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Four suspects tried in Paris over 2017 jihadist murder of cop
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-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
Energy secretary says enemies are capable of shutting down US power grid
[NYPOST] Adversaries to the US are capable of shutting down the nation’s electrical grid, Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm
...Former Dem governor of Michigan. The snappy way she put that place in order after years of misgovernment by somebody or other qualified her to become Energy Secretary in the Biden administration...
admitted Sunday, saying that such cybersecurity attacks are "happening all the time."

Granholm warned of the system’s vulnerabilities — amid an uptick of ransomware sieges — on CNN
...the organization formerly known as the Cable News Network. Now who knows what it might stand for...
’s "State of the Union."

"Yeah, they do," Granholm told host Jake Tapper when asked if foreign actors have the ability to make the power grid go dark.

"There are very malign actors who are trying, even as we speak," she explained. "There are thousands of attacks on all aspects of the energy sector and the private sector generally."

Granholm added, "It’s happening all the time. This is why the private sector and the public sector have to work together."

Granholm, the former Michigan governor, touted the Biden administration’s efforts to combat cyberattacks.

She said "working with other countries, working with the private sector, working inside of our own government — the president has been issuing these executive orders, to make sure our own house is in order — [and] making sure that citizens are able to protect themselves" is all necessary to prevent cyberattacks.

"The bottom line is we have all got to up our games, with respect to our cyber defenses," said Granholm.
Posted by: Fred || 06/08/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [158 views] Top|| File under:

#1  "Adversaries to the US are capable of shutting down the nation’s electrical grid...."

So, what are you saying, lady, that our friends don't? Or, that the US doesn't have its egesta together on the cybersecurity front? Go away.
Posted by: Clem || 06/08/2021 0:36 Comments || Top||

#2  Well then, titless wonder - maybe you should make efforts to prevent this from happening?

My god - we're fucked if this is our level of leadership.
Posted by: Raj || 06/08/2021 1:01 Comments || Top||

#3  Advanced apologies for our transgendered readers who don't have real tits, like this excuse for a broad.
Posted by: Raj || 06/08/2021 1:03 Comments || Top||

#4  Adversaries to the US

I thought the copybook said use the term 'white supremacists'. She didn't get the memo?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/08/2021 8:02 Comments || Top||

#5  Major media, government websites experience outages
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/08/2021 8:28 Comments || Top||

#6  We have an entire federal government agency, the Computer and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), part of the Department of Homeland Security, dedicated to cyber security. They've been in business for many years. But I would say at this point they share the reputation of the CIA, ATF and FBI for dropping the ball.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 06/08/2021 12:11 Comments || Top||

#7  Why proclaim your incompetence...Oh, yes, bureaucrats never have to pay any price because it is always "someone else" that is at fault.
Posted by: magpie || 06/08/2021 13:00 Comments || Top||

#8 

No Surprise here.
Remember the Northwest power grid On August 2003 outage years ago.

Unlike the cover story, back channels credit it to a Hacker who "accidentally" started a induced cascading shutdown.
Posted by: NN2N1 || 06/08/2021 19:08 Comments || Top||

#9 
Incompetency The lack of ability, knowledge, legal qualification, or fitness to discharge a required duty or professional obligation. The term incompetency has several meanings in the law. She exhibits it all.
Posted by: Chans Tingle4088 || 06/08/2021 19:49 Comments || Top||

#10 
Employee Reflects Her Boss.

Posted by: Chans Tingle4088 || 06/08/2021 19:52 Comments || Top||


-Land of the Free
Biden administration threatens Texas with legal action over migrant detention facility closures
[FoxNews] The Biden administration threatened Monday to pursue legal action if Texas Gov. Greg Abbott doesn't rescind his order shutting down federally funded shelters that house migrant children who cross the U.S.-Mexico border without their parents.

In a letter obtained by The Associated Press, the deputy general counsel for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services told the Republican governor that even though the state issues the licenses for the shelter, Congress has tasked his agency with caring for unaccompanied children.

He warned Abbott not to interfere with those operations and said HHS intends to pursue legal action if the state proceeds to close the shelters down.

"(The Office of Refugee Resettlement) operates 52 state-licensed facilities in Texas, which comprise a significant portion of ORR's total operational footprint, and represent an indispensable component of the federal immigration system," Paul Rodriguez, HHS deputy general counsel, wrote in the letter to Abbott and two other Texas officials. The "proclamation would be a direct attack on this system."

The letter urges Abbott to clarify by June 11 whether his proclamation last week applies to 52 shelters that are licensed by the state but funded with federal grants. It argues that federal law states these migrant children "do not accrue unlawful presence" while they are in the United States, challenging Abbott's labeling of these children as "unlawful immigrants."

More than half of migrant children sheltered by the U.S. government in licensed facilities are in Texas. The last census taken on May 19 showed 4,223 children in the facilities of about 7,000 in the entire network of licensed shelters.

Experts and advocates say shutting down these shelters could seriously disrupt the program for unaccompanied children, which already faces capacity problems forcing the government to open up a dozen emergency sites to process thousands of children.

The Biden administration has worked to speed up the transfers from Border Patrol to HHS custody, and the releases of children to relatives in the U.S. In the past month, HHS has reduced the number of children in shelters or emergency sites by releasing more of them to their families.

However, as of Sunday, there are still about 16,000 children in HHS custody, and the federal government has struggled to increase the number of beds in licensed shelters, which are preferred by advocates.

The so-called emergency intake sites were opened beginning in March at convention centers, military bases and other large venues. They look like hurricane evacuation shelters, with little space to play and no privacy. Advocates and lawmakers who have visited have voiced concerns about the children's mental health.

Abbott also has been critical of emergency facilities that lack state licenses, but advocates say his directive could transfer more children to the large-scale sites.

The letter says the state would be discriminating against providers who have federal government grants to run these shelters. That would violate the doctrine of intergovernmental immunity, which impedes state interfering with federal activity, and the Supremacy Clause, which says federal law takes precedence over state or local laws.

The order to strip away licenses from shelters is part of a disaster declaration Abbott issued last week, arguing the federal government can't force Texas to keep issuing state licenses in response to a federal problem. The proclamation was a highly unusual move by the governor that comes amid criticism of record numbers of border crossings in recent months.

More recently, Abbott is saying that state troopers will soon begin arresting migrants at the border, promising an announcement later this week.
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/08/2021 08:38 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [79 views] Top|| File under: Human Trafficking

#1  (yawn)
Posted by: Ebbomoger Speaking for Boskone4589 || 06/08/2021 11:44 Comments || Top||

#2  Let's bus'em to your city.
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/08/2021 22:20 Comments || Top||


Caribbean-Latin America
US Vice President Kamala Harris is on a three-day victory lap in Central America
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 06/08/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [155 views] Top|| File under:

#1  More like getting named and shamed.
Guatemala President Blames Biden For Border Crisis, Kamala Harris Deflects, Blaming Climate Change
Posted by: Clavise Gloluque6897 || 06/08/2021 0:43 Comments || Top||

#2  Where she's getting booed and heckled everywhere?
Posted by: Dron66046 || 06/08/2021 4:57 Comments || Top||

#3  "La Gringa Negra"?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 06/08/2021 5:47 Comments || Top||


#5  Whose lap?
Posted by: Harry Grereng5349 || 06/08/2021 8:52 Comments || Top||

#6  At least nobody in Guatemala called her las hija de puta

we'll see about the other two countries
Posted by: Lord Garth || 06/08/2021 11:49 Comments || Top||

#7  Flanker for coyotes.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 06/08/2021 13:02 Comments || Top||

#8  Hope she gets back before Biden gets blown up.
Or maybe that's the plan.
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/08/2021 22:22 Comments || Top||


China-Japan-Koreas
The sad end of Jack Ma Inc.
[Forbes]
Hit the link to see the story about the dismemberment of Jack Ma Inc. and giving it's lucrative pieces to CCP friends and insiders.
Posted by: 3dc || 06/08/2021 06:02 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [231 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  The old difference between the commies, international socialists, and the nazis, national socialists, is that the latter rather than seizing the 'means of production' would allow the old managers who knew how to run the place to remain, at least for a while till it no longer suited the party.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/08/2021 6:22 Comments || Top||

#2  The New Economic Policy (NEP) (Russian: но́вая экономи́ческая поли́тика (НЭП), tr. nóvaya ekonomícheskaya polítika) was an economic policy of the Soviet Union proposed by Vladimir Lenin in 1921 as a temporary expedient. Lenin characterized the NEP in 1922 as an economic system that would include "a free market and capitalism, both subject to state control," while socialized state enterprises would operate on "a profit basis." ... Joseph Stalin abandoned the NEP in 1928 with the Great Break.

Not Winnie-the-Pooh but the man of steel?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 06/08/2021 6:30 Comments || Top||

#3  The old difference between the commies, international socialists, and the nazis, national socialists, is that the latter rather than seizing the 'means of production' would allow the old managers who knew how to run the place to remain, at least for a while till it no longer suited the party.

The eternal verities of history have been distorted by ideologists stretching their world views and models to the breaking point to accommodate new realities. Xi is just another absolute ruler - an emperor by another name - seeking long-lasting fame for himself. The ideological pap is just stream of consciousness invented on the fly to justify whatever he wants to do. Think Henry VIII and his divorce from the Vatican.

Personal aggrandizement and whim are at the heart of most political endeavors - and current day Chinese rulers are no exception to this tendency. In Chinese history, the counter balance to absolute rulers has traditionally been the elite mutiny (Zhao Gao, Xiang Yu, An Lushan, Cao Cao, Zhao Kuangyin, Deng Xiaoping) or armed revolution from below (Liu Bang, Liu Xiu, Liu Bei, Zhu Yuanzhang, Mao Zedong, Li Zicheng, Hong Xiuquan). Each of these names has his own Wiki entry, having been a major player in the unfolding of Chinese history.

Why not democracy? No one wants to risk his neck for anything but a shot at absolute power. A gamble with your life as the principal stake to make someone else the ruler has probably always been seen as mildly quixotic, which is why men like Cincinnatus and Washington* are the rare exceptions, whereas Napoleon and Lenin are the rule.

* When told by the American artist Benjamin West that Washington was going to resign, King George III of England said "If he does that, he will be the greatest man in the world."
Posted by: Zhang Fei || 06/08/2021 7:11 Comments || Top||

#4  Should be an eye opener for all corporate heads that hitch their wagons to China. Don't count on it, though...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/08/2021 7:34 Comments || Top||

#5  Elon Musk to the white courtesy phone!
Posted by: Airandee || 06/08/2021 8:23 Comments || Top||

#6  I keep thinking I've read this somewhere else... but I can't find where; it may be an original insight, but I doubt it.

Basically, this:

Communism isn't an economic system. It's an authoritarian political system disguised as an economic system.

Once you realize this, the alleged differences between fascism and communism seem less. It doesn't matter to the people at the bottom if the people at the top are practicing Party Communism or Party Capitalism. They're the same system.
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain || 06/08/2021 17:15 Comments || Top||

#7  Communism isn't an economic system. It's an authoritarian political system disguised as an economic system.

Totalitarian, but yes.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/08/2021 23:26 Comments || Top||

#8  Probably a better word choice. But you get the point.

The funny thing is, I remember it from somewhere, but I don't know where.
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain || 06/08/2021 23:41 Comments || Top||


Cyber
Bill Gates disappeared from work in Porsche to meet women, has been investigated by PI appointed by someone in his wife Melinda's circle, Vanity Fair claims
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/08/2021 02:49 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [144 views] Top|| File under:

#1  And Need For Speed-Porsche Unleashed wouldn't run on Windows XP. Sheesh, what a hypocrite!
Posted by: Dron66046 || 06/08/2021 4:49 Comments || Top||

#2  Good to know he IS human.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 06/08/2021 5:47 Comments || Top||

#3  reptiles have needs too.
Posted by: 746 || 06/08/2021 9:20 Comments || Top||

#4 
Posted by: Clem || 06/08/2021 11:20 Comments || Top||

#5  #2, when it's all about power, money and sex regardless of what happens to others, that's reptilian.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 06/08/2021 12:48 Comments || Top||

#6  Billy boy has a secret life? Has Ghislaine had anything to say? I'd be happy if he focused on software and turned out decent products.
Posted by: JohnQC || 06/08/2021 14:26 Comments || Top||


Government Corruption
ProPublica Gets Its Hands On IRS Data Of Very Rich Americans
A few things - this article doesn't give links to the actual database / other solid information on what numbers are actually on their 1040's, which then allows the leftists at ProPublica to deliberately conflate wealth / net worth with income, only the latter of which is subject to tax, in order to paint these guys in the worst possible light. Dishonest to the core, but you knew that already.
[ProPublica via TaxProf blog] - ProPublica has obtained a vast cache of IRS information showing how billionaires like Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk and Warren Buffett pay little in income tax compared to their massive wealth — sometimes, even nothing.
Ever hear of a net operating loss or a carryforward loss, guys?
In 2007, Jeff Bezos, then a multibillionaire and now the world’s richest man, did not pay a penny in federal income taxes. He achieved the feat again in 2011. In 2018, Tesla founder Elon Musk, the second-richest person in the world, also paid no federal income taxes.

Michael Bloomberg managed to do the same in recent years. Billionaire investor Carl Icahn did it twice. George Soros paid no federal income tax three years in a row.
Also ignored are the employer payroll taxes paid by their respective companies, generally 9% - 10% of total wages.
Posted by: Raj || 06/08/2021 16:02 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [146 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk and Warren Buffett pay little in income tax

That's "news"? Yawn.....zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.
Posted by: Clem || 06/08/2021 16:32 Comments || Top||

#2  Yeah - not exactly a news flash but it helps to keep highlighting the slanted news on this stuff.

Uh oh - I said 'slanted' - apologies in advance to the Asian-American Rantburg commentariat.
Posted by: Raj || 06/08/2021 17:21 Comments || Top||

#3  Next time use 'sloping.'

Oh.... WAIT !
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/08/2021 17:24 Comments || Top||

#4  ProPublica getting its hands on evidence of tax evasion doesn't mean anyone will do anything about it. Isn't that the way it always goes?
Posted by: jpal || 06/08/2021 17:40 Comments || Top||

#5  It's tax avoidance, not evasion. These returns are put under an IRS microscope once they're filed.
Posted by: Raj || 06/08/2021 17:46 Comments || Top||

#6  Farmer Bill Gates

1031 exchanges, capital gains tax wash
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/08/2021 17:48 Comments || Top||

#7  Had that conversation with a client yesterday; basically you defer cap. gains until you're dead and it becomes part of your estate.
Posted by: Raj || 06/08/2021 18:06 Comments || Top||

#8  Even CNBC is slanting this in a 'wealth to tax' manner so they can claim next to nothing in tax being paid every year. Too bad there aren't comments sections on these columns.
Posted by: Raj || 06/08/2021 18:19 Comments || Top||

#9  #2, #3 ... ok so long as you don't use any gobbledy...gook.
Posted by: Sheng Hapsburg6960 || 06/08/2021 19:35 Comments || Top||

#10  Gregory v Helvering(1934) - Supreme Court case that said
For a business reorganization to affect tax liability, the reorganization must have economic substance, not be merely an attempt to reduce tax. However, "the legal right of a taxpayer to decrease the amount of what otherwise would be his taxes, or altogether avoid them, by means which the law permits, cannot be doubted."
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 06/08/2021 21:44 Comments || Top||

#11  And the class warfare narrative continues to get pushed.
Posted by: Raj || 06/08/2021 21:44 Comments || Top||

#12  News "slanted" or "sloping?" Oh,jeez.
Don't ever use those, if you please.
Lest journos go mental,
Just say "oriental"
Or play the percentage: "Chinese."
Posted by: Chegum Angumble1005 || 06/08/2021 21:50 Comments || Top||

#13  And... as usual, shuffle lines and sense to taste.
Posted by: Chegum Angumble1005 || 06/08/2021 21:53 Comments || Top||


Why a Judge Has Georgia Vote Fraud on His Mind: ‘Pristine' Biden Ballots That Looked Xeroxed
[Real Clear Investigations via Rantingly] When Fulton County, Ga., poll manager Suzi Voyles sorted through a large stack of mail-in ballots last November, she noticed an alarmingly odd pattern of uniformity in the markings for Joseph R. Biden. One after another, the absentee votes contained perfectly filled-in ovals for Biden — except that each of the darkened bubbles featured an identical white void inside them in the shape of a tiny crescent, indicating they'd been marked with toner ink instead of a pen or pencil.

Adding to suspicions, she noticed that all of the ballots were printed on different stock paper than the others she handled as part of a statewide hand recount of the razor-thin Nov. 3 presidential election. And none was folded or creased, as she typically observed in mail-in ballots that had been removed from envelopes.

In short, the Biden votes looked like they’d been duplicated by a copying machine.

"All of them were strangely pristine," said Voyles, who said she’d never seen anything like it in her 20 years monitoring elections in Fulton County, which includes much of Atlanta.

She wasn’t alone. At least three other poll workers observed the same thing in stacks of absentee ballots for Biden processed by the county, and they have joined Voyles in swearing under penalty of perjury that they looked fake.

Now election watchdogs have used their affidavits to help convince a state judge to unseal all of the 147,000 mail-in ballots counted in Fulton and allow a closer inspection of the suspicious Biden ballots for evidence of counterfeiting. They argue that potentially tens of thousands may have been manufactured in a race that Biden won by just 12,000 votes thanks to a late surge of mail-in ballots counted after election monitors were shooed from State Farm Arena in Atlanta.
Posted by: Clavise Gloluque6897 || 06/08/2021 13:07 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [92 views] Top|| File under:

#1 
Tsk, tsk, tsk, such bold subterfuge, and in Georgia of all places, The Peach State; Your election was the pits.....

Posted by: Lemuel Oppressor of the Munchkins2590 || 06/08/2021 22:09 Comments || Top||

#2  However, election officials have offered an explanation for why the mail-in ballots examined in the stacks did not have folds or creases. They say ballots are sometimes copied onto other paper when they are too damaged to be fed through one of the scanning machines during tabulation.

A perfectly reasonable explanation. But one that does *NOT* account for the single identical mark* on all the ballots. Maybe copier tech has improved lately, but I would expect to see signs of folds, bent corners, or other signs of handling on at least some of the ballots.

* these are paper ballots where you mark your preferences by filling in a little circle with a felt-tipped marker. Then the ballot is fed through an optical scanner that totals the votes.
Posted by: SteveS || 06/08/2021 23:18 Comments || Top||


Biden White House powered by family connections
[FoxNews] White House press secretary Jen Psaki, Secretary of State Antony Blinken, National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan, senior adviser Anita Dunn, White House counselor Steve Richetti, deputy chief of staff Bruce Reed and Presidential Personnel Office Director Cathy Russell each have at least one direct family member working for the Biden administration.

Psaki's sister Stephanie Psaki was appointed to a senior adviser role within the Department of Health and Human Services in March. Her official title is Senior Advisor on Human Rights and Gender Equity in the Office of Global Affairs.

In Sullivan's case, his wife, younger brother and sister-in-law work for the Biden administration. The national security adviser's younger brother Tom Sullivan is deputy chief of staff for policy at the State Department after holding the same position during the Obama administration (Jake Sullivan served in both the White House and State Department under Obama). Tom Sullivan's wife Rose Baumann Sullivan is Acting Assistant Secretary for Legislation at HHS, according to the department's website. She was previously a lobbyist for companies including Verizon, Google parent Alphabet and CVS Health, according to Open Secrets.

Jake Sullivan's wife Maggie Goodlander is counsel to Attorney General Merrick Garland after clerking for Garland, according to Politico.

Blinken's wife Evan Ryan is White House Cabinet Secretary, an appointed position without Senate confirmation that entails being a go-between for the president and cabinet departments and agencies.

Meanwhile, Biden's senior adviser Anita Dunn, who has said her position is temporary, is married to Bob Bauer, who co-chairs the Presidential Commission on the Supreme Court of the U.S., which is looking at so-called Supreme Court reform.

White House chief of staff Ron Klain's wife Monica Medina is Biden's nominee for assistant secretary of the Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Science Affairs.
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/08/2021 08:30 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [71 views] Top|| File under:

#1 
Posted by: Bobby || 06/08/2021 15:27 Comments || Top||


Hunter Biden was hired by a Romanian real estate tycoon to overturn his bribery conviction
  • [Daily Mail, Where America Gets Its News] Romanian real estate tycoon Gabriel Popoviciu was convicted in his home country in 2016 of bribery

  • He bribed a university official to buy a 550-acre plot of government-owned land for a drastically reduced price

  • Popoviciu hired Hunter Biden
    ......son of President Joe: cashiered from the Navy, a crackhead, wheeler dealer, leg humper, horn dog, and general all around ne'er do well. We're supposed to feel sorry for him.....
    that year as part of an influence campaign to persuade anti-corruption prosecutors to cut a deal or drop the case

  • DailyMail.com can now reveal the extensive propaganda and persuasion campaign planned for the Romanian criminal

  • Hunter brought in political heavyweight Louis Freeh, the former director of the FBI, to use his US law enforcement contacts for Popoviciu's advantage

  • Hunter's involvement included meeting with U.S. officials and plotting a media blitz in favor of the foreign tycoon, all while his father was Vice President

  • Despite the planned influence and media campaign, Hunter and his colleagues' attempts failed and Popoviciu was sentenced to nine years in prison in 2016

Posted by: Fred || 06/08/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [68 views] Top|| File under:



Home Front: Politix
US intelligence agencies KNEW Trump supporters were posting threats and maps of Capitol tunnels weeks before the riot but didn't share warnings with helpless Capitol cops, Senate report finds
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/08/2021 09:32 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [131 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Un-huh..yeah..Trump supporters are all about threats and planning insurrection..We leave that to the Antifa punks
Posted by: Warthog || 06/08/2021 9:54 Comments || Top||

#2  And they know Antifa plans to murder Andy Ngo, but do nothing about it.
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 06/08/2021 10:49 Comments || Top||

#3  still looking to why Mayor Bowser refused to activate Natl Guard when asked a day before the riot
Posted by: Lord Garth || 06/08/2021 11:03 Comments || Top||

#4  Almost as if it was part of the plan for those unwitting Capitol cops to appear genuinely confused and overwhelmed by the "insurrection".
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 06/08/2021 12:35 Comments || Top||

#5  I wouldn't discount any possibilities when it comes to the left.
Posted by: JohnQC || 06/08/2021 13:40 Comments || Top||

#6  Typical Bullshit
Posted by: Ebbomoger Speaking for Boskone4589 || 06/08/2021 13:43 Comments || Top||

#7  The same agencies that vetted the Russia hoax?
Posted by: Jise Elmeang4932 || 06/08/2021 13:56 Comments || Top||

#8  As before, Nancy's police were likely tour guides.
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/08/2021 22:19 Comments || Top||


Marco Rubio: Shift in Hispanic Vote Toward GOP Under Trump 'Permanent' Unless Republicans Revert to Pre-Trump Ways
[BREITBART] Sen. Marco Rubio
...The diminutive 13-year-old Republican U.S. Senator from Florida...
(R-FL) told Breitbart News he believes a profound shift seen in the 2020 election in the Hispanic community toward Republicans and away from Democrats will continue to intensify as long as the GOP sticks to what former President Donald Trump
...The tack in the backside of the Democratic Party...
taught the party.
Continued on Page 49
Posted by: Fred || 06/08/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [99 views] Top|| File under:

#1  And GOPe is on it. More Boosh fambly and Lincoln Project approved candidates on the way.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/08/2021 8:15 Comments || Top||

#2  Rubio seems almost pro-Trump.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 06/08/2021 11:55 Comments || Top||

#3  Guys like Rubio, McConnell and Graham know which way the wind blows.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 06/08/2021 12:54 Comments || Top||

#4  Maybe that's the best we can expect.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 06/08/2021 12:54 Comments || Top||

#5 

Texans Elect the First GOP Mayor of Latino-Majority McAllen in 24 Years. Story published yesterday.

Better check again Mario.
Posted by: JohnQC || 06/08/2021 14:10 Comments || Top||

#6  85% of the Hispanic vote went for the TOP candidate.
Posted by: JohnQC || 06/08/2021 14:11 Comments || Top||

#7  Friggin AI spelling algorithms over-ride what you type. "GOP." Not "TOP""
Posted by: JohnQC || 06/08/2021 14:13 Comments || Top||

#8  ^So, we'll see: D is party of Wakandans and R of "Hispanics"?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 06/08/2021 14:17 Comments || Top||

#9  Hispanics voting R is the only thing that will get the Democrats to seal the border.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 06/08/2021 16:08 Comments || Top||


Seattle Times sues city of Seattle over Mayor Jenny Durkan's missing text messages during protests
[SEATTLETIMES] The Seattle Times filed a lawsuit Thursday alleging that the city of Seattle mishandled requests from news hounds for officials’ text messages during a tumultuous period last summer when police abandoned the East Precinct and used tear gas on protesters.

The complaint, filed in King County Superior Court, follows a whistleblower investigation that found Seattle Mayor Jenny Summer of Love Durkan
...Democrat Maress of Seattle, who allowed a chunk of the downtown of her city to be turned into an autonomous combat zone. She just can't figure what went wrong, if anything...
’s office violated state public records laws in its handling of requests after discovering the mayor’s texts were missing for a 10-month period.

Four Seattle Times news hounds were among the requesters affected. Their requests were largely focused on officials’ communications surrounding a series of events last summer, including fatal shootings in the Capitol Hill Organized Protest area that formed following the precinct’s abandonment and the resignation of former Police Chief Carmen Best. None of the news hounds were informed that the mayor’s texts had not been retained.

The Seattle Times, represented by attorney Kathy George, claims the city violated the Public Records Act by withholding or destroying the mayor’s records after they were requested. The Times also argues the city did not respond to requests in a timely fashion and with the fullest assistance, as required by state law.

The city has said that one of Durkan’s city-issued cellphones was set to delete texts after 30 days, which goes against state law and the city’s retention policies. It is still not clear who is responsible for changing the retention setting to 30 days, the shortest standard option on an iPhone. Texts from seven police department officials, including the former chief, and the fire chief are also missing.

Posted by: Fred || 06/08/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [138 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM

#1 
malfeasance by the office holder is grounds for removal from office and institute an election, by law. People of Seattle need to file immediately to stop any further deteriorations of their city.
Posted by: Omins Sproing8929 || 06/08/2021 0:44 Comments || Top||

#2  ...ah, no. This is what they wanted. The Left lives in la-la land. They will not learn from their self destructive ways.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/08/2021 6:25 Comments || Top||

#3  Durkan is actually more sane than most Dems in Seattle politics. She stopped some transportation projects that were ill advised and over budget.

Durkan has announced that she is NOT running for re-election.

The candidates (so far about a dozen have filed or declared) will range from the extremely loony to the less loony and it is doubtful that a rational person could actually win the contest.

Issues will be crime, managing the homeless population, taxing Amazon and transportation (bicycle lanes and streetcars).

Posted by: Lord Garth || 06/08/2021 9:35 Comments || Top||

#4  People of Seattle need to file immediately to stop any further deteriorations of their city.
This is Seattle. 'nuff said.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 06/08/2021 9:37 Comments || Top||

#5  Hay Jus, I am so tired so people asking someone to do something for them. What has the service industry come to?
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/08/2021 22:23 Comments || Top||


Planned Parenthood Lawsuit Against Lubbock Abortion Ban Dismissed by U.S. District Judge
[THETEXAN.NEWS] After the citizens of Lubbock voted to become a "Sanctuary City for the Unborn" and ban child sacrifice abortion in town limits, Planned Parenthood
...has received federal funding since 1970, when President Richard Nixon signed into law the Family Planning Services and Population Research Act. It is sometimes described as the gynecololgical wing of the Democratic party...
sued the city.

Yesterday, the lawsuit was dismissed.

According to Judge James Hendrix of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, the case is not justiciable since Planned Parenthood lacks standing to sue the city. Furthermore, court precedent and state law both appear to allow the ban. However,
there's more than one way to skin a cat...
Hendrix wrote that certain elements of the case may still be resolved in another court.

Because of the way it was crafted, the ban bucks the typical process of lawsuits between child sacrifice abortion providers and governments that has dominated American child sacrifice abortion jurisprudence in cases like Planned Parenthood v. Casey and the seminal Texas case Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt.

The "sanctuary" ordinance that Lubbock adopted uses private lawsuits for enforcement. An aborted child’s living kin can sue anybody that performed or aided the child’s child sacrifice abortion, other than the mother, for compensatory or punitive damages. In addition, any private citizen can bring an action for injunctive relief or statutory damages against violators. No government employee can sue, and the city cannot punish violators before meeting certain legal thresholds — for example, if the U.S. Supreme Court
...the political football known as The Highest Court in the Land, home of penumbrae and emanations...
overturns Roe v. Wade and other binding jurisprudence — thus undercutting Planned Parenthood’s standing to sue.
Posted by: Fred || 06/08/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [95 views] Top|| File under:

#1  This will be an interesting case to follow. If successful will be a model for further anti-abortion bans.
Posted by: Spoter B || 06/08/2021 7:24 Comments || Top||

#2  Just heard this yesterday, in a Charlie Kirk video (paraphrasing) - 'If it not your DNA, it's not your body.'

Not your person, a totally new person.
Posted by: Bobby || 06/08/2021 15:44 Comments || Top||

#3  "Dat's alien DNA, Abie!
A dog or a cat is my baby...
But somethin' so naughty
It grows in my bawdy?"
"Oy vey! We should moider it, maybe?"

Um... Son Rises (and sets) on Rose, or, "My Daughter: How I Fought 'Er"
Posted by: Chegum Angumble1005 || 06/08/2021 22:04 Comments || Top||

#4  The crisis was quite existential:
"What, fail to fulfill my potential?
This careless romancer
Could someday cure cancer
Or, I dunno... be influential!"
Posted by: Chegum Angumble1005 || 06/08/2021 22:10 Comments || Top||


Florida Governor Ron DeSantis Signs Legislation to Combat Communist Foreign Influence, Chinese Espionage and Theft of Intellectual Property
[ConservativeTreehouse] Florida Governor Ron DeSantis used recent examples of Chinese Communist Party (CCP) influence to introduce legislation he is signing today that will “protect Florida’s higher education institutions and government from foreign influence and combat corporate espionage, keeping Florida’s intellectual property safe within the state’s boundaries.” There are two bills being signed in coordination with the overall effort: HB 7017 and HB 1523.

Highlights of HB 1523 (Combatting Corporate Espionage in Florida Act):

  • Creates new criminal offenses in Florida for the theft and trafficking of trade secrets.

  • Anyone who willfully and without authorization steals or attempts to steal a trade secret and use it for their own benefit will now face a third-degree felony, punishable by up to 5 years in prison. Individuals attempting to sell stolen trade secrets will face a second-degree felony, punishable by up to 15 years in prison

  • If an individual or entity violates this law on behalf of a foreign government, the penalties are severely enhanced — reclassifying the felony one degree higher and increasing the offense severity ranking.

Highlights of HB 7017:

  • Strengthens foreign financial connection vetting and disclosure requirements for entities seeking tax-payer funded grants or contracts from state agencies or political subdivisions.

  • Creates heightened scrutiny of research grant applicants, foreign applicants for research positions, and foreign travel or activities of employees of major research institutions.

  • Requires universities and colleges to disclose foreign donations and grants of $50,000 or more to the State University System Board of Governors or Department of Education. State agencies and political subdivisions are required to report foreign donations and grants of $50,000 or more to the Department of Financial Services.

  • Prohibits specific agreements between state/public entities and the seven countries of concern (Russia, PRC, Cuba, North Korea, Iran, Syria, and Venezuela).
Posted by: Flairong Angeamp8355 || 06/08/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [110 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  Not sure this will hold up in court given the Federal role in interstate and foreign commerce.

However, this is just about the kind of legislation we need on the national level.
Posted by: Lord Garth || 06/08/2021 7:35 Comments || Top||

#2  Let the feds sue and they'll give DeSantis a wonderful campaign issue for 2024.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 06/08/2021 12:58 Comments || Top||

#3  Trial Begins for Professor Accused of Hiding Ties to China | Voice of America - English

Trial.
Posted by: JohnQC || 06/08/2021 13:55 Comments || Top||

#4  Hu?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 06/08/2021 14:11 Comments || Top||

#5 
Hu ?
Who ?

Posted by: Lemuel Oppressor of the Munchkins2590 || 06/08/2021 22:52 Comments || Top||



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