31 thoughts on “News/Politics 5-9-23

  1. The invasion continues…..


    Soros and the UN, as well as the so-called “Christian” NGO’s who benefits most….


    “Getting to the border is half the battle, getting a foothold here is another. Playing a vital role in that transition are hundreds of NGOs, or non-governmental organizations receiving at least $137 million in federal grants, according to federal budget figures. Grants pay for everything from food, shelter, and transportation to legal services that help the migrants traverse Mexico. Some border agents feel U.S. taxpayers unknowingly help migrants enter illegally.

    “Do you think they (NGOs) are working at cross purposes to you?” I asked Chris Cabrera, chief of the National Border Patrol Council in South Texas.

    “Most definitely,” Cabrera said. “And they should not be allowed to, but our government allows it. And that’s a problem. And it’s one reason morale is so low.”

    “Once across the border, a network of NGOs helps migrants reach their final destination, unaware if the individual will follow the law or break it. Border Perspective’s Yonathan Moya, a young pastor who grew up in McAllen, Texas, says it is hard.

    “For us as people of faith we just have to be able to respond. If there’s suffering. If there’s hunger. It’s just what we do,” he said. “People who are doing the hard work to really alleviate suffering are not seeing any of those federal dollars. We’re doing this because it’s about compassion. It’s about empathy. It’s about love for our neighbor.” ”


    See the line of single males above. That happens every day. The pastor is being disingenuous. They aren’t suffering, they’re invading.

    Liked by 2 people

  2. Should be fun.

    “Bombshell News on Joe Biden Is Coming: ‘Do Not Indict Hunter Biden Before Wednesday,’ Says Comer”


    “Rep. James Comer (R-Ky.), the Chair of the House Oversight Committee, is preparing to drop a major bombshell about Joe Biden. In fact, he’s so convinced that this evidence is consequential that he’s also spoken to the Department of Justice, advising them not to indict Hunter Biden until the Committee’s forthcoming announcement.

    According to Comer, committee members have been meticulously studying bank records and consulting with former associates and whistleblowers, and this bombshell evidence will be released on Wednesday.

    “My message to the Department of Justice is very loud and clear. Do not indict Hunter Biden before Wednesday,” Comer told Maria Bartiromo on Sunday Morning Futures.

    “When you have the opportunity to see the evidence that the House Oversight Committee will produce with respect to the web of LLCs, with respect to the number of adversarial countries that this family influence peddled in, and this is not just about the president’s son. This is about the entire Biden family, including the President of the United States. So we believe there are a whole lot of tips that the IRS and the DOJ don’t know about because we don’t believe they’ve done a whole lot of digging in this, and we have,” he said.

    “By all accounts from the media reports that we’re getting, what they’re looking at charging Hunter Biden on is a slap on the wrist. It’s a drop in the bucket,” he continued. “So Wednesday will be a very big day for the American people in getting the facts presented to them so that they can know the truth, and then the Department of Justice can finally do what they should have done years ago.””

    “U.S. Attorney David Weiss of Delaware, appointed by former President Donald Trump, is considering charges for Hunter Biden related to taxes and lying on a government form when purchasing a gun. These charges are not directly related to the Biden Crime Family’s pay-to-play corruption schemes, but the new evidence Comer plans to reveal is.

    “We know exactly what this family was doing,” he said. “We’re going to present to the American people all the information that we’ve received thus far pertaining to bank records. We’re going to disclose many of the different LLCs, many of the different transactions that all these different Biden family members have gotten from our adversaries around the world. We don’t believe this was just a coincidence that all these Biden family members were receiving money from these this Web of LLC into their personal bag.”

    Comer added, “We believe this was done in exchange for something that then-Vice President Biden and now President Biden would have done. So this whistleblower is going to provide some very crucial information to our investigation. And we’ve given the FBI until May the 10th to produce this document, so the ball is in the FBI’s court with respect to this whistleblower.””

    Liked by 2 people

  3. And this tool thinks he should be president when his own state is defaulting on their obligations?

    “Newsom let CA default on $18.6B in fed unemployment loans”


    “The state of California has defaulted on $18.5B in federal loans. Who’s getting screwed on this deal?

    Business owners.

    Little did California businesses know that they were cosigners on the state’s nearly $20 billion loan from the federal government that was used to cover California’s unemployment fund shortfall during the COVID pandemic. This ugly truth became apparent when the state recently decided to stop making payments on this loan. When a state defaults on its federal unemployment insurance loan, federal law requires that the state’s businesses repay the loan.

    What makes this default even more egregious is that the stone-age-era IT system of the state’s Employment and Development Department (EDD) opened the floodgates to bad actors, permitting more than $30 billion in fraudulent unemployment claims during the pandemic. Those receiving fraudulent payments include incarcerated felons, a person impersonating a one-year-old, and a person impersonating Senator Dianne Feinstein. A single residential address received checks for around 60 separate individuals filing from that address.

    This could have been avoided with a competent EDD. But this department’s performance has been deficient for decades, and California businesses, many of which are struggling, are left paying for blatant and costly mistakes that should and could have been solved years ago.

    In the frenzied handouts, there was $30B – that’s BILLION with a B dollars – worth of FRAUDULENT claims. Of course, CA stopped paying for fraud detection software. It’s not their money.

    …The EDD’s IT system dates back to the 1980s and uses software over 50 years old. After multiple attempts to fix the errors, the scope of the problems became magnified. In 2013, the EDD was granted funding by the Obama administration to purchase fraud detection software from Pondera Systems, which was used until 2016. The software, costing around $2 million per year, was discontinued due to the price, which represented less than 1% of the EDD’s budget.

    And it’s going to be no grease off Newsom’s brow.

    …The state had several chances to pay off the debt, including a roughly $100 billion budget surplus the previous year, $27 billion in federal COVID assistance, and a budget record of $300 billion-plus for 2022–2023. The state might have resumed payments this year despite failing, lowering the tax burden on businesses as intended in the 2023–24 budget. The state has reneged on its promise to resume payments or offset rising company federal unemployment insurance fees, though, as its financial outlook deteriorates.

    He’s just handing the whole mess off to the few suckers left still trying to hack out an honest living in that state.”

    Liked by 2 people

  4. It’s amazing that people believe the lies the press and govt. push. Democrats especially, just lap it up.

    Liked by 2 people

  5. Like I said, the next patron saint of criminals.

    “Making Jordan Neely The New George Floyd Is The Next Step In The Left’s War On America”


    “Daniel Penny is not going quietly to the slaughter. The 24-year-old Marine Corps veteran who took action when fellow subway passengers were being threatened by a maniacal homeless person has lawyered up and will need all the legal help he can get if he hopes to avoid spending decades in prison.

    Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg has assigned Joshua Steinglass, a veteran prosecutor who led the trial team in the case that prosecuted former President Donald Trump’s family business, to conduct the probe that will determine whether Penny will be put on trial for killing Jordan Neely. But the decision won’t be made in a vacuum. The liberal commentariat is already damning Penny as the civilian version of Derek Chauvin. Leftist politicians such as Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., are accusing him of having committed a “murder” and Democrat and New York Gov. Kathy Hochul is saying Penny’s actions were unjustified and demanding that “justice” be given Neely’s family.

    Neely, the 30-year-old homeless person who died during an incident on a New York City subway train on May 1, had a record of mental illness. He had been arrested 44 times for criminal conduct and had an outstanding warrant for felony assault. On an F train stopped at the Broadway-Lafayette Street subway station in Manhattan, he allegedly began acting in a threatening manner to other passengers. It was at that point that Penny restrained him and put him in what appears on a cell phone video of part of the incident to be a chokehold.

    In doing so, it could well be argued that he prevented Neely from committing another crime against a fellow passenger. Video released Sunday also seems to show Penny put Neely in a recovery position after Neely was subdued and appeared to be OK.

    But the reason this case is already a cause celebre, leading to leftist demonstrations in the subways and an endless stream of articles in corporate media, is that Neely’s fate is blamed on the supposed indifference of the public to the lives of the homeless.

    Penny’s fate will, as Peachy Keenan wrote in The Federalist, be a test of whether young American men should dare to act courageously when others are in peril. But there’s even more at stake in this case. With Neely being anointed as the new George Floyd, the questions of whether Penny was right to restrain Neely or if he used inappropriate force to do so are merely sidebars to a broader narrative about American racism.

    Floyd’s death became a metaphor for a myth about systemic police racism. Floyd’s actions the night of his death, his criminal record, and the fact that his body was full of what might have been a lethal dose of fentanyl were dismissed as irrelevant. The only thing that mattered was that he was a black man and that the cop who had, in an act of undoubted callous brutality, snuffed out his life was white. In the name of a belief, however mistaken, that Floyd’s death was just one of countless incidents in which blacks were being slaughtered with impunity, millions took to the streets in “mostly peaceful” riots that shook the nation.

    More than that, it set off a moral panic in virtually every sector of American life that elevated the woke catechism of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) to a new secular religion — since accepted by the Biden administration as mandatory for every government agency and department — that treats color-blind policies and even the goal of equal opportunity as forms of racism that must be eradicated.”

    Liked by 2 people

  6. Please.

    Another corrupt jury, prosecutor, and judge are involved. This is what venue shopping allows you. The right to a fair trial is never going to happen under these conditions.

    But the whole point is just to muddy him up, so who cares if it doesn’t stand up on appeal?

    Dems won’t, having achieved their goal already.

    “Closing arguments in Jean Carroll’s civil case against Trump”


    “It’s no surprise that newspapers almost uniformly refer to this in their headlines as a rape case. And while it’s true that Carroll alleges that Trump raped her, that’s not the charge. The actual charges are battery and defamation. There’s almost no evidence other than “she said he said” – and date, time, and even the year in which the act is supposed to have occurred are not pinpointed.

    Take a look [my emphasis]:

    [Judge] Kaplan instructed the nine jurors at the trial’s start that the central claim pertains to “battery.”

    He said that in a civil case, battery can result from even the slightest unlawful touching of another person.

    “The law does not draw a line between different degrees of violence. It totally prohibits all unconsented-to touching from the least to the most violent that a reasonable person would find offensive. In other words, anything from a gentle but unwanted peck on the cheek to stabbing somebody with a knife could be battery for purposes of a civil case like this one,” Kaplan said.

    By that standard, most politicians might be at risk of such suits, and certainly Joe Biden would be guilty of said unwanted touchings. Does lumping all those things together legally really seem like a good idea?”

    “Now, maybe the following has changed since I was in law school – quite a few things have. But back then, it was considered a hallmark of our legal system that a court case should only involve the facts of that case. After the verdict, in the sentencing phase, other things could be allowed into the record. But I don’t believe that a statement made by the defendant that was not about the plaintiff – and Trump’s “grab them” statements were not about Carroll, nor are they alleged to be – would have been allowed into evidence back then (I could be wrong; I’m doing this from memory). What’s more, the “grab them” tape was made in 2005, approximately ten years after the battery against Carroll is alleged to have occurred.

    In addition, Carroll’s suit against Trump was only allowed all these years after the statute of limitations on such suits had expired, because New York passed a special law, conveniently allowing such things for a year:

    The trial [which began] Tuesday stems from a second lawsuit filed in November 2022, alleging defamation and battery under New York State’s new Adult Survivors Act. The legislation opened a one-year window in which people who say they were the survivors of sexual abuse as adults could sue even if the state’s statute of limitations would otherwise bar their claims.

    I don’t think there’s any question that one of the motives for this law was to get Trump. But there’s a reason for statutes of limitation, and those reasons are apparent in the current trial. Memories fade, the allegations are not tied to a particular date, and how can Trump ever defend himself against something so vague in time, or find witnesses or schedules that could exonerate him? It’s a travesty, and I would say that no matter who the defendant in such a case might be. The only possibly justifiable exception might be if someone was a child when the alleged battery happened, and even then I come down more on the side of protecting the defendant from false claims – and false claims do occur, and not just against politicians.

    Nevertheless, I believe this jury will find Trump guilty, although I don’t think the evidence justifies it. I would be quite flabbergasted if they didn’t find him guilty.”

    Liked by 2 people

  7. Enjoy idiots!

    You built this!

    Liked by 2 people

  8. They are all young men and some women for the simple reason – it can be a long and dangerous journey (eg Venezuela). In some cases, they may be simple migrants looking for temporary work but in other cases, they would be sent by the family to get established and then send for the rest of the family. As for the cleanliness – I imagine there’s NGOs running shelters across the border.

    Since they have already crossed into the US, the lack of luggage is easily explained. The US Border officials picked up all the luggage and brought it to the processing center where the migrants can pick it up after they have been processed. This makes the line much quicker and clean. In the meantime, the guards can process the bags. They look like they all have been given large ziploc bags to carry valuables and documents. I imagine they’ve been given receipts to later claim their baggage.

    If you believe they are here to invade rather than seek better economic and political opportunities, then conditions at home must be the same as in the US. If invasion is the motivation then material and political motivation is either minimal or non-existing. Given we can agree Venezuela is in worse shape than the US, better material conditions are the motivation not an invasion.

    Liked by 1 person

  9. AJ – re: your “Should be fun.” at 7:17. Keep this in mind. . .

    “Do not rejoice when your enemy falls,
    And do not let your heart be glad when he stumbles;
    Lest the Lord see it, and it displease Him,
    And He turn away His wrath from him.”

    Admittedly, this is a hard one in the political realm.


  10. Whether or not Trump is guilty of the charges against him, his remarks that she wasn’t his type and that he wouldn’t be interested in her (nor in the woman questioning him – real classy) was tone deaf to say the very least.

    He could have protested that he would never force himself on a woman, but instead, he says she’s not his type.


  11. A Trump appointed judge tries their best and all they get is lying to the government. I’m sure they are hoping for more – but it’s difficult to see this going anywhere no matter what some Republican house members think.

    Meanwhile Trump is over the place in the judiciary system – I’m waiting for the Georgia case myself. Civil suits in the US don’t have the same standard of evidence and doubt; it’s much easier to pursue a case this way as opposed to criminal court. I do wonder if Trump’s lawyer told him to settle as it would be the best legal advice


  12. Neely is not the new Floyld and nobody on the left side of the internet is suggesting this. The two incidents are in no way compatible. The question here is whether excess force was used. Manslaughter does not have to include purpose or design simply careless use of force or excess force. A lesser charge something like criminal negligence causing death might also be considered. The idea here is to demonstrate there are consequences to taking the law in your own hand and using excessive force to defend yourself.

    The cable news ratings are interesting not just for the changes but for how few people actually watch it. My daughter’s instagram site for her art has more followers and viewers than NewsNation does in the same demographic. People under 50 aren’t watching – cablenews has become an echo chamber for the over 50 crowd and political types wanting to sound important. And then both parties wonder why a “scandal” has no traction.


  13. Where is the evidence that Allen, Tx shooter Mauricio Garcia was a “white supremacist” or “right-wing extremist”?

    Don’t hold your breath waiting for the MSM to apologize (b/c they never do when they pull these stunts)…

    Liked by 1 person

  14. Law enforcement told the media he may have ties to white supremacist groups due to his social media posts which included a Nazi tatoo and the emblem RWDS on his clothing. So it’s not the media, it’s the police.

    What many American commentators miss is the fact Hispanic is considered white just about anywhere else. Hence, a name like Garcia does not indicate he can’t be a white supremacist. In addition, fascism and right wing death squads have a long history in the Hispanic community. They focus on traditional and cultural values not necessarily colour but definitely European and Catholicism.


  15. hw: You mean the posts from the ‘OK’ Russian social media network (translated ‘Classmates’)? So this Hispanic man (Garcia) grew up in a household with his non-English speaking parents where he was somehow radicalized into being a white supremacist, and had recently gotten Nazi and SS tatoos (according to the Russian social media site)? Have you actually seen a photo of Garcia with the tatoos, or with the RWDS emblem?

    We have an actual manifesto from the Nashville shooter that still hasn’t been released after five weeks, yet after a couple days we’re being told that Garcia was posting white supremacy stuff on a Russian social media site? (Don’t assert that the Nashville manifesto shouldn’t be made public b/c of ‘copycat’ concerns if this info about Garcia (so-say) posting white supremacy stuff on a Russian social media site can be made pulic immediately.) There is no interaction on the posts, no shares, no racial slurs … it all looks too contrived.

    Not to mention that why would “white supremacist” Garcia take the long drive up I75 to Allen, Tx to shoot people in a predominantly white neighborhood instead of his ethnic neighborhood or one of the many nearby areas of Dallas that are predominantly ethnic.

    You’re reaching again, hw… 😉


  16. ~ Law enforcement told the media he may have ties to white supremacist groups due to his social media posts which included a Nazi tatoo and the emblem RWDS on his clothing. So it’s not the media, it’s the police. ~ thanks, HRW, and for the migrant post earlier as well.

    The shootings: These are simply an immense and horrifying tragedy that have swept through our nation. Does it matter, even, which political extremist “side” they espouse? The tragedy is the evil acts themselves that have been coming at such a rapid and frequent pace in our land.

    Do they just make one want to cry? Because that’s how it affects me, especially(!) when children are among the victims.

    We need to beseech God in these cases — I support, too, sensible gun laws as I believe most Americans do, though I suspect most of these weapons are readily available on the black market and in the dark corners of our land.


    On Kizzie’s post @12:19, I’d earlier come across this link at The Gospel Coalition:


    ~ … When leaders fall, we may be tempted to gloat. But there’s a difference between gloating, that is, rejoicing at the misfortune of others, and rejoicing at God overcoming evil. Gloating is contrary to God’s desires. He “does not delight in the death of the wicked” but would rather they turn from their evil ways and live (Ezek. 33:11). Yet, when God answers prayers that wickedness be exposed and removed, is rejoicing at the downfall of others ever appropriate? Surely it’s fitting to give thanks to God when he’s justly dealt with wrongs—but to relish someone else’s demise ought not be among the responses of the righteous. … ~

    Liked by 1 person

  17. Tychicus – I was just pointing out that it’s not the media but law enforcement that made the white supremicist connection. In other words you are shooting the messenger.

    Liked by 1 person

  18. The imprecatory psalms

    Handle with care.

    The difference, I think (quoted above): Surely it’s fitting to give thanks to God when he’s justly dealt with wrongs …

    Our church will often pray for those committing evil for God to “convert them or stop them.” (Or those in power: “convert them or remove them” in his time of course).

    Liked by 1 person

  19. It’s interesting how the shootings now are so politicized that the first thing we ask is, “whose side was the killer on??”

    Islam? White? Black? Illegal immigrant? Right? Left? Who’s tribe is now implicated and how can this be used politically? How can we deny-deny-deny and defend-defend-defend if it’s “our” side that stands accused?

    Does this seem strange to anyone else?

    Rather than — lamenting before God, weeping with the victims and over the darkness and evil that has been committed and unleashed on innocent lives, calling out for justice and mercy.

    People are fallen, we all sin, there is much evil in this world, it happens (shockingly, but not really) on the extremes of “both/all sides” of the aisle and globe. All races.

    Seems God may call us instead to focus on the victims and on the evil act itself. There are many disturbed people who will commit all kinds of horrible acts while exhibiting or harboring a political idolatry that reflects one side or another. Doesn’t really matter. It’s missing the overwhelmingly much larger point.

    ** But it may be fair to ask — in light of how often this violence now is happening in our land — if the cultural atmosphere propelled by social media is spurring some unbalanced folks on, causing even more agitation in already disturbed individuals. Just look at how the tenor of this thread has changed from say 5-7 years ago when things could be discussed without so much rancor.

    Liked by 1 person

  20. PS to my previous comment: It’s natural to want to know a “motive,” no matter how twisted it is. So we all will want to hear more about that.

    It’s a fair inquiry for us and the media to pursue. Wanting to figure out the “why” in these things is human nature.

    But the arguments and finger-pointing that then follow seem to be getting over the top, very defensive in nature (due to political affections or race or nationality for the most part).


  21. NJ, I found the conclusion to that Desiring God piece very helpful and scriptural:

    ~ We will grant to the psalmist (usually David), who speaks, under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, as the foreshadowed Messiah and Judge, the right to call down judgment on the enemies of God. This is not personal vindictiveness. It is a prophetic execution of what will happen at the last day when God casts all his enemies into the lake of fire (Revelation 20:15). We would do well to leave such final assessments to God, and realize our own corrupt inability to hate as we ought. While there is unforgivable sin for which we are not to pray (see #4 above), we are told to love our enemies, and pray for those who persecute us, and return good for evil (as David did, see #2 above). This is our vocation by faith. Let us tremble and trust God, lest we fail, and find ourselves on the other side of the curse. ~

    Liked by 1 person

  22. I view many controlling our country as enemies of God. And yes I ask Him to stop them . How long will He stay His Hand from a nation promoting such evil? Come even now Lord Jesus come now…


  23. All that Trump stuff is just noise to hide the actual crimes of the corrupt Joe Biden.

    Liked by 1 person

  24. And then we pray, NJ. And ask for their conversion as well.

    But we will get other leaders and they will do evil also. It’s the nature of the world we live in.

    We won’t always agree here. Pro Trump, anti Trump … on it will go.

    I just hope we can show one another grace as this election season moves forward.

    Liked by 1 person

  25. Like Tychicus said, I’m also not taking the word of known CIA mouthpiece who have a history of pushing fake news for the CIA on that shooter story.

    The CIA, like Biden is dirty.

    Liked by 1 person

  26. I’ll also note that this is exactly what Trump alleged was happening with the Biden’s and Ukraine.

    They impeached him over it to cover the Biden crimes. Let that sink in.

    If the House doesn’t begin impeachment proceedings by the end of the week, then the R party is even more useless and corrupt than I think they are.

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.