Saturday, July 20, 2019
Highlights of the News
50 years ago today, we were all Americans. We were not black or white. Not Republican or Democrat. Not Christian or Jew.
We landed on the moon. That was our flag. It still stands. Tonight, put your hand over your heart, look at that moon, and pledge allegiance to that flag. Long may she wave.
ITEM 1: Reuters reported, "Cuban authorities sought to reassure jittery citizens this week that recent power outages and a fuel shortage were due to temporary problems that were being fixed rather than a broader decline in the economy under heavier U.S. sanctions.
"The Communist-run island is battling a cash crunch brought on by a decline in aid from leftist ally Venezuela and lower exports, as well as a tightening of the decades-old U.S. trade embargo, including attempts to block Venezuelan oil shipments."
But the main reason they are in darkness is that communism does not work.
ITEM 2: Nick Shredder reported, "House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler condemned “send her back” chants that could be heard during President Trump’s North Carolina rally, which the President later disavowed.
"In a tweet, Nadler said, 'Watching the President lie (again) to the American people, spreading racist and xenophobic propaganda against @Ilhan with the crowd being goaded into chants of “send her back” was both chilling and horrifying.'
"He added, 'There is no place for such racism in our public discourse.'
"Trump’s former Deputy Assistant Sebastian Gorka issued a stark reminder to Nadler upon seeing his remarks, where he slammed the Chairman for trying to get him deported soon after the 2016 election.
"Gorka brought up Nadler’s 2017 push along with Senator Dick Durbin to get the White House to hand over Gorka’s immigration documents to the House Judiciary Committee."
Durbin is as intelligent as Nadler is svelte.
ITEM 3: Randy DeSoto reported, "Acting Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan refuted Rep. Rashida Tlaib’s charge that the Trump administration wants to keep migrant children in custody."
McAleenan said, "We want to keep families together through an immigration proceeding that is fair and expeditious and in an appropriate setting. That can’t be done in 20 days with due process. We need to be able to finish immigration proceeding before people are released. Otherwise, we don’t have an effective result."
Given the headache of caring for children, I can see why they would want to be rid of the kids as quickly as possible.
Maybe Tlaib can babysit them.
ITEM 4: Brittany Shepherd reported, "President Trump confirmed reports Friday that his administration is working to help release rapper A$AP Rocky after the entertainer was arrested in Sweden on suspicion of assault charges earlier this month."
President Donald John Trump told reporters, "We are going to be calling and talking to them, we’ve already started. And many, many members of the African-American community have called me, friends of mine, and said, could you help. I personally don’t know A$AP Rocky. But I can tell you he has tremendous support from the African-American community in this country. And when I say African-American, I think I can really say from everyone in this country, ’cuz we’re all one. I have been called by so many people asking me to help A$AP Rocky."
He has been held without charges since July 2.
Kim Kardashian West has championed his cause. Instead of grabbing her pussyhat, she has worked with the president on criminal justice issues.
CNN reported, "The US government is honoring an 83-year-old Muslim cleric who hid 262 Christians in his home and mosque during an attack in central Nigeria.
"Imam Abubakar Abdullahi, along with four religious leaders from Sudan, Iraq, Brazil and Cyprus, were awarded the 2019 the International Religious Freedom Award, which is given to advocates of religious freedom.
"Abdullahi was recognized for providing shelter for hundreds of Christians fleeing attacks from Muslim herdsmen who had launched coordinated attacks on Christian farmers in 10 villages in the Barkin Ladi area of Plateau State on June 23, 2018, the award organizers said in a statement.
"The cleric refused to give them up when their attackers asked about their whereabouts, International Religious Freedom Ambassador Sam Brownback said at the awards ceremony in Washington on Wednesday."
There are those who preach it, and there are those who live it. Then there are amazing men who do both.
ITEM 6: USA Today reported, "A man accused of killing a mother and her two children was in the U.S. illegally and had twice previously been deported, federal authorities say.
"Marvin Oswaldo Esquivel-Lopez, 31, has been charged with three counts of first-degree murder for Tuesday night's triple homicide.
"His victims have been identified as a small family he was living with: Rossibeth Flores-Rodriguez, 29; Grecia Daniela Alvarado-Flores, 11; and Ever Jose Mejia-Flores, 5. Officers, responding to a 911 call, found the three bodies at the home Tuesday night, according to police."
His victims were Hispanic. Most victims of illegal aliens are Hispanic. Yet they say it is racist to oppose the importation of illegal alien criminals. The fact is it is racist to let them in to prey on their fellow Hispanics.
ITEM 7: Bob Price reported, "Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a Mexican national with active warrants on charges of raping a child and aggravated sexual abuse of a child. The illegal alien from Mexico is one of several alleged or convicted child sex offenders arrested by Border Patrol agents this week.
"Nogales Station agents arrested a Mexican national after he illegally crossed the border on Wednesday afternoon. The agents conducted a biometric background investigation and learned the 30-year-old man has active warrants from the Spanish Fork, Utah, Sheriff’s Office, according to information provided by Tucson Sector Border Patrol officials.
"The Mexican man will be extradited to Utah where he will face charges of two counts of raping a child and aggravated sexual abuse of a child, officials reported. Following adjudication in Utah, the illegal alien will face removal proceedings from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Enforcement and Removal Operations."
Remember it is racist to say any illegal aliens are rapists or killers.
ITEM 8: Fox News reported, "A 42-year-old Brooklyn, New York, man has been charged with providing and attempting to provide material support – including training, services and personnel – to ISIS in Syria, the Department of Justice announced Friday after unsealing a criminal complaint in Brooklyn federal court.
"Ruslan Maratovich Asainov, a Kazakhstan-born, naturalized U.S citizen is alleged to have traveled to Istabul, Turkey, in late 2013 before moving across the border into Syria where he became a sniper for the designated terrorist outfit."
Strip him of his citizenship just like we have done with Nazi war criminals.
ITEM 9: National Review reported, "...the reality is that deaths at the U.S.-Mexico border decreased after Donald Trump became president, according to data from the United States Border Patrol. During the 2017 and 2018 fiscal years they averaged 291 per year, down from 372 during the Obama/Biden administration and 382 under Bush."
A wall would cut the deaths down to zero.
But that would be humane. Liberals would rather 291 people died each year than defend the nation.
ITEM 10: Kathy Zhu tweeted, "Miss World America's State/National/Chief Director accused me of being racist, Islamaphobic, and insensitive.
"They stripped me of my Miss Michigan title due to my refusal to try on a hijab in 2018, my tweet about black on black gun violence, and 'insensitive' statistical tweets."
She is an Asian American. Miss World America is a racist organization for trying to force her to appropriate Muslim culture. Isn't that how it works?
Zhu should comfort herself in knowing transvestite men soon will ruin this event.
ITEM 11: CNBC reported, "George Nader, a key witness in special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe, has been charged in a new federal indictment with transporting a 14-year-old boy for sex two decades ago, child pornography and carrying obscene materials into the United States."
The story also said, "Nader was convicted in the Czech Republic of what his attorney Christopher Clark described in court as ‘contributing to the moral corruption of society’ after ‘having a relationship with two young men two years under the age of consent.’
"The Associated Press said he was sentenced to one year in prison in that earlier case."
On March 7, 2018, CNN reported, "'Man of mystery' cooperates with Mueller in Russia probe."
The 1,400-word report did not mention his 2003 conviction for homosexual sex with minors. There is nothing gay about child molestation.
Why was Mueller working with a child molester to bring down a president?
ITEM 12: John Binder reported, "Angel Mom Mary Ann Mendoza, who heads the Angel Families organization, has been suspended from Twitter after posting about illegal immigration and raising awareness about the harms of sanctuary city policies.
"Angel Mom Mendoza’s son, 32-year-old police officer Brandon Mendoza, was killed in May 2014 by a drunk illegal alien who was driving the wrong way down a highway in Mesa, Arizona.
"This week, Mendoza was suspended from her Twitter account and told she would not be able to sign back in unless she deletes a series of posts about crimes committed by illegal aliens and the impact of sanctuary city policies on American citizens."
Jack Dorsey should get down on his knees and beg for forgiveness.
And President Donald John Trump needs to haul in Twitter, Facebook, Google and the rest and tell them either you clean up your act or we shut you down.
Enough is enough.
Americans have a right to free speech and it trumps Dorsey's right to play god with his stupid platform. Governments exist to protect rights given by God. It is time Washington quit playing games and got back to the basics.
ITEM 13: LifeNews.com tweeted, "After Georgia passed a pro-life bill banning abortions, Netflix threatened to boycott the state.
"So pro-lifers cancelled their subscriptions.
"Netflix expected to gain 352,000 subscribers this quarter. Instead it lost 126,000.
"Take that Hollywood!"
Stock price fell as well.
But they did not cancel their subscriptions.
They aborted them.
Don Surber at Saturday, July 20, 2019