Maine Governor And Donald Trump Surrogate Paul LePage Hints He Will Resign

Last week we reported about the travails of Maine Governor and Donald Trump Surrogate Paul LePage.

Last Thursday, he left an unhinged rant on the voicemail of a state legislator whom LePage thought had called him racist. It is difficult to know how anyone could arrive at that conclusion:

Then on Friday, he tried to repair the damage he’d done and wound up saying that he considered blacks and Hispanics as “the enemy.”

Now it seems that LePage has belatedly recognized the error of doubling down on stupidity.

Gov. Paul LePage raised the possibility Tuesday that he may not finish his second term, amid mounting pressure from Democrats and members of his own party to amend for his recent actions.

“I’m looking at all options,” the Republican governor said while appearing on WVOM, a Bangor talk radio station. “I think some things I’ve been asked to do are beyond my ability. I’m not going to say that I’m not going to finish it. I’m not saying that I am going to finish it.”

There is every appearance that his own party is more than ready to toss him overboard to keep him from taking them down with him.

LePage said he met with Republican House and Senate leaders Monday night at the Blaine House but said he plans to talk with his staff before deciding his next move.

He said his impression from Monday’s meeting was that House Republicans want to “salvage what we can and move forward.” Senate Republicans, he said, are “making demands.”

LePage seemed to at least acknowledge that his ability to lead Maine may be in question now.

“It’s not about me. It’s about making sure that we can move the state forward,” he said. “It’s one thing to have one party behind (you), it’s another thing to not have any party behind you.”

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Venezuelan Women Sterilizing Themselves Due to Horrible Socialist Economy

Venezuela is socialist paradise, which means it’s only a like of fire short of being Hell. Businesses have all but abandoned the country due to shortages of pretty much everything, from toilet paper to medical supplies. Securing food could cost somewhere around a month’s pay, if you’re able to find it at all. It’s even gotten to the point where it’s President, Maduro, has ordered that citizens work the fields to try to combat the food shortage.

But the nightmare continues, and it’s gotten bad enough that women have begun to take measures to make sure they don’t bring a child into that world. Problem is – as I mentioned  – Venezuela has pretty much run out of everything, and this includes birth control and prophylactics. So the only option some women have left is to sterilize themselves.

According to Fox News Latino, some clinics in Venezuela are having “sterilization days,” where women can come in and have the procedure done.

The clinic offers 40 slots during its so-called “sterilization day” offered regularly at a number of clinics in wealthier sections of the city, but as recently as last year, it did not come close to filling them. Now, however, all the slots are filled, and there is a waiting list of around 500 women hoping to get the procedure.

“Who wants to be pregnant right now in Venezuela?” Sonia Schott, the former Washington, D.C., correspondent for Venezuelan news network Globovisión, told Fox News Latino. “How can you be sure your child will have everything it needs? How do you know when you go to the hospital they’ll even have the proper medicine or equipment?”

Currently, securing diapers, formula, and other necessities for raising a child is nigh impossible. Feeding yourself is a highly difficult task as is. This makes raising a child in Venezuela nearly impossible.

So now we can add sterilization to the list of things Maduro’s quest for “social justice” and “equality” – but really his own self-interest – have led to.

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Rush Limbaugh Comforts Irate Caller On Trump & Immigration: “I Never Took Him Seriously on This”

It’s been hard to figure out exactly where conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh stands on Donald Trump from the moment The Donald announced his candidacy nearly 15 months ago.

But while immigration hardliners range from being confused to outright angry over Trump’s apparent flip-flop on illegal immigration, el Rushbo says he never took Trump’s hardline stance seriously in the first place.

On Monday, an angry caller, who took Trump’s original stance very seriously, wasted little time taking Limbaugh to task over it:

“You’re doing a disservice to all of us Republican primary voters who didn’t vote for Trump, that are struggling with whether or not to vote for Trump, when you diminish the impact of the single policy he ridiculed all other candidates on for over a year.”

Needless to say, Limbaugh’s response didn’t help the caller calm down:

“I guess the difference is…or not the difference […] I guess the thing is — this is gonna enrage you, I can choose a path here to try and mollify you — but I never took him seriously on this.”

“Ten million people did,” the caller shot back.

During a segment on his program last Thursday, Limbaugh laughed uncontrollably over Trump’s apparent flip-flop, asking: “[Can] you imagine what it’s like to be Jeb Bush, today?”

“Who knew that it would be Donald Trump to come on and convert the GOP base to supporting amnesty the same week Ann Coulter’s book comes out,” he said as he continued to laugh.

Coulter’s book — “In Trump We Trust” — was released just as Trump was signaling that he was willing to “soften” his position on immigration.

Limbaugh found the timing hilarious:

“Poor Ann, oh my God, she has this book ‘In Trump We Trust,’ and in it she says, ‘The only thing, the only thing that could cause Donald Trump any trouble whatsoever is if he flip-flops on abortion or immigration and goes amnesty,’ and it looks like he’s getting close to it. I mean what timing, I have to dry my eyes here.”

The caller told Limbaugh that Trump would get “annihilated” in November because no one called him out over his policies.

To the contrary, at least the campaign of one former candidate — none other than that of Ted Cruz — said “we told you so” from the beginning.

Meanwhile, Rush Limbaugh continues to laugh. Perhaps with good reason.

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NFL Players Who Are Voicing Their Support for Colin Kaepernick

Ever since San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick remained seated during the National Anthem at a pre-season game last Friday, people everywhere can’t seem to stop talking about it.

While plenty of people, including former teammates, have expressed their outward detest for Kaepernick’s protest against “oppression of black people” in the U.S., there have been those who are standing by his side.

According to CSNBayArea.com, Kaepernick met with his fellow 49ers teammates Monday to tell his side of the story, as well as give others who opposed him the opportunity to share their opinions.

Tennessee native Daniel Kilgore still disagrees with his actions of not standing during the National Anthem, but now respects his right to do so:

“To be honest with you, I took offense to it, but after Kap stating his case today, and seeing where he was coming from, I do stand with Kap when he says, ‘Enough is enough against crime and the violence, discrimination and racism.’

I believe enough is enough. I can see where people would think it’s bad with the national anthem and the military. For me, I’m going to stand there every time. I’m going to think about and honor those who are fighting and those who have fought, my family members, my friends. If Kap decides not to, that’s his decision.”

Conversely, Miami Dolphins running back Arian Foster expressed his support for Kaepernick right off the bat:

Left tackle for the Denver Broncos Russel Okung agreed, saying he didn’t agree with the action, but they did fall under our First Amendment rights:

Adrian Clayborn, a defensive end for the Atlanta Falcons, said people shouldn’t be so quick to judge the 49ers quarterback:

Despite support from his fellow NFL players, people are calling on the 49ers to fire Kaepernick for his actions.

According to Fox Sports analyst Jay Glazer, he might be released for health-related reasons:

“Regardless of politics or not, he has a very, very big uphill battle to make this team. I’d be shocked if he’s on the 49ers by the time this season ends.

It has nothing to do with political views whatsoever. He lost a ton of weight this off-season, had three surgeries, couldn’t work out, lost that double threat, that size-speed ratio.

Nothing to do with political views, he just hasn’t been effective. He’s regressing as a player.

I’d be shocked if he’s on this roster by the end of this year. He may not be on it in the next two weeks.

The 49ers have not yet commented on Kaepernick’s future with the franchise.

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I Wouldn’t Be Surprised to See More Folks Follow Rick Perry’s Lead

Get it? “Lead?” As in, he’s dancing? Yeah. These jokes write themselves. Anyway, my colleague Sara Gonzales posted about the strange, new career path Rick Perry is taking: he’s gonna be on Dancing With The Stars! Awesome! …Right? I dunno. I don’t watch reality TV.

But, you know who does watch reality TV? People do. Lots of people. Millions of them. Rick Perry is going on a show that regularly has more than 10 million viewers (last year’s season finale alone had nearly 13.5 million viewers). Imagine if 13.5 million more people had voted for Rick Perry. He probably wouldn’t have flamed out as quickly as he did. And, dare I say, that’s the point.

I wouldn’t be terribly surprised if you saw more GOP politicians try to play the TV game beyond just the Sunday morning shows. Look at Donald Trump. His success is based on name recognition. Yeah, his “anti-PC” talk and his preaching on immigration and a wall between us and Mexico (that is physical, virtual, or perhaps made entirely of broken promises) all played a part, but he was already a famous nutjob before that.

And, if I know anything about the GOP today, it’s that they can take the data that’s right in front of them and either ignore it or misinterpret it so badly that doing nothing would have been preferable to what they chose to do. So, naturally, members of the GOP are going to look at Donald Trump, see the sudden value in name recognition, and decide that the liberal news media simply isn’t enough anymore. Now they need to be on (and trashed by) the liberal entertainment media.

So, Rick Perry could very well be the first, but I can’t believe he’s going to be the last. We’re not going to get Ted Cruz or Marco Rubio on DWTS, Bobby Jindal on Keeping Up With The Kardashians, or a 2016 GOP candidates version of Big Brother (however that would be hilarious). But more folks will undoubtedly try to cross the streams, probably with equal or greater success than Sarah Palin’s White People Have Another Bad Show On Our TLC.

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Kaepernick Wears Fidel Castro T-Shirt on TV. Cuban Who Fidel Tortured Gives Him a Piece of His Mind

49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick isn’t backing down from his decision to sit out the National Anthem because he feels black people are oppressed.

In a press conference on Monday, Kaepernick didn’t address the National Anthem issue further.

But the t-shirt he was wearing during the presser has started yet another fire.

The t-shirt he donned shows Malcolm X and Cuban dictator Fidel Castro with the caption “Like Minds Think Alike.”

The top reaction on Facebook to the t-shirt is this:

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Followed by:

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Independent Journal Review wanted to talk to someone who knows more about the dictator on Kaepernick’s shirt. So, we talked to Sergio J. Sixto, who was imprisoned by Castro, but eventually made it to America.

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During his time in prison, Sergio lost fifty pounds and was only able to survive because of occasional visits from his wife who brought him food. Like many of the other prisoners there, Sixto was only able to get oxygen through a small hole at the bottom of the prison cell door.

Some people had health issues that developed because of this and died.

After learning of the football player’s apparent support for Castro, Sixto gave Kaepernick a real piece of his mind.

He said:

“If that guy had a dictator like the Castro’s for 57 years in power in his country, he would know what it’s like to really be oppressed. Especially for black people. Black people are the most repressed in the country. The prisons are filled with them mostly.

There are more than 100 thousand people in Cuba that died in Cuba because of the Castros. There are 3 million people in exile from the country. If he would know what it’s like living in Cuba, he would know what it’s like to be an oppressed black man.”

Sixto revealed how Kaepernick wouldn’t have the chances in Cuba that he does in America.

“In Cuba they are the poorest of the poor. So poor, in fact, that they don’t have the chance to leave the country when possible, which is why so many throw themselves to the sea in a makeshift raft risking death.

If he would have been a sports star in Cuba like he is here, he’d still be oppressed and wouldn’t have enough money to have a decent house for himself and his family.

He’d be exploited by the dictators as a show puppet for the world and would be driven to escape like many sports stars have done whenever they get the chance.”

And what would happen if Kaepernick chose to exercise his ‘right’ to protest in Cuba?

“If he had said anything bad to say about the government or the Castros in protest of real discrimination and oppression, he might have found himself in prison like I did for trying to speak my mind and bring about change. And he would have been treated even worse.”

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Texas Republican Cowboy Rick Perry Announces His Newest Gig…Dancing With the Stars

Former Texas Governor Rick Perry has spent his entire career in politics.

From being elected to the Texas House of Representatives in 1984 to becoming governor sixteen years later, and his recent bids for president in 2012 and 2016, it’s clear that politics is where Perry feels comfortable.

But this September, Gov. Perry is about to step outside his comfort zone as he joins the cast of ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars.”

According to Entertainment Tonight, Perry will join the likes of Olympians, actresses and athletes for season 17 of the hit series.

The full list was announced on “Good Morning America” Tuesday morning:

  • Amber Rose
  • Laurie Hernandez
  • Maureen McCormick
  • Terra Jole
  • Marilu Henner
  • Vanilla Ice
  • Calvin Johnson
  • Jake T. Austin
  • Babyface
  • James Hinchcliffe
  • Rick Perry
  • Ryan Lochte
  • Jana Kramer

As Fox News reports, the former Texas governor will become the show’s second former politician to hit the dance floor. In 2009, former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay participated alongside partner Cheryl Burke, but stress fractures reportedly took him away from the series.

Perry has stated that he’ll be using this platform to advocate for veterans:

Will you be tuning in?

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NFL Stops Cowboys from Supporting Cops While Kaepernick Gets a Pass on Protesting Flag

There are a few famous people who have had some questions about the NFL response and the league’s policies on political statements after 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick sat down in protest of America during the pre-game National Anthem.

Kaepernick told NFL Media that he feels America is unfair to black people, a nod to the activist group “Black Lives Matter”:

“I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color. To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.”

He doubled-down later:

“When there’s significant change — and I feel like that flag represents what it’s supposed to represent, and this country is representing people the way it’s supposed to — I’ll stand.”

The NFL told NBC News that sitting on the bench during “The Star-Spangled Banner” was his choice:

“Players are encouraged but not required to stand during the playing of the National Anthem.”

The blowback for Kaepernick has been severe.

The New York Giants let the quarterback know what they thought of his move by standing, en masse, in formation. And now some other famous people are chiming in on the situation.

Actor and Twitter raconteur, James Woods, took a dim view of Kaepernick’s sit-down and had a hard question for the NFL:

Woods wrote:

“Kaepernick doesn’t stand for the national anthem, Rams players can walk onto the field with their hands up for the ‘hands up, don’t shoot,’ and other players can wear t-shirts saying, ‘I can’t breathe.’ But the Dallas Cowboys can’t put a sticker on their helmets for the 5 police officers who were killed. Way to go NFL…”

Radio host Rush Limbaugh devoted much of his Monday program to the issue, spending the first few minutes playing Ray Charles’s version of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” and explaining why Kaepernick’s excuse for sitting down showed a lack of respect:

“When you stop honoring heroes you will stop having heroes to honor and that’s where we are headed if you can’t get your heads straight.”

Limbaugh also wondered why the same NFL that green-lighted Kaepernick and said nothing when the St. Louis Rams used the apocryphal “hands up, don’t shoot” arm gesture to show solidarity with the activist group Black Lives Matter…

…and also said no to the Dallas Cowboys’ request to honor the five police officers who died while protecting Black Lives Matter protesters.

The five officers died at the hands of a racist sniper who expressed hatred for white cops.

The Cowboys asked the NFL to be able to put this sticker on the team helmet to show solidarity with the men who had fallen in their own city:

The NFL said no just three weeks ago.

The conflicting “decisions” have struck a nerve:

The Daily Mail reports that the NFL says uniforms are uniforms:

“Everyone has to be uniform with the league and the other 31 teams.

There are tons of things out there that need to be recognized. Once you open that Pandora’s box, how do you ever stop?”

But as Independent Journal Review reported, “Pandora’s box” has already been opened with red, white, and blue gloves; pink bandanas and socks; and all kinds of things that the NFL has chosen to allow.

The move rankled the Dallas Fallen Officer Foundation President, Demetrick Pennie, who told TMZ that they were “extremely upset” over the NFL’s decision:

“The NFL had an opportunity to be leaders and advocates for change in law enforcement These are our friends and our loved ones…it hurts to not have the NFL fully support us.”

The sniper attack was a national tragedy. All NFL teams could have worn the sticker and then they would have been ‘uniform.’

But instead, the personal crusade of Kaepernick in which he “feels” the United States as a whole is unfair, throwing his lot in with Black Lives Matter, is an allowable show of support by the NFL’s lights.

James Woods wasn’t having it and told the player not to bother standing anymore and thus “tarnish our flag”:

Conservative writer Ben Shapiro said that people have got to stop confusing their “feelings” about things with facts:

Former NFL player Burgess Owens told Kaepernick to “stop watching BET” and start getting some facts:

Retired general Ralph Peters was appalled — at the American education system that would produce this guy:

Others were in full support of the player. Charlie Sheen announced that he really is:

While this guy was…not so much:

Rush Limbaugh’s producer, “Bo Snerdley,” weighed in on a suggested boycott of Kaepernick’s sponsors:

Author and talk show host Larry Elder mocked Kaepernick’s effort to “lie about cops” alongside an A.F. Branco cartoon:

And this man also had civil rights on his mind with this tweet:

But this is perhaps the most prescient question of the day about the struggling quarterback:

As Jim Geraghty of National Review noted, Kaepernick’s sit-in is rich considering the half-black quarterback was once accused of calling an opposing player the “n” word.

The 49ers play the Dallas Cowboys on October 2nd in a regular season game. The contrast between teams should make for an interesting story line.

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The House Freedom Caucus Knows They Have to Fight or Die

Many establishment types are circulating this article today with much accompanying consternation and tut tutting. The basic gist of the complaints is that the House Freedom Caucus should not be picking a public fight with Speaker Ryan heading into an election in which the House Majority might well be in jeopardy. The theory is that the Freedom Caucus should aid in presenting a united front heading into the election to make sure Republicans remain in the majority, then pick whatever bones they might have with Ryan.

I guess you can quibble with the timing of talking to the press about something like this, or the particulars of some of the things the Freedom Caucus members have said, if you want. I think that really ignores the context in which these discussions are taking place. They just watched one of their own (Tim Huelskamp) get absolutely crushed by Chamber of Commerce money in a primary with the willing acquiescence of Republican leadership.

Huelskamp’s scalp was a reprisal for having dared to join the anti-Boehner rebellion that brought Ryan into power in the first place, as well as for opposing the loathsome agriculture subsidies industry and being #NeverTrump. In other words, for having actual conservative instincts. And the message has gone out to the Freedom Caucus members that Ryan and the rest of leadership intend to break their voting bloc by defeating as many of them in primaries as is necessary to bring them in line. And the Chamber is willing to bankroll this play basically for as long as it takes, so the party’s hands don’t even have to get officially dirty.

So it’s fight or die time for the Freedom Caucus members. And I have to tell you, the argument that the House Majority is worth keeping at all is a less compelling one to me with the idea that it will be a Majority that no longer has to be concerned about what the Freedom Caucus might do. But hey, maybe you disagree. Maybe you think a 10-seat House Majority (a hopelessly optimistic projection at this point) shorn of its conservative conscience will be a tremendously effective check against President Hillary; but I believe that as little as I believe that Donald Trump will appoint brilliant conservative justices to the Supreme Court, in the unlikely event that he manages to win.

Now, I am not saying I want Paul Ryan to lose the Speakership. I was glad when he defeated nutjob Paul Nehlen. I will admit he’s probably the most conservative Speaker of the House we have ever had. But I am saying that I want the Freedom Caucus to continue to fight for their right to wield influence in the caucus, in the hope that Ryan can be worked with.

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We Don’t Negotiate with (Eco-) Terrorists

At least we shouldn’t.

Why shouldn’t we? Because to do so is to normalize and mainstream terrorism. You’re elevating it to the same level as actually acceptable engagements between actually acceptable nations and parties.

And if you pay terrorists – you’re showing terrorism pays. Human nature dictates: Reward a behavior – and you’ll get more of that behavior.

So if you’re smart – or care about longterm security and as many normal people as possible conducting normal lives – you don’t negotiate with terrorists.

Let’s look at the latest high profile terrorist negotiation and payoff: President Barack Obama sending $400 million to terrorist Iran – to secure the release of four American hostages.

Has that huge cash payment brought an end to Iranian hostage taking? Of course not.

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Iran Takes Another American Hostage After Obama’s $400 Million ‘Side Deal’

Has that huge cash payment tamped down broader Iranian inanity? Of course not.

Iran Confrontations with US Navy Double from Last Year, More Frequent Than Thought

Has our previous negotiation with – and payoff of – Iran worked out? Of course not.

Iran Advancing Its Nuclear Program Despite Pact with West

All of which, and more, is why you don’t negotiate with terrorists.

This applies not just overseas – but here at home.

Behold the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). Thanks to hydraulic fracking, North Dakota has become – when it comes to oil production – a chillier Texas. And we need to move this petroleum windfall from these fields – hence the DAPL.

If this sounds a little like the Keystone Pipeline – it’s understandable. There are some similarities. Both pipelines would transport the fuel of capitalism from the wells from which it springs. And both pipelines are loathed by anti-capitalism environmentalist radicals.

One important distinction: The Obama Administration dragged its Keystone Pipeline feet for years – before finally rejecting the application. The DAPL? Approved – all the way round.

Corps Approves Dakota Access Permits: “The U.S. Army Corps of Engineer’s has approved most of the final permits necessary to construct the Dakota Access pipeline project….’We can now move forward with construction in all areas as quickly as possible in order to limit construction activities to one growing season and be in service by the end of this year,’ Lisa Dillinger, a spokeswoman for the project, said in an email.”

Construction of the DAPL is now underway. So that’s that, right? Of course not.

Enter the environmentalist radicals. Specifically global-radical-George-Soros-funded EarthJustice. As if being environmentalist radicals wasn’t bad enough – EarthJustice consists largely of trial lawyer environmentalist radicals. Terrorists with Doctorates of Jurisprudence.

Standing Rock Tribe Files Lawsuit over Dakota Access Pipeline: “Represented by EarthJustice, the tribe filed the lawsuit Thursday in federal court in Washington D.C.”

EarthJustice and the Tribe are attempting to take the DAPL hostage – by lawsuit shutdown.

For the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, some excellent advice from my North Dakota friend Rob Port:

Standing Rock Tribe Should Ditch EarthJustice if They Want Pipeline Lawsuit Taken Seriously: “EarthJustice isn’t out to promote safe, responsible oil and gas development, goals all reasonable people share. They don’t want a safe pipeline, per se. Rather, they’re out to choke oil and gas development to death by obstructing energy infrastructure with legal maneuvering.”

Of course, it doesn’t appear the Standing Rock Tribe is at all interested in anything legitimate. Or legal. Or in waiting for their ridiculous lawsuit to run its ridiculous course.

Standing Rock Tribal Members & Allies Block Entrance to Pipeline Construction Site: “Standing Rock members and allies blocking passage to the construction site….”

Arrests Made as Citizens Block Dakota Access Pipeline Construction: “Nearly a dozen arrests have been made as Indigenous tribal members and allies stand firm in their attempt to block the Dakota Access Pipeline from being built.”

Land Defenders Storm Construction Site: “(C)onstruction was halted after a group of tribal women led tribal protesters and allies onto the Dakota Access Pipeline site.”

Day after day after day – radicals preventing a bunch of normal people from doing their jobs. On a project that has already successfully run the laborious gauntlet of multiple-government-approval. Terrorism of a sort as well. Taking the project hostage – by physically blocking it.

And when the Tribe and EarthJustice aren’t obstructing government-approved legal commerce – they’re lying about why they’re doing it.

Despite the Facts, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Continues to Spread Falsities: “In a lawsuit filed by the radical environmental group EarthJustice on behalf of the SRST claims that, ‘Neither [Dakota Access] nor the Corps ever consulted with the Tribe…or had invited their participation as the Tribe had repeatedly requested.’ The Chairman of SRST, David Archambault, wrote in the New York Times last week that, ‘permits for the project were approved and construction began without meaningful consultation.’

“While this narrative might play well in the media, it could not be further from the truth. A basic examination of documents provided by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and state utility boards, as well as filings by the Corps of Engineers and Dakota Access in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia shows the SRST and environmental allies met with regulators multiple times, and filed over a hundred comments throughout state and federal review periods. Filings also show that Dakota Access made seven attempts to meet with the tribe directly but were rejected every time.

So not only is the Dakota Access Pipeline multi-government-approved – it was multi-government-approved with the full-on, ongoing participation of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe – and a bunch of (other) environmentalist radicals.

And now the Tribe and EarthJustice are lying about in court documents – and physically impeding – a project they have already spent months (years?) unsuccessfully trying to stop.

Having lost the negotiation – EarthJustice and the Standing Rock Tribe have now taken the pipeline hostage.

As is always the case, their hostage-taking and terrorism absolutely should not be rewarded.

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