Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is about to fulfill a campaign promise by signing a bill, passed overwhelmingly by the legislature, to ban “sanctuary cities” in Florida. There are no “sanctuary cities” in Florida as yet, but this will insure nobody tries it since the law requires local officials to honor federal ICE detainers for undocumented immigrants arrested or convicted of a crime, except for crime victims and witnesses. It also bans local governments from enacting sanctuary policies and requires them to notify ICE when an inmate who is subject to a detainer is released.
Bill supporter Rep. Elizabeth Fetterhoff the Miami Herald-Tribune, “This bill isn’t anti-immigrant and it’s dangerously disingenuous to suggest otherwise. We are a nation of immigrants, proudly so. But we are also a nation of laws.”
Opponents of the bill accused its backers of being “anti-immigrant” (as always, leaving out the part about the detainees not being immigrants, but illegal aliens with arrest or deportation orders against them). They warned immigrants to avoid Florida (I can personally assure you that Florida is packed with immigrants, none of whom need fear being deported because they’re not criminal illegal aliens, they’re immigrants.) And the ACLU plans to sue and take the state the court to get the bill overturned.
That’s the usual strategy with leftists who can’t get the public to agree with their policies or elect people who’ll pass them: go find an unelected judge who’ll impose them arbitrarily. In this case, though, it will make for a convoluted legal argument:
“Your Honor, you must use the power of the law to tell lawmakers that they’re not allowed to make a law requiring law enforcement officials to obey the law!”
Remember when some right-wing fringe elements were suggesting that Obama would declare martial law rather than leave office when his term was up? The media dismissed that as conspiracy theory nonsense, and I publicly agreed. So who among the mainstream media is going to back me up when I say that claims by Speaker Pelosi, Bill Maher and others on the left that Trump may refuse to leave office are also paranoid conspiracy nuttery?
This is even more jaw-dropping, considering that it’s based on the left’s claim that Trump won’t respect the results of our elections. These are the same folks who’ve ripped the country apart and wasted two years and 35 million tax dollars on “Russian collusion”/“resistance”/“Not-My-President”/”Abolish the Electoral College” garbage because they still refuse to accept the results of the 2016 election.
Speaking of pots calling kettles pots, Bill and Hillary Clinton’s big “And Then I Blamed” tour is not going well. The New York Post reported that tickets to their Seattle appearance (originally priced at $66.50 to $519 - that price should include a free "I ran for President and all I got was this lousy T-shirt" T-shirt) went for as little as 20 bucks. And this was in ultra-liberal Seattle! When the tour moved on to Vegas, tickets could be had for $15, and in Los Angeles, two bucks could get you in.
On the bright side, for perhaps the first time in their lives, the Clintons are actually reducing corruption and money-grubbing by helping put ticket scalpers out of business.
Personally, I can’t imagine who they thought would pay those prices to listen to two out-of-office pols rehash their glory days and attack the guy who beat them. But then I read that the tour includes Hillary claiming Trump’s election is a constitutional crisis and that the 2016 election was “stolen” from her, and Bill accusing Republicans of thinking that the rules don’t apply to them.
That’s when I realized that the ticket prices are justified, they’re just marketing it wrong. They should get Carrot Top to open and call it the “Biggest Comedy Tour of the Year.”
This…Is CNN! CNN ran 23 stories about the Covington Catholic school boys who were falsely accused of acting in a threatening or bigoted manner. But when shocking video emerged of kids at the Philadelphia Muslim American Society (MAS) Islamic Center reading about chopping off the heads of the enemies of Allah and subjecting them to “eternal torture,” CNN decided that wasn’t newsworthy enough to mention.
Since I believe in giving you the whole story, here is MAS’ response to the story (it did make news, whether CNN ran it or not.)
And in a related story, here are nine things that are now more popular than CNN, including the Food Channel, Little League World Series games, keeping poultry birds as pets, and prostitution as a career.
AG Holder stuns
Almost as stunning as hearing Hillary Clinton claim that Trump gets away with things that other people would be prosecuted for is hearing former Attorney General Eric Holder, the first AG ever held in contempt of Congress, lecture us about how serious an infraction it was for AG Barr to refuse to comply with House Democrats’ unprecedented kangaroo-court show trial.
For those with short memories, here’s a refresher course in how Obama’s AGs did exactly what the Democrats are falsely accusing Barr of and more, and suffered no consequences whatsoever.
This is horrifying news, but it shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone who’s been paying attention over the past few years. A new study found that Christians are the most persecuted religious group in the world. In some parts of the Middle East, that persecution borders on genocide, and Christianity is in danger of being eradicated by violence.
And if you guessed that leftist publications would somehow find a way to blame the persecution and slaughter of Christians on Christians, give yourself a gold star. See the link for details.
Paul Ehrlich qualified to speak on CNN
Doomsday theorist Paul Ehrlich, a professor at Stanford University, published his book THE POPULATION BOMB in 1968. It has since been thoroughly debunked, as its dire predictions failed to happen, but that doesn’t stop CNN from inviting him on to talk about climate change. (It also doesn’t stop Stanford University from having him as a professor, but I digress.)
“For a species that named itself homo sapiens, ‘the wise man,’ we’re being incredibly stupid,” he said in the CNN interview. Speak for yourself, Mr. Ehrlich. Your book was about as far from wise as it could be, as over time it was proven to be utterly ridiculous.
At the link, read about a bet he made in 1980 –- and lost in 1990 –- with another, smarter professor, Julian Lincoln Simon. Ehrlich bet that commodities would get more expensive as they became scarcer, but Simon bet that they would get cheaper as humans invented either more cost-effective ways to extract them or found cheaper alternatives. (That’s the ‘sapiens’ in ‘homo sapiens.’)
Hey, just because someone is virtually always wrong doesn’t mean CNN won’t book him, especially to talk about climate change. In fact, I’d say it means they’re more likely to.
More fun with Joe Biden
In a closed-door meeting with donors on Saturday, presidential candidate Joe Biden presented a list of 14 heads of state whom he claimed had voiced concerns about President Trump.
Just wondering...where did he get this list? Did he ask world leaders personally? Did it just evolve from various conversations he’s had with them since Trump was elected? Or did he just accumulate press accounts of their criticism over the past couple of years? (Or did the Obama Justice Department spy on conversations they had with Trump during the transition, haha?) We don’t know, but regardless of how he came up with his list, I can absolutely guarantee that Margaret Thatcher shouldn’t have been on it.
She died in 2013.
That was two years before Donald Trump even started running. According to Bloomberg news, Biden corrected himself, though not immediately. He said it was a “Freudian slip” and that he’d meant to say the current prime minister, Theresa May. Sigmund Freud had no comment because he died in 1939.
And now for the more serious side of the Joe Biden candidacy: Thomas Lifson at AMERICAN THINKER tells us “Why Biden won’t get the Dem nomination.”
It’s not just the gaffes and the horrid plays-of-the-race-card emanating from his mouth. It’s not just his creepy hair-sniffing and shoulder-rubbing. It’s not just his advanced age and the fact that he’s a white male (although I’d say he’s fighting a losing battle among Democrats just with those considerations). According to Lifson, it’s the corruption that has allowed him and his family to become enriched, to the tune of billions, courtesy of foreign governments such as China and Ukraine while he was in high office.
The “Bernie” crowd, along with those currently supporting all the other radical lefties in the Dem primary, will use these very serious scandals to eliminate Biden. Bye-bye-Biden.