California Bans State-Funded Travel To Four More States For “Discriminating” Against LGBT People…

Alabama, Kentucky, South Dakota and Texas.

These same people oppose Trump’s travel bans on visitors coming from jihadist hotspots (where gays are ruthlessly hunted down and killed).

(CNN) – California has issued a ban on state-funded and state-sponsored travel to four more states that it says have laws discriminating against LGBTQ people.

The travel ban was first put into effect January 1 when state measure AB 1887 became law. The law says California is “a leader in protecting civil rights and preventing discrimination” and should not support or finance “discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people.”
The travel ban list also includes states that California believes don’t protect religious freedoms and states that it says use religious freedom as a basis of discrimination.

“Our country has made great strides in dismantling prejudicial laws that have deprived too many of our fellow Americans of their precious rights. Sadly, that is not the case in all parts of our nation, even in the 21st century,” California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said in a statement Thursday.

Kansas, Mississippi, North Carolina, and Tennessee were the original states banned by AB 1887, but Becerra added Alabama, Kentucky, South Dakota and Texas on Thursday, citing what he called new discriminatory legislation enacted against the LGBTQ community in those states.

Alabama, South Dakota, and Texas all recently passed legislation that could prevent LGBT parents from adopting or fostering children and Kentucky passed a religious freedom bill that would allow students to exclude LGBTQ classmates from campus groups.

ISIS Awarding Suicide Attackers “Passports To Paradise”…

Then again, if you’re gullible enough to believe the Koran then you’re gullible enough to fall for this.

Via IFP:

Photos of the ISIS elements’ “passports to heaven”, found in the newly liberated neighbourhoods of the northern Syrian city of Raqqa – the terrorist group’s self-proclaimed capital in Syria – have gone viral on social media.

ISIS PasportThe ISIS rewarded their suicide attackers with these passports to motivate them to carry out more terror attacks by wearing explosive belts or driving bomb-laden cars into the desired places, according to a report by the Russian TV channel RT Arabic.

By giving their suicide attackers these passports, the ISIS had managed to convince them that following their death, their entry into the heaven would be guaranteed.

These passports contain no personal information of the ISIS elements. The only data they include are the different names of heaven and hell in Arabic.

It is written in the passports that their owners are only allowed to travel to heaven, and not hell. A number of sentences have also been written in some of the pages of the passports encouraging the terrorists to carry out suicide attacks.

Video: Nancy Pelosi Blames Democratic Members For Not Having A Message…

Seemingly unaware she’s the Democratic leader.

ISIS Commanders Are Killed When One Of The Group’s Suicide Bombers Blows Himself Up During Meeting

Feel good story of the day.

Via Daily Mail:

ISIS commanders have been killed after one of the group’s suicide bombers blew himself up at a meeting following the terrorists’ collapse in Mosul.

The jihadi detonated explosives during a meeting in Qaim District in the west of the Anbar Province and the blast killed a number of leaders as well as himself.

It comes as Islamic State lost more ground in their last major stronghold in Iraq with the terror group’s numbers depleted and confined to an area of about a square kilometre in the Old City.

Lieutenant Colonel Salam al-Obeidi said that he believes only ‘a few hundred Daesh fighters’, an Arabic acronym for Islamic State group jihadists, are left in the Old City.

Three years after overrunning Mosul and making it the de facto Iraqi capital of the ‘caliphate’ they proclaimed, the jihadists now only control about a square kilometre in the city, commanders said.

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Feds Spend $20,000 On Musical About Illegal Immigrant Lesbian

I wonder how much they would pay for a play about a married, white, heterosexual, Christian male who is a tax-paying U.S. citizen and a veteran. I know it’s weird, but for Pete’s sake, how about some of that old time diversity?

Via Washington Free Beacon:

The National Endowment for the Arts is spending $20,000 for a musical about a lesbian illegal immigrant who is in love with an ICE agent.

The San Francisco Mime Troupe, a self-described socialist theater group, received the funding in the first round of grants awarded under the Trump administration. Jane Chu is the current chairman of the NEA, who was appointed by former president Barack Obama in 2014.

The musical is entitled “WALLS!” and stars a “bad hombre,” mocking a phrase used by Trump to describe criminal illegal aliens during a presidential debate.

The musical does not only address issues of immigration, but a host of other liberal and political topics.

“Using the Mime Troupe’s signature style of broad, physical theater, the work will explore immigration, gun violence, the opioid epidemic, depression, the public education system, and racial tensions, and how they relate to societal health,” according to the grant for the project. “Portions of the work will be developed through playmaking workshops in California’s Central Valley with low-income youth, inmates, and migrant workers.”

“WALLS asks the question: How can a nation of immigrants declare war on immigration? The answer: FEAR!” the San Francisco Mime Troupe states on their website.

The lead character is Zaniyah, a criminal illegal alien and lesbian struggling with mental health issues.

“Zaniyah is a criminal, an illegal, a ‘bad hombre,'” the theater group said. “What part of herself will this American give up to pass as ‘American?’ Will she? Can she? Should she? Can someone leave part of themselves behind without losing their mind? And is it better or worse that she crossed the border to find Agent L. Mary Jones – the woman she loves?”

A trailer for the play features actors yelling “Fox News!” and discussing how immigration is a “huge issues” in the current “political climate.”

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ISIS Member Says Kids Killed In Manchester Terror Attack ‘Got What They Deserved’…

Ho lovely.

Via Metro:

A terror suspect said the innocent children killed in the Manchester Arena suicide bombing ‘got what they deserved’.

Rachid El Omari’s disgusting comments came to light during a court hearing in Spain where he was remanded in jail as an investigation into his arrest continues.

The 32-year-old is accused of planning a terrorist attack in Madrid and recruiting new members for Isis.

Judge Ismael Moreno said: ‘His identification with the ideology of the terrorist organisation Daesh led him to justify the terrorist attacks in December in France.

‘He claimed they got what they deserved and those who had pledged allegiance to the Caliphate like him had the job of defending Islam and converting everyone, as the Koran says those who don’t want to convert to Islam are infidels and have to die.

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Trump, Mueller and ‘Acting Corruptly’

Good exposition about why Trump didn’t commit obstruction by Michael Mukasey, former Attorney General under George W. Bush.

Via WSJ:

What exactly is Special Counsel Robert Mueller investigating? The basis in law—regulation, actually—for Mr. Mueller’s appointment is a finding by the deputy attorney general that “criminal investigation of a person or matter is warranted.”

According to some reports, the possible crime is obstruction of justice. The relevant criminal statute provides that “whoever corruptly . . . influences, obstructs or impedes or endeavors [to do so], the due and proper administration of the law under which any pending proceeding is being had,” is guilty of a crime. The key word is “corruptly.”

President Trump’s critics describe two of his actions as constituting possible obstruction. One is an alleged request to then-FBI Director James Comey that he go easy on former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who was under investigation for his dealings with Russia and possible false statements to investigators about them. According to Mr. Comey, Mr. Trump told him, “I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go,” because “he is a good guy.”

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BREAKING: Supreme Court To Hear Case Of Baker’s Refusal To Make Wedding Cake For Gay Couple

Thanks to SCOTUS for taking up the case and the 1st Amendment should hopefully prevail in a more Constitutionally-friendly Court, with the addition of Gorsuch.

Via Fox News:

The U.S. Supreme Court announced Monday it will hear the case of a suburban Denver baker who refused to bake a wedding cake for a gay couple on faith-based grounds, in the latest religious freedom case to be considered before the nation’s highest court.

Jack Phillips, owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop, had refused to sell a customized cake for a gay couple’s union, claiming a religious exemption to the state’s anti-discrimination law.

State courts had ruled against the businessman.

The high court will now decide whether applying Colorado’s public accommodations law to compel the baker to create “expression”– a wedding cake — violates his constitutionally protected Christian beliefs about marriage.

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Obama Should Have Done More To Counter Russia’s Meddling During Election Campaign, Top Dem Says

Obama was too busy being ‘flexible’ for Putin. Even Debbie Wasserman Schultz is now claiming that the DHS didn’t tell her the Russians were in the DNC server for a year. What a festival of fail…

Via Fox News:

Rep. Adam Schiff, the top-ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, said Sunday the Obama administration should have done more to counter Russia’s meddling in the U.S. election.

“I think the administration needed to call out Russia earlier, needed to act to deter and punish Russia earlier, and that was a very serious mistake,” Schiff, of California, said in a televised interview with CNN.

Schiff added that President Barack Obama may have been worried that doing more against Russia would have looked like he was “trying to tip the scales for Hillary Clinton” and did not want to give in to the notion that the election was “rigged” against Donald Trump, according to The Hill.

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Senior Secret Service Agent Who Didn’t Want to Take ‘A Bullet’ Escapes Real Punishment

She’s been removed from being in charge of her district, but now she’s being paid for doing nothing and she still has her job.

Via Free Beacon:

The senior Secret Service agent who said she did not want to take “a bullet” for President Trump did not suffer several disciplinary actions imposed on other agents and officers for allegations of similarly serious or lesser misconduct, according to multiple sources from the Secret Service community and attorneys specializing in federal law enforcement labor and employment law.

Kerry O’Grady, the agent in question, was removed from her position as head of the Secret Service’s Denver district in March amid an investigation into her pre-election Facebook comments about Trump. O’Grady remains on paid administrative leave and retains her security clearance six months after the agency first started looking into the allegations of misconduct against her.

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The Left Should Take A Page From U2’s Anti-Trump Playbook

Bono, while a liberal, has not been shy about expressing different opinions. For example, he loves George W. Bush, because he recognizes how much he did to save people from AIDS in Africa.

Via Daily Caller:

U2 and lead singer Bono don’t really like President Donald Trump, but they go about showing that dislike in a now out-of-style fashion: respectfully.

Maryland’s FedExField was packed to the brim June 20 with thousands of fans happy to be spending their evening with friends, beer and Bono. A huge screen was the backdrop for U2’s two-hour set, and flashing across it were beautiful landscapes, American flags, patriotism and iconic figures (plus Lena Dunham, for some reason) of the 20th and 21st centuries.

They took the stage and played their first song to a cheering crowd.

Then, Bono held a moment to say something that set the tone for the rest of the evening:

“You’ve been through some troubling days here with the shooting in Alexandria. We are so grateful that Congressman Scalise and his comrades made it through. So grateful. We hold them up, as love holds us all up.”

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BREAKING: Supreme Court Reinstates Key Parts Of Trump Travel Ban

Very good news. The injunction against the travel ban was clearly overreaching by Obama-appointed judges legislating from the bench.

Via Fox News:

The Supreme Court on Monday said it would allow the Trump administration’s controversial travel ban to largely go into effect, while setting a hearing on the entire executive order for October.

The court’s decision means the justices will now wade into the biggest legal controversy of the Trump administration — Trump’s order temporarily restricting travel from six Muslim-majority countries.

“An American individual or entity that has a bona fide relationship with a particular person seeking to enter the country as a refugee can legitimately claim concrete hardship if that person is excluded,” the Court wrote. “As to these individuals and entities, we do not disturb the injunction. But when it comes to refugees who lack any such connection to the United States, for the reasons we have set out, the balance tips in favor of the Government’s compelling need to provide for the Nation’s security.”

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Trump Has Now Signed 40 Pieces Of Legislation As He Moves To Enact His Agenda

Unlike Obama, he’s not just operating with a pen and a phone, he’s actually getting legislation passed. The way the Constitutional process is supposed to work.

Via Daily Caller:

President Donald Trump continues to sign legislation, an achievement he deemed “nice” Friday.

The bills include an act to improve weather forecasting, a long-term vision for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and reforms for the Department of Veteran Affairs.

The three pieces of legislation all had bipartisan support.

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration Transition Authorization Act of 2017 calls for a $19.5 billion budget for NASA — an increase from $19.3 billion in 2016 — and also asks that NASA create a plan for getting humans “near or on the surface of Mars in the 2030s.”

During the campaign, Trump said that “making sure we stay at the forefront of space exploration is a big priority for my administration.”

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Dem Rep. Cedric Richmond: Racism And Sexism Plays Well In The South…

Even better: Richmond was elected by a southern state, Louisiana.

Trump And His Generals; Op-ed by Victor Davis Hanson

Great op-ed by VDH. President Trump is delegating power to proven military men who are goal oriented and war fighters by occupation. A common complaint from the military under the Obama regime was that mid-level State Department Ivy Leaguers, with no life experience beyond the university, were micro managing field operations down to the company level. That was ruinous to military morale and is now over.

Via Washington Times:

Donald Trump earned respect from the Washington establishment for appointing three of the nation’s most accomplished generals to direct his national security policy: James Mattis (secretary of defense), H.R. McMaster (national security adviser) and John Kelly (secretary of homeland security).

In the first five months of the Trump administration, the three generals — along with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, the former ExxonMobil CEO — have already recalibrated America’s defenses.

At home, illegal immigration is down by some 70 percent. Abroad, a new policy of principled realism seeks to re-establish deterrence through credible threats of retaliation. The generals are repairing old friendships with allies and neutrals while warning traditional enemies not to press their luck.

President Trump has turned over most of the details of military operations to his generals. According to his critics, Mr. Trump is improperly outsourcing to his generals both strategic decision-making and its tactical implementation.

But is Mr. Trump really doing that?

In his campaign, Mr. Trump vowed to avoid new ground wars while not losing those he inherited. He pledged to wipe out ISIS and radical Islamic terrorism without invading Middle Eastern countries to turn them into democracies.

 

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Iran Unveils Huge Countdown Clock Until To The Destruction Of Israel… 8,408 Days…

Bad news, Jooos.

Via Times of Israel:

Iran held major anti-Israel rallies across the country Friday, with protesters chanting “Death to Israel” and declaring that destroying the Jewish state is “the Muslim world’s top priority.

Iranians participating in Quds Day rallies also called for unity among pro-Palestinian groups against the “child-murdering” Israeli government, according to Iran’s Tasnim News Agency.

Marchers in Tehran headed from various points of the city to the Friday prayer ceremony at Tehran University. Similar demonstrations were held in other cities and towns in Iran. […]

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, in remarks carried by the official IRNA news agency, said Israel supports “terrorists in the region.”

Parliament speaker Ali Larijani, in a speech to Tehran demonstrators, called Israel the “mother of terrorism” and said that in the “20th century, there was no event more ominous than establishing the Zionist regime.”

The rally also inaugurated a huge digital countdown display at Tehran Palestine Square, showing that Israel will allegedly cease to exist in 8,411 days.

In 2015, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei predicted that after 25 years — by 2040 — there will no longer be a State of Israel.

 

Border Patrol Agents Save Illegal Immigrant Left To Die In The Desert

That woman, abandoned by the smugglers she paid to get her across the border, would have surely died had it not been for the actions of the Border Patrol. Encouraged by the sanctuary movement, hundreds of illegal aliens will die horrible deaths in the desert after crossing the border.

Via Daily Caller:

A Guatemalan national who was left behind in the desert in high temperatures as she was attempting to cross illegally into the country was saved by border patrol agents after they found her non-responsive.

The woman was in medical distress, showing signs of suffering from a heat stroke, and was left behind by her guide because she couldn’t keep up with the group, according to a press statement issued by the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol late Saturday night.

Border patrol agents from the Laredo Sector Border Patrol administered medical assistance to stabilize the woman and bring her body temperature down while they awaited Emergency Medical Services.

The agents found the woman near a ranch in El Cenizo, Texas. They had to carry the woman from the area where they found her, which was inaccessible to vehicles, to their vehicles to administer medical aid.

“The fact that these smugglers abandoned this young lady in the unforgiving terrain and left her to die with temperatures sweltering over one hundred degrees demonstrates how callous and heartless these smuggling organizations are,” said Laredo Sector Assistant Chief Patrol Agent Gabriel Acosta in a prepared statement.

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Gay Pride Parade Organizers In Chicago Kicks Jewish Participants Out Over “Triggering” Star Of David Flags, “Made People Feel Unsafe”…

Ughhh…

Via Times of Israel:

A parade in Chicago celebrating the lesbian community banned three Jewish women carrying Jewish Pride flags.

Organizers of the 21st annual Chicago Dyke March told the women that the rainbow flags with a white Star of David in the center would be a trigger to people who found it offensive. div-gpt-ad-BTF_MPU_2

A Dyke March collective member told the Windy City Times that the women were told to leave because the flags “made people feel unsafe,” and that the march was “anti-Zionist” and “pro-Palestinian.”

One of the Jewish marchers, Laurel Grauer, Midwest manager of A Wider Bridge, a group that forges ties between LGBT Jews in Israel and North America, told the publication that she has carried her Jewish Pride flag in the same parade for more than a decade, and said that it “celebrates my queer, Jewish identity.” She also said she lost count of the number of people who harassed her over the flag on Saturday.

President Trump Forgoes Traditional White House Iftar Dinner Marking End Of Ramadan…

Good! Contrary to liberal blather, Islam is not a part of the fabric of this nation and its teachings are not compatible with our values. Here is a list of all of the Islamic countries that hold state dinners for Christmas and Easter: Oh, wait… there aren’t any.

Via The Hill:

President Trump issued a statement Saturday greeting Muslims as they celebrate the holiday of Eid al-Fitr, breaking with nearly two decades of tradition of holding an iftar dinner to commemorate Ramadan.

“On behalf of the American people,” President Trump said in the statement, “Melania and I send our warm greetings to Muslims as they celebrate Eid al-Fitr.”

The holiday marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting.

The dinners began under President Clinton and were continued by President George W. Bush and Barack Obama. The iftar dinner at the White House is usually attended by prominent members of the Muslim community, diplomats and Congress members.

“Muslims in the United States joined those around the world during the holy month of Ramadan to focus on acts of faith and charity,” Trump said. “During this holiday, we are reminded of the importance of mercy, compassion, and goodwill. With Muslims around the world, the United States renews our commitment to honor these values.”

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Very Fake News: CNN Chief Jeff Zucker Takes Reins Of Investigation Into Retracted Russia Conspiracy Story

CNN, under Zucker’s leadership, has devolved into an anti-Trump hate mill with over 90% of their Trump reportage being negative and much of it false. Now that he’s investigating himself, I’m sure we’ll get some truly objective fake results about all of the fake news CNN spews.

Via Breitbart:

The “very fake news” scandal that is engulfing CNN inside and outside the left-wing network now reaches its highest levels as even CNN president Jeff Zucker is personally involved in the internal investigation into a now-retracted hit piece, sources inside CNN with direct knowledge confirmed to Breitbart News.

Meanwhile, Senate Democrats find themselves on the hot seat as insiders point to leftist staff for members like Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Kamala Harris (D-CA) as being responsible for the thinly-sourced hit piece. Staff for Harris deny any involvement, but Warren staff have not responded.

These new revelations come on the heels of a BuzzFeed News report citing internal sources at CNN calling the decision to print the “very fake news” hit piece on President Donald Trump and his associates that inaccurately alleged they were under Senate and Treasury investigation—a piece a Breitbart News investigation forced CNN to retract—a “massive, massive fuck up.” BuzzFeed’s Jon Passantino reported that CNN sources told him that Zucker is “directly involved” in the matter now, as is the head of HR at CNN, and that “people will be disciplined.”

“Deleting stories without explanation is considered a serious lapse of journalistic ethics,” Passantino and Jim Dalrymple wrote for BuzzFeed on Saturday. “Other outlets, including BuzzFeed, have faced considerable criticism and embarrassment for deleting content. And while CNN deleted its story, a cached version was still available online because nothing ever truly disappears on the internet.”

CNN has still not officially confirmed to anyone key details about what happened, despite being asked by both Breitbart News and BuzzFeed News, among others.

In addition to Breitbart News’ independent investigation that forced CNN’s retraction, sources close to Trump ally Anthony Scaramucci—one of the Trump associates targeted by CNN in the fake hit piece that inaccurately linked him to a Russian investment fund—confirm that he aggressively pushed back behind the scenes. Within hours of CNN posting the story Thursday evening, Scaramucci had assembled a legal, public relations, and rapid response team, the sources say, which terrified CNN since it knew the story was not solid.

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