Tuesday, January 31, 2017
The liberal response.
Oh No, say it ain't so!
Lemmings (especially Hollywood) who unthinkingly join a mass movement, in a headlong rush to bring about their own destruction.
Following in the footsteps of other countries, Austria is set to prohibit the use of Islamic full-face veils in courts, schools and other “public places.”
Chancellor Christian Kern said Monday the new measures approved by a coalition of Social Democrats and the centrist People’s party are an effort of countering the rise of the far-right Freedom Party, which has witnessed a surge in support that resulted in the party’s presidential candidate nearly winning the election in December.
"We believe in an open society that is also based on open communication. Full-body veils in public spaces stand against that and will, therefore, be prohibited," said the text of the coalition agreement published on Monday.
The ban would apply to the burqa and niqabs, which cover all or most of the face and are often worn by conservative Muslim women.
Kern added that he wanted to avoid “giving 600,000 Muslims in Austria the feel that they are not part of our society,” DW reported.
The ban would also prohibit police officers, judges and magistrates and public prosecutors from wearing head scarves in the interest of appearing “ideologically and religiously neutral” while serving the state. It also included provisions to curb job access for foreign laborers, especially those from eastern nations, and requiring that 30 percent of a company’s supervisory board members be female.
The French parliament passed an act more than six years ago that made France the first European Union country to ban the niqab and burqa, the full-face or face-and-body coverings worn by some Muslim women, in public places.
Last month, Chancellor Angela Merkel said the full-face veil should be prohibited in Germany “wherever it is legally possible,” and earlier this month the African country of Morocco reportedly banned the burqa, citing security reasons.
Various burqa bans have also been approved in Belgium, the Netherlands, Bulgaria, and Switzerland.
Posted by Merchant of Venom at 1/31/2017 11:43:00 AM
Colorado lawmaker wants to let victims of crimes committed by illegals sue politicians in “sanctuary cities”
Make it happen
A Colorado state representative announced a bill Monday that would allow victims of certain crimes committed by illegal immigrants to sue state and local politicians who defy federal immigration authorities seeking to enforce the law, multiple news outlets are reporting.
Republican state Rep. Dave Williams, who is Hispanic, said he wants to strip the “immunity” from Democratic politicians who “place Coloradans in danger because of the sanctuary city policies that they created and continue to implement,” the Denver Post reported.
“As the first Latino elected to Colorado House District 15, I think it’s important that we do all we can to uphold the rule of law and ensure all communities, regardless of race or ethnicity, are protected from dangerous policies that are forced on us by radical, out-of-touch politicians who continually sell out to an unlawful agenda that increases the number of criminals, and needless deaths among our fellow citizens,” Williams said, according to The Colorado Statesman.
Williams called out by name Denver Mayor Michael Hancock, who said on Friday that he would “welcome” the sanctuary city label for Denver.
“If being a sanctuary city means that we value taking care of one another, and welcoming refugees and immigrants, then I welcome the title,” Hancock said in a video posted to YouTube, adding: “If being a sanctuary city means that our law enforcement officers are expected to do the work of federal immigration authorities, or violate the constitutional rights of any of our people, we reject that.”
Jim Steinle (L), father of murder victim Kathryn Steinle (in photo, R), allegedly at the hands of an undocumented immigrant, testifies about his daughter’s murder during a hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee on U.S. immigration enforcement policies, on Capitol Hill in Washington July 21, 2015. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
Sanctuary city policies were vaulted into the national discussion by the July 2015 murder of Kate Steinle, whose alleged shooter was in the country illegally but had avoided deportation due to San Francisco’s sanctuary city policies.
Posted by Merchant of Venom at 1/31/2017 10:35:00 AM
They're so f-ing stupid I almost feel sorry for them. She shouldn't be looking at the moon... but rather on it.
Watch to the end. Wonder if they'll do a skit on SNL?
And her daughter is just as stupid!
Posted by Merchant of Venom at 1/31/2017 09:30:00 AM
On a tip from Ed and Patrick Kilbane
It's astounding when you think about it.
Muslims chop off heads a dime a dozen. Set people on fire. Put them in a cage and drown them. Chain them to a truck and drag them through the streets until their lifeless body is smoldering. Strap bombs on Christian children for the sheer pleasure of watching them blow up. Push homosexuals off towering buildings and watch them splat like watermelons. But the biggest atrocity of all?
Trump detains 109 Muslims at the airport.
Give me a fucking break!
Posted by Merchant of Venom at 1/31/2017 07:01:00 AM
Monday, January 30, 2017
Well, Well, Well...
Instead of Chuck Schumer his name should be Brain Tumor. Here's a NY Jew who experienced 911 first hand and who's homeland is viciously attacked by Muslims almost on a daily basis. You would think if anyone would support Trump's immigration order it would be him. Especially after his idol just stabbed Israel in the back at the UN. Where were those tears then?
What went unreported Schumer was so overcome he later passed out. He had to be given artificial perspiration and only came to after Rosie O'Donnell placed her armpit over his nose.
Posted by Merchant of Venom at 1/30/2017 07:42:00 AM
Trump has been taking it left and right for his immigration order. One report likened him to 'Hitler rounding up the Jews!' This is one of the few stories that has some positive things to say about it... the MSM being what it is. If I was Trump I would have thrown Pakistan and Afghanistan in the mix.
They also said his poll rating is 36% if you believe that.
With Trump supporters, it's 100%.
Dean Cavaretta, the former state director for President Trump’s campaign, was frustrated Saturday night as protesters arrived at Logan Airport to voice anger at the president’s executive order on immigration.
Trump’s Friday order closed US borders to refugees and non-US citizens from seven predominantly Muslim countries: Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. Travelers with green cards and visas were reportedly detained at airports across the country on Saturday, and some, like Iranian-born Samira Asgari, were not allowed to travel to the US at all.
Cavaretta said the policy was a bold change for the country that was bound to inconvenience many at the start. But instead of protesting, he hoped Massachusetts residents would “take a breath” and let the country acclimate to the changes.
“The president is trying to come up with a policy to keep the country safe,” he said. “I think any time you’re going to be this bold, it’s going to cause people to be concerned.”
Cavaretta hopes local politicians and federal officials will come together with open minds and create constructive solutions, rather than simply fighting the executive order. One of the first priorities, he said, is to create a “robust and fast waiver process” to allow people with current visas and green card holders to enter the country.
Cavaretta also emphasized that Trump’s policy is temporary and exists to allow the administration to create a stronger immigration system. The order places an immigration ban from the seven predominantly Muslim countries for 90 days, all refugees for 120 days, and indefinitely for all Syrian refugees.
“The goal is to come up with a new immigration system to make sure that stricter vetting is conducted, particularly with countries that have a history of terrorism,” he said. “It’s incumbent upon the congressmen and our federal officials to make this work based on the president’s wishes.”
Jessica Vaughan, director of policy studies for the Center for immigration Studies, also acknowledged that the policy has room for exceptions but said the number of refugees allowed into the United States should be reverted back to “a level that has been more typical of recent years.”
Vaughan said it makes sense to suspend admission for non-US citizens from certain countries while the Trump administration re-evaluates the country’s vetting process.
Though there is an opportunity to allow people with visas and green cards back in, this process “is not something that can be done overnight,” she said.“Having a student visa doesn’t necessarily mean that someone is not a terrorist,” she said. “They may be able to be admitted back in, but they’re going to have to be subjected to extra scrutiny, and there can’t be any guarantees that they’re going to be allowed back in.”
Lou Murray, a Republican National Convention delegate who serves on Trump’s Catholic Advisory Group, said he has “nothing but high praise” for Trump’s executive order.
He added that the US government should help “those populations who are most vulnerable,” including “the Christian population who is most at risk from ISIS, Al Qaeda, and other Islamic dangers.”
“Our kindness to the Tsarnaev family was repaid by a pressure cooker bomb on the marathon route,” Murray said. “I think he’s [Trump’s] doing the right thing, as a Bostonian.”
Posted by Merchant of Venom at 1/30/2017 06:16:00 AM
Sunday, January 29, 2017
Iran said on Saturday it would stop U.S. citizens entering the country in retaliation to Washington's visa ban against Tehran and six other majority-Muslim countries announced by new U.S. President Donald Trump.
"While respecting the American people and distinguishing between them and the hostile policies of the U.S. government, Iran will implement the principle of reciprocity until the offensive U.S. limitations against Iranian nationals are lifted," a Foreign Ministry statement said.
"The restrictions against travel by Muslims to America... are an open affront against the Muslim world and the Iranian nation in particular and will be known as a great gift to extremists," said the statement, carried by state media.
The U.S. ban will make it virtually impossible for relatives and friends of an estimated one million Iranian-Americans to visit the United States.
Earlier on Saturday, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said it was no time to build walls between nations and criticized steps towards canceling world trade agreements, without naming Trump.
Trump on Wednesday ordered the construction of a U.S.-Mexican border wall, a major promise during his election campaign, as part of a package of measures to curb illegal immigration.
"Today is not the time to erect walls between nations. They have forgotten that the Berlin wall fell years ago," Rouhani said in a speech carried live on Iranian state television.
"To annul world trade accords does not help their economy and does not serve the development and blooming of the world economy," Rouhani told a tourism conference in Tehran. "This is the day for the world to get closer through trade."
The protectionist-minded Trump formally withdrew the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal on Monday, fulfilling a campaign pledge to end American involvement in the 2015 pact.
Rouhani, a pragmatist elected in 2013, thawed Iran's relations with world powers after years of confrontation and engineered its 2015 deal with them under which it curbed its nuclear program in exchange for relief from sanctions.
Posted by Merchant of Venom at 1/29/2017 06:37:00 AM
Saturday, January 28, 2017
And the precise reason they don’t want photo voter ID. Most states offer photo ID for free but it’s too much of a ‘hardship’ to go get it. So if it’s this distressing to get the ID…how can they possibly manage to get a voting booth?
Remember this one?
Hillary Clinton garnered more than 800,000 votes from noncitizens on Nov. 8, an approximation far short of President Trump’s estimate of up to 5 million illegal voters but supportive of his charges of fraud.
Political scientist Jesse Richman of Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, has worked with colleagues to produce groundbreaking research on noncitizen voting, and this week he posted a blog in response to Mr. Trump’s assertion.
Based on national polling by a consortium of universities, a report by Mr. Richman said 6.4 percent of the estimated 20 million adult noncitizens in the U.S. voted in November. He extrapolated that that percentage would have added 834,381 net votes for Mrs. Clinton, who received about 2.8 million more votes than Mr. Trump.
Mr. Richman calculated that Mrs. Clinton would have collected 81 percent of noncitizen votes.
“Is it plausible that non-citizen votes added to Clinton’s margin? Yes,” Mr. Richman wrote. “Is it plausible that non-citizen votes account for the entire nation-wide popular vote margin held by Clinton? Not at all.”
Still, the finding is significant because it means noncitizens may have helped Mrs. Clinton carry a state or finish better than she otherwise would have.
Mr. Trump’s unverified accusation to congressional leaders this week, as reported by The Washington Post, has sent the issue skyward.
He apparently was referring to all types of fraud, such as the “dead” voting or multiple votes from the same person. But the thrust of his estimate appears to be that illegal immigrants and noncitizens carried the popular vote.
He returned to the issue Thursday in Philadelphia, where he spoke to congressional Republicans mapping this year’s legislative calendar.
“We also need to keep the ballot box safe from illegal voting,” the president said. “And, believe me, you take a look at what’s registering, folks. Take a look at what’s registering. We are going to protect the integrity of the ballot box, and we are going to defend the votes of the American citizen, so important.”
The mainstream media reacted to Mr. Trump’s assertion with derision. Liberal pundits said there is no evidence of fraud.
CNN’s Jake Tapper called it “a stunning allegation for which the White House is providing no evidence. And there is a reason they are providing no evidence — there is no evidence. It is not true.”
Esquire.com said, “The most bizarre lie of Donald Trump’s presidency so far is his claim of widespread voter fraud in an election he won.”
But conservative activists say the liberal media are ignoring evidence — that noncitizen voting is illegal and, thus, fraud. They say the Justice Department in the Obama administration was more concerned with preventing states from cleansing rosters of dead and inactive voters than in mounting any investigation into fraud.
“Most voters are never asked for voter ID, so it is dishonest to suggest that with the tens of millions of illegal and legal aliens here, there is no voter fraud,” said Tom Fitton, who heads the conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch. “If the key Old Dominion study results on the 2008 election are applied to 2016 — 1.41 million aliens may have voted illegally, with 1.13 million voting for Democrats.”
“A federal voter fraud investigation is long overdue,” Mr. Fitton said. “It would be a simple matter of analyzing voter registration databases against federal databases of aliens and deceased individuals. Why is the left afraid to even ask the questions? The jig is up.”
There does not appear to be any concerted postelection effort by states to take on the daunting task of checking voter rolls and ballots to verify citizenship. In some states, no ID is required to register and vote.
In the absence of detailed accounting, the only scientific way to make an estimate is by post-vote polling.
Mr. Richman relies on a one-of-a-kind poll: the Cooperative Congressional Election Survey. Every two years, a consortium of 28 universities produces a detailed report on voters and their views based on polling by YouGov.
Tucked inside the lengthy questionnaire is a question on citizenship status: A significant number of respondents anonymously acknowledged they were not citizens when they voted.
Three professors at Old Dominion University — Mr. Richman, Gulshan A. Chattha and David C. Earnest — took these answers, did further research and extrapolated that of a 19.4 million estimate of adult noncitizens, about 620,000 were illegally registered to vote in the 2008 presidential election. Using other measuring tools, they said, the actual number of noncitizen voters could be as low as 38,000 and as high as 2.8 million.
The U.S. Census Bureau reported in 2012 that there are 22 million noncitizens in the country. The group comprises illegal immigrants and people in the U.S. legally on a visa or permanent resident green card. Of this 22 million, 20 million were 18 or older, the U.S. voting age requirement.
Conservatives have long suspected that Democrats are tacitly encouraging illegal immigrants to vote. Liberal leaders have created “sanctuary cities” across the nation that refuse to work with federal immigration enforcement authorities.
President Obama was asked during the campaign last year if illegal immigrants had anything to fear from federal authorities if they voted in the presidential race.
“Many of the millennials, Dreamers, undocumented citizens — and I call them citizens because they contribute to this country — are fearful of voting,” he was asked on a Latino YouTube channel. “‘So if I vote, will Immigration know where I live? Will they come for my family and deport us?’”
“Not true, and the reason is, first of all, when you vote, you are a citizen yourself,” Mr. Obama said. “And there is not a situation where the voting rolls somehow are transferred over and people start investigating, etc. The sanctity of the vote is strictly confidential.”
Some conservatives interpreted Mr. Obama’s answer as a go-ahead signal, with his questionable assertion that voter rolls are off limits to federal investigators.
The WikiLeaks dump of Clinton campaign manager John Podesta’s emails contained one message on directing immigrants/illegals to vote. He said immigrants/illegals should obtain driver’s licenses and then attest at a polling place that they are U.S. citizens.
Posted by Merchant of Venom at 1/28/2017 11:50:00 AM
Friday, January 27, 2017
More great news! Good riddance you lice-infested underlings.
They're quitting because of Trump and Tillerson?
This is the same State Department who 'lost' $6 billion dollars and tried desperately to stonewall the FBI email investigation of their former boss lying, thieving, murdering, all around corrupt bitch Hillary Clinton.
Hope they got a bang out of watching their former boss at the Inaugural.
The entire senior level management at the State Department has resigned less than a week into Donald Trump's presidency.
A number of senior career diplomats are stepping down from their positions, putting increasing pressure on incoming secretary of state, Rex Tillerson.
It is part of a mass exodus of senior foreign officials who want don't want to be involved in the new administration, the Washington Post reported.
Trump, who has yet to fill many top diplomatic jobs, will now have to make more appointments.
His pick for secretary of state, Tillerson, is expected to be confirmed by the Senate next week.
The State Department confirmed several senior staff and a top arms control diplomat would be leaving.
All had submitted their resignations prior to Trump's January 20 inauguration as is required of officials holding jobs appointed by the president.
They were not required to leave the foreign service but chose to retire or resign for personal reasons, the department said.
The entire senior level of management officials have resigned from the State Department, making incoming secretary of state Rex Tillerson's (pictured) job more difficult
While none of the officials has linked his or her departure explicitly to Trump, many diplomats have privately expressed concern about serving in his administration given the unorthodox positions he's taken on many foreign policy issues.
Turnover among senior leadership during presidential transitions is not unusual, although the career diplomats who are leaving the foreign service entirely had served under both Republican and Democratic presidents.
More resignations are expected to be accepted as Trump's diplomatic team takes shape, according to the officials who were not authorized to discuss personnel matters publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity. The now vacant jobs will be filled by subordinates on an acting basis until their full-time appointments are named, the officials said.
Among those whose resignations have been accepted are Thomas Countryman, who had been serving as the acting undersecretary of state for arms control and international security.
Others include Undersecretary for Management Patrick F. Kennedy; two assistant secretaries, Joyce Barr and Michele Bond; and Gentry Smith, who directs the Office of Foreign Missions.
They had been willing to remain at their posts but had no expectation of staying, according to several State Department officials familiar with the resignations.
Undersecretary for Management Patrick F. Kennedy is one of those who have stepped down from his position less than a week into Trump's presidency
Patrick F. Kennedy was the guy who "pressured" the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to declassify an email from Hillary Clinton's private server in exchange for a "quid pro quo" of placing more agents in certain countries.
So these people are residents of the same swamp Clinton lives in.
Gentry Smith (top) and Joyce Barr (Bottom) are two other senior officials who decided to quit
Michele Bond, Assistant Secretary of the Bureau of Consular Affairs, also chose to quit. She, like the others who resigned, handed in her notice before Trump's inauguration
Other senior career diplomats to have left the State Department since Trump's election include Victoria Nuland, the former assistant secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs, and Gregory Starr, the assistant secretary for diplomatic security. Starr retired on Inauguration Day as did Lydia Muniz, a non-career political appointee who had run Overseas Building Operations.
Kennedy was relied upon by both Democrats and Republicans. He was tapped for the undersecretary post in 2007 by President George W. Bush and stayed on throughout President Barack Obama's term.
His position oversees the department's budget and finances, security, global facilities and consular services.
Kennedy, a diplomat since 1973, was criticized for the department's insufficient security at the diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya, where four Americans were killed in 2012.
In testy congressional hearings, Kennedy defended then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's handling of the situation and insisted there was no 'stand down' order to the U.S. military during the attack.
Posted by Merchant of Venom at 1/27/2017 07:59:00 AM
Thursday, January 26, 2017
This is an excellent opportunity for this guy.
Border Patrol Chief Mark Morgan has resigned, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Thursday. “On behalf of the men and women of U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the U.S. Border Patrol, I want to thank Mark Morgan for his unwavering dedication to our border security mission, and recognize his life-long career in service to the nation,” said Kevin K. McAleenan, the acting commissioner of CBP. Morgan’s resignation comes as President Donald Trump is ordering the construction of a wall on the southern border between the U.S. and Mexico. Earlier Thursday, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto canceled a meeting with Trump that was scheduled for next Tuesday because of their dispute over the border wall.
Posted by Merchant of Venom at 1/26/2017 01:58:00 PM
Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright introduces Hillary Clinton during a campaign stop in New Hampshire. (Reuters)
Madeleine Albright the former secretary of state, tweeted Wednesday that she is prepared to register as a Muslim in ‘solidarity’ as reports say President Trump plans on suspending the U.S.'s refugee program for 120 days.
Albright said that there is no fine print on the Statue of Liberty and America must "remain open to people of all faiths & backgrounds."
She went on to say that she was raised Catholic, became Episcopalian and “found out later my family was Jewish.”
“I stand ready to register as Muslim in #solidarity,” she tweeted. The Hill reported that she is following in feminist icon Gloria Steinem’s vow to become Muslim if there is ever a registry.
Albright was a vocal critic of Trump in the election and lended her support to Hillary Clinton. She made headlines last year when, at a rally in New Hampshire, she said there's a special "place in hell for women who don't help each other."
She later clarified those remarks and called it an "undiplomatic moment."
Does anyone truly believe this is going to assimilate into our society?
Posted by Merchant of Venom at 1/26/2017 07:29:00 AM