrats Look Increasingly Like They Could Lose Senate Seats In November

What happened?

Via The Hill:

The battle for control of the Senate is looking worse and worse for Democrats, who just a month ago saw a path to the majority but now increasingly look like they could lose more seats and have a smaller minority next year.

Republicans have seen a bump in the polls in several key races since Labor Day. They believe momentum has flipped to their party since the fight over Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh polarized the electorate, hurting Democrats running for re-election in states were President Trump is popular.

Two states where Democrats had hopes of pulling major upsets — Texas and Tennessee — have moved in favor of Republicans. Races in Nevada and Arizona, two other states where Democrats had hoped to make gains, remain tight, but Republicans feel more confident about their candidates.

Meanwhile, the tide has moved against Democratic candidates in a couple of states that Trump won by double digits in 2016.

In North Dakota, Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp has fallen behind by double digits. And in Montana, Sen. Jon Tester (D), who seemed poised for victory a month ago, has seen his race tighten amid attacks by the president.

There is some good news for Democrats in the polls.

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), the only Democrat to back Kavanaugh’s confirmation, has maintained a healthy average lead of 9 points in the polls, despite running in a state that Trump won by a whopping 42 points in 2016.

And Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.), long seen as vulnerable, is hanging onto an average poll lead of 3 points, despite voting against Kavanaugh.

But there are other chances for Republicans to grow their 51-49 majority.

Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill’s reelection race against Republican Josh Hawley remains tight as a wire, while Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) has drawn a tough challenger in Gov. Rick Scott (R).

In New Jersey, Sen. Bob Menendez (D) is ahead in polls but Republicans still think they have a chance of pulling off an upset.

Democrats argue that they have an advantage on healthcare, the number one issue for voters.

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