[FOXNEWS] A New York City man who’s now been arrested 139 times thanked Democrats for guaranteeing his immediate release despite repeatedly swiping hundreds of dollars from unsuspecting subway commuters since the state’s new bail reform law went into effect Jan. 1.
Charles Barry, 56, has been arrested six times since the start of this year. He’s been released each time without having to post bail under New York’s new bail reform law since his alleged offenses were nonviolent, the New York Daily News reported. In the past, Barry’s served several stints in state prison and has a lengthy record, including six felonies, 87 misdemeanors and 21 missed court hearings, the newspaper reported, citing court records.
"Bail reform, it’s lit!" Barry yelled to news hounds Thursday outside the NYPD Transit District 1 headquarters in the Columbus Circle station before officers transported him to Manhattan Central Booking. "It’s the Democrats! The Democrats know me and the Republicans fear me. You can’t touch me! I can’t be stopped!"
New York has surrendered it legitimacy as a government. It exists foremost to provide security in one's person, one's family, and one's property. If it is unable or unwilling to do this basic function, it forfeits it's legitimacy. People will seek security in other forms.
[WJLA] Senators voted to shelve the bill for the year and ask the state crime commission to study the issue, an outcome that drew cheers from a committee room packed with gun advocates.
Four moderate Democrats joined Republicans in Monday's committee vote, rejecting legislation that would have prohibited the sale of certain semiautomatic firearms, including popular AR-15 style rifles, and banned the possession of magazines that hold more than 12 rounds.
The Senate has now rejected three of the governor's eight gun-control measures. Moderate Democrats have already voted with Republicans to kill a bill that would make it a felony to “recklessly leave a loaded, unsecured firearm” in a way that endangers a minor, and a bill that would require gun owners to report the loss or theft of a gun to police.
Lawmakers in both the House and Senate have already advanced several other gun-control measures and should finalize passage in the coming days. Those bills include limiting handgun purchases to once a month; universal background checks on gun purchases; allowing localities to ban guns in public buildings, parks and other areas; and a red flag bill that would allow authorities to temporarily take guns away from anyone deemed to be dangerous to themselves or others.embers of his own party balked at the proposal.
[CSNBC] Bloomberg’s plan calls for setting a new, higher minimum benefit to prevent low-income seniors from falling below the federal poverty line.
It also calls for improving benefits for those who rely on them. Exactly how much benefits would be increased under Bloomberg’s plan was not disclosed.
To pay for benefit increases, most proposals generally call for raising the payroll tax or the wage base. The Social Security tax is currently 6.2%, or 7.65% with Medicare, which is paid by both employees and their employers. Currently, only earnings up to $137,700 are subject to those Social Security levies.
Bloomberg’s plan does not stipulate whether he would increase those thresholds. Emphasis added just above.
[Free Beacon] Sen. Sherrod Brown (D., Ohio) on Wednesday said Congress is not doing its job of redistributing income in a fair way.
"We know Congress isn't doing its job to redistribute income in any way that's fair to hundreds of millions of Americans, we know that," Brown said during a hearing at the Senate Banking Committee. I don't recall that in the Constitution?
"Senator McConnell and the president have refused to raise the minimum wage, it's been stuck for 11 years at under eight dollars," Brown said.
For eight of those eleven years Barack Obama was president. Did you fuss at him about it, your senatorness? He, at least, would have listened to you.
"They took away overtime for about 2 or 3 million Americans because of truncating the overtime rule, tax cuts for the rich, and now tax cuts for Medicare."
The senator's statement resembles a 2008 comment by then-presidential candidate Barack Obama. An Ohio plumber named Joe Wurzelbacher asked Obama whether his taxes would increase after purchasing a business that made more than $250,000. Obama told Wurzelbacher a tax increase on people like him was a good thing. He told the Ohio voter, "I think when you spread the wealth around, it's good for everybody."
Policy agendas like that of presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) also call for wealth redistribution. Sanders has campaigned in support of Medicare for All, which would increase taxes for the wealthy and the middle class.
[BREITBART] Minnesota’s state legislature is considering a bill to keep employers from discriminating against people based on their natural hair.
Democrat Rep. Rena Moran, who introduced HF 3103, wants to expand the definition of race in the Minnesota Human Rights Act to include "hair texture and hair styles, such as braid, locks, and twists." The bill in question would ban employers from a particularly insipid form of racism: discriminating against people based not on cleanliness, but on their natural hair types and styles.
"We hope that in the workplace that it would be part of the social norm for employers to look at an individual and be OK with the natural hairstyles that come along with who we are," Moran said in her testimony before the state legislature. "That braids or twists or dreadlocks shouldn’t be a determination about whether or not you are hired."
Moran told news hounds she hopes in the future "people will not see us as different, or your natural hair as inappropriate or ugly ‐ that it would be more acceptable." The Minnesota Commissioner of Human Rights, Rebecca Lecrero, has voiced her support of the bill, joining Moran to testify on its behalf.
Minnesota’s bill would join similar legislation recently passed in New York and Caliphornia, an impregnable bastion of the Democratic Party,. "Policies that limit the ability to wear natural hair or hairstyles associated with black people aren’t about ’neatness’ or ’professionalism,’" NYC Human Rights Commissioner Carmelyn P. Malalis told the New York Post in 2019. "They are about limiting the way black people move through workplaces, public spaces and other settings."
Have you noticed that professional mechanics come with two different hair styles: Old and experienced mechanics have "high and tight" hairstyles that are easier to keep clean when oil sprays; and Young mechanics new to the trade often have bald spots where their flowing locks got ripped out of their scalps by rapidly moving parts/fan belts...
Just saying that practicality trumps custom for the wise.
[BREITBART] Presidential hopeful Sen. Elizabeth Being Native American has been part of my story since the day I was born Warren ...Dem Senatrix from Massachussetts, who traces her noble lineage all the way back to Big Chief Spouting Bull. It has been alleged that she speaks with forked tongue but she denies that. She had a DNA test to prove her lineage and it turns out she's colorless... (D-MA) Remember her?
is getting some media attention after her single-digit, fourth-place finish in the New Hampshire primary, but it is not the kind candidates seek.
USA Today published an in-depth article about what has gone wrong in the Warren campaign ‐ after only one caucus and a primary ‐ and how it will not be easy to gain the momentum she needs to win the Democrat nomination.
A news hound talked to people who were at Warren’s final get out the vote rally in New Hampshire, including Richard Lemmerman, a 60-year-old investor from Hampton, New Hampshire.
"She’d make a good secretary of State, a great attorney general. I just don’t think she’s going to be a good president," Lemmerman said.
"In the end, as people start to focus on who’s the best progressive that’s got a chance of going the whole way, Bernie was winning that battle," Joe Trippi, who ran Vermont Gov. Howard Dean Former Dem governor of Vermont or Rhode Island or one of those dinky states. Howard lost his bid to be president by shrieking and screaming and acting like a loon. Then they made him chairman of the Dem national campaign committee, where he continued doing the same things only nobody paid any attention.... ’s failed presidential bid in 2004, said in the USA Today piece. "When it came to who was moving at the end among women who really wanted to see a woman get the nomination ... it starts to go to Amy."
"She was just drifting down, as was Biden, and the others were basically gaining ground at her expense," Trippi said.
maybe she will win the Massachusetts primary in early March but that's probably her last stand
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I have tried, in excess generosity, to explain her to my Chinese colleagues, though I have no patience for her. As of yet, no one gets her. They have no idea what makes her presidential. Just a data point. She seems to be a cow that just keeps walking around, farting.
Dang! I had the Bee because the headline was too truthful.
I can almost buy her explanation of marking the pages, although writing instruments are common here in America. But I'm not sure a spontaneous outburst is better than a pre-planned cynical display. Lack of self-control is not a good look for someone in the line of succession to be POTUS.
Hey, isn't lack of self-control something Trump gets charged with all the time?
somebody should bend her over his knee and spank her butt.
After the Indy 500 spectacle, I can see the Prez doing a re-enactment of the John Wayne-Maureen O'Hare spanking scene from "McClintock", but on the Senate floor.
"Nancy, it's time you learned some manners."
[BREITBART] Former Vice President Joe Foreign Policy Whiz Kid Biden ...Old, boring, a plagiarist, fond of hair sniffing and grabbing the protruding parts of women, and not whatcha call brilliant... said Sunday on NBC’s "Meet the Press" that African American voters can not be "taken for granted" like Democratic nominee Crooked Hillary Clinton ...former first lady, former secretary of state, former presidential candidate, Conqueror of Benghazi, Heroine of Tuzla, formerly described by her supporters as the smartest woman in the world, usually described by the rest of us as The Thing That Wouldn't Go Away... did in the last presidential election.
Biden said, "Every time they won, take Carter or Clinton or Barack, they have had overwhelming support from the African American community. They had overwhelming support from minorities. I have overwhelming support. You can’t win ‐ you can’t take it for granted. Last time we ran, it was basically taken for granted."
He went on to tout his ability to secure those votes.
"I’m the only one who has the record and has the background and has the support," Biden said. "They know me. They know who I am."
[HOTAIR] Back in November, we learned that disgraced former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh had avoided a messy trial by pleading guilty to multiple counts of corruption and tax evasion. This all stemmed from her self-dealing scheme to "sell" hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of her self-published "Healthy Holly" children’s books to people and businesses who had dealings with the University of Maryland Medical System, where Pugh sat as a board member.
At the time, I wondered what sort of deal she had cut with the prosecutors in exchange for the guilty plea. Whatever other information she provided to the state might not have turned out to be all that valuable because prosecutors aren’t letting her off with a slap on the wrist. They’re looking for nearly five years behind bars in addition to some hefty fines.
Lex - you are too kind. An elected public servant pleading guilty to corruption and tax evasion should be sentenced to ten times Stone's sentence for - whatever it was he did. Anybody remember what got him 7-9 years? Fibbing?
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.