Good Wednesday morning.
Here's what is on president Trump's agenda today:
- The president greets former United States hostage in Yemen, Danny Burch and family
- President Trump meets with Representative Adam Kinzinger
- The president participates in an American Workforce Policy Advisory Board Meeting
The anti-Semitic gift that keeps on giving
Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) cannot shut her Jew-hating yapper, so now the Democrats are forced to make some gestures to smooth over relations with an important and generous constituency: the Jewish community. After weighing the cost/benefit analysis of their intersectional bingo political strategy, a resolution to condemn anti-Semitism has been postponed.
The resolution will be updated to include anti-Muslim bias and other forms of bigotry, likely pushing a vote to Thursday, a day later than they had originally hoped, according to two Democratic aides. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Majority Leader Steny Hoyer told Democratic leaders about the change of plans Tuesday evening, one of the aides said.
And notably, the resolution does not name the anti-Semite in question, Omar.
Without mentioning Omar by name, the four-page resolution says her comment "suggests that Jews cannot be patriotic Americans and trusted neighbors." She did not answer questions about her comments while leaving her Capitol Hill office Tuesday.
Now, if Omar were really concerned about the support and excessive foreign aid the U.S. doles out around the planet, why doesn't she ever mention other countries like Egypt, Jordan, Iraq, or Afghanistan? She only mentions Israel and Jews. Why is that, I wonder?
Nancy is a typical white feminist upholding the patriarchy doing the dirty work of powerful white men. God forbid the men are upset—no worries, Nancy to the rescue to stroke their egos,” she wrote.
“Democrats are playing in to the hands of the right. Dividing our base and reinforcing their narrative and giving them an easier path towards 2020,” Sarsour wrote.
“I reject this. I will speak out. I won’t be silent. I am not following this. They don’t speak for me as a Democrat. No more double standards.”
The "right" doesn't have to do anything. These nutters, who have taken public control of the Democrats, are doing it all on their own. Cow farts, no airplanes or cars, free college...keep 'em coming, bozos.
The Democrats aren't really serious about Omar's anti-Semitism. House Foreign Affairs chairman says he won't push Ilhan Omar off committee over anti-Israel statements
Meanwhile, Politico writes about the only racism that matters: White Supremacists Have a New Strategy
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen to testify today
Nielsen will appear before a viscous mob on the House Homeland Security Committee today to testify about all the atrocities committed on behalf of the barbaric and racist Trump administration. I'm just preparing you for what you are going to hear should you chose to watch. I will be watching.
The main line of questioning from the committee's Democratic majority will center on Mr. Trump's controversial national emergency declaration, his proposed border wall, the discontinued family-separation policy and migrant children who have died in U.S. custody, two congressional aides told CBS News.
Although some members of the committee will likely delve into other immigration-related issues, the aides said the hearing will largely focus on border security and Nielsen's oversight of the administration's stringent enforcement strategy.
The good news is there is !NOTACRISIS! at the border. Reports the NY Post:
A stunning 76,103 asylum seekers were nabbed at the southern border in February, more than double the 36,751 held the same month a year earlier and a number on pace to reach levels not seen in more than a decade, immigration authorities said Tuesday.
“The system is well beyond capacity, and remains at the breaking point,” Kevin McAleenan, of Customs and Border Protection, told reporters.
“Taken together these numbers are remarkable. That’s the highest number of encounters in any February in the last 12 years. We have encountered more families in five months and five days than last year’s record total.”
And these elected clowns do not want to fund a wall to protect our border? Again, the border wall was never a problem until Trump wanted it.
Meanwhile, we just saw a massive fentanyl bust in New York. “So that truck that we seized in New Jersey over the weekend, there were 20 kilos of fentanyl seized,” responded Donovan. “That is tremendous. That’s $150 million worth of fentanyl that we prevented from hitting the streets of New York City.”
Where did the drugs come from?
Donovan described investigations “connected in California and in Mexico,” and two ways the drugs are entering the country: “Through the port of entries and through the land. That particular organization would transport it across the United States in tractor trailers or through trains.”
Will Congress listen up to the men and women working at our southern border? I'm not optimistic.
Farewell, Scott Gottlieb
FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb is resigning and goodbye to bad rubbish. He'll be leaving next month. Gottlieb is most notable for trying to crush the vaping industry and claiming there is an underage vaping epidemic. These nanny-staters love to gin up a crisis so they can start yanking away your freedoms and choices.
There are a bunch of puff pieces on Gottlieb floating around out there. Politico's is particularly nauseating. Let's hope the next head of the FDA is an improvement.
Historical picture of the day:
WHAT is going on here!?!? Santa Anita Park suspends racing indefinitely after 21st horse dies
You don't say. After a slow start and surprised taxpayers, refunds are up
Probably best these folks don't reproduce. Women Go On BirthStrike Because Of Climate Change
And that's all I've got, now go beat back the angry mob!
Another reason Trump won:
So, why should any Republican candidate agree to a debate hosted by any other network besides Fox?
This is amazing.
The Democrats can't manage to pass a resolution condemning antisemitism! Where are all the people who were freaking out about the Nazis at Charlottesville or crying about the Pittsburgh synagogue slaughter?
Cat got your tongue, hypocrites? Maybe antisemitism is bad and worth grandstanding about when it comes from purported Trump supporters but when it doesn't well...¯\_(ツ)_/¯.
Ash Wednesday Facts:
(Some of these are more factual than others ...)
Pretty sure I'll get "the Blob." As usual.
The late, great Mother Angelica:
Yep. And Shamrock Shake season -- if you didn't give up sweets.
Did you know ...
This woman ...
There are so many things wrong with this clip I don't even know where to begin.
1. She gets 10 plastic bags at the grocery store? What? This tireless promoter of the "Green New Deal" doesn't have her own reusable totes, or can't choose paper??? Hypocrisy much?!
2. She THROWS THEM OUT??? Everybody knows you don't throw your plastic shopping bags out. You reuse them as mini trash bags. You turn them into trashcan liners. You don't just throw them out like some kind of savage. Didn't most millennials grow up in homes that had special little plastic bag dispensers somewhere in the kitchen?
Was she raised in a barn?
3. Because she's incapable of being environmentally responsible herself, everyone has to be forced into a recycling program?
Update on David Corn GraffitiGate story:
Sky Harbor Airport bathroom clean-up crew unable to find anti-AOC graffiti to clean up.
But David Corn has photographic proof! Or something (?)
Whatever you say, Corndog.
I was writing this story about the media blaming ACT for America for the poster connecting Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) to the 9/11 attacks. I think the poster is disgusting, even though I also vehemently oppose Ilhan Omar.
This is a question for commenters and my fellow PJ Media writers: would you defend this poster and why? I think all Americans should condemn it, but I'd like to hear what others think.
Babies born alive in a botched abortion...
My friend and former Christian Post colleague Napp Nazworth has a wonderful and eye-opening article up at the Christian Post today. He tells "a short history of babies born alive during an abortion."
The abortion infanticide push goes back to 1977.
In the 1977 case of Floyd v. Anders, an abortionist, Dr. Jesse Floyd, was tried for murdering a baby. He "botched" the abortion, meaning his attempt to kill the fetus failed and instead resulted in a live baby who survived for 20 days then died due to his induced pre-mature birth.
The case presented an interesting question for the courts. The U.S. Supreme Court made abortion legal in 1973 based upon a "right to privacy" for the mother. But if an abortion fails to result in a dead fetus and instead results in a baby born alive, now outside its mother, does the mother's "right to privacy" still have any bearing on the life of the child? In other words, does the right to an abortion end when the baby has fully exited the birth canal, or does that right continue? Is abortion about a woman being able to control what is inside her body, or about being able to legally kill her baby?
Judge Clement Haynsworth concluded the right to an abortion necessarily includes the right to a dead baby.
That's just the beginning. Napp goes through 7 major topics, most recently the horrific comments from Gov. Ralph Northam (D-Va.) and the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. Read the whole thing here.