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Fake hate crimes should be treated as hate crimes against the accused group.

Last month, television star Jussie Smollett was treated for scratches on his face after an alleged racist and anti-gay attack in Chicago. Different sources reported different details, but one commonly reported detail was that two suspects asked him, “Aren’t you that f***ot Empire n***er?” Then he was supposedly attacked with bleach and a rope. The suspects allegedly yelled, “This is MAGA country!”

In an age of hate hoaxes, many people took this report skeptically. The idea of people in Chicago screaming about “MAGA country” is self-discrediting. Another problem with Mr. Smollett’s story was that he was supposedly recognized on the street at two in the morning by racist right-wingers who were also familiar with the show Empire. (I didn’t know about the existence of either Empire or Mr. Smollett until the alleged attack, and I assume the same about most people who voted for Trump.) The weapon of choice was also strange for a frigid Chicago night well below bleach’s freezing temperature.

The story’s details kept changing, but Mr. Smollett’s behavior was consistently bizarre. Mr. Smollett reportedly refused to let police examine his phone. He also walked into his apartment building wearing a rope around his neck and didn’t notify police immediately. Despite his claim that “I fought the f**k back!” against two attackers, the rather effete Mr. Smollett still managed to hold on to a Subway sandwich he purchased before the alleged incident.

This reads like ludicrous fan fiction. Yet the most powerful and influential people in our society, from the Speaker of the House of Representatives to Hollywood celebrities, declared this attack not only legitimate, but of huge moral importance. What’s more, they insisted that the incident must be used to inspire political and cultural activism.

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez:

Democrat presidential contender and California Senator Kamala Harris:

Senator Cory Booker:

Joe Biden:

Speaker Nancy Pelosi:

Presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand:

Senator Gillibrand’s statement about “condemning this behavior and every person who enables or normalizes it” was echoed by mainstream media outlets, which gave the incident huge coverage.

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Entertainers exploded with fury against President Donald Trump and his supporters, who were blamed for the “attack.” “I want Trump and all MAGA lunatics to burn in Hell,” declared actor Billy Eichner. “[T]here is no question that since he [President Trump] has injected his hatred into the American bloodstream, we are less decent, less human, & less loving,” tweeted Rob Reiner. “No intolerance! No DT!”

The highlight was a secular sermon by actress Ellen Page on Stephen Colbert’s late-night show. The actress delivered an obscenity-laden condemnation of President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence, linking them to the supposed crime and urging people to “connect the dots.” The audience gave her a standing ovation, and the video has been seen over 18 million times.

“Civil-rights organizations” dutifully “connected the dots” between the supposed attack and the president from the moment the news broke. The NAACP blamed the president, saying, “The rise in hate crimes is directly linked to President Donald J. Trump’s racist and xenophobic rhetoric.” The SPLC promoted the attack, especially the supposed cry of “This is MAGA country!” GLAAD declared that “Jussie’s experience is sadly not unique in today’s America” and expressed concern about “Chicago’s Black and LGBTQ communities who may be experiencing heightened fears of violence.” One wonders who does not fear violence in Chicago.

President Trump was condemned for not expressing sufficient outrage about the attack. He “has not tweeted about the alleged attack—but has tweeted about caravans and the border wall,” wrote Samantha Allen on January 30 in “What ‘Empire’ Star Jussie Smollett’s Attack Reveals About Hate Crime in America.” On January 31, the left-wing website Think Progress reported that President Trump and Republicans were “silent…despite ‘MAGA’ comments.” The next day, the president called the alleged attack “horrible” and said “it doesn’t get worse.” President Trump has never said such a thing about the frequent attacks against his own supporters, including a case over the weekend where a man allegedly pulled a gun on a couple wearing MAGA hats.

The criticism directed against those who doubted the story is a possible reason so many people went along with this laughable tale. Alex Henderson at AlterNet wrote a piece entitled, “Far-right extremists are claiming Jussie Smollett attack is a left-wing hoax.” Alex Kaplan at Media Matters complained, “Twitter search suggestions promoted right-wing smear that attack against Jussie Smollett was a hoax.” “Is Donald Trump Jr. promoting a Jussie Smollett conspiracy theory?” asked Martha Ross in The Mercury News, calling the president’s son “no stranger to promoting questionable stories.”

This rhetoric has consequences. The morning after Mr. Smollett received a positive interview on Good Morning America, the Senate passed legislation making lynching a federal crime. Senator Booker specifically referenced the alleged attack on Mr. Smollett to justify the legislation. Black Republican Senator Tim Scott, who has frequently used his race to attack his own party, was among those who introduced the legislation. Thus, even if the supposed crime never happened, it has already been used as an excuse to change American law.

Mr. Smollett’s original story has collapsed. It appears that he concocted the assault with the assistance of two Nigerian brothers who knew him before this incident. After being arrested and then released, the Osundairo brothers issued a statement denying any racist or homophobic intent and even denying they are “anti-Trump.” The attack was reportedlyconcocted after Mr. Smollett became upset by the scant attention that was aroused by a racist letter sent to the Empire studio. CBS—citing two sources—is now reporting that Mr. Smollett was behind the letter as well. If true, he could be charged with a federal crime.

Those who signal-boosted the original incident are now backtracking. Senator Kamala Harris, who clearly did not have a prepared statement, seemingly panicked when confronted about the issue at a campaign stop. She laughed awkwardly and looked around for help. Cory Booker declared he would “withhold” comment until more information emerged, a notable contrast to his initial reaction. He also continued to blame right-wingers for domestic terrorism. “We know in America that bigoted and biased attacks are on the rise in a serious way,” he said, “and we actually know in this country that since 9/11, the majority of terrorist attacks on our soil have been right-wing terrorist attacks—the majority of them white supremacist attacks.” Nancy Pelosi has deleted her tweet about the “attack.” Meanwhile, Brian Stelter at CNN claimed the mainstream media had been “really careful” in reporting the alleged attack.

In the days following the incident, Mr. Smollett struck a heroic pose. He claimed he was attacked because he is an opponent of President Trump. He said he was initially reluctant to report the incident. Days ago, he said he was “devastated” by reports claiming he had staged the attacks. His lawyers say he has been further “victimized” by all the suspicion. One suspects he may have convinced himself the attack actually happened.

Donald Trump’s supporters should be happy that another media offensive against them has collapsed. “Hate crimes that have the structure of perfectly crafted narratives should be regarded with skepticism until they’re proven true,” writes Kyle Smith at National Review.

However, this advice presupposes journalists are interested in reporting facts. Something deeper is at work. The attention given to a petty crime in a city with hundreds of murders a year, the rapturous reception given to Ellen Page’s denunciation of Donald Trump and Mike Pence, and the desperate willingness of so many seemingly intelligent people to believe a ridiculous story suggest semi-religious motivations among Jussie Smollett’s true believers. Mr. Smollett’s frantic quest to be perceived as a victim of white racist violence is akin to those Christian martyrs who sought death in the arena for a new faith. The main difference is that Christian martyrs actually had to suffer.

If anti-racism is a faith, the devil figure is the hated white male, blamed for every failing, problem, and historical grievance plaguing non-whites. Socialist countries needed “wreckers” to explain why central planning didn’t work; anti-racism requires the existence of violent white racists to explain egalitarianism’s failures. If there aren’t enough real racists out there, they need to be invented. Therefore, Democrats, liberal journalists, and others who believe in the egalitarian myth probably won’t learn anything from the Jussie Smollett case. This will happen again. Many Americans desperately want to be a victim of the “oppressor” and so become a person of importance with a life that means something. This is also why wealthy suburban mothers who oppose the president are pretending they are in the French #Resistance or The Handmaid’s Tale. After the collapse of traditional Christianity, a new faith has taken power in the West.

Even those who think they are on the Right are in egalitarianism’s thrall. S. E. Cupp, one of CNN’s anti-Trump “conservative” pundits, argues that the story is “sad no matter your politics.” She faults Donald Trump supporters’ “giddiness” since the story’s predictable disintegration, the phenomenon John Derbyshire calls “Narrative Collapse.” S. E. Cupp and others argue that real hate-crime victims are the ones who have been wronged here.

Yet the people who were targeted by Jussie Smollett’s actions were white men, especially ones who supported Trump. If Mr. Smollett hadn’t been so clumsy in planning in his “attack,” innocent white men could have been arrested and blamed or simply named “suspects” and been destroyed by the media. Whites in Chicago and around the country were endangered by these lurid tales of right-wing gangs setting upon innocent blacks. This wasn’t simply a false report or a waste of resources—if the latest reports about Jussie Smollett’s actions are true, this was a deliberate attack on white people.

It needs to be treated that way. Absent radical change, there will always be motivation for hate hoaxes. There will always be those with a psychological need for the perceived meaning and significance that comes with “victim” status. The material rewards given to “victims,” whether through online fundraising or talk-show tributes, are also too strong. Thus, there need to be real consequences.

Donald Trump, Jr. has been tweeting furiously about this case. He should tell his father to do something to stop these kinds of cases. Going forward, a false report of a hate crime should be treated as a hate crime targeting the accused group. Mr. Smollett, liberal journalists, and some Democrat politicians blamed Donald Trump supporters and whites generally for an act that didn’t happen. This lie has already been used to push changes to American law, and had it gone unexamined, it would have been used to justify more funding for “diversity” programs and laws that demonize whites.

Jussie Smollett’s actions were not just a lie or a false report; they were a racist attack against our people. Worse, this blood libel was repeated by our society’s most powerful institutions. We demand more than an apology. We demand #JusticeForJussie.

And here we go again.


Parents whose children have been brainwashed by progressive liberal union sucking school teachers should be up in arms. It is imperative that they bring a lawsuit against the union green machine that has propagandized and indoctrinated their children for the past 30 plus years. Start off by suing the local board of education and town or city they represent.

Indicate that your child be taught by a non-union teacher. You do not want them proselytized by a socialist blood sucking member of a teacher’s union; the one with a socialist agenda. Teachers must be independent of union guidance and their socialist philosophy. All sides of the issue should be analyzed, debated and decisions rendered based on the evidence, not the biases that are now presented.

It is important to note that a union teacher will never go up against the union agenda. Capitalism is no good, taxing the rich is good, spending more money on education is good (for their pockets only and bad for the taxpayer) and ramping up attacks on President Trump is good. The teachers who are clubbed to comply are no better than the ISIS suicide bomber. They must be dealt with harshly. Court is the road to justice; let this be adjudicated. The less union teachers, the less money to fill their coffers. Its always about the money.

(from the NEA)We’re raising our voices to protect public schools. To support every student, we’re wearing Red for Ed.


1 out of 5
educators must take another job to make ends meet.

The truth is the educators that take another job must do so because of their own profligacy. But they forget to tell you it is because of their brand new car, new house and private school tuition for their young ones.


of people think teachers are not paid enough.

These are statistics. The educators are paid enough, those are facts, when they tell you that they are underpaid that is where their amnesia sets in; because they forget the twice the benefits received by those in the private sector that are omitted.

Click here of the teacher’s salaries in CT


Ilhan Omar traveled with anti-US group that supports Cuban, Venezuelan socialism, wants US to return Gitmo to Cuba


The Minnesota Democrat was accused of anti-Semitism after asserting that the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, a bipartisan group, was buying lawmakers.

She also grabbed headlines after first accusing the U.S. government of leading a coup against Venezuelan socialist tyrant Nicolas Maduro and then attempting to grill Elliott Abrams, the Trump administration’s new special envoy for Venezuela.

Now it was revealed that she once traveled to Honduras with an organization called Witness for Peace, a group formed during the Reagan administration that opposed America’s actions in South America aimed at stopping the spread of communism.

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“After traveling to Honduras as part of the Witness for Peace delegation, I’ve returned home with a heavy heart and deep concern for the electoral process and human rights crisis the people of Honduras are enduring,” Omar tweeted in 2017.

Shortly after the trip with the group, she began opposing U.S. military aid to Honduras and publicly called for the suspension of the funding.

Omar’s association with Witness for Peace may prompt more scrutiny of her suitability to serve on the House Foreign Affairs Committee as the Witness for Peace organization and its leaders have supported the socialist regimes of Cuba and Venezuela and come out against the Jewish state, the Washington Free Beacon first revealed.

The group openly calls for the return of the “illegally occupied Guantanamo Naval Base to the Cuban people! And have organized travel delegations to Cuba, while calling Trump’s tougher policy towards the country as “the old unjust, counterproductive Cold War posture of past decades.”

The bottom line here speaks volumes on what happens when Muslims are allowed into this country. Enclaves develop, for instance Minnesota and Michigan, they create critical mass. This allows anti-Jew and anti-American representatives to get a seat in Congress. Look out America, Christian targets are next on their hit list.


We have weighed in about Puerto Rico on several equations. There was no holding back on the socialist policies that have turned the rich island into a welfare state. Forty one percent of those employed were on the government payroll. And you know how productive those people are. They collected paychecks for showing up, not showing up for work thought, but showing up to pick up their paycheck on sequential Fridays. The rest of the week most of them were living the life of a bonvivant; Greece is the quintessential real life example of people living off other peoples money.

AOC has a Puerto Rican heritage; socialism is in her blood. Ocasio-Cortez has called for “solidarity with Puerto Rico”. She has advocated for granting Puerto Ricans further civil rights, regardless of Puerto Rico’s legal classification. She advocates for voting rights and disaster relief. Ocasio-Cortez was critical of FEMA’s response to Hurricane Maria and the federal government’s unwillingness to address Puerto Rico’s political status. She believes the federal government should increase investment in Puerto Rico. More welfare for the welfare state, it is simple as that. Don’t cry for me Puerto Rico.

Now, a member of the House of Representatives, her salary is $174,000 plus. If she is such a socialist it is her obligation and duty to distribute her pay to the less fortunate. Yeah, tell us another story! Ten million is enough she says. Tax them 70%, why not?

Democratic socialist also defended her call for a 70 percent marginal tax rate on incomes over $10 million, which she said represented a “pretty good year.”

“It really comes down to the question of, ‘Isn’t $10 million enough?’ Like, when does it stop?” she asked. “At what point is it amoral that we’re building Jeff Bezos a helipad when we have the most amount of homeless people in New York City?”

AOC reminds us of the college freshman breaking away from the chains of their parents; now free to experience the hedonistic life style they experiment with drugs, sex and eventually death. Ocasio-Cortez is one of today’s experiments, but on a much larger scale, but it will end in the same way.



“Empire” actor Jussie Smollett faces a felony charge of disorderly conduct for allegedly filing a false report claiming two men attacked him last month, a Chicago Police Department spokesman tweeted Wednesday night.Anthony Guglielmi said charges were approved by the Cook County State’s Attorney Office and “Detectives will make contact with his legal team to negotiate a reasonable surrender for his arrest.”Filing a false police report is disorderly conduct, according to Illinois code. A class 4 felony is punishable by one to three years, the code says.

CBS) –“Empire” actor Jussie Smollett, upset after a racist letter sent to the show’s studio didn’t get a “bigger reaction,” is suspected of paying two men to attack him a week later, according to multiple sources with direct knowledge of the investigation.

“When the letter didn’t get enough attention, he concocted the staged attack,” a source told CBS 2 Investigator Brad Edwards. Other sources corroborated that information.

The blockbuster revelation into at least part of Smollett’s potential motive comes two days after CBS 2’s Charlie De Mar reported Smollett and two brothers — Ola and Abel Osundairo — staged the attack on Jan. 29 in Streeterville.

De Mar spoke on the phone exclusively with the Osundairo brothers Monday afternoon. In a joint statement, they said: “We are not racist. We are not homophobic and we are not anti-Trump. We were born and raised in Chicago and are American citizens.”

The Hoax uncovered.

According to Chicago Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi, the actor told detectives he was attacked by two men near the lower entrance of a Loews hotel in Chicago. Police were told the two men yelled “‘Empire’ fa***t” and “‘Empire’ n***er'” while striking him.In a supplemental interview with authorities, Smollett confirmed media reports that one of the attackers also shouted, “This is MAGA country,” a reference to President Donald Trump’s “Make America Great Again” campaign slogan.

Chicago (CNN)Two law enforcement sources with knowledge of the investigation tell CNN that Chicago Police believe actor Jussie Smollett paid two men to orchestrate an assault on him that he reported late last month.Smollett denies playing a role in his attack, according to a statement from his attorneys.The men, who are brothers, were arrested Wednesday but released without charges Friday after Chicago police cited the discovery of “new evidence.”The sources told CNN the two men are now cooperating fully with law enforcement.Smollett told authorities he was attacked early January 29 by two men who were “yelling out racial and homophobic slurs.” He said one attacker put a rope around his neck and poured an unknown chemical substance on him.

Eating one’s words or walking back the previous lie is hard enough, but when race is involved and the politicians running for president have to do this, it becomes obvious that they are tuning in a particular audience; and we know they are focusing on those who live in the Democrat plantation.

We are surprised that Obama has weighed in on this. Isn’t it the kind of story he relishes?

The issue is not racial it is strictly behavior. Michael Brown a two-bit punk was seen bullying a store owner while in the act of stealing cigars.  His mother as expected comes to his defense when she says, “I know my son far too well. He would never do anything like that. He would never provoke anyone to do anything to him and he would never do anything to anybody.”

Charging a police officer with weapon in hand gives chance that the person doing the charging will meet their maker; and so it came to pass with Mr. Brown.  A Lee Harvey Oswald type head shot was the last round from Wilson’s Sig Sauer. Now after the Grand Jury decision America knows the rest of the story.

“In too many communities around the country, a gulf of mistrust exists between local residents and law enforcement,” Mr. Obama said. “Too many young men of color feel targeted by law enforcement — guilty of walking while black or driving while black, judged by stereotypes that fuel fear and resentment and hopelessness.”

Obama on Travon Martin;
You know, when Trayvon Martin was first shot I said that this could have been my son.  Another way of saying that is Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago.  And when you think about why, in the African American community at least, there’s a lot of pain around what happened here, I think it’s important to recognize that the African American community is looking at this issue through a set of experiences and a history that doesn’t go away.

We mention that the perpetrators in the above criminal cases were found NOT GUILTY of the crime they were charged with. However, as the stories developed so did the racial epithets. Obama, for one did not heal the divided but is responsible for widening the gulf between White America and people of Color. There is no argument here.

Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris appeared to be caught off guard Monday when she was asked about the latest developments in the alleged attack on “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett.

During an appearance at a bookstore in Concord, N.H., a female reporter asked the senator from California if she wanted to amend a tweet from Jan. 29, in which she said Smollett was the victim of “an attempted modern day lynching” and called the actor “one of the kindest, most gentle human beings I know.”

“Which tweet? What tweet?” Harris asked. As the reporter specified the tweet in question, Harris appeared to look around for a campaign staffer before responding.

Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker told reporters Sunday that he would withhold judgment on the alleged attack on “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett after calling the incident “an attempted modern-day lynching” when it was first reported last month.

“I’m gonna withhold until all the information actually comes out from on-the-record sources,” the senator from New Jersey said after meeting with voters in Rochester, N.H. “We know in America that bigoted and biased attacks are on the rise in a serious way, and we actually even know in this country that since 9/11, the majority of the terrorist attacks on our soil have been right-wing terrorist attacks — the majority of them white supremacist attacks.”


Attempted coup by the FBI leading up to the 2016 election and subsequent to it. What we have here is a deep state heist, a coup d’etat by members of our government. These culprits could not and did not accept the results of the people.

(click for the Fox News story)President Trump on Monday accused Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe of pursuing an “illegal and treasonous” plot against him, after McCabe detailed private DOJ discussions about secretly recording and potentially ousting the president.

Trump seethed on Twitter over the comments, calling McCabe a liar before lashing out at top DOJ and FBI officials, including ousted Attorney General Jeff Sessions, for what he described as a “deranged” plan.

“He and Rod Rosenstein, who was hired by Jeff Sessions (another beauty), look like they were planning a very illegal act, and got caught … There is a lot of explaining to do to the millions of people who had just elected a president who they really like and who has done a great job for them with the Military, Vets, Economy and so much more. This was the illegal and treasonous ‘insurance policy’ in full action!” he tweeted.


T-shirts featuring Cuban revolutionary Che Guevara have never really gone out of style. Rapper Jay-Z has worn the shirt, model Gisele Bundchen has posed in swimwear featuring Che’s face, and even Prince Harry was photographed in Che garb in his younger years.
Multiple Hollywood films glorify the Cuban revolutionary, transforming him over the decades into somewhat of a pop-culture fixture – whose face still symbolizes for many the fight against the supposed capitalist machine, at a time when socialism is picking up renewed popularity in America.

By Maxim Lott | Fox News

Guevara said he killed people without regard to guilt or innocence

In 1962, the official Cuban newspaper Revolución reported that Guevara said, “in times of excessive tension we cannot proceed weakly. At the Sierra Maestra, we executed many people by firing squad without knowing if they were fully guilty. At times, the Revolution cannot stop to conduct much investigation; it has the obligation to triumph.”

Guevara opposed a free press

In 1959, leftist journalist José Pardo Llada reported that Guevara told him: “We must eliminate all newspapers; we cannot make a revolution with free press. Newspapers are instruments of the oligarchy.”

Guevara made racist statements

In Che Guevara’s diary, he wrote of “the blacks” living in Caracas, Venezuela, calling them “those magnificent examples of the African race who have maintained their racial purity thanks to their lack of an affinity with bathing.”

Guevara went on to write: “the black is indolent and a dreamer; spending his meager wage on frivolity or drink; the European has a tradition of work and saving.”

Fontova says Guevara’s actions – in his revolution against the Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista – were worse than his remarks.

“Many of the people Che was sending to the firing squad were members of Batista’s army, and these disproportionately tended to be black and mulatto. Batista himself was mulatto.”


MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – More men and boys from a Somali American community in Minneapolis have joined – or attempted to join – a foreign terrorist organization over the last 12 years than any other jurisdiction in the country.

FBI stats show 45 Somalis left to join the ranks of either the Somalia-based Islamic insurgency al-Shabab, or the Iraq- and Syria-based ISIS combined. And as of 2018, a dozen more had been arrested with the intention of leaving to support ISIS. Both numbers are far higher than those of alleged terrorist wannabes who left or attempted to leave the country from other areas in the country where Muslim refugees have been resettled.


In the case of the Somalis, it’s no longer just the men. Early last year, a female was apprehended by authorities on charges of supporting providing material support to Al Qaeda and arson.

So what has made the area such a hotbed for such activity? And what has been Rep. Ilhan Omar’s record in addressing the issue – either before she was elected, or since?

Hundreds of newly trained al-Shabab fighters perform military exercises in the Lafofe area south of Mogadishu, in Somalia. 

Hundreds of newly trained al-Shabab fighters perform military exercises in the Lafofe area south of Mogadishu, in Somalia.  (The Associated Press)


Dozens of young men have been recruited from the Somali-majority Cedar-Riverside neighborhood of Minneapolis. Experts and authorities are urging the community to keep the issue at the forefront to prevent others from joining extremist groups abroad.

ozens of young men have been recruited from the Somali-majority Cedar-Riverside neighborhood of Minneapolis. Experts and authorities are urging the community to keep the issue at the forefront to prevent others from joining extremist groups abroad. (Fox News/Hollie McKay)


Once in a while a pit bull attacks a pit bull for encroaching on its turf. Like a neighborhood gang protecting its territory from rivals will most certainly end in a bloody mess. In the case of the mayor and the freshman juggernaut a war of words has begun. What set the stage was Amazons decision to throw a bomb to its plans for moving a regional headquarters to the Big Apple. Inc abruptly scrapped plans to build a major outpost in New York that could have created 25,000 jobs, blaming opposition from local leaders upset by the nearly $3 billion in incentives promised by state and city politicians.

The company said on Thursday it did not see consistently “positive, collaborative” relationships with state and local officials. Opponents of the project feared congestion and higher rents in the Long Island City neighborhood of Queens, and objected to handing billions in incentives to a company run by Jeff Bezos, the world’s richest man.

State Senator Michael Gianaris, who represents Queens and was a vocal critic of the deal, told a news conference on Thursday that the Amazon subsidies were unnecessary.

“This was a shakedown, pure and simple,” he said.

Zombies going berzerk trying to stop Amazon from leaving the Apple

Amazon’s sudden pullout from New York City prompted finger pointing by Mayor Bill de Blasio and New York state Governor Andrew Cuomo, the politicians who crafted the deal. Cuomo angrily blamed the loss on local politicians while de Blasio blamed Amazon.

And this is something serious for two of the Democratic parties criminal element; modern day thieves who steal from the rich with abandon.

New York’s population is down by 1 million in the past 20 years; good job!

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the progressive freshman Congresswoman from New York, hailed Amazon’s withdrawal as a victory for members of the community who protested the deal in recent months.”Anything is possible,” she wrote on Twitter. “Today was the day a group of dedicated, everyday New Yorkers & their neighbors defeated Amazon’s corporate greed, its worker exploitation, and the power of the richest man in the world.”

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio suggested on Sunday that critics of the potential Amazon campus New York City — such as Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez — got the facts wrong over the money behind the tax breaks.

On Sunday morning, de Blasio responded in the affirmative when Chuck Todd of NBC News’ “Meet the Press” asked if the tax breaks offered to Amazon weren’t “money you had over here. And it was going over there.”

The Democratic mayor said: “And that $3 billion that would go back in tax incentives was only after we were getting the jobs and getting the revenue.”



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We salute the General today for all that he did in freeing our country from the chains of tyranny. A man of integrity, wisdom and belief; a man of honor, that is the General.   

(February 22, 1732 – December 14, 1799) was the first President of the United States (1789–97), the Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. He presided over the convention that drafted the current United States Constitution and during his lifetime was called the “father of his country”