Live Blog

Here is your live blog for the day.

YOUR PJMEDIA LIVE BLOG OPEN THREAD

Topic? We don’t need no steenking topic.

So, whatever is on your mind, whether it’s a hot link, some sharp snark, or you just want to chat a bit with other PJM readers.

Here’s your chance. Just click the little Comments link up and to the right, and have at it.

Gee, that's too damn bad:

From the story:

The UK on Tuesday revoked the citizenship of the British teenager who ran off to join ISIS in 2015 and begged to be allowed home last week for the sake of her baby, according to a report. The British Home Office broke the news in a letter sent to the family of 19-year-old Shamima Begum and obtained by ITV News.

“Please find enclosed papers that relate to a decision taken by the Home Secretary, to deprive your daughter, Shamima Begum, of her British citizenship,” the letter reads. “In light of the circumstances of your daughter, the notice of the Home Secretary’s decision has been served of file today (19th February), and the order removing her British citizenship has subsequently been made.”

The letter goes on to say that Begum has the right to appeal the decision. Her family’s lawyer, Tasnime Akunjee, said his clients were “disappointed” by the government’s decision and were “considering all legal avenues to challenge the decision.”

Let's hope the Brits stand fast. And that so do we on our "Alabama" ISIS bride:

An Alabama woman who reportedly posted a tweet encouraging Americans to kill themselves -- after being “brainwashed” into joining ISIS years ago -- is now begging for officials to let her back into the U.S.

The plea from Hoda Muthana, 24, comes following her recent escape from ISIS and capture by Kurdish forces. She is being held in a refugee camp in northeast Syria and told The Guardian in an interview that her last four years with the terrorist group have been a traumatizing experience where “we starved and we literally ate grass."

“I would tell them please forgive me for being so ignorant, and I was really young and ignorant and I was 19 when I decided to leave,” she told the newspaper when asked if she had a message for American officials.

Good luck with that.

 

Reminder:

In case you haven't yet discovered The MAGA Hat Chronicles, it's a fun blog about a New Yorker's daily experiences as he traverses the city in his red or blue MAGA hats. Some of the reactions of people in the city may surprise you. He's been doing it for weeks, and overall, it seems to have been a mostly positive experience for him. But he's a big guy apparently, as well as extroverted, gregarious and talkative.

Also, Trump supporters are promoting a "MAGA HAT DAY" for tomorrow. I don't think this has been promoted enough to have any impact, but people are being encouraged to wear their MAGA hats in public and to post selfies of themselves wearing it on social media.

We'll see how it goes.

So Bernie's off to a fast start, having raised a million bucks or so for his 2020 presidential campaign.

Sen. Bernie Sanders has raised more than $1 million for his 2020 presidential campaign in less than four hours, his team confirms, putting him well ahead of other contenders who launched their bids with strong financial support. Sanders, I-Vermont, formally joined the presidential race Tuesday morning, telling "CBS This Morning" he intends to win the Democratic nomination and the White House next year.

"We're gonna win," he told "CBS This Morning" co-host John Dickerson. In his second run, Sanders is vowing to launch a grassroots movement that will "lay the groundwork for transforming the economic and political life of this country."

An aide confirmed Tuesday morning that Sanders had easily raised more than $1 million in the first three and a half hours since the senator launched his campaign at 7 a.m. ET. One senior aide who confirmed the sum added at around 7 a.m. PT, "And California is just getting up."

Maybe, but the fix is still in for Hot Tamale Harris as far as a sizable wing of the party establishment is concerned (which is why you haven't heard any #MeToo noises out of the Dowager Empress of Chappaqua lately). Harris checks all the usual party-line boxes, but she does have one significant drawback that the Democrats will have to obscure if she is to win: she's mean as a snake (probably even worse than Amy Klobuchar) and, except to Willie Brown, absolutely unlovable. She can be defeated head-to-head by any Democrat who can get her to lose her temper in public.

On with the show!

Fake hate crimes are awful not only because they increase division, hatred, and distrust between the left and right -- but because they also incite violence.

Breitbart's John Nolte keeps a running list of what he calls "media-approved" acts of violence and harassment against Trump supporters. He has cataloged 639 threats, harassment incidents, and beat-downs since Sept. of 2015. I've reported on lots of these violent crimes here at PJ Media.

Many of the incidents have landed people in the hospital. Some have been life-altering.

I'm with John Hayward (Doc. Zero), who argued on Twitter that it's time to criminalize these attempts to stir up violence against Republicans.

It's also time to formally acknowledge that left-wing hate hoaxes are one of the most prevalent and dangerous hate crimes in America right now. They're exceptionally dangerous because they instantly benefit from the combined power of credulous news media and celebrities.

Read his entire thread below:

I had a discussion tangentially related to this last week on Right Angle with Bill Whittle and Scott Ott. Scott said that what newspapers need is the same thing you’ll find on any map: A legend. On a map, the legend gives you the inch-to-mile scale, brief explanations of the symbols used, and that kind of thing. Newspapers should tell you, right on the front page, what their standards of reporting are. And then, story by story, you the reader could judge whether the paper lived up to its own standards.

It isn’t a bad idea, which is why the press would never go for it.

And if you’re interested, it was the report that the Washington Post’s senior editors spiked a Justin Fairfax story early on that prompted all this on my R/A segment.

This is ridiculous.

“We are deeply sorry for the distress caused by one of the products that featured in our A/W 2019 runway collection Tempest,” the statement said. “It was insensitive and we made a mistake.”

Burberry is just one of many companies in need of a PC tuneup:

Burberry is the latest high fashion house to apologize for insensitivity in its designs. Earlier this month, Gucci apologized and pulled a sweater resembling blackface from its collection. And Prada vowed to form a “diversity council” after accusations of racism in its products.

The correct response to her request to leave Syria and return to Great (?) Britain is not No but Hell, No.

#JusticeForJussie!

We told you so, we told you so, we told you so.