10 thoughts on “News/Politics 2-17-20

  1. Yesterday the NASCAR season kicked off with the Daytona 500.

    Who won you ask? Well that would be Donald Trump, and the race was never finished due to rain. The rest of the race will happen today at 4PM.

    Here’s Trump winning…… 🙂

    First, that’s some entrance….. 🙂

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    And leading the pack…. 🙂

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    Giving the order….. 🙂

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  2. Canada’s leader on the other hand…… was cozzying up to the terrorist regime who just killed several of his countrymen.

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    https://globalnews.ca/news/6551594/justin-trudeau-iran-plane-crash-handshake/

    “Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is facing criticism over new photographs showing him shaking hands with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif.

    The meeting on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference on Friday quickly sparked criticism online given that Iran shot down a passenger plane last month near Tehran killing all 176 on board, including 57 Canadians. Since then, it has refused to hand over the black boxes recovered from the crash site.

    Iranian state propaganda platforms posted images of that meeting after the fact.”

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    Whose a good little tool for the terrorists?

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  3. ICE special forces?

    Do what you need to…..

    https://dailycaller.com/2020/02/15/border-patrol-unit-headed-to-sanctuary-cities/

    “‘Forced To Make At-Large Arrests’: Trump Admin Deploying Border Patrol Tactical Units To Sanctuary Cities Across The Country”

    “Members of an elite Border Patrol unit, BORTAC, will be deployed across numerous sanctuary cities across the country to help ICE officers locate and apprehend illegal aliens.

    In addition to the BORTAC officers, 100 Customs and Border Protection agents will be reassigned to sanctuary cities, helping ICE officers conduct operations in cities that refuse to help them catch criminal illegal aliens.

    The deployment — which is expected to last from February to March — is the latest step the administration has taken to combat liberal jurisdictions that refuse to cooperate with federal immigration authorities.

    The Trump administration is deploying an elite unit of the Border Patrol, including 100 Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers, to assist Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) apprehend illegal aliens in sanctuary cities.

    Members of the Border Patrol Tactical Unit (BORTAC) will be helping ICE officers arrest illegal aliens living at large in sanctuary cities, a spokesman for Customs and Border Protection, Lawrence Payne, confirmed to the Daily Caller News Foundation on Saturday. BORTAC officers — considered the SWAT team of the Border Patrol — are specially trained for high-risk operations and typically execute operations against violent targets.

    BORTAC isn’t the only special unit being deployed across the country. In total, 50 Border Patrol agents and 50 Office of Field Operations officers are part of Customs and Border Patrol’s (CBP) deployment. These 100 individuals come from a slate of different areas within CBP, not just BORTAC.”

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  4. Bloomberg gets around to stating the obvious about his healthcare plan. Like all the socialist Dem plans, rationing will be required.

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  5. And Mini Mike has some #MeToo issues of his own.

    CONTENT WARNING!!!!!! for adult material……

    I spared you the more sordid stuff…..

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2020/politics/michael-bloomberg-women/

    “Mike Bloomberg for years has battled women’s allegations of profane, sexist comments”

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    “At the time, some Bloomberg staffers said, they laughed off the comments in the 32-page booklet, “The Wit and Wisdom of Michael Bloomberg,” as a macho side of one of the nerdiest men on Wall Street.

    But others viewed them more darkly, seeing them as blunt examples of what they considered to be a hostile environment, artifacts of a workplace employees said was saturated with degrading comments.

    Several lawsuits have been filed over the years alleging that women were discriminated against at Bloomberg’s business-information company, including a case brought by a federal agency and one filed by a former employee, who blamed Bloomberg for creating a culture of sexual harassment and degradation.

    The most high-profile case was from a former saleswoman. She sued Bloomberg personally as well as his company, alleging workplace discrimination. She alleged Bloomberg told her to “kill it” when he learned she was pregnant. Bloomberg has denied her allegation under oath, and he reached a confidential settlement with the saleswoman.

    The Washington Post interviewed a former Bloomberg employee, David Zielenziger, who said he witnessed the conversation with the saleswoman. Zielenziger, who said he had not previously spoken publicly about the matter, said Bloomberg’s behavior toward the woman was “outrageous. I understood why she took offense.””

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  6. Thanks Democrats.

    https://www.foxnews.com/us/new-york-bail-reform-law-nyc-subway-thief-thanks-democrats-139th-arrest

    “NYC subway thief thanks Democrats after his 139th arrest, release: ‘Bail reform, it’s lit!'”

    “A New York City man who’s now been arrested 139 times thanked Democrats for guaranteeing his immediate release despite repeatedly swiping hundreds of dollars from unsuspecting subway commuters since the state’s new bail reform law went into effect Jan. 1.

    Charles Barry, 56, has been arrested six times since the start of this year. He’s been released each time without having to post bail under New York’s new bail reform law since his alleged offenses were nonviolent, the New York Daily News reported. In the past, Barry’s served several stints in state prison and has a lengthy record, including six felonies, 87 misdemeanors and 21 missed court hearings, the newspaper reported, citing court records.

    “Bail reform, it’s lit!” Barry yelled to reporters Thursday outside the NYPD Transit District 1 headquarters in the Columbus Circle station before officers transported him to Manhattan Central Booking. “It’s the Democrats! The Democrats know me and the Republicans fear me. You can’t touch me! I can’t be stopped!””

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    And thanks to Democrats, he’s right.

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  7. This is a serious miscarriage of justice.

    Once again our two-tiered justice system rears it’s ugly, biased head…..

    https://www.nationalreview.com/2020/02/why-wasnt-andrew-mccabe-charged/

    “Why Wasn’t Andrew McCabe Charged?”

    “The proof that he willfully deceived investigators appears strong, but the Justice Department likely felt there were too many obstacles to convicting him.

    The Justice Department announced Friday that it is closing its investigation of Andrew McCabe, the FBI’s former deputy director, over his false statements to investigators probing an unauthorized leak that McCabe had orchestrated. McCabe was fired in March 2018, shortly after a blistering Justice Department inspector general (IG) report concluded that he repeatedly and blatantly lied — or, as the Bureau lexicon puts it, “lacked candor” — when questioned, including under oath.

    Why not indict McCabe on felony false-statements charges? That is the question being pressed by incensed Trump supporters. After all, the constitutional guarantee of equal justice under the law is supposed to mean that McCabe gets the same quality of justice afforded to the sad sacks pursued with unseemly zeal by McCabe’s FBI and Robert Mueller’s prosecutors. George Papadopoulos was convicted of making a trivial false statement about the date of a meeting. Roger Stone was convicted of obstruction long after the special counsel knew there was no Trump–Russia conspiracy, even though his meanderings did not impede the investigation in any meaningful way. And in the case of Michael Flynn’s false-statements conviction, as McCabe himself acknowledged to the House Intelligence Committee, even the agents who interviewed him did not believe he intentionally misled them.

    I emphasize Flynn’s intent because purported lack of intent is McCabe’s principal defense, too. Even McCabe himself, to say nothing of his lawyers and his apologists in the anti-Trump network of bureaucrats-turned-pundits, cannot deny that he made false statements to FBI agents and the IG. Rather, they argue that the 21-year senior law-enforcement official did not mean to lie, that he was too distracted by his high-level responsibilities to focus on anything as mundane as a leak — even though he seemed pretty damned focused on the leak while he was orchestrating it.

    The “he did not believe he intentionally misled them” defense is not just implausible; it proved unavailing on McCabe’s watch, at least in General Flynn’s case. Hence, McCabe has a back-up plan: To argue that it would be extraordinary — and thus unconstitutionally selective and retaliatory — for the Justice Department to prosecute a former official for false statements in a “mere” administrative inquiry (which the leak probe was), as opposed to a criminal investigation. Again, tell that to Flynn, with whom the FBI conducted a brace-style interview — at the White House, without his counsel present, and in blithe disregard of procedures for FBI interviews of the president’s staff — despite the absence of a sound investigative basis for doing so, and whom Mueller’s maulers squeezed into a guilty plea anyway.

    It will be a while before we learn the whole story of why the Justice Department walked away from the McCabe case, if we ever do. I have some supposition to offer on that score. First, however, it is worth revisiting the case against McCabe as outlined by the meticulous and highly regarded IG, Michael Horowitz. If you want to know why people are so angry, and why they are increasingly convinced that, for all President Trump’s “drain the swamp” rhetoric, a two-tiered justice system that rewards the well-connected is alive and well, consider the following.”

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  8. Sigh…….

    This is why we can’t have nice things…. 😦

    It might upset the chattering class. And no, it’s not illegal. 🙂

    But man, he does know how to make an entrance. 🙂

    https://legalinsurrection.com/2020/02/journalists-are-really-mad-trump-attended-daytona-500/

    “Sunday President Trump and the First Lady kicked off the Daytona 500. Swooping in with Air Force One and taking The Beast on a pace lap around the track, Trump served as the event’s Grand Marshal, the first sitting president to do so.

    And of course journalists are super mad that Trump took “The Beast” for a pace lap around the track. They’ve made all kinds of bogus claims including accusing Trump of breaking the law.”

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    “Great, now do Obama. I’m so old, I remember Obama having his own personal little concerts at the White House, the State Department spending five-digit dough on his book and so on. There’s also this little gem from Forbes (and this was before Obama’s second term):”

    “But please, do feign concern over the federal budget when an American president takes part in one of the most American sporting events in existence.

    ::waves at media who steadily and diligently work themselves into irrelevancy, one hyperbolic internet fit at a time::”

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