Big govt, Issues, Politics

AOC: “I’m the Boss”

Socialist progressive Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) is under some grand delusion that she’s the boss. While attending a “Girls Who Code” event, AOC dismissed criticism of her unaffordable, unwanted, and ridiculous Green New Deal thusly: “You try. You do it….So, until you do it, I’m the boss. How about that?” What AOC may soon learn is that she’ll be the boss in her own imaginary world until such time as the Democratic machine decides to oust her from her seat. That should be fun to watch.

Here’s more from Breitbart…

Friday in New York City at the “Girls Who Code” event, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) dismissed the widespread criticism of her so-called Green New Deal.

Ocasio-Cortez said, “Like I just introduced the Green New Deal two weeks ago, and it’s creating all of this conversation. Why? Because no one else has even tried. Because no one else has even tried.”

She added, “So people are like, ‘Oh it’s unrealistic. Oh it’s vague. Oh it doesn’t address this little minute thing.’ And I’m like, ‘You try. You do it. Cuz you’re not. Cuz you’re not. So, until you do it, I’m the boss.’ How about that?”

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Big govt, Courts, Issues

Man Refusing to Pay Abortion-Funding Taxes Wins in Court

Christian Michael Bowman of Columbia City, Oregon, is taking taxpayer funding of abortion to court with a specific challenge to the Internal Revenue Service. Citing the federal government’s funding of abortion, 53-year-old Bowman has refused to file a tax return or pay taxes since 1999 despite the IRS sending him warnings and garnishing money from his bank account. Federal prosecutors argue that his cashing of paychecks constitutes “remov[ing] his income from the reach of tax authorities” and have indicted him for felony tax evasion in the amount of $356,857 in addition to four misdemeanor counts for willfully failing to file returns. Last week, however, U.S. District Judge Michael Mosman sided with Bowman against the felony charge that he is trying to conceal his income or deceive the federal government.

Here’s more from Life Site News…

COLUMBIA CITY, Oregon, April 18, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Like 60% of Americans, Michael Bowman opposes taxpayer funding of abortion. Unlike most Americans, he is currently squaring off against the Internal Revenue Service to avoid doing so.

Bowman is a 53-year-old Christian and contract engineer in Columbia City, Oregon. He has refused to file a tax return or pay taxes since 1999, The Oregonian reports, citing the federal government’s funding of the abortion industry.

“I’m not a tax protester. I love my country,” he told the paper. “I have a duty to my country. I have a duty to my conscience.”

The IRS has sent him numerous warnings over unpaid taxes from 2002 to 2014, and in 2012 the Oregon Department of Revenue began garnishing money from Bowman’s bank account. In response, he started cashing out his paychecks and leaving only a minimum balance in his account.

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Covington Kids to Sue Activist Nathan Phillips

Lawyers for Covington Catholic High School student Nicholas Sandmann-the student raked over the coals during the March for Life-will be suing Native American activist Nathan Phillips for his role in the Left wing smear campaign. Sandmann’s attorney L. Lin Wood explained Phillips’ “lies and false accusations” against Sandmann et al. are “well documented.” Wood tweeted that: “While it is true that civil lawsuits are about money damages (1) for injury done & (2) to punish and deter, they also reveal the truth. The sworn deposition testimony of Nathan Phillips will prove invaluable in obtaining justice for Nick Sandmann. And it will be one of many.” Holding Left wing bomb throwers-and their media counterparts-acceptable is long overdue.

Here’s more from PJ Media…

Lawyers for Covington Catholic High School student Nicholas Sandmann intend to sue the Native American activist who got the ball rolling on the agenda-driven smear campaign against their client and the rest of the Covington boys.

L. Lin Wood, an Atlanta-based attorney who specializes in aggressive defamation suits against the media, told LifeSiteNews on Friday that Nathan Phillips’ “lies and false accusations” against Sandmann and the other Covington students are “well documented” and he will be sued. He confirmed to PJ Media on Twitter Wednesday that he intends to sue Phillips.

Wood explained in a tweet last week that a sworn deposition from Phillips would “prove invaluable in obtaining justice” for his client.

 

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Ilhan Omar’s Anti-Semitism Apology Backfires

Anti-Semitic Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) apologized for promoting anti-Semitic beliefs and conspiracies over the weekend but could not resist playing the victim card and doubling down on her accusations. “My intention is never to offend my constituents or Jewish Americans as a whole. We have to always be willing to step back and think through criticism, just as I expect people to hear me when others attack me for my identity. This is why I unequivocally apologize. At the same time, I reaffirm the problematic role of lobbyists in our politics, whether it be AIPAC, the NRA or the fossil fuel industry.” Read more…

Here’s more form The Daily Wire…

Anti-Semitic Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) tried to apologize for promoting anti-Semitic conspiracy theories over the weekend in a statement released on Monday and ended up promoting her anti-Semitic views even more.

Omar painted herself as a victim of attacks over her “identity,” and continued to espouse false anti-Semitic conspiracy theories about AIPAC giving money to members of Congress as she also tried to score political points.

“Anti-Semitism is real and I am grateful for Jewish allies and colleagues who are educating me on the painful history of anti-Semitic tropes,” Omar wrote. “My intention is never to offend my constituents or Jewish Americans as a whole. We have to always be willing to step back and think through criticism, just as I expect people to hear me when others attack me for my identity. This is why I unequivocally apologize.”

“At the same time, I reaffirm the problematic role of lobbyists in our politics, whether it be AIPAC, the NRA or the fossil fuel industry,” Omar continued. “It’s gone on too long and we must be willing to address it.”

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Big govt, Courts, Issues, Politics

It Gets Worse for Virginia Democrats

From blackface Halloween costumes sported by Governor Ralph Northam in 1984 to sexual assault allegations against Democrat Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax, the Left is eating its own in the commonwealth of Virginia. The latest report in this saga reveals that a fourth Democrat has now been caught up in this: Representative Bobby Scott (D-VA), who apparently knew about the allegations against Fairfax for more than a year but did nothing. What should really scare the Left, though, is that Fairfax’s accuser has not only submitted a detailed statement about the alleged 2004 assault at the Democratic National Convention in Boston, but she has also retained the legal services of Katz, Marshall, and Banks, the same law firm used by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford. Read more…

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

The series of scandals that have brought Virginia Democrats to their knees over the last week worsened after a new bombshell report was released on Wednesday night that alleges a Democratic lawmaker knew about the sexual assault allegations against Democrat Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax for over a year.

ABC News reports that Rep. Bobby Scott (D-VA) was made aware of the allegations directly from Fairfax’s accuser, Dr. Vanessa Tyson, “who on Wednesday released a statement detailing the alleged 2004 assault, which took place at the Democratic National Convention in Boston.”

“Allegations of sexual assault need to be taken seriously,” Scott said in a statement to ABC News. “I have known Professor Tyson for approximately a decade and she is a friend. She deserves the opportunity to have her story heard.”

Aides to Scott told ABC News that Tyson told Scott on October 20, 2017 that she was “not a fan” of Fairfax, who at the time was a candidate for Virginia Lieutenant Governor.

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Trump Blasts Northam: “He Would Execute a Baby After Birth”

President Trump used his State of the Union Address on Tuesday to draw the nation’s attention with no media filter to Gov. Ralph Northam (D-VA) and his recent remarks supporting infanticide. “There could be no greater contrast to the beautiful image of a mother holding her infant child than the chilling displays our nation saw in recent days…These are living, feeling, beautiful babies, who will never get the chance to share their love and their dreams with the world.” Read more…

Here’s more from PJ Media…

During his State of the Union address on Tuesday, President Donald Trump blasted Gov. Ralph Northam (D-Va.) for his remarks on infanticide. First, however, he hit Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-N.Y.) for his radical abortion bill.

“There could be no greater contrast to the beautiful image of a mother holding her infant child than the chilling displays our nation saw in recent days,” the president declared. “Lawmakers in New York cheered with delight upon the passage of legislation that would allow a baby to be ripped from the mother’s womb moments from birth. These are living, feeling, beautiful babies, who will never get the chance to share their love and their dreams with the world.”

“And then, we had the case of the governor of Virginia, where he stated he would execute a baby after birth,” Trump added, referencing Ralph Northam, who is also facing controversy over a racist photo from 1984.

Northam described the result of a failed late-term abortion when the baby has survived.

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NY Bishops Blast Cuomo’s Attack on Innocent Life

Days before the Jan. 22 passage of the Reproductive Health Act permitting late abortion by nondoctors, the bishops of New York slammed the move and the innocent lives to be lost. “Words are insufficient to describe the profound sadness we feel at the contemplated passage of New York State’s new proposed abortion policy.” In an open letter to “Catholic” New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D), Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger of Albany warned that this legislation “threatens to rupture the communion between the Catholic faith and those who support the RHA even while professing to follow the church…” Read more…

Here’s more from PJ Media…

Americans United for Life CEO Catherine Glenn Foster told the Catholic News Agency in early January that under Gov. Andrew Cuomo the operators of New York’s nail salons would face stricter regulations than people running abortion clinics in the state.

And then came the Reproductive Health Act. The legislation allows nurse practitioners and physician assistants to perform abortions and permits late-abortion at any time to protect the mother’s life or health, as well as in the case of fetal inviability.

The legislation also decriminalizes abortion, sliding it out of the New York penal code and under the jurisdiction of the state’s health department.

New York state Republicans have been able to block this proposal for the past 12 years. But with Democrats winning control of the legislature in November, they pushed it through not long after their legislative seats were warm.

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Big govt, Economy & Investments, Issues, Politics

Harris Under Fire for Plan to Abolish Private Health Care Plans

Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA), who announced her presidential candidacy this past weekend, has already found herself in controversy after calling for the abolition of private health care plans in favor of “Medicare for All.” Although the Left wing is increasingly calling for unaffordable, single-payer health care, the episode is nonetheless reminiscent of the lies former President Barack Obama spun along the lines of “If you like your health care plan, you can keep it,” which was key to Congress shoving ObamaCare down Americans’ throats. In short, Kamala’s plan can be dubbed Obamacare 2.0.

Here’s more from Fox News…

Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., came under fire on Tuesday for calling for private health care plans to be abolished — the latest plank is what is becoming an increasingly left-wing platform from the California Democrat.

Harris, who announced her 2020 bid for the White House last week, was asked by CNN host Jake Tapper Monday night if people could keep their current health care plan under her “Medicare-for-All” plan. She indicated that people could not, suggesting she wants to move toward a single-payer system rather than a mere expansion of Medicare.

“Well, listen, the idea is that everyone gets access to medical care. And you don’t have to go through the process of going through an insurance company, having them give you approval, going through the paperwork, all of the delay that may require,” Harris told Tapper.

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NY Governor Cuomo Celebrates Abortion up Until Birth

NY Governor Andrew M. Cuomo (D) is celebrating “abortion justice” after the state’s legislature passed the Reproductive Health Act, allowing mothers to abort their babies up until birth. As part of the “celebration,” Cuomo ordered the One World Trade Center, the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge, the Kosciuszko Bridge, and the Alfred E. Smith Building in Albany to all be lit up in pink. Cuomo quipped, “The Reproductive Health Act is a historic victory for New Yorkers and for our progressive values. In the face of a federal government intent on rolling back Roe v. Wade and women’s reproductive rights, I promised that we would enact this critical legislation within the first 30 days of the new session-and we got it done.” Read more…

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

On Tuesday, New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, delighted that the New York legislature passed the Reproductive Health Act which would allow mothers to kill (pardon me, abort) their babies up until birth, celebrated this legalized murder by ordering that the spire at One World Trade Center, the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge, the Kosciuszko Bridge and the Alfred E. Smith Building in Albany all be lit in pink on Tuesday night.

Cuomo chortled, “The Reproductive Health Act is a historic victory for New Yorkers and for our progressive values. In the face of a federal government intent on rolling back Roe v. Wade and women’s reproductive rights, I promised that we would enact this critical legislation within the first 30 days of the new session – and we got it done. I am directing that New York’s landmarks be lit in pink to celebrate this achievement and shine a bright light forward for the rest of the nation to follow.”

Cuomo also said on Tuesday, “It’s bittersweet. There is a bitterness because we shouldn’t be here in the first place. We should not have a federal government that is trying to roll back women’s rights … This administration defies American evolution.”

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Women’s March Veers Further Left with Anti-Semitic Manifesto

Instead of addressing some of its followers’ concerns about not representing all women, the Women’s March has now officially embraced anti-Semitism with a 71-page “Women’s Agenda” ascribing to the Boycott-Divestment-Sanction movement to fiscally punish Israel. Among its pages, the “Agenda” calls for blacklisting lawmakers who condemn BDS as well as specifically targets anti-BDS legislation as “[o]ne of the biggest threats to speech today.” “Whether it’s the attempts to create federal or state laws banning political boycotts or criticism of Israel (including the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions tactic), targeting environmental protest or preventing students and faculty on college campuses from expressing their views or engaging in peaceable assembly, the silencing of one side of the debate is precisely what our First Amendment protects against.” Read more…

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

The Women’s March openly embraced the anti-Semitism it has been repeatedly accused of Saturday, with leaders openly embracing the Boycott-Divestment-Sanction movement from the Women’s March podium, and issuing a new manifesto, released to coincide with the Washington, D.C., signature event, excoriating Congress and state legislators for condemning the BDS movement.

The 71-page “Women’s Agenda,” released Saturday, includes specific references to the BDS movement, and takes a stand against anti-BDS bills, The Washington Times reports.

The “Agenda” called the anti-BDS bills, which seek to prohibit government agencies from contracting with any entity that openly embraces the BDS movement or deliberately boycotts the State of Israel, “[o]ne of the biggest threats to speech today.”

 

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