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Team Trump just called a halt to the Obama-era war on American suburbs
President Trump gets credit — and takes heat — for many things, but many folks don’t even know about one of his best accomplishments: blocking the federal government’s power grab for control of America’s suburbs.
During the Obama administration, the Department of Housing and Urban Development tried to install Washington bureaucrats as the decision makers for how communities across all 50 states should grow. Using an obscure rule called Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing, HUD sought to remake America’s cities, towns and villages by forcing any community that was getting federal funds to meet racial quotas.
To do this, HUD applied the notion of “disparate impact,” which unilaterally deems housing patterns to be discriminatory if minority representation is not evenly spread across the jurisdiction. Communities with high concentrations of minorities are automatically labeled segregated.
The impasse finally ended with the election of Donald Trump. Elections matter.
But the big win came last month, when — based on Westchester’s experience and expertise from groups like Americans for Limited Government — the Trump administration replaced Team Obama’s AFFH regulation with its own.
Gone is the federal mandate dictating the modeling of communities based on statistical formulas. Restored to local officials is the power that gives them the flexibility to weigh real-world factors in making housing decisions. Restored, too, is the prosecution of bad actors by the courts — not bureaucrats — under the Fair Housing Act.
And builders are now more likely to build affordable housing, since the attached strings have been removed.
The Democratic candidates for president didn’t get the memo. They continue to support radical, divisive and failed housing policies aimed at abolishing single-family residential zoning. And they’d use billions of our tax dollars to local communities — and the threat of lawsuits — to get their way.
Great news. k/r…
DID YOU HEAR THIS?
Tom Cotton: China Lying About Magnitude, Origin Of Coronavirus, ‘Worse Than Chernobyl’
“This virus didn’t originate in the Wuhan animal market,” Cotton said. “Epidemiologists who are widely respected from China who have published a studied in the international journal The Lancet have demonstrated that several of the original cases didn’t have any contact with that food market.”
“The virus went into that food market before it came out of that food market. So, we don’t know where it originated,” Cotton continued. “But we do know that we have to get to the bottom of that. We also know that, just a few miles away from that food market is China’s only biosafety level four super laboratory that researches human infectious diseases.”
Utah GOP Considering Resolution Calling For Mitt Romney To 'Immediately Resign' From Office
Conservative Group Opens Up A New Line Of Attack On Google Over Fair Use Law
A conservative group seeking to hold big tech accountable for perceived bias filed an amicus brief Tuesday in support of Oracle as the company continues to sue Google over copyright complaints.
The Internet Accountability Project (IAP) filed a brief at the Supreme Court in support of Oracle, alleging that Google lifted thousands of pieces of code from Oracle without legal permission. The group said Google’s actions demonstrate the company’s flagrant disregard for property rights.
“Google has a track record of using other people’s property to build its business and make billions for liberals in Silicon Valley who then invest their billions in donating to liberal campaigns and defeating conservatives,” Rachel Bovard, senior adviser to IAP, said in a statement to the Daily Caller News Foundation.
Google’s liberal political leanings are a matter of public record, according to Bovard, who wrote a December 2019 editorial for National Review in which she said that “Google has intentionally misled consumers.” Google is breaking the law with “increasing impunity,” she added.
The case — Google v. Oracle — could be one of the most important fights Google has ever encountered in its 23 years of existence. Nearly 26 amicus briefs have been filed supporting the Silicon Valley giant, including from tech giants Microsoft, IBM and Mozilla, among others.
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear the case in March after making the rounds through lower courts.
REPORT: Top NSC official rumored to be ‘Anonymous’ may be moved out of NSC
It’s being reported this afternoon that the Trump administration is considering moving a top National Security Council official, rumored to be ‘Anonymous’, out of the NSC altogether:
AXIOS – Top Trump administration officials are in discussions to reassign deputy national security adviser Victoria Coates to the Department of Energy from the National Security Council, per two sources familiar with the planning.
Coates’ working relationship with National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien, who elevated her to the deputy role only months ago, has strained amid an effort by some people inside the administration to tag her as “Anonymous” — a charge she has vehemently denied to colleagues.
Coates could take on a senior role under Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette, the former deputy secretary who was elevated to lead the department in December after Rick Perry’s departure.
So, if she is Anonymous, she’s being moved to the Energy Dept. Does anybody ever just get fired in DC??
LA Mayor and Police Chief Record PSA Assuring Illegals They Can Get Away With Breaking American Laws
In what can only be described as giving the middle finger to the United States of America and law and order, the mayor of Los Angeles and his equally law-breaking police chief recorded a public service announcement letting illegal aliens know they will not be held accountable to U.S. laws while living in .LA.
"Regardless of your immigration status, I want every Angeleno to know your city is on your side," said Mayor Eric Garcetti. "Here in Los Angeles, our police department does not coordinate with ICE or participate in immigration enforcement."
It's amazing to me that he found a lawman to stand next to him and agree with this anarchist garbage, but indeed he did. The police chief, Michel Moore, weighed in with his thoughts: "Our police force does not do the job of federal law enforcment...we will not enforce immigration laws."
Watch the whole thing if you can stomach it. Will nothing ever happen to the ringleaders of sanctuary cities who are wantonly and openly flouting the laws of our land? It's outrageous that this is allowed to continue with no consequences. Why is California still receiving federal funds? Which federal laws do you think you, American citizen, can break at will without facing jail time?
We now have a three-tiered justice system: one for the elite Democrats, who never face time no matter what they do; one for the rest of us, who never get a break; and one for illegal aliens, who are exempted from all federal crimes based on their political importance to the Democrat voting block. How much longer can this go on?
ICE: Sanctuary California Hiding Details In Accused Illegal Alien Child Abusers
VA VICTORY ON GUN BAN
WATCH: Virginia Democrat Who Pushed Gun Bill Endures Cheers, Applause When It Unexpectedly Fails
Vid (:35) Look at the sad-sacks in the front row.
VA Lawmaker Warns of “Mass Murder” After Failed Gun Ban
Oh, please…save your breath.
Pelosi: Trump Was Not Acquitted By Senate, He’s ‘Branded’ As ‘Impeached Forever’
One-trick lying dog-faced pony soldier.
Report: Rep. Ilhan Omar's husband busted her cheating when he made surprise visit to DC
He walked in on the congresswoman and her lover in their pajamas according to a new report
Omar agreed to pay Hirsi as much as $250,000 over the course of six years to stay quiet about the matter.
Maxine Waters: Trump Will ‘Get Worse’ Post-Impeachment — Will Bring Putin to White House ‘to Interfere’
WATCH: Klobuchar Grilled In Interview Over Her Lack Of Knowledge On Foreign Leader
Vid (4:25) Dipshit.
Lawmakers in 9 States Move to Protect Children From LGBT ‘Transition’ Agenda
In South Dakota, state Rep. Fred Deutsch, a Republican, spearheaded the effort. The South Dakota Legislature passed its version of the bill just this month.
If Gov. Kristi Noem, a Republican, signs the bill into law, doctors who offer medical transitions in the form of hormone replacements or surgery to children under 16 could receive a one-year jail sentence or a hefty fine.
Colorado, West Virginia, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Missouri, Florida, Illinois, and Kentucky all have similar provisions in the works, although the details vary.
In a tweet, Deutsch said: “The world is upside-down that protecting children from sterilization and mutilation is causing a firestorm.”
Biologically Male Runner To Compete In USA Women’s Olympic Trials
WATCH: Girl Who Sued To Block Boys From Competing Against Girls Defeats Trans Runner For First Time — In State Championship
Chelsea Mitchell defeated one of the biological males who has won numerous titles in girls’ events, winning the Class S 55-meter dash title with her time of 7.18 seconds. She beat Bloomfield High School student Terry Miller, who is a biological boy and ran the event in 7.20 seconds.
The face of transgender child abuse
If you happened to catch last Wednesday night’s edition of NBC Nightly News, you may have seen the profile they did of 9-year-old Jacob Lemay. So what is it about a child of that tender age that would merit a chunk of NBC’s prime news space? Jacob wasn’t always Jacob, you see. And “he” was born a she. Yes, Jacob is a transgender child.
Now, given how many of these tragic stories we hear about and the way the mainstream media loves to fawn over them, this probably wouldn’t have been all that surprising. But this story comes with a couple of decided twists that make it worth our time to bring up. When you find out how and when her “transition” process began, you’ll understand how this is probably a disaster in the making that would be considered child abuse in any sane society.
NBC’s primetime slot featured trans boy Jacob Lemay for the second time since his transition from a biological female. Bear in mind, NBC actually reported that Jacob started transitioning when “he” was only two years old. The network reported it straight as if it was some beautiful fact of life and a lesson for the rest of us.
Lord help us.
Conversion therapy must be banned, but transitioning a 2 year old is OK.
Because conversion therapy is healing whereas transitioning is harming. Up is down and down is up.
WATCH: Disturbing Videos Show Famous 12-Year-Old Drag Queen Pretending To Snort Ketamine, Interviewing With Convicted Killer
Disturbing video has reemerged featuring the famous 12-year-old drag queen Desmond Napoles, a.k.a. “Desmond Is Amazing,” pretending to snort ketamine. Another video featured him being interviewed by convicted killer Michael Alig.
'Party Monster' Michael Alig Details Grisly Crime in Exclusive Interview
Vid (14:29) Because I had to look him up.
Source: Democrat Senator Held Secret Meeting In Munich With Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif
Sen. Chris Murphy of Connecticut and other Democratic senators had a secret meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif during the Munich Security Conference last week, according to a source briefed by the French delegation to the conference. Murphy’s office did not respond to repeated requests for comment by press time.
Such a meeting would mean Murphy had done the type of secret coordination with foreign leaders to potentially undermine the U.S. government that he accused Trump officials of doing as they prepared for Trump’s administration. In February 2017, Murphy demanded investigations of National Security Advisor Mike Flynn because he had a phone call with his counterpart-to-be in Russia.
“Any effort to undermine our nation’s foreign policy – even during a transition period – may be illegal and must be taken seriously,” Murphy said in 2017 after anonymous leaks of Flynn’s phone call with Russian ambassador Sergey Kisylak were published. He also strongly criticized the open letter some Republican senators sent Iranian leaders during the Obama administration’s campaign for a nuclear agreement.
However, Murphy has previously defended rogue meetings if they’re done by Democrats such as former Secretary of State John Kerry.
DNC ‘Confident’ Ahead Of Nevada Caucuses. Campaigns, Volunteers Remain Worried: Impending ‘Disaster’
Bloomberg makes it in for Nevada debate
On the stage…but not on the ballot?
SPEAKING OF MINI MIKE…
Bloomberg’s ‘mercenaries’: Billionaire Dem funding network of climate lawyers inside state AG offices
A program funded by 2020 presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg is paying the salaries of lawyers who are farmed out to liberal state attorney general offices to pursue climate-based litigation -- a compact critics say amounts to Bloomberg buying state law enforcement employees to advance his preferred political agenda.
The arrangement, which currently pays the salaries of Special Assistant Attorneys General (SAAGs) in 10 Democratic AG offices, is drawing new scrutiny now that Bloomberg is running for president. The New York University School of Law's State Energy & Environmental Impact Center, which was started in 2017 with $5.6 million from Bloomberg's nonprofit, hires mid-career lawyers as "research fellows" before providing them to state AGs where they assist in pursuing "progressive" policy goals through the courts.
Bloomberg In Resurfaced Video: ‘Black And Latino Males’ Don’t ‘Know How To Behave In The Workplace’
Flashback-Bloomberg to Poor: 'Taxes or Life? Which Do You Want?'
Michael Bloomberg has advocated raising taxes on poor people in order to more effectively control their behavior to ensure they live longer.
“People say, ‘Oh, we don’t want to tax the poor,’” but raising taxes on them “should have a bigger impact on their behavior” – for their own good – former New York City Mayor Bloomberg told a Spring 2018 meeting of the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
“The problem is in poor people that don’t have a lot of money,” Bloomberg explained, arguing in favor of a regressive tax:
“Some people say, well, taxes are regressive. But in this case, yes, they are. That's the good thing about them because the problem is in people that don't have a lot of money. And so, higher taxes should have a bigger impact on their behavior and how they deal with themselves.
Mike Bloomberg: 'The Solution To Our Problems Is More Open Borders, Not Closed Borders'
For more people he can tax into the right behavior?
The 'Bloomberg News' Conflict of Interest Grows Like a Cancer With Boss's Rise in the Polls
When Mr. Bloomberg declared his candidacy in November, Mr. Micklethwait, an Oxford graduate and former editor in chief of The Economist, pledged in the memo he sent to the staff that the news outlet “will write about virtually all aspects of this presidential contest in much the same way as we have done so far.” But he said Mr. Bloomberg would remain off-limits from investigations, “and we will extend the same policy to his rivals in the Democratic primaries.”
If, however, Bloomberg does somehow manage to get the nomination, Bloomberg News may have to resort to what the other mainstream media outlets have been doing for decades: flat-out lying about their biases.
Bloomberg Touts Warm Words From Obama, Whom He Once Called Disappointing and Divisive
SPEAKING OF BARRY…
Dershowitz: I Have Proof Obama Ordered FBI Investigation At Request Of George Soros
“We’ve seen this kind of White House influence on the Justice Department virtually in every Justice Department,” Dershowitz continued. “The difference this president is much more overt about it, he tweets about it. President Obama whispered to the Justice Department about it.”
“You said that George Soros asked Barack Obama to have his Justice Department investigate somebody?” Breitbart News pressed.
“That’s going to come out in a lawsuit in the near future, yeah,” Dershowitz responded. “I have in my possession the actual 302 form which documents this issue and it will at the right time come out, but I’m not free to disclose it now because it’s a case that’s not yet been filed.”
The Morning Briefing: Idiot King Obama Tries to Take Credit for Trump's Economy
President Momjeans decided to insert himself back into the conversation yesterday (which Megan wrote about here) and I have no doubt that he thought he was being brilliant. He does, after all, believe everything that he does is brilliant.
The Trump economy took off upward about an hour after he was sworn in three years ago and has been chugging along quite nicely ever since. Because every Democrat in America moved into an alternate reality in January, 2009, they have been insisting that all of this economic goodness is just really the magic touch of Obama reaching across time.
It isn’t surprising that the Lightbringer’s devotees need to tell themselves this story, because the economic reality when he was in office was pretty dismal:
On almost every measure examined, the 2009-15 recovery since the recession ended in June of 2009 has been the meekest in more than 50 years.
Obama’s tweet on Monday was extraordinarily arrogant, even for a guy whose entire career has been based on undeserved smugness. The only thing out of character was the fact that it may have been the first self-congratulatory picture that he’s ever shared on social media that didn’t have his face in it.
Here it is, complete with my rather indelicate reply:
Cool story bro. It's Trump's economy now, no matter how much you try to leg-hump it.
Eleven years ago today, near the bottom of the worst recession in generations, I signed the Recovery Act, paving the way for more than a decade of economic growth and the longest streak of job creation in American history.
— SFK (@stephenkruiser) February 17, 2020
Obama Brags He Made U.S. Economy Strong. James Woods Fires Back. Then Ted Cruz Finishes The Job.
The notion that you did anything but destroy this nation’s economy is beyond hilarious. “Those jobs are never coming back. What’s he going to do, wave a magic wand?” Yes, @realDonaldTrump did exactly that. Your only sad legacy was your blatant lies about ObamaCare.
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) February 17, 2020
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) February 17, 2020
FEEL THE COMMUNIST BERN
Sanders Vows To Completely Stop The Building Of What He Calls “The Racist And Ineffective Wall”
VIDEO: Fight Breaks Out At Bernie Sanders Rally In Colorado
Neither one of the men was escorted out — security instead chose to instruct them to separate from each other in the crowd.
Sanders didn’t pause during his speech at any point during the fight.
2 BernieBros fighting over one wearing a Black Guns Matter t-shirt. Check out the useful idiots in the crowd.
Bernie Sanders Supporter Out On Bail After Trying To Torch Republican Office in California
CLIMATE CHANGE FREAKS
Progressives are told that they might be allowed to have children after all.
Beginning in 1968, with Paul Ehrlich’s The Population Bomb, American Democrats and progressives have been on a mission to decrease the human population. The whole notion of anthropogenic climate change added another layer to their urgent desire to remove humankind from the earth. Now, however, a new directive is coming down from on high (actually, from Vox): It’s okay to have children; just don’t go overboard.
The left soon realized that the fringe idea of anthropogenic climate change could be used as a way to impose worldwide wealth redistribution. With redistribution as the ultimate goal, the left created a climate change crusade, telling young people (and credulous older people) that the earth is a ticking time-bomb that will soon become uninhabitable because it’s too cold, or too hot, or too wet, or too dry, or myriad other horrible things that are all the fault of human beings. (Note that Bernie claims that climate change justifies the imposition of all of his socialist policies, a panic-inducing idea that powers his Bernie Bros.)
Their fear of the earth’s imminent death has taught many young people in the West to give up on having children. In England, Extinction Rebellion, a radical climate activist group, has worked so well that there’s now an organization called BirthStrike to help women avoid the sin of reproduction. Even Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez contemplates having fewer children.
One could argue that the world will be a better place if credulous leftists procreate less, but the reality is that societies need children to survive. It’s not a banal Buttigiegism to say that children really are the future.
Indeed, one of the things about children is that their parents care about the future. It’s the fruit of this care that has caused climatistas to realize that having children could actually help the environment by pushing people to be more proactive about preserving the earth for future generations.
Thus, at Vox, there’s a long article explaining that, thanks to pro-active pro-earth policies, having additional kids isn’t so bad. Skip an airplane flight or two and drive an electric car and you too can be an almost guilt-free parent:
‘We Can Save Earth’: Amazon’s Jeff Bezos Announces $10-Billion Climate Action Plan
Bezos is pressing forward with what he dubbed the Bezos Earth Fund, an initiative he hopes will spur investments to find climate solutions. His statement came as Amazon workers continue to threaten a mass walkout over the company’s supposed lack of climate action.
“Climate change is the biggest threat to our planet,” the billionaire wrote in a statement. “We can save Earth. (Um…George Carlin disagrees…this is the BEST!) It’s going to take collective action from big companies, small companies, nation states, global organizations, and individuals.”
Bezos noted that he is providing a $10-billion infusion of cash to kick off the initiative.
Amazon employees created a group called Employees for Climate Justice, which published a statement in January updating its plans to allow company employees to speak to the press in September.
More than 1,000 employees walked off their jobs in September 2019 in support of a national march calling on Bezos to do more on global warming.
Get ready for your Amazon Prime rate to go up.
Global Warming Hardliner John Legend, Chrissy Teigen Use Private Jet To Grab Valentines Day Dinner
BRILLIANT IDEAS: LEFTY-STYLE
NYC subway thief thanks Democrats after his 139th arrest, release: 'Bail reform, it’s lit!'
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 reporters 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!”