Glen Shulfer, my songwriting friend in Milwaukee, has an original ditty about Trump he wants to share, called “Make America Great Again (Trump Song).
If this doesn’t get your foot to tappin’, there’s something wrong with your foot:
Glen Shulfer, my songwriting friend in Milwaukee, has an original ditty about Trump he wants to share, called “Make America Great Again (Trump Song).
If this doesn’t get your foot to tappin’, there’s something wrong with your foot:
The family of Ahmed Mohamed (aka “Clock-Boy”) the high school freshman who made international headlines after being arrested for bringing a suspicious looking “homemade clock” to school, filed a federal lawsuit Monday against the Irving Independent School District and the City of Irving.
Irving ISD officials confirmed the lawsuit to WFAA News 8:
“Legal counsel for Irving ISD has confirmed that the school district was named as a defendant in a lawsuit filed today in Dallas federal court by attorneys for a former Irving ISD student. As with any legal matter of this nature, attorneys for the school district will review the filing and respond as appropriate. Irving ISD continues to deny violating the student’s rights and will respond to claims in accordance with court rules. Because this matter is now in litigation, Irving ISD officials will have no further comment at this time. Irving ISD employees are focused on welcoming 35,000 students for the 2016-2017 academic year and doing everything possible to ensure each student is achieving his or her maximum potential.”
The lawsuit claims the Ahmed”s civil rights were violated after school officials mistook his clock for a bomb and that his “wrongful interrogation” was due to his race.
The family is seeking $15 million in damages and an apology from district officials.
The city of Irving said it welcomed the opportunity to let all the facts to be revealed in a statement Monday.
“The city of Irving is prepared to vigorously defend itself and the justifiable actions it took in this matter. The legal process will allow all facts to be revealed, and the city welcomes that opportunity. The city of Irving’s top priority is to ensure the safety and security of its children and the entire community. The city will continue to take its duty and responsibility to serve and protect the public seriously.”
There are reasons the city of Irving is looking forward to being able to tell their side of the story in court.
For one thing, it’s not true that school officials “mistook his clock for a bomb.” They mistook it for a “hoax bomb.” There’s a difference. The contraption — which took a minimal amount of effort and about half a minute to assemble– appeared to school officials and police to have been specifically designed to look like a briefcase bomb and cause alarm.
An electronics enthusiast on YouTube last year demonstrated how much effort went into Mohamed’s “invention.”
Last September during an interview with Glenn Beck, Irving Texas Mayor Beth Van Duyne revealed that the family of Ahmed Mohammed not only repeatedly refused to meet with city officials but refused to sign a school release form that would have explained the school and police’s side of the story.
Instead, the family held a press conference in their front yard flanked by CAIR lawyers, basking in the media attention. The president complimented the fourteen year old “wiz kid” on Twitter and invited him to the White House. The young hoaxter was feted by celebrities, given lavish gifts by big corporations, and went on a world tour in October that included a chummy visit with the evil, genocidal, war criminal President Omar al-Bashir of Sudan. Clock-Boy was able to meet with Obama later that month at the White House Astronomy Night. While he was in Washington DC, Ahmed’s father, Mohamed Elhassan Mohamed, called for a new amendment to the US Constitution, presumably to end the kind of cruel ethic profiling his son had suffered.
Here, Clock-Boy recounts to the sympathetic media all the damages he’s suffered due to the school’s actions.
Last October Mayor Van Duyne said she was “shocked” when she saw the president’s tweet to Ahmed Mohammed, complimenting him on his “cool clock.”
She said “it seems to be an underlying habit that he is going to second guess police officers without any kind of information.”
She later noted that the president had tweeted about the case and invited Ahmed to the White House before the pictures of the clock were even publicly available. Obama made no attempt to contact her office before making public comments in support of the Muslim teen.
The mayor also said: “I now have our police chief who is a wonderful, wonderful man, a family man, a churchgoing man, and I now have our police officers as well as a number of teachers, school administrators, receiving death threats as a direct result of this. It is unfortunate, and it has got to stop.”
“As a juvenile, they can not release those records. The school district, a number of times, has asked the family, to release the records, so that you can have the balanced story out there. The family is ignoring the request from the ISD.”
Van Duyne told Beck that if the records were available it would “help to describe why it progressed as it did.”
Well, the records should now be available in court– and they’re going to tell an interesting backstory about this family. Sometimes “discovery” can be a bitch.
Via Reeko, who is pretty sure he knows who it’s going to be:
Mike Pence brings nothing to the Trump ticket. Virtually nobody outside of Indiana knows who he is. From all accounts he is a wonderful Governor and might’ve made in other circumstances, a wonderful dream ticket. but not 2016. Donald Trump already won the Indiana primary, so in business terms, Mike Pence doesn’t bring anything to the Art Of The Deal.
The rest of the field of VP candidates, that are being so-called “vetted” are not in my opinion, actually being vetted for VP. Maybe cabinet positions, but not VP. Trump knows what he has to do, and just like when he released his short-list of SCOTUS nominees, with some heavy-hitters on it, he received immediate cheers from conservatives and TEA Party types all over. Bravo! But remember how Trump did that. He is doing the same thing for building his future cabinet. AND most importantly, he already has told us who he wants…
Now as to Cruz’s hurt feelings and hesitance. that is natural, and again, IMO, Trump is trying to show Cruz that he is a very serious and conservative-oriented about his choices. (the term “conservative” may need to be refined in this new age of Trump – but that can be discussed later at more length) here is the kicker though, and this is very, very important: Texas is in play this November. most people I tell that to are stunned and even ridicule me for it, but here are the facts…
Texas is currently listed even by RCP as only slightly pink, leaning Trump. but what the RCP averages don’t take into consideration is the real politics of the Texas electorate. although a slightly healthy divide between Dems and Republicans, those GOPers are divided into roughly three evenly distributed groups: 1 – pro-Cruz; 2 – middle road pro-Trump; and 3 – the Never-Trumpers. that last group is – again IMO – by far one of the most influential in the entire country. And they are extremely diehard anti-Trumpists. They will either not vote, vote Hillary, vote Gary Johnson, or even write in Obama (again!) and no, I’m not joking. without Cruz or even Perry as his VP, Trump can forget about taking Texas in November. yes, it is that serious.
And most importantly, Cruz knows it. right now, he is in what we call the Catbird’s Seat. In fact, he knows he marshals a very large contingent of not only supporters, but delegates for the convention. Cruz also knows that the GOPe Never-Trumpers will never, never, never allow him to finagle, schmooze, cajole, or outright steal the nomination away from Trump. and that is even if Cruz were so disposed to do so. I don’t think he is. I think he is an upright, honest, and forthright kind of guy. But his supporters and delegates are another story altogether….
And before anybody gets their knickers in a wad, yes, I did vote for Cruz in the primary. why? Because I called the primary results well over a year ago: Trump with a massive delegate count followed by ONLY one second place finishing strong – Ted Cruz. I voted for Cruz with that intent, to put him in a strong second place finish. Turns out that I was absolutely exact on that result.
The only guessing I can’t figure right now is, when is Trump going to announce? Actually, I think it already has been worked out between either Cruz or Perry and the Trump people. but the timing is everything, and I can’t figure out if it will be this week before the convention or immediately before or even during? Usually, I can also call the time of the VP announcement, but i can’t see it this time. It basically is up to Cruz to give the go ahead nod. And Cruz may be holding out hopes that there is some kind of delegate revolt or upset like the court case in Virginia that seems to be going ahead in favor of the Cruz delegate. It may be that Cruz is trying to eyeball what he thinks his delegates can scam or pull off. And yes, present company excepted of course *(would never accuse you of anything devious at all!) but Cruz operatives are some of the most extreme I’ve ever encountered. They literally will try anything to win. Of course, they think they are doing it for “the country” but i seriously doubt that.
A Trump-Cruz 2016 ticket would be a guaranteed blow-out in November of at least 45 states. (although i still say about 47) and u know what else?
The Democrats know it.
The media know it.
Trump knows it.
Cruz knows it.
Even the Bernouts know it, and yes a good percentage of them will vote for a Trump-Cruz ticket.
The only people who are living in complete denial and an alternate reality are the Never-Trumpers. so they leave the GOP like George Will? good riddance. buh bye!
This election will be about the Mike Rowe’s of the country – not about the Mitt Romneys.
This election will be between the Robertsons of Duck Dynasty and Caitlyn Jenner and the Kardashians.
The choices this election will determine if we as a country go with VHS or Betamax – and we already know how that turned out.
I will leave you with a morsel for those Cruzers who are whining that they will go all Libertarian-retard and vote Gary Johnson. Here is a paraphrased quote from one of the Libertarian demi-gods, Ludwig Von Mises who said:
“If you offer a man a cup of milk or a cup of cyanide, you are not offering him a choice of beverages. You are offering him a choice between life and death.” KA – BOOM!
*No Cruz operatives here, (not that he isn’t vastly more qualified than the presumptive nominee.) It’s just hard to fathom how Trump could possibly justify to the electorate a choice for VP, a guy he spent six months slurring as “Lyin’ Ted.” Not to mention the absurd conspiracy theory about his dad being involved with the Kennedy assassination. I don’t know how Trump pulls that off. I don’t know how Cruz swallows his pride and goes along with it.
That said, following a meeting with Trump, Cruz did tell reporters he has agreed to speak at the RNC in a show of “unity.”
CLEVELAND, Ohio—Republican National Committee delegates determined to stop Donald Trump at the GOP Convention next week are in the final planning stages of their mission.
Several groups are fine-tuning various convention floor strategies that would allow delegates to vote their conscience on the first round of balloting, rather than being required to vote for the candidate who won their state contest.
Composed of various alliances who talk to one another on conference calls, email lists and text messages virtually every day, groups like Save Our Party, Delegates Unbound and Free the Delegates find themselves in the final home stretch this week as key RNC delegate committee meetings (platform, rules, credentials) convene before the GOP picks its nominee at the convention.
I’m not saying I’m for it or agin it. Trump did win fair and square and has a large and enthusiastic following. On the other hand — he’s a terrible candidate and a nincompoop who is not getting better at campaigning as time goes on.
I honestly don’t think he’s going to pick up many Bernie supporters. The good news is, millennials are appalled by Hillary. The bad news is, (most) millennials are even more appalled by Trump.
A solid conservative Republican candidate would be roundly beating damaged-goods Hillary in the polls right now — not trailing like Trump is.
I predicted a year ago that Hillary wouldn’t make it to the finish line. EmailGate was THAT serious and the MSM wasn’t in the mood to give her a pass. By all rights she should be toast, right now. Her corruption has been exposed for all to see, and yet she hobbles on. The only reason she still viable is because the GOP’s candidate is profoundly awful, too.
What a fine mess we’re in.
Via Reeko, my friend in DC:
Orlando: it is not a Second Amendment problem. It is a First Amendment problem. Specifically, the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment has correctly prohibited our government from deciding which religion is acceptable and which is not. Until now.
Unfortunately, our constitutional guardians have failed us. The politicians sworn to support, preserve, or protect our constitution have now allowed the following to be our current state of affairs: that Islamic Jihad is not recognized as either a tenet or doctrine of Islam. All of a sudden, our politicians are now certified theological experts in the matter. Either that or somebody made Islam our officially sanctioned religion, a religion which nobody is allowed to debate. Officially, the terms “Islamic Jihad” are not allowed to appear in any official document.
My question is, just when was the establishment clause overturned to allow this? Did I miss it?
A government that declares any tenet, belief, or practice of a religion to be the “true” version of that religion, is therefore choosing a side in that religion and that is undeniably prohibited by our constitution. Even if a government denounces any other tenet, belief, or practice of that same religion and declares those adherents to be practicing the “high-jacked” or corrupted version of that religion, then such a government has indeed inserted itself and sanctioned an established official religion.
Consider that our government is supposed to be prohibited from declaring that all Baptists are true Christians because they baptize by immersion in water, while all Presbyterians are untrue Christians because they do not. Or that all Protestants are true Christians and all Catholics are unholy idolaters. Wars have been fought and many people have died throughout history over such ecumenical differences. The beauty of our enlightened Constitution is that it forbids the official taking of sides in these internecine battles. The prohibition against establishing an official religion – or even an official doctrine within a religion – has always been cemented firmly between unduly preferring any tenet or belief of say, Catholic over Protestant, Atheist over Nativist, Jew over Gentile, or whatever. Until now apparently.
For example: when Obama and his enablers and apologists in both political parties state that the Islamic State (ISIS) isn’t Islam, or that Al Qaeda or any other Jihadic terrorist groups are those who have “perverted Islam” then that official statement would be a distinct and undeniable theological assessment. It also means that Islamic Jihad as a tenet of Islam would no longer be recognized as Islamic. All of the Imams in Islam can go to hell. Obama will by golly tell them what is or is not their true religion.
Think about the implications.
Are we, as a country, going to allow our government to promote and approve a tenet of any religion as the only officially sanctioned version of that religion? The Establishment Clause of the Constitution says no. When was that changed?
The following is a heads up about what is about to be unleashed on U.S. Military bases, from my pal Reeko in DC:
Some of the most spectacular failures in the Leftist-Progressive playbook of dirty tricks of how to win sympathetic media support – and ultimately elections, are now being exposed as nothing more than exaggerated lies.
Worse yet, they no longer work on the masses. Largely due to the internet, truth bombs have exploded all over the Left’s coveted wedge issues. The War On Women has been thoroughly debunked.
Global Warming has been outed as the hoax it always was.
Wall Street versus Main Street has now been co-opted by Occupy Wall Street, Bernie Sanders groupies, and of course their clueless accomplices in the Libertarian Party.
The whole Hands Up Don’t Shoot/Black Lives Matter/White Privilege meme is continuously squandered each and every Saturday night just in Chicago alone.
Speaking of racist wedge issues, that whole Anti-Immigrant-Refugee-So-You-Must-Be-Racist meme has also been blown sky high by a porous border aided and abetted by our own willful accomplices in DHS, ICE, Border Patrol, and various Courts, allowing an influx of illegal colonists, crime, disease, drugs, and umm, what was that other one? Oh yea, Islamic Jihad.
None of these wedge issues are working for the Leftists, even when ramped up to the max. Not to worry. When the Left gets hammered on issues and truths, they get desperate. Then they invent another issue. Only this time, “Look! Squirrel!” has nuts…
The Obama administration has long been planning a much anticipated full-frontal assault on any of the last remnants of any decency left in his fundamentally transformed abomination that was our nation under the rubric of diversity and inclusion. That may sound like hyperbole, but sadly it isn’t.
Obama’s transgender bathroom decree was just a hint of what is yet to come. June is scheduled to be LGBT/Gay Pride Month, which normally passes by as just a mild irritant to our collective moralities, but this year, something very different is about to happen in June.
Far and wide within our government the official memos and schedules relating to the various planned Pride events are slowly but steadily being released throughout federal agencies. It appears that the onslaught of decadence will mostly focus on military bases, but even if local and national media only depict these events even delicately, rest assured that the breadth, scope, and volume of the all-encompassing events will be thoroughly disgusting to the vast majority of Americans.
Any resistance to this onslaught of deviancy will be met with charges of homophobe, bigotry, fascist, etc… ad nauseam. Thus, a new wedge issue soon will be thrust in our collective faces by the Left – just in time for Election 2016 “The Summer of Love” edition.
While this issue may come just in time to supposedly help a flagging Democratic nominee gain sympathy with the electorate, some people might instead think it is too late to feign moral outrage. Most folks realize that as far as the LGBT issue is concerned, that camel’s nose is not just under the tent, but the entire camel herd is inside the tent, and We The People are outside in the desert with our heads firmly buried in the sand. The citizens of Sodom and Gomorrah would approve.
Besides parades, picnics, luncheons, conferences, Harvey Milk Days, homo soft porn posters, and mandatory classes and speeches, there is a whole slew of wanton promiscuous “pride” events that are about to be shocked into our collective consciousness. All this will be done under the cover of diversity and inclusion – excluding Judeo-Christian morals, whether you like it or not.
If you thought San Francisco’s past Gay Pride Parades weren’t that bad, then you probably haven’t been paying attention, nor have any clue, for example, what is public fisting, or what a bear scruff and his twink are all about.
CAUTION: Do not Google those images or words without a filter. I will not post a link here, so just be advised they are definitely Not Safe For Work!
All this will be coming to a military base this month. Even worse, you will see lots of LGBT military in (and out) of uniform participating in various events around the country, publicly doing things that used to make people barf and were actually illegal once upon a time.
For example, here is a typical memo sent to all recipients at a typical military base just last week: (Redaction of agency specifics were made for anonymity. Emphasis added.)
“Please distribute to all XXXXX Personnel
“XXXXXX-Advisory 16-XXXXX Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month
“Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month is observed every June. The observance is a recognition of the impact lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals have had on history – locally, nationally, and internationally.
“XXXXX installations have planned and organized events to observe LGBT Pride Month. Event information can be found here: https://XXXXX Maximum participation and cooperation in special observance events is highly encouraged; workload permitting and with supervisor’s approval. Contact your servicing Civilian Personnel Office for additional details.”
Normally, the whole Pride month just passes as a mild irritant, but not this year. It will be, by design, a complete in-your-face movement. The LGBT mafia now controls the military at all levels. Officially, Don’t-Ask-Don’t-Tell is now Shout-It-And-Get-Promoted/Disapprove-It-And-Get-Fired.
I personally have witnessed what used to be called “PDA”s (public display of affection – a no-no in the military) while in uniform of gay men and women, witnessed by ranking officers who dutifully looked away for fear of grimacing or otherwise becoming uncomfortable.
I once watched a Major waiting in a barber shop, as a young enlisted man was getting his haircut when his obvious husband (same last nametag) came up to him – while also in uniform – and giggled and held hands and then gave a passionate, tongue swallowing deep kiss before going to do the couple’s shopping errands. The poor Major simply turned his face away, trying to hide his disgust. When he saw that I was indeed watching him with a huge frown of disappointment, he meekly offered: “You have no idea how bad it is. Pretty soon they’ll demand we stand up and cheer if we want to keep our rank.” As disgusted as I was at the PDA, I felt so sorry for that Major and the others in the barbershop.
The fact is, in the military you don’t have to be LGBT in order to fully, openly and enthusiastically push their agenda. Any useful idiot can do that, and yes, those types will be fast-tracked all the way to the top.
This proven method of fish rotting from the head is now a concrete practice and was long ago made official in the guise of “affirmative action” – which itself has morphed into code words and terms such as “diversity” “inclusion” “historical significance” or “historical contributions” and are all the latest weasel words used by smart administrators.
My guess is, this June the LGBT mafia running the Department of Defense will release new uniform guidelines for cross-dressing General Officers. Tri-sexual bathrooms are already a foregone conclusion. Get ready to be disgusted.
The House Judiciary Committee is holding a hearing this morning to examine the allegations of misconduct against IRS Commissioner John Koskinen and decide whether he deserves to be impeached.
Lawmakers on the committee summoned Koskinen to answer accusations from the House Oversight panel that he failed to preserve documents Congress requested, and didn’t tell the full truth about Lois Lerner’s erased backup tapes, but the IRS chief will not be appearing at the hearing.
The IRS issued the following statement:
“When the committee announced this hearing, he was returning from China after meeting with tax administrators of 43 nations,” the statement reads. “The committee’s quick timetable left him without the time to fully prepare for Tuesday’s hearing. In addition, he also has been preparing for a previous commitment to appear before a House Ways and Means Committee hearing on Wednesday.”