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7 strange takeaways from Trump’s campaign rally for Luther Strange

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7 strange takeaways from Trumps campaign rally for Luther Strange

President Donald Trump traveled to Alabama Friday night to help Luther Strange win the Republican nomination for Senate in the runoff vote Tuesday. Or did he?

We know he was there. Anyone with a television knew he was there because it was picked up nationally for some reason. That’s the magnetism of Trump; only he can make national news out of a primary runoff for a nomination. Hearing this, one might believe Strange is certain to win, but he still trails Roy Moore by a good margin.

The strange thing about it was that this was as much about Trump as it was about Strange. In fact, he talked a lot more about himself and various situations pertaining to him than he did about the candidate he traveled to support. The guy loves campaigning to friendly crowds, doesn’t he?

Here are the seven takeaways from the event:

He might have made a mistake backing Strange

Donald Trump Admits: ‘I Might Have Made a Mistake’ in Endorsing Luther Strange Over Judge Roy Moore [VIDEO]

http://thepolitistick.com/donald-trump-admits-mistake-luther-strange/During President Donald Trump’s rally to show support for RINO Mitch McConnell stooge, lifelong DC lobbyist and swamp creature Luther Strange, who the president endorsed, even though many of his supporters like Sebastian Gorka, Sean Hannity, Sarah Palin, and many others endorsed legendary Ten Commandments Judge Roy Moore, the president admitted that he may have made a “mistake’ with the endorsement.

The Russia scandal is a hoax

Trump: ‘Russia did not help me’ win in 2016

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/trump-russia-did-not-help-me-win-in-2016/article/2635366“Any Russians in the audience … Are there any Russians in the audience?” Trump called out to the thousands of people gathered in Huntsville for the rally in honor of Sen. Luther Strange, a Republican competing for the GOP nomination for Senate in a runoff scheduled for Tuesday.

We’re building samples of a new wall. A transparent wall.

In Alabama, Trump Attempts to Sell the Idea of a Transparent Wall

https://www.redstate.com/sweetie15/2017/09/22/alabama-trump-attempts-sell-idea-transparent-wall/“The wall is happening. In fact, you probably saw, you know, we have wall up there now, and re-renovating it already. It’s being made pristine, perfect, just as good as new, though we may go a little higher than that, but that’s okay. And we are building samples of a new wall. You know it has to be a see-through wall,” Trump said.

John McCain’s repeal betrayal was a “totally unexpected thing, terrible”

Trump blasts John McCain for opposing GOP health bill – Axios

https://www.axios.com/trump-rallies-for-gop-candidate-in-alabama-live-updates-2488524531.htmlCompared to his opponent, Roy Moore, Strange is the establishment candidate, but Trump told Alabama residents that Strange “is determined to drain that swamp.” He added, referring to Republicans in Congress, Strange “doesn’t know those people. He’s never met them.”

NFL Owners should fire “son of a b****” anthem protesters

Trump UNLOADS: NFL Owners Should Fire ‘Son of a B****’ Anthem Protesters | Daily Wire

http://www.dailywire.com/news/21430/trump-unloads-nfl-owners-should-fire-son-b-anthem-james-barrett“Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, ‘Get that son of a b**** off the field right now. Out. He’s fired! He’s fired!” said Trump, to thunderous applause.

Jeff Sessions can lock up Hillary Clinton if he wants to

Trump tells Alabama crowd: Ask Jeff Sessions about locking Hillary Clinton up

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/trump-tells-alabama-crowd-ask-jeff-sessions-about-locking-hillary-clinton-up/article/2635360“If Crooked Hillary got elected, you would not have a Second Amendment, believe me. You’d be handing in your rifles,” Trump said during a campaign rally for Alabama Republican Senate candidate Luther Strange.

North Korea situation is Clintons’, Obama’s fault

Trump Hits Clinton, Obama For NK Crisis | The Daily Caller

http://dailycaller.com/2017/09/22/trump-we-face-a-north-korean-threat-because-clinton-obama-and-others-failed/“Rocket man should have been handled a long time ago,” the president said at a rally in Alabama, appearing to suggest that past American presidents — Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama — should have dealt with the North Korea threat before it got to this point. Trump has also called out Hillary Clinton in response to her criticisms of his North Korea policy, accusing her of failing to act as Secretary of State while North Korea developed nuclear weapons.

 

 

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Shafeeq Sheikh, doctor convicted of rape, should be in jail. He got probation instead.

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Shafeeq Sheikh doctor convicted of rape should be in jail He got probation instead

Shafeeq Sheikh raped a heavily sedated patient while working at the Baylor College of Medicine. After a rape kit matched his DNA, the jury convicted him of 2nd degree sexual assault with a maximum punishment of 20 years in prison. For whatever reason, the jury decided to give him 10 years probation instead.

Indian-American Doctor Convicted For Raping Patient Won’t Serve Jail Time

https://www.ndtv.com/indians-abroad/indian-american-doctor-shafeeq-sheikh-convicted-for-raping-patient-wont-serve-jail-time-1903083Sheikh will have to register as a sex offender. Unlike most states and the federal government, Texas grants juries the power to set criminal punishments.

The punishment has surprised defense attorneys, disappointed law enforcement and raised concerns from a victims advocacy group, according to media reports.

The jurors had recommended the sentencing, to which visiting Senior District Judge Terry L Flenniken was required to follow by law, according to local media report.

Generally, I like the way Texas handles criminal sentencing. Every now and then, justice is not served and this is clearly one of those cases. Here is a victim who has been permanently changed, having been raped by someone she should have been able to trust in a place where she should have felt safe. He is a predator who the victim believes has committed similar crimes before.

Violent criminals must be punished. While the maximum term may have been too much, to not serve at least a decade in jail after what he did is sickening.

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ICE gets media beating for taking illegal immigrant into custody over Mexican homicide warrant

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ICE gets media beating for taking illegal immigrant into custody over Mexican homicide warrant

It’s the type of story the media craves. An illegal immigrant, Joel Arrona-Lara, who “hasn’t done anything wrong” was detained by ICE agents while transporting his pregnant wife to the hospital. She ended up having to drive herself the rest of the way before delivering their son.

The spin is predictable. They skim over the fact that he has an arrest warrant in Mexico for homicide while putting all the focus on his wife’s dilemma. They even attempt to cast doubt on the warrant because the lawyer for the family says he couldn’t find a record of the warrant. This last part is most peculiar because it would be simple for a major media outlet to confirm the existence of the warrant. They did, of course, but they won’t report that when they have a better quote from the lawyer denying its existence.

Eventually details will emerge about the warrant, but not until the media inflicts as much damage as possible on ICE and anyone in favor of legal immigration being the proper way to enter the country.

Here’s the story. If you click through, you’ll even get a link at the bottom to the family’s new GoFundMe page:

ICE Detains Man Driving Pregnant Wife To Deliver Baby, Says He Is Wanted For Homicide In Mexico

https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2018/08/18/joel-arrona-detained-by-ice-san-bernardino-driving-wife-to-deliver-baby/Her husband Joel Arrona-Lara was driving his wife to the hospital for a scheduled Cesarean section Wednesday afternoon when they had to stop to get gas. That’s when their car was approached by two SUVs. Maria said they were officers with Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

The mother of five was then asked to show her identification and complied. When the agents asked Arrona-Lara, the couple said he didn’t have the ID on him, but that they lived nearby and could go get it for them. The agents then asked Arrona-Lara to exit the vehicle, searched the car for weapons, and put Arrona into custody, leaving Maria alone at the gas station.

My take

There’s no doubt the circumstances surrounding all of this are unfortunate. Pregnant wives should not have to drive themselves to the hospital for a scheduled C-section. On the other hand, suspected murderers shouldn’t be entering the country in the first place. That point won’t be mentioned by mainstream media.

ICE has a responsibility to take people like Arrona-Lara into custody so it can be determined whether or not they should be deported. There may have even been a certain degree of leeway given had there been no records other than his status as an illegal immigrant, but being a suspected murderer with an arrest warrant took away any chance at leeway. The ICE agents did the right thing.

As a legal immigrant, I have no sympathy for those who cheat the system and break our laws. Blaming the ICE agents for doing their job correctly in order to keep us safe is the type of insanity mainstream media loves to sell us.

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The real reason Ocasio-Cortez is afraid of the press

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The real reason Ocasio-Cortez is afraid of the press

For at least the second time, reporters were barred from covering an event featuring Socialist Democratic darling Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. The campaign’s reason: we want attendees to feel comfortable since there’s so much national press covering her.

This is an absolutely ridiculous excuse, of course. Nobody goes to a campaign event without knowing the press will (should) be there. It doesn’t make them less comfortable and may actually give some a sense of security knowing the answers to their questions will be judged by more than the audience at hand. That’s one of the reasons for the press in the first place, to give information about an event to people who cannot attend.

Instead, the press is getting another roadblock:

Ocasio-Cortez bans press from covering campaign event

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/08/17/ocasio-cortez-bans-press-from-covering-campaign-event.htmlAlexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the Democratic socialist star running for New York’s 14th congressional district, is facing criticism after her campaign banned journalists from covering a town hall meeting with voters this week.

The Queens Chronicle, a local news outlet, reported that the campaign for the 28-year-old progressive prevented reporters from attending a campaign event in Corona on Sunday, even though it was open to the rest of the public. The campaign reportedly barred reporters from a prior event as well.

It’s conspicuous that a local publication was barred because it runs contrary to the narrative the campaign is trying to sell. So why is she being hidden from reporters at these types of events?

My Take

It’s clear that her exposure is her best friend and worst enemy. Being talked about is a politician’s best friend on the campaign trail, but it also offers a risk of failure. This is most common in events like the town hall meetings she is holding because she’ll be forced to think on her feet.

What if she can’t think on her feet? What if her answers when placed in an unscripted situation the type of answers many would expect from an inexperienced socialist?

Until she’s ready to handle the pressure of having press cover these events, she won’t be ready to hold public office at this level. The House of Representatives isn’t for people who need to be protected from their own answers.

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