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Internet giants display anti-Conservative bias

Twitter is reportedly blocking the phrase “illegal alien”.  At least that’s the report from the Center for Immigration Studies who had several posts blocked that contained the term.  One of the posts merely restated a fact from a US Government website.  The move comes as an under-reported study we commented on yesterday showed that the 11 million illegal immigrants in the US are responsible for the theft of 39 million social security numbers.  The news of these identity thefts is devastating to the campaigns of Democratic Socialists who are running on obstructing border security and abolishing ICE.

I recommend, if you have a Twitter account, testing the CIS’s complaint and seeing if you can successfully post tweets about the social security numbers being stolen by illegal aliens.

Twitter blocks “illegal alien” as hate speech

Google execs were caught on video expressing their extreme depression and sadness over Trump’s election.  I wonder how this works.  Isn’t big corporate America supposed to be secretly overturning the will of the people in order to get fascist corporatists from the GOP elected?  Isn’t that how the conspiracy theory goes?  If we were to analyse things like Google trying to get Hillary elected based on that persistent trope, wouldn’t we have to admit that the Democrats are the evil puppet politicians of the fascist corporatists?  Go on, you were about to say something about the Koch brothers.

Google execs melt down over Hillary Clinton loss

Speaking of flipping the script, GOP Senator Marco Rubio came out praising Miami wide receiver Kenny Stills for the service to his community.  Stills was one of a handful of kneelers on Sunday, meaning he knelt during the national anthem to protest racism and police violence.  But he also is constantly involved in his community and giving of time and money.  Rubio tweeted:

“You don’t have to agree with how or why he has chosen to exercise the 1st Amendment before every game to acknowledge the hours he gives voluntarily,on his day off,to serve his fellow Americans.”

We agree with Rubio and applaud him for taking a brave stand for 1st amendment rights in a non-election year.  He’ll likely face some backlash from conservatives and MAGA’ers.  The problem with the kneeling is that both sides have their fingers in their ears.  One side believes they are being attacked for wanting to fight racism, the other side thinks people are disrespecting the flag and the country because they hate the country.  I can’t believe I’m saying this, but what we need is a good old fashioned beer summit.

Rubio praises NFL kneeler Kenny Stills for giving back to his community

 

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Violent Left strikes in California

Taking their cue from violent socialists in Brazil, Democrats in California are taking things to a new level.  Rudy Peters is the GOP candidate running for Congress in Eric Swalwell’s district.  On Sunday, Farzad Fazeli pulled a switchblade and attacked Rudy Peters at a campaign event.  Peters fended him off with a campaign sign until police showed up.

This is just the most recent incident.  A GOP campaign office in Wyoming was set on fire last week.  On Twitter, a Democratic Socialist activist threatened a mass shooting at a Trump hotel, saying he would take MAGA hats as trophies.  Democrats have amped up violent rhetoric against the Right and their attacks on police and ICE.  Ocasio-Cortez suggested that ICE is raping women at will.  Other candidates like Gillum have called for the abolition of ICE.  There has also been rhetoric encouraging socialist type revolutions.  The Left needs to call off the hounds and do their part to return to civility.

Democrat attacks GOP candidate with a switchblade in violent campaign season

Speaking of over the top rhetoric, there’s a Republican in the White House and a hurricane on the way.  You know what that means.  Leftwing media outlets didn’t even wait for the hurricane to hit before attacking Trump on his response.  Trump was attacked for suggesting the US response to Hurricane Maria was good.  The media is blaming Trump for the failures of the Puerto Rico government. They seem to forget the mayor of San Juan who was highly critical of Trump while her government failed to distribute truck loads of aid and refused to pay electrical workers.

How the media uses hurricanes to bring down Presidencies

A new study out shows that “non-criminal” illegal aliens who come here looking for work are not as “non-criminal” as everyone thought. Media and Democrats like to co-mingle legal and illegal immigrants in order to produce stats about how they are paying taxes, contributing to society, getting an education, etc.  But there’s a new stat out that shows the idea of the non-criminal illegal alien is a myth.

Illegal aliens come here looking for jobs.  At least that is a common argument used.  They are here to do the jobs Americans won’t, as others have commonly argued.  The problem is in order to have a job you have to have a social security number.  That’s why a new study is showing that about 39 million identity thefts involving social security numbers can be attributed to the estimated 11 million illegal immigrants in the US.  That’s almost 4 stolen social security numbers per illegal immigrant.

The thefts are much harder to detect now, thanks to Obama.  As part of his administration moves to help bring more illegal Dreamers into the country, he directed applicable agencies to stop sending letters to employers indicating if their employees had a name/SSN mismatch.  As a result, employers not subject to e-verify had no idea if their employees had bought their social security number on the black market.

39 million social security numbers stolen by illegal immigrants

 

NYT Op-Ed Source Revealed!

Despite our aversion to anonymous sources, sometimes you just need to get a job done.  That is the position we found ourselves in when we reached out to our anonymous source at the New York Times and they revealed that he, yes he, is a member of the Deep State and is leading the resistance movement from within the administration.  So when we saw some of the key markers in the writing and the substance of what was said, we had a pretty good idea.  Our unnamed source confirmed it.  Fearful of losing her job with the New York Times, she asked that we don’t reveal her name and we agreed.

When you think about it, the Op-Ed writer identity makes sense.  He writes that they have worked to curb Trump’s agenda.  But Trump’s agenda marches on with tax cuts, portions of the border wall already under construction, zero tolerance on illegal immigration, tariffs, wins with North Korea, and a tougher stance with allies who haven’t paid their fair share.  Obamacare has been dismantled without the mandate, and pages of crippling regulations have been tossed in the trash.  Trump has successfully placed 24 judges, including one to the Supreme Court and one pending.  There is only one area where his agenda has been thwarted, and that aroused our now confirmed suspicion.

The anonymous Op-Ed came from the office of Rod Rosenstein.  Whether he wrote it himself or a staffer claimed his name is unclear.

Trump has failed to “lock her up”, referring to Hillary Clinton and her illegal email server and destruction of evidence.  Trump has not fired Rosenstein, Sessions, Ohr, Mueller, or several others potentially involved in the “Deep State” movement to protect Clinton.  The agents who have been fired have been as a result of internal DOJ investigations with overwhelming evidence of bias.  Rosenstein in fact attempted at one point to create an Obstruction of Justice charge against Trump by recommending he fire Comey and then refusing to clear the record when people speculated that Comey was fired to stop the Russian investigation.

Rosenstein also set up the special counsel investigation with Mueller and has prevented Mueller from being fired.  Meanwhile, he has not set up a second special counsel investigation to look into how the Clinton email investigation was handled.  Many observers, including Trump, have been tearing their hair out trying to figure out why the Clinton email investigation continues to go under the radar.  It is clear now that Rosenstein considers this part of his resistance duties, to steer Trump away from what he believes are Trump’s worst inclinations.

Rosenstein himself at one point faced impeachment proceedings from Congress for failing to produce evidence, refusing to remove unnecessary redaction from reports, and refusing to set up a second special counsel to look into the FBI’s handling of the Clinton investigation.

Chuck Schumer himself said that intel officials have a way to “strike back” if someone speaks badly about them.  Rod Rosenstein wrote the New York Times Op-Ed because he believes he has a duty to stop Trump.  That idea has been articulated throughout the FBI higher ups in texts on record, and through DOJ employee Bruce Ohr who continued to feed fake dirt on Trump to the FBI from Christopher Steele even after the FBI fired Steele.  Rosenstein also knows his time is running out.  As soon as the Russia investigation is over, which should be very soon, or right after the election Rosenstein and Sessions will be looking for jobs.  For Rosenstein it was now or never.  He knew he would eventually be discovered, but he is the most expendable.

Our report likely won’t be picked up.  That’s Ok.  Unbiased observers have already seen this move to invoke the 25th amendment by the Deep State and take it for what it is.  It is the Birther Movement part II.  No one who matters takes it seriously.  The New York Times doesn’t have the credibility it used to.  The story, like Russian meddling, won’t affect a single vote.  But the source will be discovered by the media in time and face the consequences that come with trying to stage an internal coup against the President of the United States.  Until then, President Trump will continue to implement the portions of his agenda that don’t run through Rod Rosenstein’s office.

What if Mueller doesn’t have another shoe

All summer Mueller has remained relatively quiet when it comes to Trump and his inner circle.  While the media speculates about the worst case scenarios, what has actually materialized is a couple small time process crimes, a couple corrupt businessmen who made bad deals a decade ago, about a dozen Russian hackers, and a guy who was bled dry and threatened until he plead guilty to a crime he didn’t commit.

It seems like every other week there is a story about how someone else is definitely flipping on Trump.  In fact, there has been so much fake news about this investigation, it’s easy to ignore the headlines.  Meanwhile, there has been very little reporting about the ongoing inspector general investigation into the handling of the Clinton email case.  You might have even forgotten that was still going on.

Now the media is suggesting Mueller may not even subpoena Trump if he refuses an interview.  They are basically admitting that Mueller doesn’t may not actually have any compelling reason to interview Trump.  There was speculation the investigation would end this week with a big move by Mueller.  I have to hand it to him.  Either he’s done a great job of not giving anything away, or the media has gone so insane over this story and it’s just now becoming apparent to them how much was simply made up.

Mueller may not get his Trump interview

2018 is becoming less of a referendum on Trump and more on Socialism.  With the successes of Beto O’Rourke in Texas, Andrew Gillum in Florida, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in New York, the Democrat party has taken that dreaded turn towards the extreme radical left of their party.  Many within the DNC had complained about Ocasio-Cortez’s rise and subsequent flubs, and some openly cheered when Democratic Socialists lost a string of primaries.  But now Beto and Gillum are giving the movement a little more credibility, despite the fact that one has a spotted past and the other is under an FBI investigation.

Meanwhile, in Sweden the Socialist Democrats are experiencing extremely low popularity.  Part of that has to do with the government’s failure to keep up with their welfare promises.  Patients are waiting years for vital medical care.  The welfare state is being especially harmed by the large influx of immigrants who have not been able to incorporate into Swedish society.  Socialism is failing them.

Swedes enjoy world-class healthcare, when they can get it

Trump hasn’t done a great job of qualifying his statements every time and consistently.  For example, when Trump said that the Press was the enemy of the people, he also tweeted that he mean fake news was the enemy of the people and that he would take fake news over censorship.  But the media, as though they are happy to prove his point, has continued to zero in on his “enemy of the people” comment.

But while Trump is openly critical of the press, he hasn’t been the enemy of the press that Obama was.  If anything, Trump has been a far more open target of the media and hasn’t really backed down from the challenge.  Rather than closing off lines of communication, Trump has held a one sided press conference with the entire country every night from about midnight to 4am.  In fact, Trump may go down as the President who communicated the most directly with the American people.  His digital fireside chat happens just about every night and has made millionaires over at CNN and MSNBC.

Reporters started war with White House

Did Trump say flipping should be illegal?

CNBC is reporting that Trump wants to make “flipping” illegal.  Flipping is the term generally used to describe when someone is in hot water and flips on their associates in crime to work out a deal with Justice.  So did Trump really say he wants to make flipping illegal?  Or is this fake news?

As usual, there is nuance in what Trump is saying.  You can see a portion of the interview here.  Trump spoke about flipping in the context of Cohen “making stuff up”.  In fact, he reiterates several times that he’s talking about when someone gets themselves in deep trouble and makes stuff up to get a lower prison sentence.  Trump says this kind of flipping should be “almost illegal”.

Trump mentioned the curious case of Debbie Wasserman-Schultz’s IT guy Imran Awan, who was arrested under suspicion that he had possibly been involved in the DNC server hack and may have stolen from the DNC.  Awan struck a deal in July and was convicted for lying on a loan application.  The charges against his wife were dropped.  The case has led to plenty of conspiracy theories and there has been zero media interest as to what Awan might have given up in his plea deal.

In the interview, Trump also pointed out that Cohen’s accusations about Trump campaign violations are wrong.  Trump said that the payments to reimburse Cohen came out of his retainer paid from his businesses to Cohen.  As the John Edwards case showed, that is not a crime.  In fact, in Edwards case it was campaign donors who paid off his mistress, not his personal attorney in the process of creating an NDA.  That would make what Trump did even more innocent than what Edwards did.

Trump did in fact tweet about the payments back in May.  So Cohen’s revelation is hardly news to anyone who is interested.  Trump tweeted that he reimbursed Cohen through his legal retainer and not from campaign funds.  At the time Trump also claimed that there was no affair, that Daniels was attempting to extort him, and that they would pursue action against her based on the arbitration provisions in the NDA.  Perhaps this is why Cohen still has no cooperation agreement despite his claims of dirt on Trump.

I wonder if the question will ever come up if Cohen’s attorney, Lanny Davis, is making these claims to affect the outcome of an election?  Davis is a Clinton ally and has been speaking on Cohen’s behalf.  He is a liberal Democrat who hates Trump and wants Republicans to lose in November.  There doesn’t appear to be any evidence at this point to support some of his outlandish claims.  But those claims being repeated over and over in the media will certainly affect the election in November.  Maybe some forms of “flipping” should be “almost illegal”.

Twitter, Facebook, #metoo, and a rare rebuke from one liberal to another

First, James Clapper took John Brennan to task over the weekend over his rhetoric.  Clapper, the former Director of National Intelligence, said that Brennan says what’s on his mind, but that is becoming a problem.  Brennan is the former director of the CIA and recently lost his security clearance after becoming an MSNBC commentator and insisting that the President committed treason.  Brennan has offered no evidence for his claims except his heartfelt belief that Trump colluded with the Russians.

The problem with insisting on baseless claims of Russian collusion is that Brennan speaks as someone who has authority as a former CIA director, not just as as a political commentator.  Bill Nelson recently ran into the same problem when he claimed the Russians had infiltrated Florida’s election system.  It’s either a flat out lie used to influence an election, or it’s the illegal release of classified information.  Since John Brennan and Bill Nelson have not had criminal referrals for illegally giving out classified information, it’s clear they are lying.

Former Obama officials battle over the appropriateness of public accusations

If you thought Social Media platforms might have an inherent bias against conservative outlets, it’s because that is true.  Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey admitted they have a left leaning bias, but said they are aware of their own bias and try not to let it affect their decisions.

Meanwhile, Facebook is in hot water for letting real estate companies and lenders violate the Fair Housing Act by using advertising that targets their desired demographics.  So apparently they aren’t quite as leftist when it comes to making money.  If a leftist company violates leftist principles, does anyone care?

Facebook violates 1968 Civil Rights Act by allowing advertisers to discriminate against minorities

Speaking of hypocrisy, one of the first accusers of Harvey Weinstein secretly paid off one of her own victims.  Ground floor member of the #metoo movement Asia Argento paid $380,000 to silence a male actor who she had raped when he was 17.  The payment came shortly after Argento accused Weinstein.  She was 37 and child actor Jimmy Bennett was 17 when she assaulted him.

Weinstein accuser pays off her own victim

8/15/18: What’s going on in Turkey

Tensions have continued to rise between the US and Turkey.  At the center of the dispute is a US pastor who was arrested as part of retaliation for a failed coup in Turkey in 2016.  Andrew Brunson is being held under house arrest and charged with espionage, but the US denies all charges.  To get Brunson back, Trump has used tariffs as more than just economic retaliation for another country’s tariffs, but is now using them for diplomatic pressure as well.  Turkey’s court of appeals refused to release Brunson this week.

Trump hits Turkey with tariffs, Turkey responds in kind over detained pastor

In an update to a story we brought you a few days ago, there are now over 200 papers in the US set to write anti-Trump editorials to supposedly prove that they are unbiased and don’t deserve to ever be called out for fake news.  Media outlets led by CNN’s cry baby Jim Acosta and the Boston Globe have feared that the “fake news” label on news that isn’t true is going to cause violence against the media.

Meanwhile, as we reported on our Facebook page yesterday, CNN’s Chris Cuomo made a feeble attempt to ask Antifa to cool it when it comes to actually physically assaulting members of the media.  Cuomo’s rambling charge against Antifa seemed to suggest that they were ok to be violent as long as it was against bigots, but that they really ought to leave the press and the cops alone.  He ignored their attacks on non-white supremacist Trump supporters who happened to be in the area and were assaulted.

200+ Media outlets set to attack Trump to show they aren’t biased

Twitter has joined the ranks of social media platforms in banning Alex Jones, but only for a short period of time after he violated one of their rules with a video he linked to.  Twitter had stated that they would not ban him unless he violated one of their rules.  The current restriction is temporary.  Jones has gotten a lot of mileage out of the bans on other social media platforms.  Alex Jones’ site, Infowars, tends to be a cesspool of conspiracy theory and Jones’ lawyer admitted in a recent court battle that he is “playing a character” in his role as a media personality.

At Political Brief, we don’t follow Alex Jones.  We support his right to free speech and expression, but we also support the right of private businesses to make the economic decision to discriminate when it comes to hosting private individuals.  Consumers will need to decide for themselves if blocking Alex Jones is enough to get them to leave those social media platforms.  It also is a good caution to consumers to remember that political commentators have an agenda.  Be sure to double check sources and treat any political story with skepticism, whether it’s Alex Jones or Jim Acosta.  Also, know that Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, and other platforms are privately run and push content to you.  The best way to navigate politics online is to do your research and find people you trust.

Twitter restricts Alex Jones after video violation