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Chicago is a War Zone – No News There

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Note to CBS:  When you have to publicly declare that your network isn’t broken, your network is broken. – CBS entertainment division head Kelly Kahl led a press event on Sunday and, doing his best Baghadad Bob impression in the wake of the network’s latest major sex abuse scandal, declared there’s nothing to see here, all is well.  No one believed him.

Yes, Councilman, the people of Santa Barbara do lack common sense.  They elected you, after all. – Over at Powerline, Steven Heyward has a hilarious quick read about a member of the Santa Barbara city council (thus obviously a Democrat) who got caught with his rhetorical pants down a couple of weeks ago.  Go read it – you’ll be glad you did.

If Chicago had a Republican mayor, CNN would move its entire operation there and report on nothing but all the killing going on. – As it is, with Democrat thug Rahm Emanuel firmly ensconced in the Mayor’s office, and the brain-dead voters of Chicago too dimwitted to vote him out, CNN can barely be bothered to even notice the fact that no fewer than 63 shootings took place in the Windy City over this past weekend.  Thus far, at least 10 of the victims are dead.  And nobody – literally nobody – in our fake national news media cares.  Doesn’t fit the approved narrative, after all.

As if to emphasize the utter cluelessness and ineffectiveness of the city’s leadership, Superintendent Eddie Johnson attempted to deflect all the blame onto inanimate objects, because of course he did:

“I think some of our more challenging, communities, it’s just imperative that police and the community work together to reduce this gun violence.  We just have too many guns on the streets of Chicago.”

Mind you, Chicago – like the other Democrat-led, extreme high crime cities in our country – has some of the most restrictive gun control laws in the nation.  The standard answer for any Democrat politician when faced with the abject failure of the policies he or she has favored is of course to simply double-down on more failure.  So, don’t look at the gangs behind the curtain who commit all the violence, or the Democrat welfare state-created culture of broken families and dependency that made the gangs possible in the first place, look at this shiny object over here that you can’t even legally purchase in this city.  That’s the problem.

Don’t kid yourselves otherwise:  These politicians don’t really want to solve the problem, because so many of them are in fact on the take from the gangs committing almost all the killings.  Chicago today is little different from the Chicago of the Prohibition era, with crime gangs having been allowed by ineffective policing to become an ingrained part of the local culture and ultimately owning so much of City Hall that they effectively become a major part of the city’s government.

The Chicago “swamp” is no different than the Swamp in Washington, DC:  You have this embeded, incestuous culture of corruption that ensnares almost everyone that comes into contact with it and becomes a self-sustaining entity.

As I type this piece, there’s a Democrat state representative from Illinois named La Shawn Ford on my television, telling Fox News that Chicago is in a state of emergency, and urging President Trump to send in the National Guard to police some of the neighborhoods in the city.  So at least one Democrat politician in Chicago actually gives a damn, which is nice to know.

But Mr. Ford is fighting a losing battle there, since Mayor Emanuel has declared his city to be a “Trump-free zone,” and will no doubt vehemently oppose accepting any help from the federal government that he can’t control.  Because for corrupt politicians, control is everything.  Just like the corrupt Chicago politicians of the 1920s, you can’t have the feds coming into your city and giving orders.  You can’t just accept federal help because that help would inevitably lead to scrutiny from investigators and auditors and hey, it was the auditors, not Elliott Ness and his Untouchables, who finally managed to put Al Capone in the federal pen.

As of today, August 8, there have been 1,700 shootings in the City of Chicago in 2018.  1,700 Americans wounded or killed, most by the gangs who have become a de facto part of the corrupt city government.

Yes, the city’s in a state of emergency.  Yes, the residents of these poverty-ridden neighborhoods where almost all of the shootings take place desperately need the help of the national government since their local government cares so little about them.

But it will be a cold day in hell before Chicago’s elected leaders allow that to happen.  Don’t kid yourselves otherwise.  With literally zero pressure from the national news media, they have no incentive at all to change.

Just another day in Democrats are destroying Chicago and nobody cares America.

That is all.

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Despite all the Media Hysterics over Porn Stars and Mueller, Trump Just Keeps on Winning

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Tired of all this Winning yet?  Part I – California Governor Jerry Brown announced late Wednesday that he will send 400 state National Guard troops to the border at the request of President Donald Trump.  Brown, always under pressure to pander to his state’s open borders crowd, claimed the troops would not be used for “enforcing federal immigration laws.”  Rather, he said their task would be to supplement state and federal efforts to “combat transnational crime.”

Note to Governor Brown:  Same thing.

Thank you for your service.

Tired of all this Winning yet?  Part II – Speaker Paul Ryan, under whose leadership federal spending has mushroomed at an unchecked, record pace, announced he would not seek re-election to his congressional seat this November.  Immediately upon his announcement, all the inside-the-Beltway pundits warned us in unison that we are sure going to miss Paul Ryan after he’s gone.

These, of course, are the very same inside-the-Beltway pundits who warned us in unison that we would sure miss John Boehner after he was gone.  All of you who have missed John Boehner for even a millisecond, stand up so you can be recognized.  Go ahead, stand.  No, seriously, get up off your sofa and…

Ok, that’s my point.  The Speaker is dead, long live the new Speaker.  I assure you, life will go on.

To his credit, the Speaker said that his decision was predicated on his desire to spend more time with his wife and young children, and he strongly implied that his days of seeking public office are over.  Let’s hope that’s true – he has a beautiful family.

Tired of all this Winning yet?  Part III – Under repeated questioning from Republican house members during his second day of testimony, Facebook android CEO Mark Zuckerberg blinked and claimed that, in the act of banning the completely un-threatening Diamond & Silk as somehow being a “threat to the Facebook community,” his evil minions had “made an enforcement error.”

He also claimed – falsely – that his evil minions had in fact already been in touch with the pro-Trump African American women to correct their error.  This was news to the pair, who are still telling Fox News this morning that they have not heard a peep out of anyone at Facebook.

“We have not been in communication with Facebook,” Hardaway said. “We have not been contacted. We haven’t spoken to anyone over the phone. So that was a lie.”

If this surprises you, you need to pay closer attention.

Tired of all this Winning yet?  Part IV –  Amid all the hysteria over the abusive Mueller investigation and false Zuckerberg testimony, the fake news media barely noticed the new executive order issued by President Trump on Tuesday.

Trust me, this is important.  This order reverses an Obama order that basically ended work requirements for welfare, and, more destructively to our society, allowed states to offer welfare and other social benefits to illegal aliens.

The Trump order requires states to comply with 8 U.S.C. 1611(a), which denies such benefits to non-qualifying illegal aliens, which will end up being almost all of them.  Here is the relevant passage:

“(b)  Within 90 days of the date of this order, the Secretaries shall each submit a report to the President, through the Director of the Office of Management and Budget and the Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy, that:

(i)    states how their respective agencies are complying with 8 U.S.C. 1611(a), which provides that an alien who is not a “qualified alien” as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1641 is, subject to certain statutorily defined exceptions, not eligible for any Federal public benefit as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1611(c);”

Once the illegals who entered the U.S. simply to get on the government dole start realizing that dole is going to stop, the self-deportations will begin.

And the fake news media, so focused as it is on porn stars and its dead Russia Collusion fantasy play, barely blinked.  Amazing.

So, why is the President just now taking this action, 15 months into office?  Mr. Trump was holding out hope for a long time that he could get the Democrats – and Speaker Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell – to work with him in good faith to reach an agreement on some form of comprehensive immigration reform. He has now realized that none of those congressional actors have ever had any intention of doing that, so is now taking every executive action he can take to improve the situation on his own.

He obviously reached that conclusion after congress presented him with the atrocity of an Omnibus budget bill in March, and has been taking various actions to protect the border since that time.  Tuesday’s executive memorandum was just the latest such action, and most likely won’t be the last.

Just another day in Trump just keeps on #Winning America.

That is all.

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It Was Border Security Action Week at the White House

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

I had no idea this was a thing. – As I sit here writing this piece, Fox & Friends is carrying a report of a pregnant mother who got mad at her little kid when he popped her “gender reveal” balloon.  Yes, friends, there is apparently such a thing as “gender reveal” balloons.  The balloon in the video is a huge black thing that, when the little kid popped it, was revealed to be filled with pink confetti.

If I understand this “report” correctly, the young mother was on her way to an actual, real “gender reveal” party – which is also apparently a thing now – where the idea would be to pop the damn balloon and fill someone else’s home with that gross pink confetti as her means of letting everyone know she would be giving birth to a girl.  What, you couldn’t just send everyone an email?

My goodness.

Well, that escalated quickly. – In Thursday’s Campaign Update, I advised you all that the ordering of National Guard troops to help patrol the southern border would not be the only executive action President Trump would take to beef up border security.  One additional action I told you to expect him to take was to rescind the order by George W. Bush that implemented the so-called “catch and release” policy, which forces immigration officials to release illegal immigrants into the general population while they await a formal hearing, a hearing for which almost none of them actually show up.

It took the President exactly one day to fulfill that prediction, as he signed a memo last night ordering an end to this idiotic policy, and instructing Defense Secretary James Mattis to ” produce a list of military facilities that could be used to detain illegal immigrants.”  You can be sure the fake news media and Democrat Party already met overnight to crank out their “concentration camp” narrative to describe this new detention policy.  Because that’s what our fake news media does.

Friday was a very busy day with other efforts to beef up border security, as the Trump Administration acts to fill the gaping national security void left by a recalcitrant congress.  Attorney General Jeff Sessions directed U.S. attorneys in Texas, Arizona, New Mexico and California to prosecute all cases – not just the relative handful currently taken on – of illegal border crossers “to the extent practicable.”

This direction by the AG leaves much discretion up to the various U.S. attorneys, so we can anticipate the few remaining Obama holdovers in those states to ignore it, but it will no doubt result in increased enforcement of immigration laws, which will in turn certainly have a dampening effect on the number of attempted border crossings. When your country is literally being invaded, any action to increase security is a welcome one.

Naturally, though, the social justice warrior community was predictably outraged by the AG’s directive.   Cecillia Wang, a deputy legal director at the anti-American ACLU, was quoted as saying “This will be assembly-line justice, where large numbers of defendants are forced through the system without adequate time to consult counsel.”

Yeah, you know what?  I got no problem with that.  No problem at all.  Again, our country is being invaded by drug dealers, terrorists, and child- and sex-traffickers, and it is long past time the situation be taken seriously.  These are not U.S. citizens we are dealing with here.  These are invaders who knowingly and intentionally break our laws, and “assembly-line justice” is all the justice they’re entitled to.  More than they’re entitled to, actually.

In addition to that action by the Justice Department, the Departments of Homeland Security and Defense announced late Friday evening that the first 500 national guard troops, along with supporting equipment, vehicles and helicopters, are already on their way to their new border assignments.  To supplement the federal action, Texas Governor Greg Abbott and Arizona Governor Doug Ducey announced they’d be sending a combined 400 national guard troops to the border by their own orders.

New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez has not yet let it be known whether or not she will become part of the seditious “resistance” and work against the President’s plans to beef up border security, but California Governor Jerry Brown very predictably said he will not cooperate with any national guard deployments from his state.

Governor Brown’s gesture of opposition is ultimately a futile one, given that the POTUS has absolute authority to simply nationalize National Guard troops in any state and deploy them on his order.  But engaging in futile and seditious gestures is what California’s state government is all about these days, so no one was surprised by Brown’s latest unpatriotic announcement.  One can only hope Gov. Martinez will not lower her own state to the California standard.

Regardless, the Trump Administration’s actions to beef up border security without any help from congress this week have been swift and decisive.  And as the Campaign Update has predicted and chronicled throughout the week, they all started with a couple of presidential tweets last Saturday morning.

If you get your news from the mainstream fake news media, all of these actions came as a surprise to you, just as they came as a surprise to all the fake journalists.  Some things never change.

Just another day in fake news media America.

That is all.

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Congress Won’t Defend America’s Borders, So President Trump Will Do it for Them

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Tired of all this Winning yet?  Part I – President Donald Trump’s job approval rating in the Rasmussen Survey – the most accurate poll throughout the 2016 campaign season – rose again on Wednesday, to 51%.  On the same date in his first term in office, Barack Obama’s approval rating stood at 46%.  The new poll result caused enraged fake reporters and social justice warriors’ heads to explode across the country.

Tired of all this Winning yet?  Part II – The Trump economy continued to roar, with the ADP/Moody’s private sector survey of payrolls showing that 241,000 jobs were added in February, well above the expectation of 205,000.  The rapid creation of private sector jobs, along with the tax cuts taking effect in people’s paychecks, most likely has a lot to do with the President’s strong job approval.  Go figure.

Formerly amusing late-night comic Jimmy Kimmel used part of his monologue Wednesday night to mock First Lady Melania Trump’s accent, as he played a tape of her reading a book to children at the White House Easter Egg Roll.  No one could confirm whether or not the First Lady responded by calling him a simpleton in each and every one of the five languages that she speaks fluently, but she should have.

As the caravan of Honduran “refugees” began to dissolve south of Mexico City on Wednesday, President Trump signed an executive order sending national guard troops to patrol the Southern border, saying the action is necessary since congress refuses to act to change the country’s idiotic open borders immigration rules.

Following the signing, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen told reporters that her department would be working with state officials in Texas, Arizona, New Mexico and California to activate and deploy the guard personnel and equipment that will be assigned to the border.  That was all expected.

What came next, though, was somewhat surprising to the fake journalists at the presser.  In response to a question about the President’s recent comments that he might use the military budget to fund the building of his long-promised border wall, Sec. Nielsen said:

“What [Trump] meant is there are some lands that the Defense Department owns right on the border where we see illicit activity,” Nielsen said during a White House press briefing. “We’re looking into options for the military to build wall or military installations on the border.”

And so it begins.  Isn’t it ironic that Pueblas sin Fronteras, the radical open borders group that organized the caravan of Hondurans, has in fact provided Mr. Trump the justifying event for deploying the National Guard to the border – thus providing the enhanced border security congress refuses to fund – and which in turn is going to provide the pretext for using part of the beefed-up military budget for constructing at least part of a border wall?  Because that’s exactly what has taken place here since the President first began tweeting about the caravan on Saturday.

If you still buy into the fake news media/Democrat narrative that the President just belches random stuff out onto his Twitter feed while eating ice cream in bed with no plan in mind, well, there’s really not much anyone can do for you, is there?

By the way, if you’re thinking this is all Mr. Trump is going to do related to taking executive action to enhance border security, you might want to hold that thought.  One of the aspects of illegal immigration policy that the President has complained about in recent days is the so-called “catch and release” policy.

Under this policy – which we can lay at the feet of George W. Bush and Karl Rove, who began it – illegal immigrants who are caught coming across the southern border are briefly held while their personal information is recorded by border officials, and then just released on their own recognizance while awaiting a hearing before an immigration judge.  Obviously, the vast majority of these folks simply vanish into the interior of the country and never show up for said hearing.

This policy is not a part of immigration law.  It was created via an executive order by former President Bush, and happily continued throughout the Obama years.  While Mr. Trump has repeatedly criticized the policy, he has not taken action to rescind the Bush order, or to formally issue guidance to border officials to halt its enforcement.

It isn’t being reported anywhere in the fake news media right now, but there are two main reasons why Mr. Trump has kept this policy in place:

  • Absent the creation of more immigration judges, the illegals currently being released into the general population will have to be held, probably for months, in detention centers, and congress has failed to provide additional funding for the creation of more such judges; and
  • While the Obama Administration did for a time hold hundreds of illegal immigrants in such detention centers along the border – centers that still exist – the media studiously ignored reporting on them.  In a Trump Administration, we can bet the fake news media would focus on such centers every day in an effort to portray them as modern-day concentration camps.

To this point, the President has no doubt been convinced by his advisors not to take any action on “catch and release” for these reasons.  But it is obvious that Mr. Trump is now fed up with the current status quo, and is going to act on his own to enhance the nation’s border security in pretty much any way he can.

You should expect Mr. Trump to formally rescind the Bush order in the coming days, and then prepare yourselves for all the “concentration camp” stories that will become ubiquitous on CNN and the broadcast networks in the following weeks and months.  Because that is what the fake news media does.

Just another day in no more open borders America.

That is all.

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