BUSH DAUGHTER SET TO HEADLINE PLANNED PARENTHOOD FUNDRAISER
Rachel Stoltzfoos | Daily Caller
Former President George W. Bush’s daughter is set to headline a Planned Parenthood fundraiser in Texas Wednesday.
Barbara Pierce Bush will give the keynote address for the abortion giant at an annual luncheon in Fort Worth. Proceeds will go to providing funds for abortions and other services provided by Planned Parenthood clinics in Texas. Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas said the organization is “thrilled” to have Barbara speak announcing the address, and touted her accomplishments as the CEO and co-founder of Global Health Corps, where she has worked on projects with the Bill and Hillary Clinton Foundation in Africa. Her support for the organization stands out, given her father’s strong pro-life stance as president, although not a surprise given her past work and statements. Barbara is cozy with Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards. At a previous lunch with Richards, reported by The New York Times, she referred to Planned Parenthood as an “exceptional organization.” Barbara also attended a fundraiser for then-presidential candidate Hillary Clintonin Paris in October. Tickets to the luncheon start at $150 a pop, and go as high as $20,000 for a group of 10.
THE DAY I WAS ACCUSED OF BEING RACIST, I KNEW POLITICAL CORRECTNESS HAD GONE MAD
The recognition of diversity has grown into a cancerous cultural tyranny that blocks open debate
Trevor Phillips | Daily Mail
A few weeks ago, I observed that Barack Obama’s iconic status as the first African-American U.S. President should not obscure his mixed political record.
For that, I was accused by one Radio 4 commentator of peddling a ‘racist narrative’. As a black man and former chairman of the Equality and Human Rights Commission, you might think I would be surprised to face a charge of racism — but I was not. For at a time when this country is crying out for frank discussion on issues such as race and sexuality, debate is being closed down because those who find offence in every-thing cry ‘racist’ or ‘sexist’. The result — as I argue tonight in a TV programme — is that our political and cultural elite seem unable to speak plainly about things that concern many citizens. While our rulers seem to have all the time in the world to debate who should use which lavatory (in deference to the transgender lobby), they dismiss anxieties about overcrowded schools or doctors’ surgeries as merely a bigoted dislike of migrants. How has this come about? Forty years ago, ‘identity’ politics was about trying to end discrimination. It led to revolutionary legislation on gender, disability and race. But recently the recognition of diversity has grown into a cancerous cultural tyranny that blocks open debate. In higher education, it has spread like wildfire.
ACLU DEMANDS PORTLAND POLICE OFFICERS STOP WEARING RIOT GEAR
Activists seek to strip officers of protection from violent agitators
Blue Lives Matter
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has now demanded that the Portland Police Department stop using riot gear in response to protests and potential riots.
Sarah Armstrong, spokeswoman for the ACLU of Oregon, said that when police show up in riot gear, it escalates the situation and that police policies should aim for de-escalation, according to KGW. These comments come on the tail end of when police showed up in riot helmets to the illegal Portland Resistance protest on Monday. That protest was partially sponsored by Black Lives Matter PDX.On Monday, 13 people were arrested by Portland Police Officers after blocking traffic during a “Not My President’s Day” rally, which was held in front of the downtown Federal building. Six activists were arrested for Disorderly Conduct, three teenagers received traffic citations, and one protester was arrested for Second-Degree Disorderly Conduct, Resisting Arrest and Furnishing False Information to Police. The protesters did not get a required permit and that activists blocked traffic at two highways that ran through the city as well as SW 3rd Avenue and Madison Street, according to KOIN.
At Monday’s protest, Portland Police Officers first rode bicycles into the area and asked protesters to clear the streets. Those verbal warnings were given for about 20 minutes. When the criminals refused to stop impeding traffic, Portland Police Officers in riot helmets moved in to disperse them.
HUFFINGTON POST DELETES ARTICLE ADMITTING TRUMP RIGHT ABOUT SWEDEN
Author says article published 'is nothing but the truth'
Ultra-liberal website Huffington Post removed an article from their website yesterday which admitted Donald Trump was right about Sweden’s immigration problem.
A Wednesday article written by Norwegian author and HuffPost contributor Rene Zografos entitled, “Trump is Absolutely Right About Sweden,” outlined the nation’s “huge problems because of liberal immigration policy.” “It’s well known for Scandinavians and other Europeans that liberal immigration comes with drugs, rapes, gang wars, robbery and violence,” wrote Zografos in the now-deleted article. “Additional to that we see the respective nations cultures fading away, for good and for bad.” Zografos documented that mere hours after Trump made his comments on Sweden, “there was a riot of violence and destructions by immigrants in the capitol of Sweden, Stockholm.”The journalist further called out the European press for ignoring, or attempting to downplay the “enormous problems that comes from liberal immigration policies.” “There is this fear for journalists to not report the basic truth – which is that Europe has enormous problems that comes from liberal immigration politics, and as we also now can see in Sweden, but also here in Norway.” Asked why the site pulled his article, Zografos said he’d inquired but had yet to receive a response. He asserted it was possibly because he wrote “the truth” about the European migrant epidemic. It's nothing but the truth: go to my Facebook site for sources. I'm not pro Trump, I'm pro truth.
President Donald Trump at a rally in Florida commented on the immigration problem facing Sweden. President Trump said, Sweden! Who would ever believe this could happen to Sweden? They took in large numbers and now they’re having problems like they never thought possible. The president said, later clarifying that he was referring to a story he’d seen the previous night on Fox News.
AUSTRIA: FAMILY OF IRAQI ASYLUM SEEKERS ‘GANG RAPED DRUNK WOMAN’
Nine men accused of raping woman, 28, on New Year's Eve 2015
Nine asylum seekers from the same family have gone on trial in the Austrian capital Vienna accused of the New Year’s Eve 2015 gang rape of a 28-year-old German teacher.
Prosecutors charged the Iraqi men with ‘abuse of a defenceless person and rape in a very humiliating and agonising way for the victim.’At the opening of the trial on Tuesday the court heard how the woman, identified only as Sabine K., was ‘blind drunk’ when she went with the men to an apartment. Most of the men deny the charges but DNA from six of them was found in or on her body.
DHS TO EXPEDITE DEPORTATION PROCEEDINGS BY BYPASSING COURT SYSTEM
Secretary Kelly laying groundwork for fluid deportation protocols
Immigration courts have reached a record backlog since 2016. Secretary of Homeland Security, Mr Kelly ordered that illegal immigrants who have been in the U.S. for less than two years should be allowed to be deported without a court hearing. Kelly signed two memos on Monday that made significant changes to the nation’s immigration policy. They ordered the immediate construction of a border wall, expanded the amount of local police who will enforce immigration law, and put every illegal immigrant — excluding those protected under President Obama’s executive amnesty — at risk of deportation. Condemnation of the plan by pro-immigration activists and Democratic politicians was swift. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said in a statement Tuesday, “By targeting those without serious convictions, those who have merely been charged with offenses, or those recent arrivals — including unaccompanied children — who have posed no safety threat to our neighborhoods, the President has chosen the politics of division over our nation’s safety.”
The policy director of the Center for Immigration Studies Jessica Vaughan, who advocates for reduced immigration, on the other hand told Newsweek the memos are a “welcome move.”