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CURL: Race For Democratic Nomination Done Before It Began

GatewayPundit - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 14:32

New Hampshire’s 2020 presidential primary is still more than eight months away. The two dozen candidates now in the race haven’t even faced off yet in debates. But the race for the Democratic presidential nomination is already over.

The winner: Joe Biden.

While the media will play up the expansive field — there are now 24 candidates vying for the nomination — and pretend there’s some kind of horse race (for ratings, of course), President Trump knows the game is done.

“Looks like Bernie Sanders is history. Sleepy Joe Biden is pulling ahead and think about it, I’m only here because of Sleepy Joe and the man who took him off the 1% trash heap, President O!” Trump wrote Monday on Twitter.

Let’s go to the numbers.

Sanders, who had been hovering around 23% in Real Clear Politics’ (RCP) poll average, plunged to about 15% when the former vice president entered the race. The latest Fox News poll puts Biden at 35% (up from 31% in March) and Sanders in a distant second, with 17% (down from 23%).

RCP puts together a running average of all polls. Here’s how that looks right now: Biden 38.3%; Sanders 18.8%; Sen. Elizabeth Warren 8.5%; Sen. Kamala Harris 7.3%; Mayor Pete Buttigieg 7.0%; former Rep. Robert “Beto” O’Rourke 3.8%; and Sen. Cory Booker 2.5%. The rest of the also-rans are polling at less than 2%.

In the latest Quinnipiac poll released Tuesday, the numbers stacked up like this: Biden 35%, Sanders 16%, Warren 13%, Harris 8%, Buttigieg 5%, O’Rourke 2%, and Booker 3%.

Wait, there’s more. Polling from some key states also puts Biden at the top. In the latest Quinnipiac poll for Pennsylvania — Biden’s birth state that Trump surprisingly won in 2016 — the race looks like this: Biden 39%, Sanders 13%, Warren 8%, Harris 8%, Buttigieg 6%, Booker 5%, and O’Rourke 2%.

Of course, things can change. They sometimes do.

Back in August 2003, Newsweek ran a cover story headlined: “Can anyone stop Howard Dean?”

“Who can stop Dean?” longtime political writer Howard Fineman wrote. “Joe Lieberman says nominating Dean would be a disaster for the Democratic Party. He may be right, but the way things look at this moment, the Democrats are going to get a chance to see if Lieberman is right.”

It turned out that Howard Dean could stop Howard Dean — dead in his tracks.

“Not only are we going to New Hampshire,” Dean screamed after he came in third place in the Iowa caucuses, “we’re going to South Carolina! And Oklahoma! And Arizona! And North Dakota! And New Mexico! We’re going to California! And Texas! And New York! And we’re going to South Dakota! And Oregon! And Washington and Michigan!”

Oof. Dean was done.

But Biden will make no such mistakes. And the other 23 candidates now in the race (with the exception, perhaps, of Sanders) are really just trying to get on the ticket as vice president.

The mainstream media, as it often does, is singling Biden out as the candidate to back. His history of touching women in an intimate way without their permission was aired over a week of accusations from victims, but the former vice president (sort of) apologized.

“Social norms are changing. I understand that, and I’ve heard what these women are saying,” Biden wrote on Twitter. “Politics to me has always been about making connections, but I will be more mindful about respecting personal space in the future. That’s my responsibility and I will meet it.”

Then stories made the rounds of how Biden didn’t really back Anita Hill, the accuser of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. During an interview on “Good Morning America” last month, Biden said: “As the committee chairman, I take responsibility that she did not get treated well. I take responsibility for that.”

It’s no coincidence that Biden has been on an “apology tour” from even before he announced his run. He is a savvy politician, and he knew he had to address the very worst stories right way — and the MSM obliged. Now, those stories have disappeared. If and when they reappear, he’ll dismiss them with a simple, “Oh, that old story?”

When Biden, 76, said last year that he would he would “beat the hell out of” Trump if they were in high school. The president fired back.

“Crazy Joe Biden is trying to act like a tough guy. Actually, he is weak, both mentally and physically, and yet he threatens me, for the second time, with physical assault,” Trump, 72, wrote on Twitter. “He doesn’t know me, but he would go down fast and hard, crying all the way. Don’t threaten people Joe!”

While the two septuagenarians won’t face off in the ring, they will match up come November 2020. Bet the house on that.

*Joseph Curl ran the Drudge Report from 2010 to 2014 and covered the White House for a dozen years. He can be reached at josephcurl@gmail.com and on Twitter at @JosephCurl. A version of this article ran previously in The Washington Times.

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BREAKING: Pelosi Says House Democrats Believe Trump Is Engaged in “Cover Up” — Will Meet with Trump Later Today

GatewayPundit - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 14:18

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called for a special meeting on Wednesday morning to push for the impeachment of President Trump.

Pelosi met with her Democrat caucus members Wednesday morning at 9 AM.
Democrats don’t like Trump so they think he should be impeached.

Pelosi told reporters President Trump is involved in a cover-up.

Pelosi said there are a number of investigations ongoing to harass the president.

She is meeting with President Trump later today.

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Google Electioneering: YouTube is Now Labeling Benign Tommy Robinson Campaign Videos as “Inappropriate or Offensive”

GatewayPundit - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 13:57

The tech giants are no longer trying to hide how they tip the scales in political races.

In November 2018 The Guardian reported on  group of Google employees who published an open letter calling on their employer to cancel its plans to build a censored search engine for China.

The Google employees were very upset that Google’s Project Dragonfly would allow the Chinese government to blacklist certain search terms.  The employees said,  “Many of us accepted employment at Google with the company’s values in mind…  After a year of disappointments … we no longer believe this is the case.”

Just months later it is now obvious that Google, Facebook and Twitter are all using their own blacklists to censor and shadow-ban prominent conservatives, their supporters and anyone Google deems “inappropriate or offensive.”

UK nationalist and anti-radical Islam activist Tommy Robinson is running for office in Great Britain.

Over the weekend unhinged “protesters” with the Muslim Defence League attacked Tommy Robinson and his supporters with bricks, bottles and eggs during a campaign event in Oldham on Saturday.

The violent attack was captured on video by multiple people — and livestreamed on Facebook by the MDL themselves. The UK police escorted the rioters to the rally.

And now as many people have feared — Google is openly working to see that Tommy Robinson is defeated.

Google YouTube posted a warning on Tommy Robinson’s latest campaign video. When you play the video you first have to give pass through a Google warning page.

Of course, the video contains NOTHING that is offensive! NOTHING!

So is Google saving this data too?
If you click through the warning are you also put on a Google blacklist?
Would anyone at this point put it past them?

This is Google electioneering.

Ed Martin, President, Phyllis Schlafly Eagles, spoke about this tech election interference yesterday on his radio show.

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Swedish Government Is Looking to Ban Historic Rune Letters and Viking Imagery as “Hate Symbols” Against Ethnic Groups

GatewayPundit - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 13:30

Guest post by Peter Imanuelsen, more commonly known as Peter Sweden

The Swedish government is looking into the possibility of banning rune letters and viking symbols such as Thor’s hammer because they risk offending people it is being reported.

Rune letters and norse symbols have a long history dating back over one thousand years and is part of Swedish history and heritage. Across Sweden you can find rune stones from viking times with messages inscribed on them.


Rune letters

But now the government is investigating banning them as “hate against ethnic groups” because neo-Nazi groups such as the Nordic Resistance Movement have been using these norse symbols. In particular the government is looking to ban the letter Tyr which is part of the runic alphabet. This same symbol is used by neo-Nazis as their logo.

However, the neo-Nazis drink water too, according to the same logic water could be used as a hate symbol as well.

In addition, old norse symbols stemming from norse mythology could be banned. Historic symbols such as Mjölner (Thor’s hammer), Valknut and Vegvisir could be banned.

This potential ban could be in serious violation of religious freedom, as these norse symbols are an important part of the pagan religion still practised by some people in Sweden.

People are organizing a protest this Friday in Stockholm between 2pm and 4pm and also delivering a petition for the government to save the old norse cultural heritage.

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Sarah Sanders: That 2 Mile Quote Is an Inaccurate Number — Closer to 115 Miles Have Been Finished (VIDEO)

GatewayPundit - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 12:56

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders went on with FOX and Friends on Wednesday morning. The first question she was asked was about today’s headline at The Drudge Report that only 2 miles on the border wall has been built so far in President Trump’s first term.

Sarah Sanders told FOX and Friends the number was inaccurate and that the real number of miles built is closer to 115 miles. She added that the administration is hoping for 500 miles to be built by the 2020 election.

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Loony AOC: Growing Cauliflower In A Community Garden Is “Taking A Colonial Approach To Environmentalism”

GatewayPundit - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 12:32

Now the crazy Democrats are oppressed by their vegetables.

You can’t make this stuff up.

“But when you really think about it — when someone says that it’s ‘too hard’ to do a green space that grows Yucca instead of, I don’t know, cauliflower or something — what you’re doing is you’re taking a colonial approach to environmentalism,” Ocasio-Cortez said.

AOC made the comments while recording her most recent selfie video from a community garden.

via Instapundit

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Obama’s Biggest Lie: “I am Scrupulous about Keeping Politics Out of the FBI” (Video)

GatewayPundit - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 12:29

This didn’t age well.
In November 2016 Barack Obama told Al Sharpton in one of his final interviews as president that historically presidents don’t use the FBI as a weapon for partisan arguments.

Then President Obama: Historically, both under Democratic and Republican administrations our goal has been and should be that our investigators and prosecutors are independent of politics. They’re not politicized. That they’re not used as a weapon to advantage either side in partisan arguments. And I want to make sure that we continue with that tradition and with that norm.

Obama made this claim more than once.

In February 2018 a report by Senator Ron Johnson revealed in a text between FBI lawyer Lisa Page and her lover Peter Strzok that “POTUS wants to know everything we’re doing.”

The text message from September 2, 2016, suggests that “POTUS” Barack Obama wanted to be kept abreast on everything the FBI was doing in the Hillary Clinton investigation.

It is now clear that the Obama administration was spying on the Trump campaign and Trump transition team.
This is the largest political scandal in US history.

Obama told many lies throughout his tenure as president.
But his lie about not using the FBI as a weapon may be one of his biggest.

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Dopey Joy Behar Calls for All Republicans to Be Jailed for Not Supporting Trump Impeachment (VIDEO)

GatewayPundit - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 02:38

The View‘s Joy Behar on Tuesday called on all Republicans to be jailed for not supporting President Trump’s impeachment.

What a blowhard.

Joy Behar: Nixon would say, I’m in the wrong period of history. He would have gotten away with everything just like this corrupt president is getting away with. This is an unbelievable corrupt president, corrupt administration and the Republican Party is right behind him and they all should be thrown into jail as far as I’m concerned.

Behar proves once again that the Democrat Party is nothing more than a fascist totalitarian organization.

Via Hannity:

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Nervous, John? Ex-CIA Chief John Brennan Lashes Out at President Trump and AG Bill Barr in Late Night Tweet

GatewayPundit - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 02:00


John Brennan

Former CIA Chief John Brennan lashed out at President Trump and Attorney General Bill Barr Tuesday evening.

President Trump on Tuesday evening slammed Brennan for backpedaling on the Mueller probe and admitting perhaps he was given ‘bad information.’

TRUMP: “John Brennan on the Mueller probe, “I don’t know if I received bad information, but I THINK I SUSPECTED THAT THERE WAS MORE THAN THERE ACTUALLY WAS.” Wow, he admits he was wrong! Congress should go back to work on drug prices etc.”

John Brennan on the Mueller probe, “I don’t know if I received bad information, but I THINK I SUSPECTED THAT THERE WAS MORE THAN THERE ACTUALLY WAS.” Wow, he admits he was wrong! Congress should go back to work on drug prices etc.

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 22, 2019

Brennan immediately responded to Trump Tuesday evening — he must be worried!

In a late night tweet, Brennan accused Trump of fearing Congressional action (impeachment?) and said the President’s dishonesty is “appalling.”

BRENNAN: “I subsequently learned from the Mueller report that there was a lot more evidence of collusion and obstruction of justice than was indicated in the misleading & highly politicized Barr memo. Your obvious fear of Congressional action is warranted & your dishonesty is appalling.”

I subsequently learned from the Mueller report that there was a lot more evidence of collusion and obstruction of justice than was indicated in the misleading & highly politicized Barr memo. Your obvious fear of Congressional action is warranted & your dishonesty is appalling. https://t.co/v4SoUf3Gdd

— John O. Brennan (@JohnBrennan) May 22, 2019

A circular firing squad has formed between Comey and Brennan as Bill Barr and US Attorney John Durham uncover the truth about Spygate.

Brennan is blaming Comey for pushing the phony dossier and Comey is claiming Brennan pushed for the dossier to be used in the IC report.

Attorney General Barr appointed special prosecutor John Durham to investigate the origins of Spygate and it was recently revealed the probe is much broader than previously known.

Barr and Durham are working closely with CIA Director Gina Haspel, Director of National Intelligence, Dan Coats and FBI Director Christopher Wray on surveillance issues related to Trump’s 2016 campaign.

This suggests a broader inter-agency effort is underway which is why former CIA Director John Brennan, whose fingerprints are all over Spygate, is lashing out at Trump and Barr on Twitter and in media appearances.

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IT’S HAPPENING: Trump to Start Declassifying Deep State Documents Including ‘Bucket 5’ in Next 7-8 Days — via John Solomon (VIDEO)

GatewayPundit - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 01:30

The Hill‘s John Solomon joined Sean Hannity on Tuesday night on his top-rated FOX News show.

Solomon told Sean Hannity that according to his sources President Trump will start declassifying documents in the next 7-8 days.

Solomon added that President Trump will start with the release of “Bucket 5” document, the exculpatory statements that the FBI possessed about its targets before it went to the FISA Court.

Today for the first time Americans support investigating the FBI’s conduct in the start of the Russia investigation.

Sarah Carter then added that Bucket 5 includes transcripts and tapes of Papadopolous and Carter Page saying there was no way the Trump campaign was working with Russia. The Obama FBI-DOJ did not share that information with the FISA Court!

Via Hannity:

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Trump Campaign Manager Brad Parscale: Don’t Believe the #FakeNewsMedia – Trump’s Polling Numbers in WI, PA, MI Better Than Ever Before

GatewayPundit - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 01:06

On Tuesday night Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale issued a statement lambasting the #FakeNewsMedia for producing “stories about internal polling in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania”

Parscale says the fake news media is lying to fit their narrative that President Trump is losing big in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.  Parscale says Trump’s numbers in the top swing states is better now than ever before!

My statement on the the #FakeNewsMedia producing stories about internal polling in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania. They continue to lie with polling to fit their narrative. The fact is @realDonaldTrump is doing better now, than ever before, in our polling. pic.twitter.com/179qS29aW1

— Brad Parscale (@parscale) May 21, 2019

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LEAK: IRS Mystery Memo Says Trump Must Give Tax Docs to Congress…Unless He Asserts Executive Privilege

GatewayPundit - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 00:26

A confidential IRS draft memo says President Trump must turn over his tax documents to Congress… unless he invokes executive privilege.

A copy of the 10-page memo, which was obtained by the Washington Post, says the disclosure of tax returns to the committee “is mandatory, requiring the Secretary to disclose returns, and return information, requested by the tax-writing Chairs.”

The memo was reportedly penned by a lawyer in the Office of Chief Counsel several months ago and did not represent the agency’s “official position.”

The mystery memo is stamped “DRAFT,” does not reference Trump and it wasn’t even signed.

The author of the memo is unknown and IRS Chief Rettig and chief counsel Michael Desmond weren’t even aware of it until the Washington Post reached out to them for comment.

According to the Post, the IRS says the memo was never even forwarded to the Treasury.

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin formally rejected House Dems’ request for Trump’s tax returns by arguing there is no legal standing for demanding them, however the President has not yet invoked executive privilege.

Mnuchin also defied a subpoena and refused to hand over documents requested by rabid Democrats.

The IRS memo says the law “does not allow the Secretary to exercise discretion in disclosing the information provided the statutory conditions are met.”

“[T]he Secretary’s obligation to disclose return and return information would not be affected by the failure of a tax writing committee . . . to state a reason for the request,” it says. It adds that the “only basis the agency’s refusal to comply with a committee’s subpoena would be the invocation of the doctrine of executive privilege.”

Secretary Mnuchin told Democrats that he’s ready to take the battle for Trump tax returns to court and now all of a sudden this mystery memo, written by a mystery lawyer surfaces in a leak to the Washington Post that argues Congress has the authority to access tax returns. How convenient.

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Google Offers Open Conservative Christian a Severance Package — His Values Don’t Match Company’s Vision

GatewayPundit - Tue, 05/21/2019 - 23:55

In November 2018 The Guardian reported on  group of Google employees who published an open letter calling on their employer to cancel its plans to build a censored search engine for China.  This was the latest expression of worker unrest at a company that earlier in 2018 saw thousands stage walkouts over its handling of sexual misconduct cases.

The Google employees were very upset that Google’s Project Dragonfly would allow the Chinese government to blacklist certain search terms.  The employees said,  “Many of us accepted employment at Google with the company’s values in mind…  After a year of disappointments … we no longer believe this is the case.”

Just months later it is now obvious that Google, Facebook and Twitter are using their own blacklists of prominent conservatives and their supporters.

If you search Google for prominent conservative voices including: Mike Cernovich, Joe diGenova, Jack Posobiec or Gateway Pundit you will see numerous hit pieces and biased attacks.

On Tuesday Mike Wacker, a conservative Christian software engineer at Google, posted an open letter about the company’s far left “outrage mobs” and “witch hunts.”

New from me: Google's Outrage Mobs and Witch Huntshttps://t.co/mNm9kfsUeZ

— Mike Wacker (@m_wacker) May 21, 2019

The article describes the harassment and abuse open conservatives suffer through at the intolerant tech giant.

In March Human Resources at Google called him in and offered him a severance package.
The intolerant environment will not allow open conservatives and Christians.

The Daily Caller reported:

A Republican Google software engineer has written an open letter describing a culture of left-wing “outrage mobs” that make use of the company’s anonymous bias reporting channels to shut down dissent.

The open letter, published Tuesday morning on Medium, was written by software engineer Mike Wacker, who was reported himself multiple times via the company’s anonymous reporting tools.

“If left unchecked,” Wacker wrote, “these outrage mobs will hunt down any conservative, any Christian, and any independent free thinker at Google who does not bow down to their agenda.”

In one case, Wacker describes a fellow Republican employee who was reported for saying nice things about the University of Toronto academic Jordan Peterson. He was given a note in writing that said, “One Googler raised a concern that you that you appeared to be promoting and defending Jordan Peterson’s comments about transgender pronouns, and this made them feel unsafe at work.”…

Wacker describes a meeting in March with HR and his manager, in which he claims to have been offered a severance package from the company.

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Movie Poster Features Melania Trump Character Holding the President’s Severed Head at Cannes

GatewayPundit - Tue, 05/21/2019 - 23:51

A movie poster at the Cannes Market in France features a woman intended to be Melania Trump holding the severed head of the president.

The film, When Women Rule the World, is also being promoted in industry publications.

In the poster, a bikini-clad Melania Trump lookalike named “Maria Putin” is holding the severed heads of a Donald Trump lookalike and one of a zombie. The caption reads, “meet the First Lady of the future with her heads of state.”

“Don’t be fooled by the B-movie-style poster. In an interview with THR, Silverstein says the film is a high-concept, sci-fi satire with sociopolitical themes that align with movements like #MeToo and Time’s Up and contain storylines that comment on toxic masculinity,” according to the Hollywood Reporter.

According to the film’s website, the movie centers around a reality-show mogul and his Russian fiancé. “They blunder into a time vortex and are transmitted to the future, 2121 A.D, after Trump has pushed the button, and World War Three and climate change have decimated life on earth,” the description says. “The few women who have survived have completely separated from men, blaming them for all the destruction. The women live together in a women’s village lead by Auriana and protected by women warriors. The men live out in the desert.”

The website also features a movie poster with a head in a Make America Great Again hat that does not look like the president.

The trailer for the film seems cheesy and poorly produced — and features images of President Trump and a slew of dictators while declaring that “men cause unprecedented chaos around the world.” It follows that generic “girl power” moment with a clip of men trapped inside a cage.

While the movie is meant to be some kind of feminist statement, it is hard not to notice that all of the women are scantily clad — most likely to appeal to men. The irony.

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Nadler Subpoenas Former White House Comms Director Hope Hicks to Testify Before Congress

GatewayPundit - Tue, 05/21/2019 - 22:32

House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler is going wild and subpoenas are flying.

Nadler on Tuesday subpoenaed former White House Communications Director Hope Hicks and Annie Donaldson, former CoS for McGahn.

The subpoenas were issued for testimony and documents related to the Judiciary Committee’s investigation into the non-existent obstruction of justice by Trump.

“The redacted version of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report documented alarming misconduct and obstruction of justice by President Trump. Donaldson and Hicks were critical witnesses to this behavior,” the Judiciary Committee said in a statement.

Hicks and Donaldson must produce documents to the panel by early next month — Hicks is to testify June 19 and Donaldson must appear for a deposition on June 24, reported NBC News.

Earlier Tuesday, Nadler dropped the gavel and held a hearing even though former White House Counsel Don McGahn was a no-show and defied a congressional subpoena.

McGahn informed Nadler on Monday that he would not be testifying and cited a legal opinion from the Justice Department arguing he had immunity from testifying.

Nadler is out of control and wants a “do-over” since the $40 million Mueller witch hunt didn’t end with an indictment of President Trump.

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Oh Boy!… Pelosi Is Going to Meet with President Trump Tomorrow AFTER Her Meeting with Democrats on Trump Impeachment!

GatewayPundit - Tue, 05/21/2019 - 21:58

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called for a special meeting on Wednesday morning to push for the impeachment of President Trump.

Pelosi will meet with her Democrat caucus members Wednesday morning at 9 AM.
Democrats don’t like Trump so they think he should be impeached.

Sr Hse Democrat who asked they not be identified asserted that Pelosi will likely have to switch her position on impeachment “within the next two weeks.”

The Democrat argued that “the vast majority of us are for impeachment.”

— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) May 20, 2019

Then, get this!

Speaker Pelosi and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer will HOLD A MEETING with President Trump on Wednesday after her morning meeting with the lunatic caucus!

Oh, to be a fly on the wall!

PLEASE! President Trump — Let the cameras in the room!

President Trump is set to meet House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, and possibly others to discuss infrastructure funding options. The meeting is tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, May 22.https://t.co/fBv3EhQDN1

— CSSGA (@cssga) May 21, 2019

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Ted Malloch: TRUMP As “Tragic Hero”

GatewayPundit - Tue, 05/21/2019 - 21:25

Guest post by Ted Malloch author of The Plot to Destroy Trump

Think Dirty Harry, “make my day

Yes, Clint Eastwood or even better his character Walt Kowalski, in the movie, Gran Tourino.

Trump is all of them and far more.

Like the famous gunslinger in the classic Westerns that rides into town, shoots up the place, killing the bad guys and rides off into the sunset, Trump is a real “action hero.”

Rawhide or Unforgiven come to mind, unless you are a fan of the John Ford classics in this same American genre.

Trump is precisely a ‘tragic hero’ because he embodies the tragic reality created by decades of progressivism and statism and its internationalist dimension—globalism.

He has seen the evils face to face and to each of them he shouts emphatically, NO.

He is a self-styled disruptor who knows his thanks will come in the afterlife for his deeds here. He seeks no reward or monetary prize – his palace on earth has already been built, now he builds his mansion in Heaven.

Sophocles, born 496 BC in Colonus, near Athens, wrote the foremost dramas in golden age Greece. He was, with Euripides, one of the greatest two playwrights of the ancient world. His works include, Oedipus and Antigone, both tragic heroic epics.

In his Poetics, Aristotle writes that the purpose of such tragedy is to arouse pity and fear in the audience, and so create a catharsis — or cleansing of emotions — that will enlighten people about life and fate.

Each of the plays of the Oedipus Trilogy achieves this catharsis that Aristotle defined as the hallmark of all tragedy.

Think of Trump in this same vein.

Trump is a modern Oedipus, destined to slay the rigged system that produced the backdrop for his victory, just as Oedipus slew his own father to get the crown. Patricide was among the highest crimes of Ancient Greece, just like defeating the democrats today – the cops will come after you with a crusading zeal whether you colluded or not.

The ancient world was full of such tragic heroes.

Another one of them was Ajax, son of Telamon, grandson of Zeus himself, and king of the island of Salamis. Described in Homer’s Iliad, the ancient poem about the Trojan War, Ajax was large, strong and fearless – just like Donald Trump.

After Achilles’ death he fought Odysseus over who should wear the mighty suit of armor Achilles left behind. Ajax, the military hero, tragically commits suicide by falling on his sword.

In an important apologia, The Case for Trump, noted historian Victor Davis Hanson (VDH, to his fans) of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, provides a robust argument for Trump and his policies.

He too sees him as a tragic figure come to fix the broken nation.

VDH explains how a celebrity businessman with no political or military experience triumphed over sixteen well-qualified Republican rivals, a Democrat with a quarter-billion-dollar war chest, and a very hostile media and Washington establishment to become president of the United States — and an extremely successful president.

A heroic feat, to be sure.

Listen to him forcefully present his thesis here:

We see Trump in the grand theatre of politics both domestic and international, almost daily. The world, not just America, is digesting Trump and Trumponomics.

He is truly an earthly demigod, a GEO DEUS, to coin a term.

He has raised the profile of the Presidency to an unheard of level. He uses Twitter and the media to prevail on every subject under the sun 24/7.

The entire news cycle, not occasionally, but all the time, responds to him and his every partial sentence or proclamation.

Already in his historic Inauguration address, breaking with all tradition, Trump used words like “carnage” and “crippled” and said the real problem was the entrenched establishment from both political parties sitting directly behind him on the dais of the US Capitol steps.

America is under threat, and only a hero like Trump can save it.

The true promise and the solution stood in front of him, he proclimed—the American people. Our own tragic hero loved his country so much that he would sacrifice his wealth, lifestyle, and fame to, Make America Great Again.

Now he wants to Keep America that way.

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California Senate Passes Bill to Compel Public Universities to Provide Free Abortion Pills to Students

GatewayPundit - Tue, 05/21/2019 - 21:11

The California Senate passed a bill on Monday evening that will force the state’s 34 public universities to provide students with free abortion pills.

Senate Bill 24, the College Student Right to Access Act, would grant $200,000 to each student health center to pay for abortion pills, training, and necessary equipment — plus an additional $200,000 to set up a 24-hour hotline.

“The bill would require, on and after January 1, 2023, each student health care services clinic on a California State University or University of California campus to offer abortion by medication techniques, as specified. The bill would require the Commission on the Status of Women and Girls to administer the College Student Health Center Sexual and Reproductive Health Preparation Fund, which the bill would establish. The bill would continuously appropriate the moneys in that fund to the commission for grants to these student health care clinics for specified activities in preparation for providing abortion by medication techniques, thereby making an appropriation. The bill would provide that its requirements would be implemented only if, and to the extent that, a total of at least $10,290,000 in private moneys is made available to the fund in a timely manner on or after January 1, 2020,” the bill reads.

The bill, which was introduced by Senator Connie Leyva, will now go up for a vote in the State Assembly. If it passes there, it will go to Governor Gavin Newsom to make the final decision.

“Former Governor Jerry Brown, also a Democrat, vetoed a similar piece of legislation in September 2018, claiming that a trip off-campus to access an abortion wasn’t enough of an inconvenience to justify the bill,” CBS News reports.

At the time, Newsom was Lieutenant Governor and said that he would not have signed the bill.

“We’re going to expand access because that’s what we do in California: we lead,” Leyva told CBS News.

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Mountains of Rotting Rat-Infested Trash Piles Sky-High in Liberal Utopia of Los Angeles (VIDEO)

GatewayPundit - Tue, 05/21/2019 - 20:56

Mountains of rotting rat-infested trash has piled sky-high in the liberal utopia of Los Angeles despite millions of dollars allocated for clean up and prevention.

In October, LA Mayor Garcetti promised to clean up the heaps of rat-infested trash piling up around Los Angeles to help combat the Typhus epidemic.

Even though the Mayor allocated millions of dollars to help clean up the streets in LA, especially Skid Row, known as “the Typhus Zone,” there are still mountains of trash everywhere and the infectious disease is worsening.

Several months ago the large piles of trash were cleared out, but the problem is back and much worse than before.

“I can’t walk down the street without thinking that a flea could jump on me,” said Estela Lopez, who represents business owners in the area.

Last fall, typhus began spreading across the homeless population through fleas that live on the rats that rummage through the trash, however Liz Greenwood, the Deputy City Attorney who works at City Hall contracted the disease.

Symptoms of typhus include fever, headache and a rash. Untreated cases are fatal.

“It felt like somebody was driving railroad stakes through my eyes and out the back of my neck,” Greenwood told NBC 4 last week. “Who gets typhus? It’s a medieval disease that’s caused by trash.”

Ms. Greenwood believes she contracted typhus from fleas that have infested her office at City Hall East.

Heaps of trash, rats, typhus, exploding homeless population and tent cities — isn’t liberalism grand?

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Comedy Starring Kristen Wiig Pulls Out of Filming in Georgia Over Abortion Restrictions

GatewayPundit - Tue, 05/21/2019 - 20:40

Kristen Wiig’s upcoming comedy film is pulling out of production in Georgia in protest of the newly passed abortion restrictions in the state.

The Lionsgate film, “Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar” appears to be the latest production to leave the state, following Amazon’s science fiction series “The Power.” Many companies in the entertainment industry have been being produced in the state due to a massive 30% tax rebate for film and TV production.

According to Variety, Wiig is a co-writer and star alongside Oscar nominee Mumolo in the film, which is produced by Gary Sanchez Productions.

The new restriction signed by Republican Gov. Brian Kemp bans abortions in Georgia once a fetal heartbeat is detected.

“David Simon, creator of HBO’s ‘The Wire’ and ‘The Deuce,’ has also pledged to boycott the state, saying earlier this month that his production company Blown Deadline would no longer assess the state for locations. Jordan Peele and J.J. Abrams, meanwhile, said that while they will still film their upcoming horror series ‘Lovecraft Country’ in the state, all proceeds from the show will be dedicated to fighting the law,” The Hill reports.

California lawmakers, clearly wanting their film business back, have introduced a bill to grant tax breaks to companies that move production back from states with strict abortion regulations.

If passed, Assembly Bill 1442 will begin granting tax credits to companies that opt not to shoot in states with “pending legislation or existing law that prohibits access to, criminalizes the provision of, or otherwise restricts a woman’s access to abortion services after 6 weeks from the beginning of the pregnancy or earlier.”

“A lot of the entertainment industry has relocated to Georgia because that state was very competitive in their own state film tax credit,” Democratic Assemblywoman Luz Rivas told CNBC. “We’re trying to further incentivize the entertainment industry that currently is filming in states with these strict abortion bans to come and do business in California and share our values.”

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