Probably not seen in Paris since the last round of Islamist riots because the French haven’t sufficiently kissed their asses enough, this time it’s real live (patriotic) Frenchmen who’ve had enough.
And to listen to the Establishment Media, one would think this is all because of a new federal tax on gasoline and diesel. Well… jacking up the cost of fuel by almost 25 percent is a major reason for violence in the streets, but not the only reason.
Of course, the EU-loving government of Emmanuel Macron places the blame on the “ultra-right,” as reported by Yahoo News.
Brisbane mum kills rapist, drags body over a mile…
Have you ever watched on the those “revenge” movies where the dad, or even better, when the mom takes out the villain?
That’s exactly what happened Down Under. A Brisbane, Australia mother was just raped, and when the junkie-rapist, Grant Cassar, said that if she didn’t willingly submit to another sexual attack, he “threatened to harm her daughter.”
During the course of the victim’s trial, no one denied a rape was committed, no one denied that the now-dead Cassar threatened to harm the victim’s child. Nonetheless, Roxanne Eka Peters was sentenced to a 10-year prison sentence for her “crimes” against her rapist and would-be attacker of her daughter.
IF YOU SHOULD HAPPEN TO BE A BRITISH SNOWFLAKE BETA MALE, I CERTAINLY HOPE MY USE OF ONLY CAPITAL LETTERS NOT ONLY TRIGGERS YOU, BUT ALSO SENDS YOU SCURRYING TO YOUR SAFE SPACE.
BUT IN ALL FAIRNESS, I’M GOING SOLEY ON THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE STAFF OF ONE OF BRITAIN’S LEADING INSTITUTES OF HIGHER LEARNING. AND I DON’T MEAN ONE OF THOSE NAMBY-PAMBY LONDONTOWNE SCHOOLS
I’M TALKING ABOUT LEEDS TRINITY UNIVERSITY. YES, THAT LEEDS. WORKING-CLASS LEEDS. THE LEEDS RHINKOS. THE WHO LIVE AT LEEDS.
Now, back to at least a bit of reality for us regular people.
As reported by Will Metcalfe of Yahoo News UK, in a memo from the staff of Leeds Trinity’s journalism department, lecturers need to refrain from “writing to students using capital letters…”
Rationale? All caps just may “‘scare them into failure’ and instead suggested using a ‘friendly tone’ and avoiding the use of negative language.”
Critics have since slammed the memo, saying it is just aiding to the ‘snowflake’ generation being overindulged throughout their education – following incidents in Manchester and Kent.
The memo said: ‘Despite our best attempts to explain assessment tasks, any lack of clarity can generate anxiety and even discourage students from attempting the assessment at all.’
The Express reports that it goes on to say writing words in capital letters could make the assignment appear ‘more difficult’ – adding to anxieties.
A spokesperson for Leeds Trinity said the memo was guidance on how to explain tasks to students so they achieve their full potential.
The move is the latest in a string of incidents which have seen universities criticised for pandering to students.
The University of Manchester’s students’ union replaced applause with ‘jazz hands’ at one event to alleviate stress among the anxious and people with sensory issues.
Kent University last month was criticised for banning students wearing ‘offensive’ costumes, including cowboy outfits or sombreros, in case it affected students’ right to a ‘safe space’ at the institution.
While the Establishment Media calls for armed revolution in the streets, and then gives a platform to every Hollywood limousine liberal who demands that everyone think exactly the same way they do, the Fox News Channel is busying themselves censoring anyone who should make an off-color remark regarding Hillary Clinton.
Case in point: US Air Force vet and current Director of Hispanic Engagement for Turning Point USA, Anna Paulina found herself in a conversation with anchor Rick Leventhal and Democrat Doug Schoen discussing why Hillary Clinton is still in the news, a full two years after her defeat at the hands of Donald Trump.
It was then that Paulina made the off-handed commented of Barack Obama’s Secretary of State: “She won’t go away. She’s like herpes.”
Don’t you hate it when your watching a fiery political panel argument (I sure as hell won’t use the word “debate”), and you literally scream at the TV, “TELL THAT LIBERAL IDIOT blah, blah, blah, wonk, wonk, wonk?
Well, as I was watching Bulls and Bears this afternoon on Fox Business News, the topic ended-up migrating to the subject of the death of part-time Philadelphia resident and part-time writer for the Washington Post, Jamal Khashoggi.
Needless to say, the Establishment Media is calling for Ivanka Trump’s head on a silver platter. Invariably, whenever America’s leftists catch a whiff of any members of the Trump family misusing government email, it’s time for a little Pavlovian salivating.
Just don’t ask the same liberal elite to offer anything as gauche as details or specifics.
As just about everyone is already aware, Ivanka Trump used her official governmental email for personal use, according the anti-Trump swamp rag better known as the Washington Post.
Even the National Inquirer isn’t that sensationalist. But it gets better.
In the reliably hard-leftist leaning Salon.com, America’s Used Car Salesman, Joe Scarborough of PMSNBC fame said through clenched teeth regarding Ivanka, “She knew better, and she chose to break the law anyway.”
The poster girl the Millennial Generation, CongressThing-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of the South Bronx and Northers Queens, New York, should thank her lucky stars that Civics isn’t a graded class anymore in American schools.
If so, she most certainly would have flunked.
Despite her bachelor’s degree in economics and international relations from Boston University, in a video message to her flunkies supporters from Long Island to Los Angeles, AO-C flubbed, not once, but twice… all the same breath, correctly citing the three branches of government as defined from the Constitution of the United States.
As thousands of the media-hyped “caravan migrants’ have reached the US-Mexican border city of Tijuana, the same media isn’t quite sure how to describe the hundreds, if not thousands, of patriotic-minded Mexican citizens who are none-too thrilled with the sudden influx of people they consider “invaders”.
While the Establishment Media describes the number of Mexicans protesting the largely Guatemalan, El Salvadorian, and Honduran caravanners as numbering in the hundreds, take those estimations as you will.
It goes without saying that the liberal media shrinking the numbers of the Mexican protesters would be counter-productive to their particular narrative and agenda.
It’s a fair bet that Private First Class Edward Jair Acosta-Avil (California Army National Guard) is far from being an ideal soldier. After all, PFC Acosta-Avil is facing the boot from the California ANG for being AWOL.
Other than the many who’ve worn the uniform proudly in the past possibly being embarrassed by his arrest making headlines, it’s also a fair bet that a number of American citizens of Latino heritage who have served proudly may also be doubly embarrassed by Acosta-Avil’s apprehension being splashed all over the news.
In a move that surprises almost no one, the Fox News Channel is saddling-up with CNN and their rather arrogant ex-White House reporter, Jim Acosta.
Fox News reporter Jim Flood cites Fox News President Jay Wallace as officially throwing the network’s power, influence and reputation behind the network that Ted Turner built.
As reported, Wallace isn’t just making public his own personal support for CNN and Acosta in their long running feud with President Trump, Wallace plans of filing an amicus (Latin for “friend of”) briefing in U.S. District Court on behalf of the entire Fox News Chanel.
As the old saying goes, “You have to spend money to make money.”
Everyone from corporations to government agencies to charities invest in everything from advertisements to pay raises to advanced leadership/technical training. All because of the wise old adage “You have to spend money to make money.”
In the meantime, the multi-gazilloion dollar Amazon, Inc. has decided to open their new global co-headquarters in both New York City and Crystal City, VA. It’s a safe bet that both cities and their surrounding metropolitan areas will figuratively be awash in cash.
But to the chagrin of some, especially socialists, investing millions in order to bring in billions is a bad move.
You heard it here first – the internet rumor that Congressthing-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez-Heinz-Kerry-Rodham-Clinton-Wasserman-Schultz (or whatever the hell her name is), will introduce a bill to the House of Representatives to guarantee that the Electoral College will now be tuition free… is false.
But the story of Bernie’s lil’ Socialist side-piece pissing and moaning about the high cost of living in Washington, DC, is entirely true. By the way, Sen. Sanders just purchased his third home for $600,000. Some Socialist, huh?
But back to the latest episode of America’s Dopiest Millennials, AO-C may not be able to afford simultaneous households in The Big Apple and DC, but as cited by The Daily Wire, she magically was able to afford “a Gabriela Hearst blazer ($1,990), Gabriela Hearst pants ($890), and some Monolo Blahnik shoes ($625)” for a photo shoot while she campaigned for Congress.
Then we come to AO-C’s residential woes. I have a novel idea; crash in your House office. More than a few elected officials have done such, both Republicans and Democrats.
While there is no official tally of the number of House hobos who turn their offices into makeshift bedrooms, interviews with members and several Post stakeouts of the congressional gym — where the live-in lawmakers shower — put the estimate at around 100 representatives, or more than one-fifth of the governing body. Publicly, about 50 members have ‘fessed up to it.
Their ranks include everyone from House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) and Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) to New York Reps. Donovan, Gregory Meeks (D-Queens/LI), Lee Zeldin (R-LI), John Katko (R-Syracuse) and Brian Higgins (D-Buffalo).
Zeldin, a military veteran, said sleeping on a bed he stores in his office closet makes him more efficient.
“It must be the Army in me,” said the politician from Shirley. “Literally, from the moment I wake up from the moment I go to sleep, I’m just working without distraction. It’s just the way I’m wired.”
Unfortunately, the Grinch is alive and well and also a member of the House of Representatives;
But some of the penny-pinching pols’ colleagues are disgusted by what they call an unsanitary, undignified practice and want it banned.
Proposed legislation set to be introduced in the House as soon as this month would prohibit politicians from turning their offices into makeshift sleeping quarters, arguing that the move is violating IRS and congressional ethics rules.
“Look, it’s unhealthy. It’s nasty. I wouldn’t want to be entertained in somebody’s bedroom,” said Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.), who is among those spearheading the bill.
“Sleeping in your office is not proper’’ ethically, either, Thompson said.
A Wisconsin school district is investigating a photo of a group of high school boys giving what appears to be a Nazi salute.
Baraboo Superintendent Lori Mueller says she became aware of the photo Monday after it was posted on social media. In a statement Monday afternoon, the district said it was taken before prom last spring.
“In the photo, Baraboo students appear to make an extremely inappropriate gesture,” read part of the statement. “It is a gesture widely recognized for its association with intolerance, violence and hate.
“We are extremely troubled by the image. The school district and local authorities continue to investigate, speaking with the students and families involved to determine how and why this photo was taken.”
Mueller said the photo doesn’t reflect the district’s values and that administrators will pursue appropriate action. Baraboo police are also investigating.
If Superintendent Mueller wants to investigate this incident in a fair and objective light, I honestly have no problem with her moving forward with such. But I must confess, it sure sounds as if she’s already tried and convicted these boys.
But here’s what really bothers me; the last sentence – “Baraboo police are also investigating.”
A troll-ish photo from Wisconsin shows about 50 boys performing the Nazi salute. The juvenile and obnoxious picture, which was taken at Baraboo High School’s junior prom last spring, has attracted some well-deserved shaming from the media. The school district is investigating as well—not improperly, since junior prom is a school function.
Less defensibly, the police are investigating the matter too. “At this point, I really can’t comment too much because it’s an active case,” Police Captain Rob Sinden tells The Huffington Post.
I’m not sure why the police need to be involved in this at all, since it’s not a criminal matter. It is not illegal to make a Nazi salute; pro-Nazi hand gestures are protected under the First Amendment. Nor is this a “hate crime,” properly understood, since there’s no underlying criminal issue to address.
It should be possible to punish misbehavior—either informally, via social shaming, or formally, via normal school disciplinary procedures—without involving the police each and every time a teenager does something stupid.
This isn’t the first time students did something really, really stupid.
A 2016 incident at the US Military Academy (USMA) at West Point, NY, was captured for posterity when 16 black female cadets posed for the camera giving the Black Power salute.
As a retired US Marine, I find it utterly abhorrent that anyone placed in a position of leadership and authority would overtly tell the world of their approval of one’s racial superiority over all else.
Granted, there is quite a bit of difference between a group of adults enrolled in the USMA on the verge of becoming commissioned officers in the United States armed forces, and a bunch of 16 and 17-year-olds about to make their splash of the Baraboo High School junior prom.
But while we’re on the topic of the USMA and the clenched fist salute, The Daily Caller reported back in 2016;
West Point has ruled that a photo featuring 16 black female cadets with their fists raised in the air, a symbol actively used by Black Lives Matter, was not political, although it was “inappropriate.”
Given the decision, these cadets won’t face any punitive action, aside from a little bit of counseling before they graduate, Army Times reports.
The photo, taken April 26, first drew controversy because it shows these black female cadets women raising their fists at a time when the symbol has regained prominence, having been adopted by the nascent Black Lives Matter movement. Even before BLM came about, the symbol has strong roots in the far-left political scene, namely in socialist and labor groups.
Cadets participating in political activity while in uniform is expressly forbidden by Department of Defense regulations, but the memo released on the investigation, which began April 28, states that no evidence exists to indicate that a raised fist is a political activity.
It’s a fair bet that most people reading this consider themselves right-wingers.
Maybe you’re just slightly right-of-center establishment Republican, maybe you’re hard-core laissez-faire Libertarian, but one things for sure; you’re probably not a fan of big government.
So it’s in defense of conservatives everywhere that I take as insulting when lefties refer to Nazis as “right-wingers” … or even worse, “alt-right.”
Let’s get it straight – Nazis are leftists. They are far from being polar opposites to Communists, Socialists, Marxists, Maoists, and the rest of the totalitarian Big Brother-types that George Orwell warned us of.
As the story goes, when French President Charles DeGaulle militarily pulled out of NATO in 1966, the famed WWII general also ordered all American soldiers off French soil.
President Lyndon Johnson fired back, asking if that also included all the American soldiers in French soil.
Here we are 52-years later, and it looks as if our French “allies” are not only giving the United States the bum’s rush, our snail-eating bons amis now consider us the enemy.
While the European Union has never made a secret of their wish for a “real European army” (as current French President Emmanuel Macron puts it), this is the first time that an EU national leader has categorized the United States as a possible enemy.
In the meantime, the “real European army” has the official title of the European Intervention Initiative, and has been “championed by French President Emmanuel Macron” as reported by Euractiv.com on June 25, 2018.
As it turns out, the United States has guaranteed peace in Europe for the past four generations.
With the backdrop of Macron’s crosshairs aimed directly at the Stars and Stripes, President Trump is having none of this.
President Macron of France has just suggested that Europe build its own military in order to protect itself from the U.S., China and Russia. Very insulting, but perhaps Europe should first pay its fair share of NATO, which the U.S. subsidizes greatly!
French President Emmanuel Macron called Tuesday for a “real European army” as the continent marks a century since the divisions of World War I, to better defend itself against Russia and even the United States.
Macron, who has pushed for a joint EU military force since his arrival in power last year, said Europe needed to reduce its dependence on American might, not least after US President Donald Trump announced he was pulling out of a Cold War-era nuclear treaty.
“We have to protect ourselves with respect to China, Russia and even the United States of America,” Macron told Europe 1 radio.
What the French Press Agency fails to mention regarding “US President Donald Trump announced he was pulling out of a Cold War-era nuclear treaty” is that the Russians have been cheating for years. As reported by the Washington Times;
President Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF), signed in 1987 by President Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, seems to have surprised Russia President Vladimir Putin. However, it should not have come as a shock.
Moscow began violating the INF Treaty at least 10 years ago. Much like the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), the INF was on life support during most of President Obama’s term in office. President Trump simply pulled the plug.
The nine EU member nations that have already signed-off as founding members of the European Intervention Initiative.
As usual, our stalwart Polish allies are dead-set against any notion of an EU-only military force (see video below).
Any chance we can maybe strike a deal with the Democrats? We’ll allow Washington, DC statehood (along with the two senators that comes with statehood), provided Poland becomes the 52d star on the American flag.
On second thought, that’s not a very good idea. I’d rather see Poland become THE military and economic powerhouse on the European continent.
Not only is the Warsaw government salivating at the thought of an American armored division permanently stationed on Polish soil, they want to pay the US government $2 billion for the privilege.
By the way, if and when American troops actually PCS to Polska, our Polish allies want to name the base “Fort Trump”.
I guess it goes without saying that the Russians are super-pissed, but the old saying about the right way to hurt someone is to hit ’em in the wallet surely does ring true.
And that’s exactly what Poland and the United States just did. As reported by Monika Scislowska of the Associated Press, the American Secretary of Energy Rick Perry and the Polish Energy Minister Krzysztof Tchorzewski just inked a long term energy security agreement.
But what really has Moscow pissing razor blades is that PGNiG (Polskie Górnictwo Naftowe i Gazownictwo. Translated: Polish Petroleum Mining and Gas Industry) just signed an agreement with an American company to purchase billions upon billions of cubic meters (m³) of LNG (liquified natural gas).
As reported by Scislowska;
Poland’s main gas company signed a long-term contract Thursday to receive deliveries of liquefied natural gas from the United States as part of a larger effort to reduce its energy dependence on Russia.
The state company PGNiG signed the 24-year deal with American supplier Cheniere during a ceremony in Warsaw attended by U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry and Polish President Andrzej Duda.
“This is a sign across Europe that this is how your energy security will be developed, your energy sources diversified,” Perry said before the deal was signed.
He and Polish Energy Minister Krzysztof Tchorzewski also signed an agreement to confirm long-term cooperation on energy security, which Perry said indicated America’s “pro-Poland and pro-Europe” approach to developing diverse sources of energy.
Under the deal, Poland will receive some 700 million cubic meters of gas from 2019 through 2022, and 39 billion cubic meters from 2023 through 2042. Poland’s annual consumption of gas is almost 16 billion cubic meters, 25 percent of which is covered from Poland’s own deposits.
The value of the deal with the Polish company was not disclosed, in line with traditional secrecy for such energy deals.
§ 22–404. Assault or threatened assault in a menacing manner;
(a)(1) Whoever unlawfully assaults, or threatens another in a menacing manner, shall be fined not more than the amount set forth in § 22-3571.01 or be imprisoned not more than 180 days, or both.
(2) Whoever unlawfully assaults, or threatens another in a menacing manner, and intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly causes significant bodily injury to another shall be fined not more than the amount set forth in § 22-3571.01 or be imprisoned not more than 3 years, or both. For the purposes of this paragraph, the term “significant bodily injury” means an injury that requires hospitalization or immediate medical attention.
To breakdown the legalese to plain-speak, noted DC criminal defense attorney, David Benowitz breaks down simple assault; (emphasis mine)
In DC, a person may be charged with simple assault (misdemeanor), assault with significant injury, or aggravated assault. Simple assault is when a person makes an attempt or effort, with the use of violence, to injure another person, and at the time of the attempt has the ability to injure the person. A DC simple assault charge also requires that the action is committed voluntarily and on purpose. A simple assault offense can also be charged under an “intent to frighten” theory.
Watch the video for yourself… you make the call. In the meantime, Fox News is reporting that the White House has pulled Acosta’s “hard pass”;
CNN’s Chief White House Correspondent Jim Acosta’s press pass to access the White House was suspended “until further notice” Wednesday, hours after he engaged in a contentious back-and-forth with President Trump.
As a result of today’s incident, the White House is suspending the hard pass of the reporter involved until further notice.
President Trump believes in a free press and expects and welcomes tough questions of him and his Administration. We will, however, never tolerate a reporter placing his hands on a young woman just trying to do her job as a White House intern…
For those who tune into the Fox Business Channel, a quite interesting commercial has been airing for the past handful of days. To be honest, it’s quite an emotionally moving message.
Funded by the Polish National Foundation (a Warsaw-based non-profit organization), a mix of retired Polish officers and senior enlisted literally thank the American people for the Yank pilots of the Air Service of the AEF (the forerunner of the US Air Force) who initially fought in World War I, then went to Poland in 1919 to help our heroic allies fight back the invading Bolsheviks from the Soviet Union.
Possibly the poster boy as to why America leads the world in prison population, Arturo Macarro Gutierrez has been arrested… again.
In and out of jail at least since 2014, Gutierrez has been picked-up again, but only after the home he was hiding in was stormed by the South Metro SWAT team of the St. Paul Police Department. Even after given the chance to peacefully surrender, which was followed by SWAT popping off teas gas into the structure.
Reportedly armed, Gutierrez was eventually found in the attic hiding under the home’s insulation, as reported by the Twin Cities Pioneer Press.
A 35-year-old St. Paul man is charged with first and second-degree criminal sexual conduct after authorities allege he assaulted a four-year-old and could have transferred a sexually transmitted disease in the process.
Arturo Macarro Gutierrez was charged Monday in Ramsey County.
The criminal complaint alleges the four-year-old complained of pain on Halloween, and told a relative that a man – identified as Gutierrez – had pulled down their pants and hurt them.
After being taken to Children’s Hospital in St. Paul, the child tested positive for gonorrhea.
A forensic sexual assault examination allegedly concluded Gutierrez tested positive for gonorrhea as well.
Not his first go ’round with American jurisprudence, Gutierrez is an old hand at not only the booking procedures, but also the revolving door that is our penal system;
Arrested on 5/24/2014, Gutierrez was arrested for domestic abuse (AKA: Wife beating)
Busted on 2/9/1018, he was nabbed for failure to appear (AKA: Telling the judge to go screw himself).
Picked-up again on 2/27/2018, the repeat offender again was charged with failure to appear (AKA: Telling the judge to screw himself for the second time)
Hitting the trifecta, the one-man crime spree was snagged on 6/15/2018 for False Info-Name of Another; Domestic Assault; Escape from Custody (AKA: What’s a guy gotta do to prove I love breaking the law?”)
In a sort of related story, seriously, this isn’t from The Onion, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported back in 2016;
SWAT uniforms and equipment will switch from an olive green to dark blue in an attempt to soften the unit’s image amid an ongoing national debate about the militarization of local police departments.
Officials hope the change will “address public perception of the militarized look,” Cmdr. Scott Gerlicher said in a memo to SWAT team members on Monday.
The change was among the recommendations made by President Obama’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing, created after several unarmed black men were killed by white police officers. It suggested that police could “minimize confrontation” by wearing “soft look” uniforms and “having officers remove riot gear as soon as practical, and maintaining open postures.”