MSNBC Isn’t Doing So Well

The ratings of our pals at MSNBC and CNN cratered since the Mueller report, Mueller was happy enough to try and breathe new life into Russia Russia Russia this week. A lifeline was extended to the above mentioned fake news sources.

It’s Friday. What could be better than a bit from Mark Dice.

 

Tina Tchen fighting to quash subpeona in Jussie Smollet case

 

May 31st was suppose to be D-Day for one Tina Tchen in the Chicago Smollet case. For a refresher she’s a close pal of Obama consigliere Valerie Jarrett and a longtime bagwoman for Illinois Democrats.

Tchen headed up the “Office of Public Engagement,” a murky outfit overseen by Jarrett that, among other things, had its hands in the Obama’s failed Chicago Crony-lympics bid and was in the middle of Obama administration efforts to recruit artists to advance their political agenda.

Pointed out in November 2009 is that Tchen, a high-powered campaign finance bundler for Team Obama who personally raised more than $200,000 while a lawyer at Skadden Arps, is listed in White House visitor logs as having met there with none other than…  George Soros.

Color me confused. But then again, this is Chicago. Last week I posted

Michelle Obama’s Chief of Staff Tchen refuses Subpoena in Smollett Case

Check it out for the background in case you missed it.

It looked like Appeal’s Court judge O’Brien had in mind to clean up Chicago a bit. Looks like a no go. Here is the latest with the Sun Times newspaper taking a different flavor on the facts:

Tchen is resisting a subpoena that is an outgrowth of a civil case filed by retired former state of Illinois Appeals Court Judge Sheila O’Brien, who has filed multiple legal bids related to the Smollett case and the handling of it by Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx.

Why O’Brien is so actively interested in the case has not yet become clear.

O’Brien jumped in the case in April, asking a judge to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate Foxx.

The brief filed to support Tchen’s motion to quash argues O’Brien has no business asking for a special prosecutor or any information because she “holds no position or authority within the Illinois justice system. Yet, she claims the power not only to institute this proceeding, but to compel Ms. Tchen to participate by appearing in court to testify and produce documents, and submitting to an ‘evidence deposition.’”

Moreover, the brief argues, O’Brien “has no legal right to make her demands of Ms. Tchen and, even if Petitioner did, those demands are inconsistent with the applicable rules of discovery and not supported by any showing of good cause.”

Benjamin B. Klubes, managing partner of Buckley LLP said in a statement, “We filed a motion today asking the court not to allow Sheila O’Brien to collect documents and take testimony from Tina Tchen in connection with Ms. O’Brien’s petition to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the Jussie Smollett matter.

Last week:

Chicago attorney Tina Tchen — who was in contact with Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx before the charges were dropped against former “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett — refused to be served with a subpoena on Wednesday, according to the process server.

Tchen, who previously served as former First Lady Michelle Obama’s chief of staff, refused to accept a subpoena that was issued by former Illinois Appellate Judge Sheila O’Brien.

O’Brien is petitioning for the appointment of a special prosecutor to look into the state’s attorney’s office’s handling of the Smollett case. She is calling for Tchen to attend a May 31 hearing at the Leighton Criminal Courthouse and bring with her copies of “any and all documents, notes, phone records, texts, tape recordings made or received at any time, concerning [Tchen’s] conversations with Kim Foxx in re: Jussie Smollett.”

Edward Ryan, who operates a private investigation firm in the southwest suburbs, said one of his process servers went to Tchen’s law firm in River North on Wednesday, but she refused to come to the lobby to accept the subpoena.

Ryan said the security guard in the building’s lobby would not let the process server upstairs. The guard called Tchen in her office and “she said she knew about” the subpoena, but refused to come down.

Keep reading…

Maybe this is why Sheila is so interested.

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BNL NEWS@BreakingNLive

BREAKING: Texts between Obama aide Tina Tchen and Kim Foxx, who dropped charges against Jussie Smollett, have leaked. An investigation into whether Foxx dropped charges against Smollett at the request of Tina Tchen is underway. Michelle Obama also knew Smollett very well

Other than this, all is well in the swamp.

Iran police arrest 30 in yoga class

 

One wonders how long the Iranian people will tolerate the religious fanaticism of the Iranian regime. It’s not like the country has always been in the stone age. Unlike it’s uncivilized neighbors, Iran enjoyed a Western life style just a few decades ago. Something to be said for our Second Amendment.

Stock Photo. Not Iran

Thirty people taking part in a yoga session have been arrested during a private class in Iran, reports suggest, causing a buzz across the country’s social media.

They were detained at a private residence in the northern city of Gorgan, where they were apparently taking part in a mixed class.

Local justice department official Massoud Soleimani said the instructor, who was also arrested, had no licence to run the class and had advertised the event on Instagram.

He also said that those taking part were wearing “inappropriate outfits” and had “behaved inappropriately”, the Tasnim news agency reports.

The Islamic establishment in Iran does not allow any mixed-gender sports activities.

Professional-level yoga teaching is also banned in the country.

Twitter is officially banned in the country. However, there does appear to be an increased surveillance of Instagram by Iran’s authorities, especially more recently.

This week the social media accounts of at least three street musicians were apparently seized by Iranian authorities for publishing “criminal content”, while singer Negar Moazzam is currently under investigation after performing for a group of tourists in the country’s Isfahan Province.

Her Instagram account is no longer public.

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Genocide of Christians Reaches ‘Alarming Rate’- No refuge in U.S.

 

While the drumbeat of Islamaphobia beats incessantly, we hear nothing about the persecution of Christians throughout the world. At the most, we get a glimpse by the media of a Christian cake baker or two, trying to practice their faith, but scant reporting as to what is happening throughout the world.

No Refuge: Persecuted Christians Entering US Dwindle to Record Low

In the 2018 fiscal year, 15,748 Christian refugees entered the country, a 36.4 percent decline from the previous year and a 55 percent decline from fiscal year 2016.

The reductions are even more dramatic among Christian refugees escaping persecution for their faith. Only 1,215 Christians were resettled from the 11 countries cited by Open Doors USA as the worst for Christians, down nearly 75 percent from the previous year.

Most disturbing is that much of the worse persecution is in the Middle East. The birth region of Jesus Christ, and from where his disciples went forth to preach his message.

The question has to be asked, why do we not hear more?

 

 

 

  • Many of the world’s most persecuted Christians have nothing whatsoever to do with colonialism or missionaries. Those most faced with the threat of genocide — including Syria’s and Iraq’s Assyrians or Egypt’s Copts — were Christian several centuries before the ancestors of Europe’s colonizers became Christian and went missionizing
  • The BBC report highlights “political correctness” as being especially responsible for the West’s indifference….
  • Among the worst persecutors are those that rule according to Islamic law, or Sharia — which academics such as Georgetown University’s John Esposito insist is equitable and just. In Afghanistan (ranked #2), “Christianity is not permitted to exist.”

 

Christian persecution ‘at near genocide levels,'” the title of a May 3 BBC report, cites a lengthy interim study ordered by British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt and led by Rev. Philip Mounstephen, the Bishop of Truro.

According to the BBC report, one in three people around the world suffer from religious persecution, with Christians being “the most persecuted religious group”. “Religion ‘is at risk of disappearing’ in some parts of the world,” it noted, and “In some regions, the level and nature of persecution is arguably coming close to meeting the international definition of genocide, according to that adopted by the UN.”

British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt is also quoted on why Western governments have been “asleep” — his word — concerning this growing epidemic:

“I think there is a misplaced worry that it is somehow colonialist to talk about a religion [Christianity] that was associated with colonial powers rather than the countries that we marched into as colonisers. That has perhaps created an awkwardness in talking about this issue—the role of missionaries was always a controversial one and that has, I think, also led some people to shy away from this topic.”

Whatever the merits of such thinking, the fact is that many of the world’s most persecuted Christians have nothing whatsoever to do with colonialism or missionaries. Those most faced with the threat of genocide — including Syria’s and Iraq’s Assyrians or Egypt’s Copts — were Christian several centuries before the ancestors of Europe’s colonizers became Christian and went missionizing. More at  Gatestone Institute

Thanks WhatFingerNews for the coverage! A great site for all the news.

 

 

Memorial Day – “The Phantom Regiment”

 

Memorial day. A day to remember all that gave so much.

I chose “The Phantom Regiment” composed by Leroy Anderson in 1951.

The theme is a nameless body of soldiers approaching from a distance to the sound of trumpets. The nearer they draw, the louder the music sounds until finally the regiment draws away into the distance.

The accompanying photographs are in a similar aspect showing marching regiments from around the world……

You may prefer to view this in full screen. Wishing everyone a wonderful day as we celebrate with family and friends.

 

 

 

Sunday Respite – ‘Hymn to the Fallen’

 

 

In honor of the soldiers who give us the freedoms we have today. American Cemeteries around the world and the number of those who gave the ultimate sacrifice.

They shall grow not old, as we that are left to grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn; at the going down of the sun, and in the morning, We will remember them.

“Hymn to the Fallen” by John Williams. You may prefer to watch in full screen.

 

Chaos breaks out during Nadler’s House Judiciary hearing

 

If there is any question about the functioning Committee of Nadler’s Judiciary, take a few seconds out to observe the chaos. The Democrats are opining that Trump is becoming a Dictator? Check out Nadler.

You can bet that Mueller will not be testifying in a public hearing.

 

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