Cuomo shows where his loyalty lies

by: Brent Smith

This is from a portion of a Washington Examiner article.

My humble commentary is indented and italicized.

It’s entitled:

Andrew Cuomo labels coronavirus the ‘European virus’ in latest press briefing

During a press conference Monday, the Democratic governor addressed how coronavirus cases in the state are on a downward trajectory before labeling the virus as having originated in Europe rather than China.

“New York, the cases are now on the decline. You look at the rest of the nation outside of New York, the cases are still on the incline. We took the worst situation in the nation and changed the trajectory. So, now we are on the decline. The rest of the nation, the cases are still on the incline. That is because of what the people in this state did,” he said.

No governor – that is what you ordered people to do. And although you have begun to ease the lockdown, the State is nowhere close to being “open.” And New York City is still locked down. read more

Trump Makes Right Call on FISA

from the Washington Examiner:

Trump rejects extension of surveillance law without FISA reforms in meeting with Republicans

 

 

President Trump told lawmakers that he will not support a long-term extension of key intelligence programs without reforms to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.

Trump held a private meeting with Attorney General William Bar, Republican members of Congress, and GOP leadership on Tuesday about extending provisions of the USA Freedom Act. The meeting was focused on discussing certain provisions of the law that expire on March 15, including surveillance of lone-wolf terrorists, roving wiretaps, and a program that permits requests for metadata from phone records. read more

Trump Jr Hits Back

Good on Donald Trump Jr. for ramping up the spotlight on the shadowy swamp rats. The dems have orchestrated the greatest scandal this nation has ever known. Greater than all other government corruption scandals combined! Everything they’ve accused Trump of doing, they’ve done, times 10. Talk about projection.

from the Washington Examiner:

Don Trump Jr. defiant after naming whistleblower as Eric Ciaramella

Donald Trump Jr. named CIA officer Eric Ciaramella as the whistleblower who filed a complaint about President Trump’s phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

The president’s eldest son, 41, sent out a link via Twitter to a Breitbart News story that named Ciaramella as the “alleged” whistleblower. Ciaramella, 33, was named in a RealClearInvestigations report last week. “Because of course he did!!! Alleged ‘Whistleblower’ Eric Ciaramella Worked Closely with Anti-Trump Dossier Hoaxer,” Trump Jr. tweeted. read more

Democrat Lies Help Illegals Enter the U.S.

The Daily Caller reports that Jim Jordan and other Republicans on the House Oversight Committee are demanding an explanation as to why

Rep. Escobar

Congressional democrats were taking trips to Mexico, “after reports were released that said a Democrat was ‘coaching’ migrants on how to break the law to illegally enter the country.”

“The National Border Patrol Council’s El Paso chapter and several Customs and Border Protection personnel told the Washington Examiner aides to Rep. Veronica Escobar, who took over 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke’s district, and the local Catholic diocese have interviewed thousands of migrants in Juarez over the past few weeks to find cases where [they claim] Department of Homeland Security officials may have wrongly returned people.”

“This all comes after a member of Texas Democratic Rep. Veronica Escobar’s staff reportedly coached migrants in detention facilities on how to get around immigration laws, reportedly telling them to act like they cannot speak Spanish when caught trying to enter the U.S.” read more

New York Times Trump-Russia Dry-Hole

New York Times Executive Editor admits the paper’s myopic coverage of Trump-Russia and how they handle to scramble when it came up empty.

from the Washington Examiner:

New York Times chief outlines coverage shift: From Trump-Russia to Trump racism

Dean Baquet, the executive editor of the New York Times, said recently that, after the Mueller report, the paper has to shift the focus of its coverage from the Trump-Russia affair to the president’s alleged racism.

“We built our newsroom to cover one story, and we did it truly well,” Baquet said. “Now we have to regroup, and shift resources and emphasis to take on a different story.” read more

Castro Outs Trump Donors

This is absolutely despicable. Castro has to know of the potential for violence by the likes of Antifa thugs against these donors, but still, like the leftist radical he is, Castro just doesn’t care. Like all radical leftists, they want to shut down any speech, opinion, or even support for anything or anyone with whom they don’t agree.

from the Washington Examiner:

‘Fueling a campaign of hate’: Joaquin Castro tweets names and employers of 44 Trump donors

The Twitter account operated by Texas Rep. Joaquin Castro’s reelection campaign listed 44 residents of San Antonio who donated the maximum amount to President Trump’s campaign for reelection so far this year. read more

Justice Finally Served for SEAL Chief Gallagher

Well it’s about damn time! To me, this smelled like a set-up for the get go and that Chief Gallagher was being railroaded. You don’t get to spend as many years on the teams as did Gallagher by being an impetuous dumb-ass. For nine long months the Chief was locked away, treated as if he was already found guilty. But justice finally prevailed.


from the Washington Examiner:

Jury finds Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher not guilty of war crimes

The jury assigned to the case of accused Special Warfare Chief Edward Gallagher has found the decorated Navy SEAL not guilty of murder and attempted murder after a whirlwind trial that included bombshell revelations and twists.
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New DHS Chief Undermines Trump

What’s that old saying? “Sometimes it’s better to stick with the devil you, than choose the one you don’t.”

Well, it’s been proven yet again, as it has many times just in the recent past.

Trump got rid of Homeland Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen because he thought her ineffective. Maybe so, but at least she was loyal. She’s the devil he knew.

Her replacement, acting Secretary, Kevin McAleenan, is the devil Trump evidently did not know.

Kirstjen Nielsen isn’t looking so bad at this time.

from Zero Hedge:

Acting DHS Chief ‘Sabotaged’ ICE Raids By Leaking Plan To Washington Post

Since the Washington Post spoiled the surprise and published a report about the Trump Administration’s plan to arrest thousands of migrant families who have been denied asylum – prompting the administration to cancel the raids – many have probably been wondering why somebody inside would break President Trump’s longstanding policy of not telegraphing your moves in advance.
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What a Surprise – Companies Get Caught Cheating on Government Contracts

Yes, it’s the fault of the companies for cheating the government and us, the taxpayers. But this is what happens a lot when you start throwing around millions and billions of dollars in government contracts. There will always be fraudsters that use the system of big, slow moving government – not to mention payoffs of public officials. Frankly I find it miraculous that the companies got caught. I guess they just didn’t pay off the right people.

from the Washington Examiner:

FBI: Company cheated taxpayers out of millions of dollars meant for Puerto Rico aid

Two sister companies contracted to do recovery work for Puerto Rico are accused of pocketing millions of dollars without fulfilling the terms of their government contracts. read more

DC Residents had Better see Through the New Vision Zero Bill

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

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The goal of the omnibus Vision Zero bill, from council member Charles Allen of Ward 6, is to decrease the number of traffic accidents with pedestrians and cyclists,” writes the Washington Examiner.

At first blush, it may appear to be a “traffic safety bill,” but reading further, the additional proposals make obvious what this really is. The “Vision Zero bill” is a government command and control / Green New Deal style bill, disguised as a traffic safety bill.

The main takeaway of the bill, that many conservative chronicles gleaned, is that neighbors will be allowed to effectively write their own parking tickets – turning otherwise harmless busy-bodies into traffic cops.

Now, knowing that the police can’t be everywhere, the aforementioned D.C. council member Charles Allen of Ward 6 proposes that, “certain residents,” be given the authority, “to write out parking tickets to their neighbors.” read more