Monday, April 30, 2018

Border Patrol Catches Migrants ‘Associated with Caravan’ Crossing Illegally

The following article appeared in Breitbart on April 29th

By Joel B. Pollak

U.S. Border Patrol reported Saturday that it had apprehended several individuals “associated with the Central American Caravan” who were trying to cross illegally into the country.

While many members of the group reportedly planned to apply for asylum at the San Ysidro point of entry on Sunday, others had tried to enter the U.S. “by climbing over the dilapidated scrap metal border fence” on Friday and Saturday, according to a statement by U.S. Customs and Border Protection Chief Patrol Agent Rodney S. Scott.

“In several of these incidents, children as young as 4-years-old, and in one case a pregnant female, were detected entering the United States illegally through a dark, treacherous canyon that is notorious for human and drug smuggling,” Scott said.

He continued with a warning (original emphasis):

Entering the United States at any place other than an official Port of Entry is illegal. …

To anyone that is associated with this caravan, Think Before You Act.  If anyone has encouraged you to illegally enter the United States, or make any false statements to U.S. government officials, they are giving you bad advice and they are placing you and your family at risk.

We are a very welcoming country but just like your own house, we expect everyone to enter through our front door, and answer questions honestly.  On a national level that front door is the Ports of Entry.   If you enter the United States at any place other than a Port of Entry it is a crime. You will be arrested and referred for prosecution.

As the Los Angeles Times and other outlets noted, it was not clear what “associated with” the caravan meant, and whether it referred to “people who actually had taken part in the bus trek from Central America, through Mexico, to seek political asylum in the U.S.”

The Times reported that members of the caravan spent Friday and Saturday receiving legal advice and training for how to present themselves to request asylum at the border on Sunday.

Rep. Barbara Lee Supports Planned Parenthood Nationwide ‘Speak-Outs,’ saying “Your Work Really Saves Lives”


The following article appeared in Breitbart on April 29th

By Penny Starr

Planned Parenthood executives and supporters were on Capitol Hill this week lobbying lawmakers to protect the millions of dollars the nation’s largest abortion provider gets from taxpayers every year and to announce nationwide “speak-outs” during the upcoming congressional recesses.

Several Democratic House members, including Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA), sponsored a Planned Parenthood press conference. Lee praised the organization, which, according to its 2016-2017 annual report, ended the lives of 321,384 unborn children in that reporting year.
Rep. Barbara Lee

“Your work really saves lives,” Lee said on Wednesday outside of the Capitol.

Lee praised the recently passed Omnibus spending bill, which included funding for Planned Parenthood despite the Republican majority in both congressional chambers and GOP members’ vows to defund the abortion giant.

Dawn Laguens, the executive vice president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, spoke at the press conference.

“Planned Parenthood is the solution, not the problem,” said Laguens, who has become the public face of the organization since Cecile Richards stepped down:

Laguens, who is raising triplet daughters with her partner, slammed what she called the Trump-Pence administration’s “attack on our reproductive rights.”

Rep. Gwen Moore (D-WI) also spoke at the press conference, calling Republicans “extreme politicians” and “dangerous for women.”

American Life League’s Jim Sedlak recently wrote about Laguens and her lucrative work at Planned Parenthood.

Sedlak’s article states in part:

Laguens first appeared as a highly paid employee on the PPFA Federal Form 990 for 2012-2013. On that form she was listed as the chief experience officer with a total income of $399,105. The 2015-2016 Form 990 still lists her as the chief experience officer, but with a total income of $635,126. That’s a 59 percent increase in just three years.
Dawn Laguens, screeching to the choir

In addition to her work with Planned Parenthood, Laguens is a member of the board of directors of LPAC, which describes itself as “the first lesbian Political Action Committee, with the mission of advancing women’s and LGBTQ equality by working to influence the current political and social landscape and to give lesbians a real and meaningful seat at the political table.”

Laguens’ LPAC biography gives her credit for “leading the successful campaign to defeat the Pence amendment, a congressional effort to eliminate Planned Parenthood’s access to federal funding. Since then she has shaped (Planned Parenthood’s) message and strategy through the Komen Foundation’s defunding of Planned Parenthood affiliates, defending insurance coverage for birth control, and helping to reelect President Barack Obama.”

Planned Parenthood has not announced who will replace Richards as the head of the organization, but Laguens has recently been in the spotlight, and Richards has praised her on social media:

University of Texas to treat masculinity as a ‘mental health issue'

Ed. Maybe now we know why the Texas football team has gone to hell over the last few seasons!

The following article appeared in the American Thinker on April 29th

A new program at the University of Texas Counseling and Mental Health Center will promote "healthy masculinity" through "public events, educational workshops, and other forms of student involvement."

The goal is "to impact campus culture to increase acceptance of gender diversity, promote healthy relationships with an emphasis on consent, and prevent interpersonal violence."

PJ Media:

The program is predicated on a critique of so-called “restrictive masculinity.” Men, the program argues, suffer when they are told to “act like a man” or when they are encouraged to fulfill traditional gender roles, such as being “successful” or “the breadwinner.”
Examples of the sufficiently masculine according to U. of Texas

Though you might enjoy “taking care of people” or being “active,” MasculinUTwarns that many of these attributes are actually dangerous, claiming that “traditional ideas of masculinity place men into rigid (or restrictive) boxes [which]... prevent them from developing their emotional maturity.”

“If you are a male student at UT reading this right now, we hope that learning about this helps you not to feel guilty about having participated in these definitions of masculinity, and instead feel empowered to break the cycle!” the program offers. 

Please. Make it stop.

The program is currently without leadership, but not for long. The school is in the process of hiring a “healthy masculinities coordinator” to run the program, and a school official tells PJ Media that some hopeful hirees are interviewing for the position later this week.

While many schools now have similar programs, this appears to be the first run directly out of a Counseling and Mental Health Center. Though the school seems to justify this by claiming that masculinity can cause men to lash out at other people and themselves, the school did not respond to a request for comment to clarify.

What is "healthy masculinity? This poster will give you an idea.

"Flowers in their beard or something"? This is "healthy"? Yikes.

Here's the clincher:

There is no evidence that masculinity itself contributes to violence. Universities that run similar programs, such as UNC-Chapel Hill and Northwestern, have admitted that their programming isn’t supported by any evidence.

Yes, but men sure look pretty with flowers in their beards, don't they? 

This is just another effort by the left to deny or try to change human nature. It would be funny if it weren't so futile. There are physical, biological, and chemical attributes men have that women don't. No amount of "healthy masculinity" programs will alter that singular fact.

There are men who act like pigs and there are men who are a genuine threat to women. But it's not because of their "masculinity" but rather the male role models they had growing up. There is nothing inherent in being a man that causes them to treat women and others disrespectfully or unkindly. 

That an institution of higher learning should ignore that is beyond belief.

Trump chose wisely, ignoring the White House Correspondents Association hatefest

The following article appeared in the American Thinker on April 29th

President Trump held a rally in Michigan on Saturday night while the DC media establishment held their annual White House Correspondents Association Dinner.  The latter is the event where every year some leftist host is chosen to spew what is always a joyous celebration for the leftist media at which those on the stage bash all things Republican, conservative and decent.  Trump wisely chose not to attend last year and did not attend this year.  
Michelle Wolf, even more low class than Whoopi Goldberg

As everyone knows, the night is meaningless, an open-mic night for anti-Republican jokes that are really just insults.  But the jokes have become cruder and ruder year after year.  One thing about the left is certain, written in stone:  they are vicious, malicious and filled with hatred for all things not radically leftist.  This year was, as last year, a doubling down on the vulgar. 

Who was this year's host, Michelle Wolf?  A young alleged comedienne cast-off of the Daily Show that no one watches.  Most people who may have tuned into the MSNBC coverage of the correspondents' dinner had never heard of her.  Good call on their part; she has an x-rated mouth.  She is humorless, classless, graceless and an embarrassment to her profession.  She relished insulting people like the fabulous Sarah Sanders while Sarah is sitting in front of her.  Who does this?  Only heroes of the left.  Harry Reid and Chuck Schumer have been doing it for decades.  John Tester did it this past week.  He maligned a good man without a shred of evidence.  Like the fabricated fake "dossier," Tester made it all up to sabotage a good man, Ronny Jackson, for political expediency.  He will suffer the consequences.

The American people are not remotely as dumb as the DC establishment thinks they are; nor are they as crass.  Most of them, millions of them, did not watch last night's televised abomination, and if they did, were horrified by the smutty tone of the evening.  This is the left exposing itself as the lowlifes they are.  The mystery is why were people like Hugh Hewitt in the audience?  Why did he not get up and leave? 

Ms. Wolf is attractive to look at but difficult to hear.  Her voice is shrill and whiny.  She sounds like a little girl spewing disgusting, scatological profanity.  Her content is obscene.  Is this what politics have come to?  Apparently so.  This event was broadcast on MSNBC, of course, the network that airs Joe and Mika, Chris Matthews and Rachel Maddow.  NBC has no allegiance to the truth or any sense of decorum.   The network is wholly dedicated to undermining the Constitution as written.  Those powers that be there are Marxist ideologues, like Obama, and mean very seriously to destroy America as founded.  Ms. Wolf went a long way toward further demeaning that network and our culture. 

Nothing Michelle Wolf said last night can be quoted here.  She should not be quoted anywhere.  Her verbal abuse of the President and the people in the room was nothing short of degenerate.  The left has always been caustic when attacking conservatives, but with this event they crossed a line into gutter obscenity.  Ms. Wolf is an embarrassment not only to the left but to all of America. 

"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of light, it was the season of darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair."  (Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities)

Dickens pretty much summed up the political mess that is the American scene today.  While Trump was raising the spirits of his supporters in Michigan, Michelle Wolf was hoping for a winter of despair and a season of darkness.  Only when Americans are desolate, is the left happy and proud.

Guinea Couple in Texas Imports 5-Year-Old Girl and Enslaves Her for 16 Years

Ed.  Liberals are offended by statues when there is REAL slavery going on!  But then, the left can't criticize their Muslim friends, now can they!

The following article appeared in the Gateway Pundit on April 29th

by Jim Hoft

Mohamed and Denise Cros-Toure imported a 5-year-old girl from Guinea and enslaved her for 16 years.
Denise and Mohamed

The slave girl was forced to cook, clean, do the laundry, perform yard work and care for their children.

Mohamed is the son of Guinea’s first president.

Mohamed is a supporter of Marxist Hugo Chavez and his Socialist revolution. reported, via Religion of Peace:

US authorities have arrested the son of a former president of the West African country of Guinea and his wife for allegedly enslaving a countrywoman in their Texas home.

Mohamed and Denise Cros-Toure were being held in a federal detention facility Friday (local time) pending a probable cause hearing on Monday in Fort Worth on a forced labour charge…

…According to an arrest affidavit, the defendants arranged for the victim who did not speak English to travel alone from her village in the Republic of Guinea to Texas in 2000.

“The victim’s Guinean passport indicated that she was five years old at the time,” a statement published on the Department of Justice website stated.

And for 16 years, until the victim escaped in August 2016, the Toures allegedly forced her to work in their home without pay.

She was forced to cook, clean, do the laundry, perform yard work and care for their children, the affidavit said.