Sanders Lurches Furthest Left with New Climate Change Scheme

Typical brain-dead leftist. Pay for a program by taxing the Golden Eggs from the Goose you vow to kill. Makes perfect sense!

from the Blaze:

Bernie Sanders unveils most extreme climate change plan of all 2020 Dems

He says the plan will ‘pay for itself’ in 15 years

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (Vt.) released a climate change plan Thursday that far exceeds the plans of other Democrats in both ambition and cost, according to the New York Times.

Sanders, who supported the infamous Green New Deal posted by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), gave his plan the same title and wants to eliminate fossil fuel use completely by 2050. read more

Immigrants Get Preference Over Citizens in Maine

A long time ago Zanetta Smith got sick and couldn’t work anymore — and then she lost her apartment, WGME-TV reported.

“You fall into bad times, and sometimes it’s hard to get out of it,” Smith told the station.

She’d been living in her car for the last five years until a friend offered to let her stay in a storage shack in the woods, WGME said. read more

Kaepernick Cherry-Picks Frederick Douglass – Ted Cruz Sets Him Straight

from the Blaze:

Ted Cruz handles NYT writer who said he has ‘no business’ using Frederick Douglass’ name

The backstory

Kaepernick quoted the following part of a Douglass speech:

“What have I, or those I represent, to do with your national independence? This Fourth of July is yours, not mine…There is not a nation on the earth guilty of practices more shocking and bloody than are the people of these United States at this very hour.”

 

Another Slap in the Face to Veterans

To equate the importance of a flag representing the gender some people pretend to be with a flag honoring our prisoners of war and those missing in action is a travesty. But to take one down and replace with another is just disgusting and a purposeful dig at all those who hold dear the military and those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

from the Blaze:

Rainbow pride flag replaces POW/MIA flag at veterans memorial plaza — and public outcry is ignited

Veteran John “Bill” Williams recalled to WRC-TV that he was in Vietnam just six days before two fellow service members were shot down, declared missing in action, “and they still haven’t found their bodies.”

 

Image source: WRC-TV video screenshotSuch losses are why the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Plaza in Rockville, Maryland, means so much to Williams.

Image source: WRC-TV video screenshotAnd it’s also why he was upset that the plaza’s POW/MIA flag was replaced with an LGBTQ rainbow flag for pride month, the station said.

Image source: WRC-TV video screenshot

“I wasn’t happy about it at all because the park is supposed to be a veterans park,” Williams told WRC. “People died. Now they took it down and put another flag up.”

He added to the station, “If they want to put the other flag underneath, they could put it underneath, but the POW flag should be flying there.”

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ICE Raids to Clash with Leftist Mayors

from the Blaze:

Mayors of major US cities say they will not cooperate with planned

ICE raids of illegal aliens

“Our law enforcement officers will never participate in these actions”

 

Several leaders of major U.S. cities have reacted to reports of planned Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids, and they say they will not cooperate with the federal action.

Mark Morgan, the acting director of ICE, told reporters that the raids would target families that have received a deportation order. read more

ICE to Begin Deportation of Millions of Illegals

from the Blaze:

Trump announces massive deportation effort to begin next week, and criticizes Dems for inaction

‘They will be removed as fast as they come in’

President Donald Trump, in a Monday night tweet, announced a large-scale effort by Immigration and Customs Enforcement to remove illegal immigrants from the United States. read more

What A Concept – Move the Department of Agriculture Closer to the Agriculture

from the Blaze:

Government employees throw fit because their agency is being moved to flyover country

Why shouldn’t the Department of Agriculture work closer to the people it serves?

Employees stood and turned their backs to Sonny Perdue on Thursday as the agriculture secretary detailed the move of two of USDA's key research agencies out of Washington, D.C.

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced that government would move two research agencies within the U.S. Department of Agriculture jobs out of Washington, D.C., to areas in the United States where food actually comes from, and bureaucrats aren’t happy about that. read more

Congress Voting Itself a Pay Raise

What a great deal! I’m sure every person in America wishes he or she could get together with their fellow employees and just vote themselves a raise.
But that’s not the way the private sector works. The private sector has that darned “merit based” system, where if you perform well, you are compensated accordingly. And I doubt many Americans would say that Congress is anywhere close to performing their duties well.Related image
Instead, how about considering a vote to cut your pay. And is this not a tacit admission by the dems of the strength of the Trump economy?

from The Blaze:

House Democrats push to give themselves pay raises despite pushback

Not all members are on board

House Democrats are moving forward with a spending package that would allow for a $4,500 cost-of-living pay increase for members of Congress, despite pushback from lawmakers on both sides of the aisle. read more

The Power of Victimization

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

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It’s quite obvious that Islam is treated much differently than are all other religions.

Check that. After further reflection, it is treated differently than all but one other religion. I overlooked the religion of leftism, which, like Islam, is both religious and political.

Islam is a religion which also has a command and control political machine. Radical Islamists seek to control every aspect of life. Radical leftism, the other side of the same coin, is a command and control political machine, which is treated like a religion, demanding blind faith of its followers, and also seeks to control every aspect of life.

And both have yet another thing in common, and that is victimization. Like leftism, Islamic victimization extends well beyond our borders.

In a case of hyper-#MeToo victimization, a doctor in Great Britain is in peril of losing his entire medical practice over one unsubstantiated claim by a Muslim woman. And the woman wasn’t even the patient. read more