“LEFT JAB AND RIGHT JAB” JUNE 13, 2019

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“LEFT JAB AND RIGHT JAB”

“Right Jab And Left Jab” was created because we have two commenters that post on a daily basis either in our “IS IT TRUE” or “Readers Forum” columns concerning National or International issues.
Joe Biden and Ronald Reagan’s comments are mostly about issues of national interest.  The majority of our “IS IT TRUE” columns are about local or state issues, so we have decided to give Mr. Biden and Mr. Reagan exclusive access to our newly created “LEFT JAB and RIGHT JAB”  column. They now have this post to exclusively discuss national or world issues that they feel passionate about.
We shall be posting the “LEFT JAB” AND “RIGHT JAB” several times a week.  Oh, “Left Jab” is a liberal view and the “Right Jab is representative of the more conservative views. Also, any reader who would like to react to the written comments of the two gentlemen is free to do so.

FOOTNOTE: Any comments posted in this column do not represent the views or opinions of the City-County Observer or our advertisers.

12 COMMENTS

  1. The far left says the border crisis is fake. Really? I mean really??
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    Nearly 740,000 border crossers and illegal aliens are expected to be released into the interior of the United States this calendar year, new analysis projects.

    Princeton Policy Advisors analyst Steve Kopits expects about 309,000 foreign minors and 226,000 adult border crossers to be released into the interior of the U.S. by Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials by the end of the year. Additionally, about 202,000 adult illegal aliens are expected to enter the U.S. interior, undetected, according to Kopits’ forecast.

    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/06/12/more-than-half-million-illegal-aliens-expected-freed-into-u-s-this-year/

    • U.S. Cities Overwhelmed With Numbers of Illegal Migrants Arriving From Ebola-Stricken Countries

      Large groups of migrants are arriving from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, which has been hit by one of the biggest ebola outbreaks in history, with 2,000 recorded cases in the last 10 months.

      Border Patrol officials said that 500 people from African countries had been arrested by Border Patrol’s Del Rio Sector in Texas alone in the six days after May 30….

      Meanwhile, Dr Michael Ryan, the executive director of the WHO’s health emergencies program, told BBC News that the global spread of deadly diseases is becoming “a new normal” thanks to “large and highly mobile populations”.

      https://dcdirtylaundry.com/u-s-cities-overwhelmed-with-numbers-of-illegal-migrants-arriving-from-ebola-stricken-countries/

    • After the brilliant tariff threat, President Trump is now getting more help from Mexico than Democrats to stop the illegal alien invasion:
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      AMAZING! President Trump Got Mexico to Approve More Soldiers on Their Border than Congress Has Approved on US Southern Border (VIDEO)

      …This comes after Sen. David Perdue (R-GA) revealed today that the Mexican cartels are making $500 billion a year in sex trafficking and illegal drugs into the United States….

      Brandon Judd told Lou Dobbs, “You know what is amazing about it the President got Mexico to send more troops to their southern border with Guatemala than what Congress has approved for United States Border Patrol Agents to be on the southwest border with Mexico.”

      https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2019/06/amazing-president-trump-got-mexico-to-approve-more-soldiers-on-their-border-than-congress-has-approved-on-us-southern-border-video/

      • ISIS Fighter Affirms What JW Exposed Years Ago—Terrorists Enter U.S. Via Mexico

        Five years after a Judicial Watch investigation uncovered evidence of Islamic terrorists infiltrating the United States through Mexico, a captured ISIS fighter is providing details of a plot in which jihadists enter the country through the southern border to carry out an attack. The terrorists begin their journey in Central America and exploit vulnerabilities in the Mexican border to reach the U.S., according to Abu Henricki, an ISIS soldier captured by the Syrian Democratic Forces in Rojava, Syria. Henricki and 160 of his fellow terrorists were interviewed at length by a research group called the International Center for the Study of Violent Extremism. The nonpartisan organization published its findings recently in an alarming report that includes a video of the interview with the captured terrorist, who is Canadian and has dual Trinidadian citizenship

        “They were going to move me to the Mexican side [of the U.S. southern border] via Puerto Rico,” Henricki says about the ISIS plot. “This was mastermind[ed] by a guy in America. Where he is, I do not know. That information, the plan came from someone from the New Jersey state from America. I was going to take a boat [from Puerto Rico] into Mexico. He was going to smuggle me in,” Henricki explains. “I don’t know where I’d end up.” In the report, the researchers reveal that the ISIS fighters were to travel from Syria to penetrate the U.S. southern order by infiltrating migration routes. “Whatever one thinks of President Donald Trump’s heightened rhetoric about the U.S.- Mexico border and his many claims that it is vulnerable to terrorists, ISIS apparently also thought so, as knowledge of this ISIS plot came from the mouth of a now-repentant ISIS cadre,” the report states.

        Judicial Watch has reported this for years as part of an ongoing investigation into the national security crisis created by the dangerously porous southern border. Judicial Watch has interviewed local, state and federal law enforcement officials as well as U.S. and Mexican military sources and has traveled to remote Mexican border towns to interview American ranchers. When the Central American caravan got started last fall, Judicial Watch deployed an investigative team to the Guatemala-Honduras border after Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales confirmed that nearly 100 Isis terrorists had been apprehended in the impoverished Central American nation. Judicial Watch’s reporting has confirmed that ISIS has a training cell just a few miles from El Paso, Texas in an area known as “Anapra” situated just west of Ciudad Juárez in the Mexican state of Chihuahua. We also verified that Mexican drug cartels are smuggling foreigners from countries with terrorist links to stash areas in a rural Texas town (Acala) near El Paso. Back in 2014 Judicial Watch reported that four ISIS soldiers, who entered the U.S. through the Mexican border, were arrested in McAllen and Pharr Texas.

        Two years ago, Judicial Watch exposed a plot involving Mexican drug traffickers that help Islamic terrorists stationed in Mexico cross into the U.S. to explore targets for future attacks. Among the jihadists that travel back and forth through the porous southern border is a Kuwaiti named Shaykh Mahmood Omar Khabir, an ISIS operative who lives in the Mexican state of Chihuahua not far from El Paso. Khabir trained hundreds of Al Qaeda fighters in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Yemen and at the time lived in Mexico for more than a year, according to information provided to Judicial Watch by high-ranking Homeland Security officials. Khabir trains thousands of men—mostly Syrians and Yemenis—to fight in an ISIS base situated in the Mexico-U.S. border region near Ciudad Juárez, the intelligence gathered by Judicial Watch’s sources reveals….

        https://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/2019/06/isis-fighter-affirms-what-jw-exposed-years-ago-terrorists-enter-u-s-via-mexico/

  2. JethroBodine is linking to a map that uses crowdsourced information from PeaceTech Lab, a wonderful organization that is based on the peaceful teachings of Islam, who have focused a lot on the violence against Muslims in Africa

    All because the right-wingers at “Judicial”Watch think they have a scoop so they are doing their usual 👿 routine when they are riding the 🚑 Waaahmbulance

    🙈 🙉 🙊

  3. ***BREAKING NEWS***

    Somebody get JethroBodine a blankie (🙈🙉🙊)

    Kellyanne Conway Should Be Removed From Federal Office, Per U.S. Office of Special Counsel

    The White House adviser has violated the Hatch Act several times and shows “disregard for the law” prohibiting employees in the executive branch of the federal government from engaging in some forms of political activity

    Senior White House aide Kellyanne Conway should be removed from federal service for repeatedly violating a law that prohibits government employees from engaging in political campaigns, the U.S. Office of Special Counsel said Thursday.

    The INDEPENDENT federal agency (which is DIFFERENT from the Justice Department office once operated by Robert Mueller) sent a report to Trump on Thursday outlining NUMEROUS occasions in which Conway violated the Hatch Act by disparaging Democratic presidential candidates while speaking in her official capacity on TV and in social media

    “Like with other presidential appointees, the President has the authority to discipline Ms. Conway for violating the Hatch Act. Given that Ms. Conway is a repeat offender and has shown disregard for the law, OSC recommends that she be removed from federal service” per the Office of Special Counsel report

    It’s unusual for the OSC to make such a recommendation, and it is unlikely the Trump White House will heed its call. Of course, the idiots in White House quickly fired back at the OSC’s statement, accusing the agency of taking “unprecedented actions” that violate Conway’s “constitutional rights” and attempting to “weaponize” the Hatch Act

    http://bit.ly/2Zr3LSh

  4. This just gets better and better for JethroBodine and Twittler. Hey sharpie, MAGA this! 😀😀😀😀😀

    Office Of Special Counsel Finds Kellyanne Conway Violated Hatch Act And Recommends Her Removal

    White House counselor Kellyanne Conway violated the Hatch Act on “numerous occasions” and should be removed from the government, a United States federal office announced Thursday

    The recommendation was made by Henry Kerner, head of the Office of Special Counsel, in a letter sent to President Trump recommending she be removed from federal service

    Federal employees are prohibited by the Hatch Act from using their jobs to campaign for or against political candidates. The president and vice president are exempt from the Hatch Act but employees of the White House are not

    The Office of Special Counsel, led by Kerner, whom Trump nominated to the post, is charged with enforcing the Hatch Act and is not connected to now-former special counsel Robert S. Mueller Russia investigation

    Conway, 52, a longtime Republican pollster before joining Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, was described as a “repeat offender” by Kerner for disparaging Democratic presidential candidates while speaking in her official capacity during television interviews and on social media

    “Ms. Conway’s violations, if left unpunished, would send a message to all federal employees that they need not abide by the Hatch Act’s restrictions. Her actions thus erode the principal foundation of our democratic system—the rule of law” the letter said.

    When asked about the Hatch Act, she stated, “If you’re trying to silence me through the Hatch Act, it’s not going to work,” and “Let me know when the jail sentence starts” as the report notes Conway “downplayed the significance of the law as applied to her” during a May 29 interview

    OSC is an independent agency that “protects federal employees and applicants from prohibited personnel practices,” according to its website.

    Specific violations listed by Kerner related to Conway’s comments during interviews about several 2020 Democratic candidates. She insinuated Sen. Cory Booker was “sexist” and a “tinny” “motivational speaker” and castigated former Rep. Beto O’Rourke “thinking the women running are good enough to be President” and said Sen. Elizabeth Warren was “lying” about her ethnicity and “appropriating somebody else’s heritage”

    Kerner also detailed her comments about “frontrunners” Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders, whom she referred to as “two old white straight men career politicians” while Conway claimed Biden lacked “vision” and said his announcement video was “very dark and spooky” and criticized his unwillingness to be “held to account for his record” and Conway also said Sanders’ ideas were “terrible for America”

    He determined that Conway used her “@KellyannePolls” account on Twitter to perform her official duties, but also engaged in “significant political activity.” This included her retweeted a March 31 messaged that referred to Biden as “Creepy Uncle Joe”

    https://washex.am/2ZnA4Bq

  5. Ah😀HA😀HA😀HA😀HA😀HA😀HA! Twittler Wicked Witch 👺 CONway (and JethroBodine heart💔throb💔) has the feds come down on her. Enclosed are the report’s recommendation

    MS. CONWAY’S CONDUCT WARRANTS HER REMOVAL

    In light of her knowledge of the Hatch Act’s prohibitions and the fact that just last year OSC sent a disciplinary action referral to the President for similar violations, Ms. Conway’s decision to continue using her media outreach to attack Democratic Party candidates is unacceptable. Ms. Conway’s continued promotion of her partisan political views during official media appearances in April and May 2019 is especially troubling given that OSC advised the Office of White House Counsel that her activity was in violation of the Hatch Act on several occasions in March of this year

    Likewise, Ms. Conway continued to use her Twitter account in violation of the law despite OSC’s explicit warnings and instructions in December 2018 and April 2019 that she cease doing so. Although Ms. Conway may promote the President’s agenda and defend the Administration while performing her official duties, she is prohibited from expressing her electoral preferences. Here, after being fully apprised of the Hatch Act’s prohibitions, Ms. Conway continued to campaign for the President and against Democratic candidates while acting in her official capacity

    Ms. Conway’s persistent, notorious, and deliberate Hatch Act violations have created an unprecedented challenge to this office’s ability to enforce the Act, as we are statutorily charged. She has willfully and openly disregarded the law in full public view. As recently as May 29, 2019, Ms. Conway defiantly rejected the Hatch Act’s application to her activities, dismissed OSC’s 2018 findings, and flippantly stated, “Let me know when the jail sentence starts.”50 And she made it clear that she has no plans to cease abusing her official position to influence voters

    Ms. Conway’s conduct undermines public confidence in the Executive branch and compromises the civil service system that the Hatch Act was intended to protect. Her knowing and blatant disregard for the law aggravates the severity of her numerous violations. The Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB), which adjudicates Hatch Act violations, repeatedly has held that removal is the appropriate discipline when employees were warned and/or had substantial knowledge before engaging in prohibited political activity.51 In accordance with MSPB precedent involving similar aggravating factors, OSC respectfully requests Ms. Conway’s removal from federal service

  6. The Latest Horror Spewing From Trump’s Mouth Should Not Shock Anyone: His Criminality Is NOT Hypothetical

    Americans need a new word for news that is both shocking and somehow also not shocking at all. That’s the best way to deal with the daily churn of horrors emanating from the Trump White House. Wednesday evening’s installment came in the form of an admission from President Trump that he would accept damaging information on a political opponent from a foreign government, one like, say, Norway.

    This admission came after ABC’s George Stephanopoulos asked Trump whether he’d he would entertain receiving such dirt in such circumstances. Stephanopoulos was explicitly asking about Russia, not Norway, but because he failed to note that the Russian efforts to influence the 2016 campaign involved criminal hacking, Trump was able to spin it as if he and George were just having a friendly chat about “oppo research,” as opposed to criminal conspiracy.

    Trump’s admission is being treated as a Very Big Deal, since it’s a move away from the “no collusion” talking point towards the “collusion isn’t wrong” argument that Trump’s team has flirted with in the past. But, for that tiny minority of people who actually bothered to read special prosecutor Robert Mueller’s report on the Russian campaign interference, it’s incredibly frustrating to see this issue discussed as a hypothetical. The report makes clear not just that Trump accepted such information, but that he and his campaign eagerly sought it out.

    In the report that so few people, even journalists, have bothered to read, Mueller explicitly writes that “the Campaign expected it would benefit electorally from information stolen and released through Russian efforts” and Mueller also details a number of instances when the Trump campaign took concrete steps to engage in what they knew was a criminal conspiracy to steal documents from Democratic officials and from Hillary Clinton herself.

    In July 2016, Trump explicitly asked on camera for Russia to “find the 30,000 emails” of Clinton’s that right-wing conspiracy theorists had obsessed over. Shortly after that, as Mueller painstakingly details, “Trump asked individuals affiliated with his Campaign to find the deleted Clinton emails” and “made this request repeatedly.” The campaign then drafted a plan to reach out to people who “have access through liaison work with various foreign services” — Russia being the main target — but Mueller couldn’t find evidence that they were successful.

    And of course there’s the infamous Trump Tower meeting in June 2016, which was arranged after a group of Russians with connections to President Vladimir Putin reached out to Donald Trump Jr. on with promises of “information that would incriminate Hillary Clinton.” A few hours later, Trump himself publicly declared that he would soon be revealing Clinton’s “corrupt dealings” with Russia. That supposed reveal never came. In what we’re told is a remarkable coincidence, it turns out the Russians were probably lying about having such information.

    The recitation of these well-worn details is clearly necessary to remind Americans that Trump’s willingness to engage in a criminal conspiracy involving foreign governments is not a hypothetical scenario for 2020, but a known and demonstrable truth gleaned from publicly established facts. Mueller wasn’t able to prove that there was any consummation of the conspiracy between Trump and the Russian government. The known and visible efforts to make a criminal deal with the Russians fell flat and, more than likely, the extensive obstruction of justice after the fact obscured more information about the conspiratorial campaign.

    Trump’s efforts to bamboozle the public about this are working far better than they should. This is evident even in the interview with Stephanopoulos, during which Trump frames the issue of foreign help as “oppo research” instead of what actually happened, which was criminal theft of private information.

    To be fair, Stephanopoulos came pretty close to reminding Trump — and ABC’s viewers — of that fact. Stephanopoulos asked Trump whether he would go to the FBI if a foreign government reached out with information. The president tried to play that off, as if it were a a ridiculous thing to ask anyone to do. Stephanopoulos then reminded Trump that when Al Gore’s 2000 campaign was given information stolen from the George W. Bush campaign, Gore’s staff did, in fact, call the FBI.

    “Well, that’s different, a stolen briefing book,” Trump replies. “This isn’t a — this is somebody that said we have information on your opponent.”

    Except that the “oppo research” in question was, in fact, stolen. As the Mueller report makes quite clear, the Trump campaign knew that it was stolen and, both before the cameras and behind the scenes, urged the Russian government to do more stealing on their behalf. The Mueller report also makes clear that the campaign was in communication with WikiLeaks on the regular, coordinating strategy around leaking and publishing the documents.

    Which is no doubt why Trump cut himself off right before telling a giant, honking lie about how this case has nothing to do with stolen information.

    There is no need for hypotheticals here. Unfortunately, by framing it that way, Stephanopoulos made it easier for Trump and his propaganda forces at Fox News to spin this entire situation as if Trump were being targeted for behaving the same way everyone else in politics does.

    Sean Hannity, for instance, tried to compare Trump’s campaign behavior to the Hillary Clinton campaign purchasing opposition research from a British investigator Christopher Steele. But Steele wasn’t working for a foreign government and, more critically, he did not obtain the information illegally.

    “Fox & Friends” dug into the idea that this is all a question of “hypothetically” entertaining “oppo research floating around Washington, D.C.,” echoing Trump’s notion that the hypothetical country in this hypothetical scenario is Norway.

    It cannot be stated strongly or (apparently) repetitiously enough that there is nothing hypothetical about this. Robert Mueller reports in considerable detail that Trump not only “would” accept stolen information provided by a foreign government, but that Trump and his campaign repeatedly tried to make that happen.

    Obviously, the reason that Trump’s statement is big news is because it’s a major detour from his repeated insistence that there was “no collusion” line. But Trump’s constantly shifting lies are less important than the actual facts. Those are that Donald Trump repeatedly and shamelessly tried to get the Russian government to break the law on his behalf. The Russians repeatedly did that. And the president has just admitted he’d be perfectly content to see them do it again.

    http://bit.ly/2ZmwAzc

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