DNC resolution praises “religiously unaffiliated” as largest group in party

 

The Democratic National Committee (DNC) has passed a new resolution praising America’s “religiously unaffiliated” as the “largest religious group within the Democratic Party.” This was passed unanimously this week by the DNC at their summer meeting in San Francisco, California.

Looks like the Democrats have found a way to move even more left if that seemed possible. One has to ask if the “religiously unaffiliated” share the party’s values what about those who are religious? Just asking.

“Religiously unaffiliated Americans overwhelmingly share the Democratic Party’s values,” the resolution states.

The resolution also says that the political party should push for “rational public policy based on sound science and universal humanistic values.”

“[T]he religiously unaffiliated demographic represents the largest religious group within the Democratic Party, growing from 19% in 2007 to one in three today,” says the resolution. “… [T]he Democratic Party is an inclusive organization that recognizes that morals, values, and patriotism are not unique to any particular religion, and are not necessarily reliant on having a religious worldview at all.”

“[T]hose most loudly claiming that morals, values, and patriotism must be defined by their particular religious views have used those religious views, with misplaced claims of ‘religious liberty,’ to justify public policy that has threatened the civil rights and liberties of many Americans, including but not limited to the LGBT community, women, and ethnic and religious/nonreligious minorities,” it says.

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This is not your father’s Democrat party.

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NYC Mayor’s wife choses ‘Drag Queens’ for Statues over Saints

 

The real heroines for de Blasio’s wife are drag queens and abortion rights activists. How many tax payer bucks are going to supposedly ‘equalize’ the number of male statues to female statues in the city? Who is going to create these statues since the mayor’s wife doesn’t have exactly a good track record. De Blasio’s wife and the case of missing 850 million in taxpayers money

She will make a wonderful first lady don’t you think?-

Chirlane McCray, the mayor’s wife, launched a “She Built NYC” program and invited the public to vote on the names of women they want the city to recognize with a statue. Mother Cabrini got more votes than any other woman (219), yet McCray’s panel rejected the public’s choice.

Mother Cabrini

Francesca Xavier Cabrini and other female icons were denied honorary statues after a group controlled by First Lady Chirlane McCray tossed out the revered Catholic sister in favor of more women of color and a drag queen-turned-LGBTQ activist.

She was America’s first saint, a tireless advocate who founded an upstate orphanage, a school for girls in Washington Heights and 67 organizations for the needy in the late 1880s.
But she wasn’t good enough to be named one of New York’s seven most important women.

This despite Cabrini getting the most votes in a poll of New Yorkers on who should be included.

Also denied were poll leaders Emily Warren Roebling, who led the completion of the Brooklyn Bridge, and Manhattan Music School founder Janet Schenck.

Drag Queen Marsha P. Johnson
Everett Collection

Instead, they selected abortion rights activist Dr. Helen Rodriguez Trías and drag queens Sylvia Rivera and Marsha P. Johnson, among others, making clear what their criteria were.

The reaction from New Yorkers has been predictably swift and fierce.

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Bonus: Previous post  The Capitol’s Statuary Hall has Johnny Cash moving in. Replacing Confederate Statute

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Was the Government internet ‘Kill Switch’ just tested?

 

At 3pmET yesterday, it appears that Google Cloud (affecting Gmail, YouTube, SnapChat, Instagram, and Facebook among others) mysteriously (and almost unprecedently) went offline.

This brought to mind Obama’s Executive Order just in case you think this is a tin foil hat thing. Congress had big plans too.

Incident began at 2019-06-02 12:25 (all times are US/Pacific).

Jun 02, 20 12:25 We are investigating an issue with Google Compute Engine. We will provide more information by Sunday, 2019-06-02 12:45 US/Pacific.

One Google insider explains (via YCombinator):

I work on Google Cloud (but disclaimer, I’m on vacation and so not much use to you!).

We’re having what appears to be a serious networking outage. It’s disrupting everything, including unfortunately the tooling we usually use to communicate across the company about outages.

There are backup plans, of course, but I wanted to at least come here to say: you’re not crazy, nothing is lost (to those concerns downthread), but there is serious packet loss at the least. You’ll have to wait for someone actually involved in the incident to say more.

The internet is having a very bad day… Zero Hedge  and more of the details and a tip of the hat.

 

 

If you think this couldn’t happen, check back at what Obama and Congress had in mind a few years ago.

Presidential powers over the Internet and telecommunications were laid out in a U.S. Senate bill in 2009, which proposed handing the White House the power to disconnect private-sector computers from the Internet. But that legislation was not included in the Cybersecurity Act of 2012. I caught some discussion of this at the time, and the rationale was that  “misinformation” may need to be curtailed. Where did I hear that before? Anyone still wondering where we are headed with this?

President Obama signed an executive order the week of July 12, 2012 that could give him control over the web in times of emergency.

According to The Verge, critics of the order are concerned with Section 5.2, which is a lengthy part outlining how telecommunications and the Internet are controlled. It states that the Secretary of Homeland Security will “oversee the development, testing, implementation, and sustainment” of national security and emergency preparedness measures on all systems, including private “non-military communications networks.” According to The Verge, critics say this gives Obama the on/off switch to the Web.

The order, known as the, “Assignment of National Security and Emergency Preparedness Communications Functions,” exists to hand over full control of communications and the internet to certain government authorities in times of natural disaster and security emergencies.

The wording for the executive order is of course lengthy and uses politician language, but the part worth pointing out is in section 5.2. It is in this section that the order states that Homeland Security will be able to monitor and control all non-military forms of communications in times of extreme measures, which is essentially giving the White House the on/off switch to the internet, according to some critics.

You can read more about the executive order, which still had 30 days before it became a law, over at CNET and The Verge. If you want to check out the order in its entirety, go to the White House press page.

It was a good day in the swamp.

Bonus:

Executive Order — National Defense Resources Preparedness

In a nutshell, it’s the blueprint for Peacetime Martial Law and it gives the president the power to take just about anything deemed necessary for “National Defense”, whatever they decide that is. It’s peacetime, because as the title of the order says, it’s for “Preparedness”.

Quote:

Sec. 201. Priorities and Allocations Authorities. (a) The authority of the President conferred by section 101 of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2071, to require acceptance and priority performance of contracts or orders (other than contracts of employment) to promote the national defense over performance of any other contracts or orders, and to allocate materials, services, and facilities as deemed necessary or appropriate to promote the national defense, is delegated to the following agency heads:(1) the Secretary of Agriculture with respect to food resources, food resource facilities, livestock resources, veterinary resources, plant health resources, and the domestic distribution of farm equipment and commercial fertilizer;(2) the Secretary of Energy with respect to all forms of energy;(3) the Secretary of Health and Human Services with respect to health resources;(4) the Secretary of Transportation with respect to all forms of civil transportation;(5) the Secretary of Defense with respect to water resources; and(6) the Secretary of Commerce with respect to all other materials, services, and facilities, including construction materials

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2012/03/16/executive-order-national-defense-resources-preparedness

 

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A citizen’s militia group, 300 illegals and a citizen’s arrest

 

 

Citizen’s Arrest

  by Mustang

Very recently, a citizen’s militia group arrested 300 illegal aliens in the state of New Mexico.  The leader of this group has been arrested and charged as a felon in possession of firearms.  The felony, according to the news, was that he made threats on the lives of a former president and secretary of state.  Whether this is true goes far beyond my interest in the incident, except that it was stated that these militia members could be charged with kidnapping (the illegals).  Note: New Mexico attitudes would be better understood by simple removing the word “New” in its title.  But there is a larger issue.  I’ll present it in steps.

Step 1: Title 8, United States Code 1325: Improper entry by an alien

            Any alien who (1) enters or attempts to enter the United States at any time or place other than as designated by immigration officers, or (2) eludes examination or inspection by immigration officers, or (3) attempts to enter or obtains entry to the United States by a willfully false or misleading representation or the willful concealment of a material fact, shall … be fined under Title 18 or imprisoned not more than six months or both, and …

Step 2: United States Common Law

            In the United States, a private person may arrest another without a warrant, for a crime occurring in their presence.  For which crimes this is permitted may vary from one state to another.

Step 3: New Mexico Law: Stat 31-4-14 (1937)

            The arrest of a person may be lawfully made also by any peace officer or private person without a warrant upon reasonable information that the accused stands charged in the courts of a state with a crime punishable by death or imprisonment for a term exceeding one year, but when so arrested the accused must be taken before a judge or magistrate with all practicable speed and complaint must be made against him under oath setting forth the ground for the arrest … and therefore his answer shall be heard as if he had been arrested on a warrant.

Discussion

The simple part of this is that citizens of the United States armed themselves and went to a known illegal alien trafficking area.  While in this area, 300 illegals came upon these citizens and surrendered, requesting asylum.  The citizens held them (detained them) and called for immigration officers, who arrived and took said 300 asylum-seekers into custody.  By the wording of the federal statute, illegal entry appears to be a misdemeanor, not a felony, unless the perpetrator has unlawfully entered the United States on more than one occasions.  In my view, this is a serious fallacy of the federal law.  First time offense should be a felony and treated as such.

Since this incident, all the far-left whacko’s in Nuevo Mexico have experienced a pandemic of exploding heads.  The citizens are being described, among other things, as vigilantes and armed thugs.  The illegal aliens are being described as “asylum-seekers.”  In both examples, an appeal to emotion that defeats their position from its beginning.  But I do think that the matter should interest all of us.

If these citizens have taken it upon themselves to augment an overwhelmed border patrol, I should think that federal authorities would be grateful for their help.  Maybe the state and federal government should encourage American citizens to involve themselves.  For example, they could organize state and/or federal posse’s —the membership of which could be carefully regulated with mandatory training and certification.  They might also secure a waiver for liability should any of these citizens be killed while acting in such capacity (which is entirely possible along the US-Mexico border).

But were these illegal aliens kidnapped?  No.  They were detained.  Law enforcement was summoned to the scene immediately.  Were these citizens acting as vigilantes or thugs?  It doesn’t sound like it to me.  But here’s what didn’t happen: no shots were fired; no one was cuffed; no one was transferred to another place against their will.

What it does sound like is that the federal government, who by the mere size of the US-Mexico border region, is incapable of doing its job, but does not want the scrutiny of citizens who simply want to achieve safety in their own communities.  Rather than taking advantage of citizens willing to step forward (at no cost to either state or federal authorities), they are in the process of heaping charge after charge against them.

UPDATE:

United Constitutional Patriots New Mexico Border Ops more still flooding in

 

Video of what happened:  https://www.dailymail.co.uk/video/news/video-1907580/Video-armed-militia-catch-asylum-seekers-cross-border.html

Kidnapping is a serious offense.  I’m not seeing any element of kidnapping in this case, but since the authorities want to play hardball (to make an example of them) these fellows would be best advised to find a damn good lawyer.

Why this post?  I’m curious about the opinions of Bunkerville readers.

—George Orwell

Mustang has other great reads over at his two blogs – Thoughts from Afar

with Old West Tales and Fix Bayonets

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Illegal alien set free from Sanctuary City rapes child, previously deported

 

You have to look at illegal aliens through the eyes of the Democrats. What is the mental and physical well-being of a child, compared to gaining another Democrat voter?

The child is merely collateral damage as far as they are concerned. Juan Ramon-Vasquez was arrested in Philadelphia and refused to honor ICE’s detainer request. Ramon-Vasquez celebrated his release by repeatedly raping a young child over a period of time.

He has since been sentenced to 21 months for being in the country unlawfully and another 20 years for the child rape. Thank you liberals. This child would never have been raped without your invaluable help.

From the city of brotherly love… We knew it was going to go this way. Just one of many of similar stories that will not get the attention it deserves.

 

 

After being deported in 2009, Ramon-Vasquez was found to be living back in the country in March 2014 in Philadelphia. At the time, the illegal alien child rapist was in Philadelphia Prison Department custody, but the local authorities refused to turn Ramon-Vasquez over to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents for deportation due to the city’s sanctuary city policy that shields criminal illegal aliens from arrest and deportation.

From Breitbart News

H/T: David Harris

Just a thought – this should help with the crime stats.

Joe Biden goes to Europe and blasts America – Calls the U.S. an ’embarrassment’

 

Joe Biden makes the requisite European “Trash America First” trump speech, in Europe of course, before he makes if official. Yes, Joe is running.

Joe Biden spoke at the NATO Munich Security Conference on Saturday and called the United States an “embarrassment.”

Yes. Thats the headline.

He spouts a litany of American offenses. He thinks that the U.S. can compete without any restrictions. Sure. Better yet, his full-throated support of NATO in all its glory, no doubt while America is footing the bill here there and everywhere for defense sparing Europeans defense expense so they can enjoy their month of August off of work and on vacation.

Throughout the speech plenty of Russia Russia Russia danger to keep the narrative going that we have an illegitimate President who is putty in the hands of Putin.

The best of course is the encouragement of massive emigration of the world to the U.S.

The full video is close to thirty minutes thus will be viewed in full by few. It is chilling in its detail of what will be Obama 2.0.

Speaking to European allies, Biden trashed America with an open hostility.

“The America I see values basic human decency, not snatching children from their parents or turning our back on refugees at our border. Americans know that’s not right,” Biden asserted.

“The American people understand plainly that this makes us an embarrassment. The American people know, overwhelmingly, that it is not right. That it is not who we are.”

“While I cannot speak today as an elected government official who is able to set policy, I can speak as a citizen. I can offer insight into my country. I know we’ve heard a lot today about leadership, but in my experience, leadership only exists if somebody — and others — are with you. Leadership in the absence of people who are with you is not leadership,” Biden continued.

The 76-year-old added that it is wrong “to disagree with your brothers and sisters in public. Today because of, I think, a lack of leadership coming from the other side of the Atlantic, we find ourselves in a different place, and it’s uncomfortable.”Biden, 76, speaking at the annual gathering of foreign policy leaders, didn’t mention Trump by name.

But, despite a longstanding tradition of politics “stopping at the water’s edge” and refraining from criticizing a commander-in-chief while on foreign soil, Biden took the opportunity to blast him, even veering into criticism of domestic policy as he launched into what sounded like a stump speech.

“I can assure you, that the American people, the ultimate wellspring of power in the United States of America, remain committed to engaging the world with decency and respect,” Biden said.

Just a few of the low points. Of course little of this will make the MSM. For the cliff note edition go to about the 4 minute mark when Biden makes the pronouncement that he can speak for the America he knows and sees, what the “vast number of American people believe.”

Speak for yourself Joe.

Maybe Joe’s problem with Russia and his references to the Ukraine?

Joe Biden’s son takes a position with Ukrainian Gas Company as ‘Private Citizen 

 

D.C. Plastic Straw Cop to Earn $60,000 to Enforce Straw Ban

 

Here is man with a story. Earned his Masters degree in Public Policy at American University. A stint in Morocco where he brushed up on his Arabic. Always a useful tool these days. This is a man on the move.

 

Zach Rybarcyk

The city of Washington, DC, is taking drastic measures to ensure that no restaurant in the city uses plastic straws, spending $60,000 per year to pay a “plastic straw cop” to monitor restaurants which stray from the rules.

 

D.C. Department of Energy and Environment inspector Zach Rybarczyk, the city’s hand-picked straw monitor, has been patrolling area restaurants to ensure their straws are paper and not plastic ever since the city’s plastic straw ban went into effect at the beginning of January, the Washington Post reported Monday.

Rybarczyk’s services do not come cheap. According to a document on salary information from D.C.’s Department of Human Resources, Rybarczyk takes home $60,472 per year as an environmental protection specialist and has been on the D.C. government’s payroll since April 2017

Since the ban went into effect, Rybarczyk wasted no time trying to track down any restaurants still using plastic straws. He told one cashier at the Lotus Express in Union Station that the store would face $800 in fines if they were caught using plastic straws again in July.

Last plastic straw Obama will use. Try paper next time with your slurpee. See how that works

 

D.C. is the latest jurisdiction to ban plastic straws, following the lead of Seattle and San Francisco— both of which have instituted similar bans.

Who in the world is Zac Rybarczyk and his past life to get him to this position?

Zachary Rybarczyk, a candidate for a master’s degree in public policy, has been named a 2014 Boren Fellow.

Rybarczyk will study water access and government policies in Morocco, with the aim of better understanding the challenges of providing clean drinking water and sanitation services to rural communities

The Fellowship also allows him to learn Moroccan-dialect Arabic while investigating the Kingdom’s successes and enduring challenges of providing both urban and rural Moroccans adequate clean water and sanitation services.

As a requirement of the Fellowship, Zachary will also seek out opportunities within the Federal government to apply what he has learned in a position of public service upon his return to DC this upcoming spring.

From American University

Hat tip to Breitbart

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