Atlanta’s Dem Mayor Orders City To End Relationship With ICE, Remove All Detainees From City Jail

 

Multicultural criminals on the streets of Atlanta.

Via 11 Alive:

Atlanta is preparing to permanently end its relationship with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in regards to accepting immigration detainees at the Atlanta City Jail, Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced Thursday.

“We will no longer be complicit with a policy that intentionally inflicts misery on a vulnerable population without giving any thought to the fallout,” Lance Bottoms said. “As the birthplace of the civil rights movement, we are called to be better than this.”

Thursday’s announcement comes after Lance Bottoms signed an executive order in June that said the city would not accept any more ICE detainees. She also issued an executive order to end the contract between ICE and the city jail.

Since then, Lance Bottoms said several ICE detainees have been removed from the jail with approximately five people still held.

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California Couple Falls In Love And Adopts A Sad Dog From A Los Angeles Animal Shelter

 

Via Daily Mail:

See The Saddest Dog HERE at a local adoption center in California has finally found a home after a Sacramento couple went against staff’s recommendation to find a more friendly pooch.

Jessica Williams and her boyfriend Jared had recently moved into an apartment that permitted dogs. Even though Jared was open to the idea, he asked her if she could wait until her birthday in November.

But Jessica started searching around for her future pet, and a stray dog at a Los Angeles shelter won her heart.

‘He would snarl and snap at people as they walked by,’ Williams told The Dodo. ‘I had never seen a sadder dog and knew we couldn’t leave him there.’

essica and Jared made the six-hour journey from Northern California but the workers continuously insisted that they instead adopt another pet.

‘The shelter also told us he wasn’t friendly,’ said Jessica, adding the shelter staff said ‘he wouldn’t be a dog that would come over to us to be cuddly.’

Benji, who had been at the shelter for 10 days, wasn’t too fond of strangers.

A flea allergy caused him to lose much of his fur and the shelter staff weren’t very open to the idea of allowing the three to spend time together.

The dog-loving couple thought otherwise and signed the required adoption papers, making Benji an official member of their family against the shelter’s advice.

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Who Stole Our Social Security Money

WHO TOOK MY MONEY?

Actually, President Kennedy and Sergeant Shriver were the first ones to misuse the Social Security account.  They used Social Security funds to start the Peace Corps.  Not the first or last time our money has been taken from American citizens and given to foreign nations. Things every U.S. citizen should know and remember about Social Security and changes made:

A History Lesson on Your Social Security Card . . . just in case some of you young whipper-snappers (& some older ones) didn’t know this.   It’s easy to check out, if you don’t believe it.

FACTS ARE FACTS
Social Security Cards up until the 1980s expressly stated the number and card were not to be used for identification purposes.   Since nearly everyone in the United States now has a number,
it became convenient to use it anyway and the message, NOT FOR
IDENTIFICATION, was removed.  Franklin Roosevelt, a Democrat, introduced the Social Security (FICA) Program.

He promised:
1.  That participation in the Program would be Completely voluntary. – No longer Voluntary.
2.) That the participants would only have to pay 1% of the first
$1,400 of their annual Incomes
into the Program. – Now 7.65% on the first $90,000.
3.) That the money the participants elected to put into the Program
would be deductible from
their income for tax purposes each year. – No longer tax deductible.
4.) That the money the participants put into the independent “Trust Fund” rather than into the
general operating fund and, therefore, would only be used to fund the Social Security Retirement Program and no other Government program. – Under Democrat President Johnson the money was moved to the General Fund and spent.
5.) That the annuity payments to the retirees would never be taxed as income. – Under Democrats Clinton & Gore, up to 85% of your Social Security can be taxed.

Since many of us have paid into FICA for years and are now receiving a Social Security check every
month and then finding that we are getting taxed on 85% of the money we paid to the Federal
government to ‘put away’ — you may be interested in the following:
Q: Which Political Party took Social Security from the independent
‘Trust Fund’ and
put it into the general fund so that Congress could spend it?
A: It was Lyndon Johnson and the Democratically controlled House and Senate.

Q: Which Political Party eliminated the income tax deduction for
Social Security (FICA)
withholding?
A: The Democrat Party.

Q: Which Political Party started taxing Social Security annuities?
A: The Democratic Party, with Al Gore casting the ‘tie-breaking’
deciding vote as
President of the Senate, while he was Vice President of the U.S.

Q: Which Political Party decided to start giving annuity payments to immigrants?
A: That’s right!   Jimmy Carter and the Democratic Party.   Immigrants moved into this country, and at age 65, began to receive Social Security payments!   The Democratic
Party gave these payments to them, even though they never paid a dime into it!

Then, after violating the original contract (FICA), the Democrats turn around and tell you that
the Republicans want to take your Social Security away!  And the worst part about it is uninformed citizens believe it!  If enough people receive this, maybe a seed of awareness will be planted and maybe changes will evolve.  But it’s worth a try.

Colorado Sporting Goods Store To Remove All Nike Products- ‘Colin, You Just Don’t Know What Sacrifice Is’

Smart business move on his part and it took a LOT of “guts”

Via WJ:

A Colorado Springs, Colorado, sporting goods store owner has decided to stop carrying Nike gear in his store in response to Nike’s partnership with former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

The store, Prime Time Sports, is owned by Stephen Martin who was inspired by the Nike slogan to “just do it,” according to an interview with local KSN News.

The store currently has an entire wall, dedicated to Nike gear, and Martin is unsure if his store will be able to stay open without the athletic wear giant’s products.

“Pretty sure I won’t survive without them,” Martin said. “I gotta do what I gotta do. I’m just doing it.”[…]

The Prime Time Sports owner isn’t just making this bold move against Nike because of his own experiences. He believes that it’s important to draw attention to who the real heroes are.

Martin told the story about his father-in-law, who was a POW and was forced to watch his fellow soldiers be beaten and even killed, and he wasn’t able to intervene.

“He said the hardest part for me was watching his fellow soldiers get beat up and killed in front of him and he couldn’t defend them because it would have cost him his life,” Martin said.

“So Colin, you don’t know what sacrifice is, you just don’t know what it is, in my opinion.”

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BREAKING: Cory Booker Releases ‘Confidential’ Kavanaugh Documents – Admits He May Be Ousted From Senate (VIDEO)

VIDEO HERE

Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) released “committee confidential” Kavanaugh documents on Thursday whilst admitting he would be “knowingly violating the rules” and could possibly be ousted from the Senate.

Cory Booker released 12 pages of Kavanaugh emails wherein the Judge discussed racial inequality, including a thread with the subject line, “racial inequality.”

“I am right now, before your process is finished, I am going to release the email about racial profiling, and I understand the penalty comes with potential ousting from the Senate,” Booker said.

Of course the left is calling Cory Booker a hero for releasing confidential documents.

Shortly after Senator Booker released the confidential documents, Senator Grassley’s staffers released a large quantity of emails previously marked ‘confidential,’ and the emails Booker released were included in bulk of documents, reported The Hill.

FOX News reported:

“I’m saying I’m knowingly violating the rules,” Booker replied. “Senator Cornyn has called me out for it.”

“How many times are you going to tell us that?” Grassley replied.

Cornyn, at one point, read the Senate rule that says, “Any Senator, officer or employee of the Senate who shall disclose the secret or confidential business or proceedings of the Senate, including the business and proceedings of the committees, subcommittees and offices of the Senate shall be liable, if a Senator, to suffer expulsion from the body; and if an officer or employee, to dismissal from the service of the Senate, and to punishment for contempt.”

Booker replied, “Bring it.”

The Democrat also said, “This is about the closest I’ll probably ever have in my life to an, ‘I am Spartacus’ moment.”

A number of Democrats, including Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin and Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar, threw their support behind Booker’s move.

“I completely agree with you. I concur with what you are doing…So if there is going to be some retribution against the senator from New Jersey, count me in,” Durbin said.

“We support what Sen. Booker is doing here,” Klobuchar said.

 

BOOM! TRUMP TWEETS “TREASON?” After Latest NY Times Anonymous Hit Piece

On Wednesday, The New York Times published an op-ed from an anonymous senior Trump administration official bragging about being a saboteur inside the White House.

The New York Times prefaced the op-ed by saying they are taking a “rare step” of publishing an anonymous op-ed essay and labeled the author as a “senior official in the Trump administration.”

The author claimed people within the Trump administration are ‘working diligently from within to frustrate parts of Trump’s agenda.’

 

Twitter CEO Says Trump Not Immune From Getting Kicked Off, Gets Notifications Of Trump Tweets On His Phone

The ban hammer is coming and it could be the BEST thing for Trump, and the Republican Party if he couldn’t “Tweet” EVER again!!……..Papa Mike

Via Politico:

Twitter said Tuesday that not even President Donald Trump is immune from being kicked off the platform if his tweets cross a line with abusive behavior.

The social media company’s rules against vitriolic tweets offer leeway for world leaders whose statements are newsworthy, but that “is not a blanket exception for the president or anyone else,” Twitter legal and policy chief Vijaya Gadde told POLITICO in an interview alongside CEO Jack Dorsey.

Trump regularly uses Twitter to heap abuse on his perceived enemies and at times raise the specter of violence, such as when he tweeted last year that if North Korean leaders continued with their rhetoric at the time, “they won’t be around much longer!” Critics say the tweets violate Twitter’s terms of service and warrant punitive action.

Dorsey, who’s due to testify before two congressional committees Wednesday about his company’s content practices, said he receives notifications on his phone for Trump’s Twitter account. But asked if he would weigh in personally to remove Trump from the platform, he declined to get into specifics.

“We have to balance it with the context that it’s in,” he said. “So my role is to ask questions and make sure we’re being impartial, and we’re upholding consistently our terms of service, including public interest.”

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Switzerland – What’s In A Handshake? Well Worth Reading.

 

At first glance this may seem like a trivial story but what lies hidden beneath it could have serious consequences for our children and grandchildren.

 In Switzerland it has long been customary for students to shake the hands of their teachers at the beginning and end of the school day.  It’s a sign of solidarity and mutual respect between teacher and pupil, one that is thought to encourage the right classroom atmosphere.  Justice Minister Simonetta Sommaruga recently felt compelled to further explain that shaking hands was part of Swiss culture and daily life.

 And the reason she felt compelled to speak out about the handshake is that two Muslim brothers, aged 14 and 15, who have lived in Switzerland for several years (and thus are familiar with its mores), in the town of Therwil, near Basel, refused to shake the hands of their teacher, a woman, because, they claimed, this would violate Muslim teachings that contact with the opposite sex is allowed only with family members.

https://www.truthorfiction.com/muslim-students-question-swiss-handshake-custom/ 

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Danger- Tick Season

 

Properly identifying ticks is the first step in the prevention and eradication of tick-borne diseases. Learn to identify various ticks – some can be more dangerous than others!

 Stay Alert!

WARNING: Luna-ticks can be found almost anywhere, they are invasive and are almost impossible to get rid of once established. They are more prevalent in California and the Capitol Building, whichis located on the edge of the Washington DC swamp.

 

McCain Tributes Echo With Criticism Of Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — John McCain’s daughter and two former presidents led a public rebuke of President Donald Trump’s divisive politics at the late senator’s memorial service Saturday in a call for a return to civility among the nation’s leaders.

The nearly three-hour service at the Washington National Cathedral was a remarkable show of defiance against a president McCain openly defied in life as the antithesis of the American spirit of service to something greater than any individual.

Trump has dismissed the idea that McCain, a prisoner of war in Vietnam, was a hero. The president made clear he resented McCain’s thumbs-down vote last year that sank the Republican attempt to repeal national health care. And he only marked McCain’s passing on Aug. 25 with traditional presidential actions after he came under fire from the American Legion.

Trump chose to head to his Virginia golf course during Saturday’s service and tweeted his grievances against the FBI and NAFTA throughout the day. In one missive, he misspelled former President Barack Obama’s first name. He sent Ivanka Trump, her husband Jared Kushner, Defense Secretary James Mattis and others to the service to represent the administration.

McCain asked Obama, a Democrat, and George W. Bush, a Republican, to speak at his memorial service and they gave personal testimony that overcoming rivalries and partisan politics was not only possible but good for the country. Both men had denied McCain’s presidential aspirations. But they spoke of reconciling with him during personal moments afterward, and, as Bush said, “the rivalry melted away.”

Lisa Mascaro and Zeke Miller in Washington and Catherine Lucey in Sterling, Virginia, contributed.

SOURCE: APNews

https://apnews.com/6c3b8c91dfc34f42868eb2ccb09b675a/McCain-tributes-echo-with-criticism-of-Trump

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Thousands Of Catholic Women Sign Letter Pleading With Pope To Break Silence On Sex Scandal

In my opinion the Pope really needs to publicly respond about what He knew of Cardinal McCarrick’s abuses and predatory nature, and WHY He elevated Him instead of sanctioning Him or turning Him over to authorities…..Then what He said below shocked me the most and I’m ASHAMED of my church!!

Pope Francis refused to comment on Viganò’s charge, saying only, “I read the statement this morning, and I must tell you sincerely that, I must say this, to you and all those who are interested: Read the statement carefully and make your own judgment. I will not say a single word on this.”

Papa Mike

In a stunning and beautiful letter, thousands of Catholic women are pleading with Pope Francis to break his silence on the charges leveled by Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, who alleged that the pope knew of Cardinal McCarrick’s abuses and predatory nature, but elevated him instead of sanctioning him or turning him over to authorities.

The letter, originally signed by 53 seminarians, professors, consecrated women, theologians, missionaries, and mothers of the Church, implores:

Our hearts are broken, our faith tested, by the escalating crisis engulfing our beloved Church. We are angry, betrayed and disillusioned. The pain and suffering of the victims never ends, as each news cycle brings more horrific revelations of sexual abuse, sexual misconduct, cover-ups, and deceit—even at the Church’s highest levels.

The letter goes on to state very clearly the most pressing matter for most Catholics right now:

Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò’s recent  statement impels us to reach out to you directly for answers. His testimony accuses you, Holy Father, and highly placed cardinals of turning a blind eye to former Cardinal McCarrick’s egregious behavior, and promoting this predator as a global spokesman and spiritual leader. Is this true?

Pope Francis refused to comment on Viganò’s charge, saying only, “I read the statement this morning, and I must tell you sincerely that, I must say this, to you and all those who are interested: Read the statement carefully and make your own judgment. I will not say a single word on this.”

This non-response bewildered faithful Catholics everywhere who feel it’s far past time to break the silence surrounding the sexual abuse and cover-ups plaguing the Church. The Catholic women go on to chastise the pope for so flippantly ignoring their sincere desire to understand the truth:

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Holy Hamburger! The “Left” Is Calling For A Boycott Of In-N-Out Burger Because The Corporation Donated Money To The California Republican Party

LOS ANGELES — Anthony Grigore is a Democrat. But as he waited Thursday at an In-N-Out Burger in El Segundo for his meal, Grigore made it clear party loyalty would only go so far.

Just hours earlier, the head of the California Democratic Party called for a boycott of the famed burger chain after a public filing revealed that the company had recently donated $25,000 to the state’s Republican Party.

“Eating at In-N-Out is such a standard thing to do across California,” Grigore said, dismissing the boycott idea as a bit silly.

California has emerged as the center of the Democratic resistance since President Donald Trump took office. But this activism might have met its match when it comes to In-N-Out, a California institution that some hold with the same level of esteem as the Golden Gate Bridge and Joshua Tree.

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Cuomo Suspended Investigation Shortly After Receiving Donation From Former Weinstein Lawyer’s Firm

No problem there.

Via Free Beacon:

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D.) froze a probe into the prosecutor’s handling of the Harvey Weinstein case shortly after receiving a donation from a lawyer once connected to Weinstein.

Weinstein fell from grace in 2017 after dozens of women came forward and alleged they had been raped or sexually harassed by the Hollywood mogul. In one case, New York police secretly recorded Weinstein admitting he groped a woman without her consent and had done the same to other women, but he was never prosecuted.

The Manhattan district attorney who declined to bring charges, Cyrus Vance, Jr., later received a $10,000 donation from Weinstein’s attorney David Boies. In March, Cuomo asked the New York attorney general’s office to investigate Vance’s handling of the Weinstein case.

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Sarah Palin, Loyal Running Mate, Excluded From John McCain’s Funeral

What a classless act to not invite Sarah Palin to John McCain’s funeral! I totally agree not inviting Trump was the right decision….Sarah NEVER said a bad thing about McCain, she loved him dearly!………..Papa Mike

Petty to the end.

Via Breitbart:

Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin, who was Sen. John McCain (R-AZ)’s running mate in the 2008 presidential election, has been excluded from his funeral.

Breitbart News has independently confirmed an earlier report in People magazine, which reported that Palin was not sent an invitation, and was told through intermediaries to stay away from the ceremony.

McCain fundraiser Carla Eudy confirmed to People that Palin had not been invited — possibly, People speculated, at the behest of the McCain family.

The news comes on the tenth anniversary of the date in 2008 when Palin was announced as McCain’s pick for Vice President.

Palin now joins President Donald Trump on the list of those barred from the funeral.

But unlike Trump, Palin never feuded with McCain and never criticized him.

When news broke on Saturday of McCain’s passing, Palin said: “Today we lost an American original. Sen. John McCain was a maverick and a fighter, never afraid to stand for his beliefs. John never took the easy path in life — and through sacrifice and suffering he inspired others to serve something greater than self.

“John McCain was my friend. I will remember the good times. My family and I send prayers for Cindy and the McCain family.”

Last year, when McCain was reported to have said that he regretted choosing Palin instead of Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-VT), Palin described the news as a “gut punch” but refused to blame McCain personally, telling the UK Daily Mail that she blamed his “ghostwriters” for such reports.

When McCain selected Palin as his running mate, the two had both built reputations as corruption-busting “maverick” leaders who were not afraid to buck their own parties.

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