In Order To Stop White Men From Legislating Women’s Bodies, Democrats Fight To Overturn Roe V. Wade

16639304768263205026All those white guys…

U.S.—Democrats want to stop white men from legislating women’s bodies. So they have come out against Roe v. Wade, and have vowed to do everything to overturn it, after finding that the decision was made by a Supreme Court made up mostly of powerful, white men.

https://babylonbee.com/news/in-order-to-stop-white-men-from-legislating-womens-bodies-democrats-fight-to-overturn-roe-v-wade/

Crowded Democrat primaries lead to divisions between candidates

7362125139064470372As they run to the left to be the most progressive. 

As the Democrat primary field continues to grow, candidates are attempting to distinguish themselves from the rest of the group. Many have resorted to using any vulnerability against each other to get a step ahead.

The biggest back and forth this week was between Senator Kamala Harris and former Vice President Joe Biden. The debate centered around Biden pushing back against criticism of his support for the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994.

“Let me tell you about the good thing in the crime bill — it’s the one that had the assault weapons ban, a limited number of bullets in a clip, it made sure that cop-killer bullets — Teflon bullets — weren’t available any longer, it opened up the whole effort to make sure there is background checks for the first time in American history,” he explained.

Harris stepped in to challenge Biden, arguing the bill led to mass incarceration.

“That crime bill, that 1994 crime bill, it did contribute to mass incarceration in our country,” she stated. “It encouraged and was the first time that we had a federal three-strikes law, it funded the building of more prisons in the states, so I disagree, sadly.”

Its interesting to note Harris, like Biden, has run into trouble with far-left progressives over her own track record. When Harris was attorney general of California, her office fought to keep nonviolent criminals behind bars to use as a source of cheap labor during fire season. She claimed she was not aware of those efforts at the time.

Harris has continued to trail behind Biden among Democrat voters in the lead up to primaries.

Crowded Democrat primaries lead to divisions between candidates

President Trump outlines immigration plan

4095745374818833769The Democrats hated it before even hearing it. 

President Trump outlined his border security and legal immigration plan from the Rose Garden Thursday. The president said the plan seeks to stop illegal immigration and secure the border, while establishing a new legal immigration system that promotes American values. He also hopes to attract the best and brightest around the world when it comes to legal immigration.

The plan, spearheaded by Jared Kusher, eliminates the visa lottery system and moves to a merit-based points system, favoring people with high-level skills, degrees and job offers instead of relatives of those already in the country. The plan also creates a self-sustaining border security trust fund, ensuring border infrastructure remains intact and up to date.

As President Trump hopes to garner support for his new immigration plan on Capitol Hill, Republican senators are already reacting positively.

“I think it will unite Republicans, and that’s a good step,” said Senator Lindsey Graham. “We all realize you’ve got to deal with the 11 million to get the Democrats on-board, but having a unified front on merit-based immigration to keep the economy humming and border security is a good place to start, so I really appreciate what the president’s doing today.”

Senator John Cornyn also responded to the new plan.

“I’m willing to try anything that works — this has been the most frustrating subject in my time in the Senate, but it’s really important,” he stated. “It’s really important we deal with the immediate crisis on the border, the humanitarian crisis, because it’s overwhelming our capacity Border Patrol and our ability to manage the flow of humanity.”

The White House said at the very least, the president’s newly announced plan will be used as a platform for his 2020 reelection bid, so Americans know exactly what he plans to do.

President Trump outlines immigration plan

Alabama Girl Crushed As Mother Explains She May Never Have Opportunity To Kill Offspring

10022679457254184864Again, more non-satire satire. 

TUSCALOOSA, AL—Seven-year-old Gloria Hutchins was taken aside by her mother today and informed that thanks to new abortion laws, she may never enjoy the opportunity to kill her offspring. The two shared tears as Hutchin’s mother, Heather, explained how, back in the good old days, if she decided she wanted to have sex without any discrepancy or thought, that was totally fine because she could always just end the life she had created. 

https://babylonbee.com/news/alabama-girl-crushed-as-mother-explains-she-may-never-have-opportunity-to-kill-offspring/

Close One: This Baby Was Almost Born Into Poverty But His Mother Killed Him In The Nick Of Time

8353921232341735840More non-satire satire. 🙁 

Talk about a close call: this baby was almost born into poverty, but his mother killed him just before the cutoff for abortion in their state. With literally just a few days to spare, she ended his life, saving him from living a life that isn’t always perfect.

https://babylonbee.com/news/close-one-this-baby-was-almost-born-into-poverty-but-his-mother-killed-him-in-the-nick-of-time/

When The FBI Does It, That Means That It’s Not Illegal

It’s not spying when the FBI does it…

Six Things About the Prosecutor Investigating Spying on Trump Campaign

Democrats recently excoriated Barr for even using the word “spy” to talk about actions by the Obama administration’s FBI and Justice Department against the Trump campaign before the presidential election in November 2016.
 
However, Democrats could have a difficult time in attacking Durham.
 
Confirmed as U.S. attorney in February 2018 by a voice vote in the Senate, he had gained praise from Democrats when Trump nominated him.
 
Among these admirers were two of Trump’s biggest critics, Connecticut’s two Democratic senators—Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy. The two men had recommended Durham to serve as U.S. attorney.
 
“John Durham has earned immense respect as a no-nonsense, fierce and fair prosecutor, and we are pleased that the White House has agreed with our recommendation that he serve as United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut,” a joint statement by Blumenthal and Murphy said. “As an Assistant United States Attorney, John Durham has proven himself time and time again in some of the most challenging and sensitive cases.”
 
It looks like Barr has found just such another case for Durham.

UI campus arena already running millions of dollars over budget

ArenaNo surprise here. 

And it will overrun millions more before it’s over. 

The University of Idaho’s long planned for arena project is already running millions of dollars over budget.  The Idaho State Board of Education is set to consider a request from the UI on Wednesday to increase the construction budget for the Idaho Central Credit Union Arena by 5 million dollars.

In March the board approved a 46 million dollar financing plan for the arena to be constructed next to the Kibbie Dome.  The request from the UI states that bids from subcontractors has increased construction costs by 3.4 million dollars.  The UI also wants a 1.6 million dollar construction contingency to cover unforeseen expenses.

The request to the board states that the additional 5 million dollars in construction costs would be funded through an increase in the UI’s bond debt for the new arena “to be offset by fundraising opportunities as they may arise.”

The arena is now proposed to be paid for with 33 million dollars through corporate sponsorships and donations.  Idaho Central Credit Union is spending 10 million dollars on the building.  UI students are paying 18 million dollars on the arena through a mandatory fee.

The UI’s “bridge financing” plan approved by the board in March called for the institution to bond 29 million dollars to pay for construction to begin now.  The increased 5 million dollars in construction costs would be added to that bond debt.  Board Chief Financial Officer Carson Howell estimates that under the worst-case scenario, the UI’s interest on the 34 million dollar bond debt would total 33 million dollars over 35 years.  That means the maximum total cost of the arena could reach 84 million dollars.  That worst case scenario figure combines the UI’s 17 million dollars in cash with the 34-million-dollar principal and 33 million dollars in interest.

The Idaho State Board of Education is set to consider raising the arena construction budget to 51 million dollars during their retreat Wednesday at Boise State University.  The UI initially estimated that the project would cost about 30 million dollars 3 years ago.  Plans for a campus arena at the University of Idaho date back to the 1950’s.

Officials still hope to break ground on the arena next month with an opening in July of 2021.  The Idaho Central Credit Union Arena would be the new 4,000 seat home for Vandal Basketball and host campus and community events.

https://boardofed.idaho.gov/meetings/board/archive/2019/051519/BAHR.pdf?cache=1557860007553

California May Go Dark This Summer, and Most Aren’t Ready

1400x 1I hate knee-jerk reactions. 

A plan by California’s biggest utility to cut power on high-wind days during the onrushing wildfire season could plunge millions of residents into darkness. And the vast majority isn’t ready for it.
 
The plan by PG&E Corp. comes after the bankrupt utility said a transmission line that snapped in windy weather probably started last year’s Camp Fire, the deadliest in state history. While the plan may end one problem, it creates another as Californians seek ways to deal with what some fear could be days and days of blackouts.

For the left, the best way to avoid fires due to non-sustainable eco policies it to leave millions without power. 

Brilliant. 

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-05-12/california-may-go-dark-this-summer-and-most-aren-t-ready

Sue Lani: Born-Alive Act exposes Democrats’ vulnerability with young voters

8333912034671756342My mind is blown that the Spokesman-Review ran this article by Lani. It’s so right-minded.

Lani asks the right questions:

  • “When does a baby deserve health care?” Democrats answer: never. 
  • “It’s hard to understand why providing health care would be controversial for a leader of a party that insists health care is a right.”

I’m quoting this at length. Follow along. 

Now, young women proudly post ultrasound pictures of their babies on social media at two months past conception. Baby’s first video may be online before baby makes an appearance in the delivery room.

Which is why the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act has exposed the Democrats’ greatest political vulnerability with young voters. When pink- and blue-themed “reveal” parties announce the sex of the baby before he or she arrives, we can’t pretend we don’t know what’s coming. The context for the reproductive health debate is no longer 1973. This generation tracks a baby’s growth in the womb as casually as filling out a grade-school height chart.

The Born-Alive Act was first offered for a simple unanimous consent vote in the U.S. Senate by Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb.

Sen. Patty Murray blocked it, a political move she may regret as one of the leaders of the Senate Democratic caucus. When the Born-Alive Act came back for a roll call vote, all but three Senate Democrats went on record voting to kill the act, including Murray and Sen. Maria Cantwell. The bill required 60 votes to pass. It failed 53-44.

The text of the act says nothing about abortion, offers no restrictions on abortion, and specifically bars prosecution of the mother seeking the abortion. It only applies to the health care practitioners present and affirms their duty to “exercise the same degree of professional skill, care, and diligence to preserve the life and health of the child as a reasonably diligent and conscientious health care practitioner would render to any other child born alive at the same gestational age.”

It’s hard to understand why providing health care would be controversial for a leader of a party that insists health care is a right.

The statement from Murray implying the bill in any way affects or restricts the mother’s choices is misleading. The Born-Alive Act is silent on the mother’s health care. It only clarifies the duty of professional care owed to the baby after birth. To deny care or “to perform an overt act that kills a child born alive” in an attempt to cover up the malpractice of a botched abortion would be a criminal act. The act simply makes it clear the baby they were trying to kill a few moments before is now their patient.

And now Senate Democrats are on record thinking that’s a bad idea. Apparently defending abortion at all costs has a stranglehold on the Democratic Party despite medical advances over the past 40 years. Babies born at gestational ages when abortion is still legal in many places regularly survive and thrive. Providing all babies with health care shouldn’t be controversial.

Survivors of failed abortions are reaching adulthood and transforming the context of the debate again. Gianna Jessen is a gifted public speaker who prominently displays her birth certificate on her website, reading “born during saline abortion.” Melissa Ohden, also born during a failed abortion attempt, founded The Abortion Survivors Network to connect with others. Ohden estimates there are more than 68,000 survivors since Roe v. Wade. As the survivors network website says, they are more than a choice and more than a statistic. They have a voice, and they’re pro-life.

Murray had to kill the Born-Alive Act because admitting there’s a baby involved in an abortion exposes the dogmatic underpinnings of the Democratic coalition. Attempts to paint the Born-Alive Act as a political stunt is a desperate political stunt itself.

The question to Murray, Cantwell and the other party-line-over-principle Democrats is now: “When does a baby deserve health care?”