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AOC’s America: The NYT on former New York millennials needing safe spaces in the pro-life south is ‘PEAK Twitter’

Twitchy - Sun, 05/19/2019 - 19:46

In the latest case of the New York Times being themselves, we have a story about millennials fleeing the oppressive economic climate of big cities, such as New York, and heading to the flyover country where the cost of living is less and government regulations are not as burdensome.

Only to find out things are different politically where they are now.

Millennials have been fleeing New York for creative hubs in the South, where housing is cheap and there are plenty of good cafes and yoga studios. Then came the new abortion laws. https://t.co/kr23CbmaD0

— NYT Metro (@NYTMetro) May 16, 2019

To learn where you are living is apparently an “awakening”:

“You really forget that you are in the Deep South here,’’ she said. The news was an awakening.

It may be the most "New York Times" article premise ever. https://t.co/JWyg7uXl7s

— Esoteric Jeff (@EsotericCD) May 19, 2019

This, to say the least, seems… forced. https://t.co/Vbf8GzMqCZ

— Doug Powers (@ThePowersThatBe) May 19, 2019

Siri, show me the most New York Timesy article by the New York Times https://t.co/MjGIHU0L16

— Drew Holden (@DrewHolden360) May 19, 2019

LOL! https://t.co/z1qBeWxWNe

— The Reagan Battalion (@ReaganBattalion) May 19, 2019

PEAK Twitter https://t.co/MTCVkxZRP6

— Diesel Cooper (@Simplekindoffan) May 19, 2019

But going with the story’s premise…

Why are millennials fleeing New York and other cities?

And why are things economically better in the states to which they are fleeing?

Millennials have been leaving liberal areas with flailing policies for conservative areas, are stunned by conservative policies https://t.co/TcU7mHD8Gn

— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) May 19, 2019

Where did they think they were going? https://t.co/NXLRjyTiI8

— The Failing NY Times (@FormerNewspaper) May 19, 2019

And so the obvious solution is to “Brooklynize” southern cities so no one will want to live there either:

Over the many decades, it has acquired various layers of nuance, but today it tends to call to mind a string of cities from Charlotte, N.C., to Austin, Tex., that have essentially been Brooklynized by way of a progressive social culture and a tweaked fidelity to some of the South’s more marketable traditions.

This thought process is not a real thing https://t.co/cIhaqYFJLN

— Brent Scher (@BrentScher) May 19, 2019

As a native New Yorker, I just want to be clear that we’re not all like this. Only jackass transplants who hated their Midwest hometowns and couldn’t cut it in NYC think the world revolves around them like that. https://t.co/HpI7C7kuWw

— Ryan James Girdusky (@RyanGirdusky) May 19, 2019

The article reads like a legal defense of a future executive order by the AOC administration.

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On CNN, Pro-Life Journo Exposes How Media Mislead on Pro-Life Issues

CNS News - Sun, 05/19/2019 - 19:43
***To read the full blog, please check out the complete post on NewsBusters***

William Singer advised clients to lie about ethnicity in college admissions scam

Daily Mail - Sun, 05/19/2019 - 19:42
William 'Rick' Singer, who ran Operation Varsity Blues college admissions scam allegedly advised white families to lie about their child's ethnicity on college applications to make them stand out.

Republican Rep. Justin Amash: Mueller report shows Trump engaged in 'impeachable conduct'

UPI - Sun, 05/19/2019 - 19:41
U.S. Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan became the first sitting Republican in Congress to call for impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump.

Trey Gowdy: FBI withheld 'game changer' transcript material from FISA Court (Jerry Dunleavy/Washington Examiner)

Memeorandum - Sun, 05/19/2019 - 19:40

Jerry Dunleavy / Washington Examiner:
Trey Gowdy: FBI withheld ‘game changer’ transcript material from FISA Court  —  Former Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., says there are unreleased transcripts of recorded conversations between FBI informants and former Trump campaign associate George Papadopoulos that “has the potential to be a game changer.”

Exclusive: Google suspends some business with Huawei after Trump blacklist - source (Angela Moon/Reuters)

Memeorandum - Sun, 05/19/2019 - 19:40

Angela Moon / Reuters:
Exclusive: Google suspends some business with Huawei after Trump blacklist - source  —  NEW YORK (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google has suspended business with Huawei that requires the transfer of hardware and software products except those covered by open source licenses …

Republican Congressman Calls For Trump's Impeachment

Newsy - Sun, 05/19/2019 - 19:40

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Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan says that after reading the redacted Mueller report, he believes President Trump committed "impeachable conduct."

Why is that a big deal? Amash appears to be the first sitting Republican to call for the president's impeachment. And his comment comes a less than a week after House Democrats told Newsy they could be inching toward impeachment proceedings.

In a Twitter thread Saturday, Amash said President Trump "engaged in specific actions and a pattern of behavior that meet the threshold for impeachment." He also said he believed Attorney General William Barr "deliberately misrepresented" the Mueller report to the public.

He went on to criticize partisanship in Congress. He said when political loyalty is prioritized above the Constitution, "the Rule of Law — the foundation of liberty — crumbles."

The chairwoman for the Republican National Committee said Amash was simply "parroting the Democrats' talking points on Russia." President Trump also responded on Twitter, suggesting Amash hadn't read the Mueller report.

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN.   

Married teacher, 44, is charged with rape after allegedly having sex with three of her students

Daily Mail - Sun, 05/19/2019 - 19:39
Janet Kaye Barnes, 44, was a teacher in Pocola, east of Oklahoma City between January 2014 and November 2016 when the crimes were allegedly committed. The school suspended her in 2016.

The cops blew Robert Kraft’s hooker investigation from the beginning

Hot Air - Sun, 05/19/2019 - 19:31

There hasn’t been much action in the Robert Kraft massage parlor hooker trial since the last time we talked about it. A judge has suppressed all of the video footage recorded inside the day spa, effectively gutting the prosecution’s case. The only significant item of note since then is that the state has opted to appeal the ruling. If they can have the judge’s decision overturned they might be back on track to prosecute Kraft. Legal analysts commenting on the case don’t seem to think their chances are good, however.

But while we wait for the appeals to play out, it’s worth asking how this prosecutorial effort went into the tank so quickly. I wanted to point everyone to a great, in-depth analysis from the South Florida Sun-Sentinel on this subject. They spoke with experienced jurists, prosecutors, and defense attorneys to pick the question apart. As it turns out, it’s believed that the detectives working the case made at least three major errors while investigating, and this wasn’t the first time they had played fast and loose with the rules.

In originally seeking the warrant, they do appear to have had reasonable cause to believe that there might have been human trafficking taking place. (There wasn’t, but it was apparently a believable suspicion.) The judge even agreed with them on that score. But they erred in how they obtained the warrant and installed the cameras in the massage parlor. Rather than restricting how much activity was being recorded, they wound up collecting video of numerous people who were undressed and receiving legal, legitimate massages with no “extras” being paid for. That brought up privacy concerns leading to the evidence being suppressed.

What’s more, they had done this before, using the same methods in other massage parlors. But in the past, the people soliciting prostitution simply paid their fines, did some community service and made the problem go away. They didn’t challenge any of this in court. When these folks came up against Robert Kraft, that all changed.

The judge also agreed with prosecutors that the police weren’t obligated to use other common tactics for the prostitution sweeps, such as using undercover officers.

But Hanser concluded the warrant still broke federal law, because police didn’t do enough to focus only on crimes and to minimize the cameras’ intrusiveness. At all of the spas with the secret cameras, police wound up recording people receiving lawful services, even though the focus was supposed to be only on men paying for sex acts.

Failing to be vigilant and not record women “is a serious flaw in the search warrant, especially considering that the search warrant did not allege women were seeking illegal contact,” Hanser wrote. He called it “unacceptable” that “some totally innocent women and men had their entire lawful time spent in a massage room fully recorded.”

All massage-parlor customers have a reasonable expectation of privacy under the U.S. Constitution, regardless of whether or not they went there for a lawful massage, the judge found.

So the warrant was found to be flawed and the camera placement was deemed too intrusive. But they then messed up a third time. During the five days that the cameras were in operation, they were pulling over everyone leaving the spa and examining their identification, supposedly on the pretense of a traffic stop, but in most cases, there had been no traffic violation and no tickets were issued.

In reality, the cops were doing it so they could match up the names and addresses of the people with the video being recorded inside. But the judge ruled that there needed to be a traffic violation in order for the stop and subsequent collection of ID to be valid. So now, all of that information has been suppressed as well. So the state is thus far batting zero for three in terms of the primary pillars of their case. It’s true that the appeals court could reverse the decision, but at least for now, Team Kraft is coming out on top. And Bob Kraft may yet manage to avoid paying that $250 fine and some community service, all for the paltry price of a few million dollars in legal fees.

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Obama’s ‘Wingman’ Eric Holder Viciously Attacks Bill Barr For Launching Massive Investigation Into Spygate, “He is Not Fit to Lead DOJ”

GatewayPundit - Sun, 05/19/2019 - 19:31


Eric Holder

Barack Obama’s corrupt officials are all lashing out at Attorney General Bill Barr because he launched a massive investigation into the origins of Spygate.

Obama’s corrupt Attorney General Eric Holder lashed out at Bill Barr this weekend.

Holder previously described himself as Obama’s wingman.

Holder accused Barr of protecting President Trump and asserted that the Attorney General started his probe of the Intel/FBI for political reasons.

“He is not fit to lead the DOJ,” Holder said.

HOLDER: “AG Barr has deliberately misrepresented the Mueller report. He has started examinations of the conduct of Intell/FBI personnel without a predicate-for political reasons. He is protecting the President. He does not stand up for the good people he leads. He is not fit to lead DOJ.”

AG Barr has deliberately misrepresented the Mueller report. He has started examinations of the conduct of Intell/FBI personnel without a predicate-for political reasons. He is protecting the President. He does not stand up for the good people he leads. He is not fit to lead DOJ.

— Eric Holder (@EricHolder) May 18, 2019

Attorney General Bill Barr launched a sweeping investigation into Spygate and stunned the Democrat-media complex when it was revealed he appointed US Attorney John Durham to probe abuses at the highest levels of Obama’s intel and law enforcement agencies.

It was recently revealed Barr’s investigation into Spygate 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.

Obama’s officials from Holder, to Comey, Brennan and Clapper have gone into overdrive attacking Barr on Twitter and in various media appearances because they know they are in serious trouble.

Former AG Eric Holder ran an illegal gun running operation (Fast and Furious) and was held in criminal contempt of Congress so he has no room to speak on Barr’s leadership.

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President Trump Says He Supports Abortion In Cases Of Rape, Incest

Newsy - Sun, 05/19/2019 - 19:29

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On Saturday, President Donald Trump weighed in on abortion in a tweet, saying he believes it should be allowed in a few specific cases.

He said, "As most people know, and for those who would like to know, I am strongly Pro-Life, with the three exceptions - Rape, Incest and protecting the Life of the mother - the same position taken by Ronald Reagan."

Just a few days ago, Alabama's governor approved a law that would almost completely ban abortions in the state, including in cases of rape and incest.

While that law is not expected to stand in the face of upcoming legal battles, the measure's backers have said that their goal is to overturn Roe v. Wade.

Alabama is not the only state to tighten abortion restrictions in recent months. Georgia's governor recently signed a "heartbeat" bill that would ban the procedure after a fetal heartbeat is detected, that's around six weeks. Missouri's state legislature has sent a similar bill banning abortions after eight weeks to its governor for a signature. And Louisiana is sending a "heartbeat" bill of its own through its legislature. 

Notes on the Great Realignment (Roger Kimball/American Greatness)

Memeorandum - Sun, 05/19/2019 - 19:20

Roger Kimball / American Greatness:
Notes on the Great Realignment  —  One of these days, I would like to cadge an invitation to a strategy meeting of #TheResistance.  Not the pussy-behatted feminoid Hollywood chapter of #TheResistance.  Nothing could be more boring, or more depressing, than that.

Pinkerton: Immigration Curbs Key to Conservative Victory in Australia and a Lesson for Trump

Breitbart - Sun, 05/19/2019 - 19:13
Australian conservatives won by ignoring international opinion and supporting Australian voters who want strict immigration curbs. In fact, Australia’s strict immigration policy is so successful that it has come to the attention of the Trump administration, which seeks to shift U.S. policy in the same productive direction. 

Democrat Gillibrand Says She Would Not Detain ANY Illegal Aliens Amid Reports That 30% of Border Crossing ‘Families’ Are Not Related

GatewayPundit - Sun, 05/19/2019 - 19:12

Democratic senator and 2020 presidential hopeful Kirsten Gillibrand has announced that she would not detain any illegal aliens that cross our southern border.

Her promise comes amid reports that DNA testing at the border has found 30% of migrants with children were not actually related to their custodians and were being used as props to aid in their asylum cases. It is unclear where the children are coming from or how the majority of these people are obtaining them.

Speaking to Margaret Brennan on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” Gillibrand said that “as president of the United States, I wouldn’t use the detention system at all.”

“They don’t need to be incarcerated,” Gillibrand added. “If they are given a lawyer and given a process, they will follow it. They can go into the community in the way we used to handle these cases under the Department of Justice.”

“As president of the United States, I wouldn’t use the detention system at all. In fact what I would actually do is fund the border security measures that are anti-terrorism, anti-human trafficking, anti-drug trafficking and anti-gun trafficking.”

.@SenGillibrand on how she’d handle the thousands of migrants crossing the border: “As POTUS, I wouldn't use the detention system…They don't need to be incarcerated…They can go into the community the way we used to handle these cases under DOJ.” pic.twitter.com/5spWUpFK4K

— Face The Nation (@FaceTheNation) May 19, 2019

Her comments come after shocking headlines announcing that 30% of people tested by ICE are not related to the children they are dragging across the border. Officials have said that these aren’t cases of adoptive or step parents, but people completely misrepresenting their relationships as asylum is easier to obtain for people with children.

‘Those were not the case. In these cases, they are misrepresented as family members,’ the official said.

The US Border Patrol has said that they have apprehended 535,000 migrants for crossing the border illegally so far this year, with “no sign of it getting better.”

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Gaffe? Gillibrand on CBS: Abortion Is A ‘Life & Death’ Decision

Info Wars - Sun, 05/19/2019 - 19:08
2020 Dem candidate states the obvious.

Marcy Wheeler: Trump Tried To Shut Down The Russia Investigation (Karoli Kuns/Latest from Crooks and Liars)

Memeorandum - Sun, 05/19/2019 - 19:05

Karoli Kuns / Latest from Crooks and Liars:
Marcy Wheeler: Trump Tried To Shut Down The Russia Investigation  —  During a discussion on All In with Chris Hayes, Marcy Wheeler explains just now determined Trump was to shut down the entire investigation into the 2016 election.  What is he afraid of, exactly?  —  Views:

Austrian Media Suspects Western Intelligence – Possibly the US – Behind Leaked Video Damaging Ruling Conservative Government

GatewayPundit - Sun, 05/19/2019 - 19:02


Screengrab from the leaked video

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz called for snap elections after a two-year-old video was released in the German press this weekend showing his coalition partner Heinz-Christian Strache discussing contracts with a woman posing as a Russian oligarch’s niece.

The video is two years old and just dropped days before the EU elections.

We reported this from our Gateway Pundit source in Vienna on Saturday…

The Austrian right-wing government has resigned — as soon as possible new elections are pending.

The German media released a two-year-old video, which they leaked, anonymously. The video shows a conversation between two gov’t politicians (the Vice Chancellor and one more) while on vacation in Ibiza. The conversation was secretly filmed. NOW, after 2 years the video was leaked to two German newspapers, two far left newspapers.

In the video, the two politicians behave like pubescent adolescents and developed wild political fantasies and claimed support by a few major industrialists…………. Alcohol was in the game and also a beautiful woman.

It would be interesting to discover who is behind the video, possibly the Germans themselves – SPD/lefties, or the Vienna SPÖ/lefties? Hopefully it will be announced as soon as possible and BEFORE the elections, but that is not likely.

A political earthquake was triggered by the videos.

According to the police, the tape drop was done so professionally that the police suspect (public too) that a Western intelligence service is behind the action.

The newspapers, the two German newspapers, refuse to divulge their sources.

It is too strange that exactly ONE week before the EU election the video appears and was not published for 2 years. Who is behind it is deeply repugnant.

Now there is more about the culprits behind the lead in the German press.

Die Presse reported (translated):

A woman pretended to be an oligarch. Experts see absolute professionals behind the technical effort.

Vienna. FPÖ party chairman Heinz-Christian Strache and club chairman Johann Gudenus are not the first politicians who were elicited with a decoy explosive statements. The former ÖVP Minister of the Interior Ernst Strasser fell for a journalist who pretended to be a lobbyist. But where does the Russian oligarch come from?

There are already some wild speculations. Intelligence officials with whom “The Press” spoke hint at a staging of a Western intelligence service.

The professional profile of the woman and the underlying technical effort would point to absolute professionals. It is probably no coincidence that this video, which was already taken in 2017, now appears shortly before the EU election. It is intended to weaken the influence of the FPÖ – to show where it “really stands”. The FPO’s Russia contacts had been a big topic even before the National election in the intelligence community.

One worried how the cooperation will work in the future, it is told to the “press”. Above all, the US, which sits in virtually every major intelligence agency, has expressed a great deal of concern that information could flow away to Russia.

Angry western services

The fears have been confirmed. Only a few months ago, a member of the German army was arrested who spied for years on Russia. Consequences? Few. Also in the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution and the fight against terrorism, two cases are known in which there is a suspicion of selling information to Russia. There are investigations underway – but at least one official is not even suspended. In March 2018, there was an attack on the spy Sergei Skripal, behind which Russia was suspected. While other EU countries were diplomats, this did not happen in Austria. And, last but not least, the house search in the BAT with all its consequences should be mentioned as a secret service disaster.

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BREAKING, Trump Bank Transaction Flagged As ‘Financial Crimes’

Federalist Papers - Sun, 05/19/2019 - 18:57

Anti-money laundering specialists at Deutsche Bank AG recommended in 2016 and 2017 that multiple transactions involving entities controlled by President Donald Trump and his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, be reported to a federal financial-crimes watchdog, the New York Times reported on Sunday. The newspaper, citing five current and former Deutsche Bank employees, said executives at the…

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‘Game changer’: Trey Gowdy says one transcript between George Papadopoulos and an FBI informant could be YUGE

Twitchy - Sun, 05/19/2019 - 18:50

Former Rep. Trey Gowdy says information contained in a communications transcript between former Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos and an FBI informant could be a “game changer” if it is ever made public.

He told Maria Bartiromo on “Sunday Morning Futures” that such a piece of information would be considered exculpatory evidence for Papadopoulos and that one transcript in particular would have the ability to persuade people.

Teasing a possible "game-changer" in the investigation surrounding the Russia probe, @TGowdySC says that the transcripts between an FBI informant and @GeorgePapa19 could shake things up. pic.twitter.com/W9x4jba6Vj

— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) May 19, 2019

He says there would have been a record of an informant, who would have been wearing a wire, and indicated that he knows the transcripts do exist.

More via Washington Examiner:

Gowdy agreed with Bartiromo’s suggestion that the FBI had concealed relevant details about Papadopoulos from the FISA court, echoing the concerns that Rep. John Ratcliffe, R-Texas, has been expressing for months.

Papadopoulos pled guilty and served jail time for lying to the FBI as part of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia.

During an interview with Laura Ingraham this past week, Papadopoulos said the FBI tried to use his wife to entrap him:

“Besides the FBI trying to have my then-girlfriend, now wife, actually wear a wire to try to entrap me herself — which was completely crazy — she was an Italian citizen visiting me as a girlfriend. And they subpoenaed her and tried to flip her against me, which was incredibly bizarre.”

This comes after the New York Times reported several weeks ago that the FBI did send a spy posing as a professor’s assistant to meet with Papadopoulos.

BOMBSHELL: The NYT just reported that the FBI *DID* send a spy to meet with George Papadopoulos https://t.co/PJjlbo8TkJ

— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) May 2, 2019

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— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) May 19, 2019

That all changes NOW! George Papadopoulos’ tweet should scare the CRAP out of Comey’s ‘corrupt team’ https://t.co/H1IAJKZclP

— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) March 28, 2019

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— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) May 18, 2019

 

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Watched some of the Fake News Political Shows this morning and continue to be amazed at how every question is asked in the most negative way. The Mainstream Media should be ashamed of itself - But the good news is that the USA is wise to your game of...

Trump Twitter - Sun, 05/19/2019 - 18:50

Watched some of the Fake News Political Shows this morning and continue to be amazed at how every question is asked in the most negative way. The Mainstream Media should be ashamed of itself - But the good news is that the USA is wise to your game of dishonesty and deception!

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