Democratic Candidate For NYC Council Doesn’t Like ‘Greedy Jewish Landlords’

Sometimes you see something you cannot believe. You look. Then look again. Blink, shake your head and look again. You then realize it’s real. It’s absolutely nuts, but there it is, real as can be.

A Democrat in New York City by the name of Thomas Lopez-Pierre is running for the city council, and he’s hitched his campaign to the notion people in the 7th district are suffering because of Jewish landlords.

His entire Twitter feed is devoted to largely to railing against “greedy Jewish landlords.” Check it out:

It is possible, even likely, that this clown is some off the wall candidate that has no chance of winning this race. The larger point is, how in the world is he getting away with this?

I say it because if we play the “If this were a Republican” game, it would certainly be making the waves on MSNBC for starters. You can bet there’d be members of Congress asked about it and sooner or later it would become the usual, “If you do not condemn, then you condone!” game Democrats and many in the mainstream media play against Republicans.

I’m thinking the media may want to ask a candidate who prominently displays a photo of himself along with Barack Obama on his campaign website thinks he can accomplish by calling out “greedy Jewish landlords.”

 

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A Democratic Mayoral Candidate Is Pro-Life and The Left Is Freaking Out

The left and cohorts in the mainstream media are happy to paint Republicans as wild-eyed extremists on the issue of abortion. It is a position that fails the sniff test, time after time but they continue to repeat it.

The Democrats are a party as a whole that believes in abortion on demand. Abortion for any reason and at any stage of the pregnancy with zero restrictions. They pretend to support restrictions just so long as there is an exception for the “health” of the mother. Restrictions are toothless with such an exception as it is so vague, a doctor can think of any excuse for how the lack of abortion can affect a woman’s “health.”

The proof is in the polling which has been consistent over the years. For the longest time, Democrats were content to brag about polling which asked, “Are you pro-life or pro-choice?” Until recently, the pro-choice side won out. It wasn’t until Gallup started doing a deeper dive that public opinion was fully expressed.

Gallup began to break the question up into four groups:

The legality of abortion:

  • Legal under any circumstances
  • Legal under only certain circumstances
  • Illegal in all circumstances

Gallup’s latest results show 50% of the American people occupy the area where it should be legal only in certain circumstances. In other words, they support restrictions. 29% support abortion being legal in all circumstances, and 19% think it should be illegal in all circumstances.

Democrats are the extremists because they are held hostage by the far left’s view on abortion. Abortion on demand is not the view of most Americans. One could argue the Republican viewpoint is extreme except the Republican Party has a history of pro-choice Republicans serving in office including Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski.

That’s why it comes as no surprise to see the left having a freakout over a pro-life Democrat, Heath Mello, running for Mayor in the city of Omaha, Nebraska. His sin? His sponsored a bill in 2009 that required informing a woman of her right to request a fetal ultrasound before obtaining an abortion.

Note, the law would not require an ultrasound but only that it’s necessary to tell a woman she has that right. 

Why is this controversial? 

It doesn’t prevent her from getting an abortion. Extreme abortion groups such as NARAL and left-wing websites such as Daily Kos are in an uproar:

“The actions today by the DNC to embrace and support a candidate for office who will strip women — one of the most critical constituencies for the party — of our basic rights and freedom is not only disappointing, it is politically stupid,” NARAL Pro-Choice America President Ilyse Hogue said in a statement.

The popular liberal website Daily Kos also withdrew its endorsement of Mello on Thursday, citing his stance on the ultrasound bill.

DNC chief, Tom Perez, weighed in:

DNC Chairman Tom Perez, who will not appear with Mello in Nebraska, released a statement Thursday that reiterated the party’s “support for every woman’s right to make their own choices about their reproductive health and to have access to safe abortion services.”

“Our job at the DNC is to help Democrats who have garnered support from voters in their community cross the finish line and win — from school board to Senate,” Perez said. “The biggest threat to women’s reproductive rights is the relentless Republican attacks on women’s health care, including legal, accessible abortion services.”

In other words, “Shut up about abortion, Mello.”

Let this be a reminder of who truly occupies the “extremist” view on abortion.

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Watch: Marco Rubio Slams Nicolás Maduro; Wants Venezuela Booted From OAS

Marco Rubio was on Fox News Special Report and did not hold back on his criticism of Nicolas Maduro and how he effectively has squashed democracy in Venezuela. The country is part of the Organization of American States and Senator Rubio believes the time has come for Maduro to follow the constitution in his country or they’re out of the OAS.

Here is the video:

The question now is whether or not the Trump administration will follow through. This is not a military solution. It’s a diplomatic solution and if it makes Maduro change, then why not?

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Fox News Reveals New Lineup: ‘The Five’ Goes Prime Time

Fox News did not waste any time in shuffling their lineup with the departure of Bill O’Reilly. The change isn’t as newsworthy as when Tucker Carlson took over for Megyn Kelly, but it does represent a shift how they are prioritizing their lineup.

Here is the new lineup:

The significant change is Eric Bolling will be getting his own show in the 5 pm time slot. Jesse Watters, who worked on O’Reilly’s show, will take over Bolling’s position on ‘The Five,’ which is making a move to prime time.

The moves are not eye popping but what remains to be seen is how well Fox does with ratings. Bill O’Reilly has been for better or worse the face of Fox News. He had the highest ratings. The evidence is anecdotal but I’ve heard several people say they won’t watch Fox News without O’Reilly.

Another person I spoke to said this is a move by Murdoch’s kids to change Fox News all around and think Hannity is next.

Time will tell.

 

 

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Associated Press Admits Screwing Up; Removes ‘God Is Great’ Translation Tweet

When we wrote about the Associated Press tweeting about the Fresno shooter, Kori Ali Muhammad, yelling “God Is Great!” without noting that he actually yelled, “Allahu Akbar!”, we pointed out the AP ignored their own stylebook by not noting the translation.

Here is their stylebook entry:

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It appears as though the AP has seen the error of their ways:

I guess you could say RedState gets results.

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BREAKING: Aaron Hernandez Kills Himself in Prison

Just days after being acquitted in his second murder trial, Aaron Hernandez has taken his own life.

It happened early this morning:

Former NFL star Aaron Hernandez, who was serving a life sentence for a 2013 murder and was acquitted in a 2012 double slaying last week, has committed suicide in prison.

Hernandez was discovered hanged in his cell by corrections officers at the Souza Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley at 3:05 a.m.

Hernandez was in a single cell in a general population housing unit, officials said.

He hanged himself using a bed sheet that he attached to his cell window. He also tried to block his door from the inside by jamming the door with various items.

Lifesaving techniques were attempted on Hernandez, and he was taken to UMASS Leominster, where he was pronounced dead at 4:07 a.m., according to Christopher M. Fallon, of the Massachusetts Department of Correction.

Many people forget that despite his acquittal in this latest trial, Hernandez was already serving a life sentence in prison for a previous murder conviction.

The Massachusetts Department of Corrections issued the following statement:

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BREAKING: Facebook Murder Suspect, Steve Stephens Kills Himself After Police Chase

Pennsylvania State Police are saying Steve Stephens, who murdered a man on Facebook Live, is dead. Stephens apparently took his own life after being pursued by police in a chase:

There aren’t more details at this point.

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Idiot College Students Say ‘Truth’ Is All About White Supremacy

Paying $49,000 a year for my son or daughter to attend college only to turn into a moronic social justice warrior, would drive me batty. I suppose some people are okay with it or accept it because some students at Pomona College in California are making demands that will make heads spin.

The letter, which is poorly written tripe, deserves to be read in its entirety just to be aware of its asininity. The letter demands the school take disciplinary action against students who write for The Claremont Independent. It just so happens it is a conservative newspaper. Also, the letter addresses Heather MacDonald from The Manhattan Institute. She was prevented from speaking on campus by protesters who laughably labeled her a “white supremacist” and that all “hate speech” should be banned on campus.

However, their definition of “hate speech” is so jarringly stupid; I had to read it over more than once. Look what they write:

The idea that there is a single truth–’the Truth’–is a construct of the Euro-West that is deeply rooted in the Enlightenment, which was a movement that also described Black and Brown people as both subhuman and impervious to pain. This construction is a myth and white supremacy, imperialism, colonization, capitalism, and the United States of America are all of its progeny. The idea that the truth is an entity for which we must search, in matters that endanger our abilities to exist in open spaces, is an attempt to silence oppressed peoples.

It gets better:

The idea that the search for this truth involves entertaining Heather Mac Donald’s hate speech is illogical. If engaged, Heather Mac Donald would not be debating on mere difference of opinion, but the right of Black people to exist. Heather Mac Donald is a fascist, a white supremacist, a warhawk, a transphobe, a queerphobe, a classist, and ignorant of interlocking systems of domination that produce the lethal conditions under which oppressed peoples are forced to live. Why are you, and other persons in positions of power at these institutions, protecting a fascist and her hate speech and not students that are directly affected by her presence?

The notion Heather MacDonald is a “white supremacist” is absurd. Note how the students are saying they need “protection” from Miss MacDonald.

Just as one thinks it cannot get more absurd:

Advocating for white supremacy and giving white supremacists platforms wherefrom their toxic and deadly illogic may be disseminated is condoning violence against Black people.

and

Engaging with her, a white supremacist fascist supporter of the police state, is a form of violence.

What is wrong with this country? These students are “afraid” of being challenged, so they turn it around, attempting to take speech they don’t like, and turning it into a “form of violence.” How are these people going to cope in the real world?

How does one argue truth is merely a “construct” and begin to think they can function in society, let alone college?

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Awesome: Marine With Amputated Leg Runs Boston Marathon Carrying An American Flag

Somebody better reach out to Craig Calcaterra and let him know about this blatant attempt to politicize the Boston Marathon!

Not really. Craig wouldn’t be all that happy, but then again, when one confuses a statement of pride with on about politics it’s easy to see how somebody can be such a sourpuss. Meanwhile, this story is really cool:

On the best day for Americans in the Boston Marathon’s prize-money era, it was a man who took nearly six hours to finish who provided the most indelible image of American pride.

Staff Sgt. Jose Luis Sanchez, a retired Marine who lost the lower part of his left leg stepping on an IED in Afghanistan in 2011, was filmed and photographed throughout Monday’s 26.2-mile race.

More on Sanchez’s story here, via the Boston Globe.

Sanchez wore a “Semper Fi” shirt, ran on a prosthetic left leg and carried an American flag.

Check out the video of him finishing the race.

What a great story. Be sure to read more about Sanchez, here.

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Sportswriter Thinks The American Flag and A Military Flyover Is Political

I like sports to be politics free. When I watch a baseball game, the last thing I want to hear about is politics – even when I agree with whatever issue may be front and center. Major League Baseball teams do a great job keeping politics to a minimum.

Major League Baseball teams do a great job keeping politics to a minimum. When Jayson Stark of ESPN and Chuck Todd of NBC bemoaned the lack of politics in the sport, I wrote the following:

If Major League Baseball dives head first into politics, it won’t be long before players are asked not about a win or loss, but rather called upon to offer their view of President Donald Trump’s latest tweetstorm. Politics will become intertwined with baseball, to the detriment of the game.

Many people are content to let politics encroach on every area of their lives, and that includes both liberals and conservatives. That’s certainly their prerogative, but others, myself included, the escape from politics is a nice departure from time to time.

Baseball is underway and being a Yankees fan living in Atlanta requires the purchase of an MLB.tv subscription to watch Yankees games. Yesterday afternoon I took some time to watch my Yanks play the St. Louis Cardinals. The entire time I watched, I couldn’t have cared less what Donald Trump tweeted or any news about the upcoming special election in Georgia’s 6th Congressional district. I was just watching baseball.

Displays of the American flag and military flyovers before the start of games is quite common, and there’s no political element. It’s simply a patriotic symbol and a nod to the men and women who wear the uniform, ready to fight when called upon to do so. One sportswriter sees it differently:

Craig’s first issue is he’s obviously a Dodgers. I’ll write that off as a character flaw, but more important is his absurd conclusion that what we see here is anything “political.” He was challenged on that and said in subsequent tweets:

So? Just because the flag and a military flyover are “saying something very specific” doesn’t make it a political statement. Two other tweets get to the root of Craig’s ‘problem.’

What Craig is doing here is engaging in the fallacy known as “the red herring.”

Craig is discussing topic A – He insinuates the American flag and a military flyover are political.

He then introduces Topic B  – Those who question military ventures are silenced and cudgeled under the banner of “patriotism” claiming it is relevant somehow to Topic A.

He then hopes people forget about Topic A.

He tried another tactic when he tweeted the following:

In this example, he’s engaging in a diversionary tactic. He’s taking an example of when the flag was used as a political tool to deflect away from his original contention, which is the mere display of a giant American flag and a military flyover is inherently political. 

Craig may argue that’s not his contention. If that’s the case, then he should choose more carefully how he wants to make an argument. Otherwise, he’ll do what he did this morning, which is fall over himself to defend what he said.

 

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