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(image courtesy AF Branco at ComicallyIncorrect.)

Pelosi says Trump is not welcome to give State of the Union Adress at the House of Representatives due to security concerns caused by the shutdown, Trump responds by canceling her overseas trip for the same reason.

Via the satire site Duffleblog comes this gem:

BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan — Service members currently deployed to Afghanistan were devastated when they learned that Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and her entourage of congressmen had cancelled their planned visit this past weekend, sources confirmed today.

President Donald Trump halted the congressional delegation’s trip seemingly in response to Pelosi suggesting the president cancel or delay his State of the Union address, citing security concerns. The bus filled with congressman was stopped at the way to Joint Base Andrews where military aircraft were prepared to carry the representatives to Afghanistan.

“It’s terrible,” Staff Sgt. Paul Morin said. “They were going to cancel the vehicle inspection so we could all go shake her hand for six seconds, but then we had to clean all the vehicles three times.”

“It’s a shame,” Sgt. 1st Class Mark Klages said. “Morale has gotten get pretty low around here with the holidays being over, the awful weather, the ANA’s incompetence and our confusing strategy, but it would have helped a lot to be talked at by an old lady from San Francisco.”

Some service members seemed confused as to who the current House speaker actually is.
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About That Government Shutdown Thing…..

Tone deaf. Just tone deaf.

(h/t to Common Cents and to the Pirates Cove for linking Common Cents)



All In All, These People Should Be Bricks In A Wall.

(image courtesy AF Branco at Comically Incorrect.)

In a way, we are tired of talking about the proposed wall / barrier along the US Southern Boarder.

Sadly, the proposed security wall has become more of a political football rather than an idea to be discussed. As we note the other day in a post, two commenters offered that a wall may or may not be necessary but would be less likely if we as a country stopped giving stuff away.

Which brings us to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio who said on Tuesday:

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Tuesday announced plans to launch “the largest, most comprehensive plan in the nation” to guarantee health care coverage for all city residents, including those in the country illegally.

“Health care is a right, not a privilege reserved for those who can afford it,” de Blasio said in a statement. “While the federal government works to gut health care for millions of Americans, New York City is leading the way by guaranteeing that every New Yorker has access to quality, comprehensive access to care, regardless of immigration status or their ability to pay.”

The liberal mayor said the plan will serve the 600,000 New Yorkers who don’t have insurance by strengthening NYC’s public health insurance option, MetroPlus.

It will also guarantee health care access to those ineligible for insurance, including illegal immigrants who live in New York. That program, NYC Care, will launch this summer and will cost at least $100 million annually at full scale, the city said. (emphasis ours)

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) prohibits illegal immigrants from participating in the federal government health care program, but de Blasio doesn’t need the Feds to do this. He can pile the costs on the backs of legal citizens of New York by increasing their taxes, fees, etc.

Not to be outdone, the newly sworn in Governor of California has declared California to be a “sanctuary state.”

SACRAMENTO (CBSLA/AP) – California’s new governor is promising the most populous state will be a “sanctuary to all who seek it” in a direct affront to President Donald Trump’s immigration policies.

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Open Thread – The Elections.

Tomorrow is election day here in the states and frankly we can’t wait for it to be over. Frankly, we are a bit tired.

We know that we have put lot of time and effort into getting facts out there. We have been attacked by people who don’t like facts and certainly that is their right.

The bottom line for us is that while we have been doing a lot of talking, we wanted to set up this thread for you. Say whatever you want in the comments. Make your last pitch for a cause or candidate. Keep it civil, of course, but put your thoughts out there. We want to hear from you.

Have at it.

The Staff at Raised on Hoecakes.

Nicolas Tomboulides Drops The Mic.

We don’t know who Nicolas is, but he earns the best ‘mic drop” of the day award.

Boom.



Gillum Staffer Says Voters “Not For Them To Know” Promises Won’t Happen; FL “F***ed” Cracker State”

“Modern day fairy tales begin with once I am elected.”

Project Veritas Action Fund has released undercover video from Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum’s campaign, revealing his election strategy includes making empty promises to voters.

• Empty Promises Exposed: “Fairy tales in the modern day begin with ‘once I am elected.'”
• Deceiving Voters: “None of the programs that people are hoping for would happen” but “That’s not for [voters] to know.”
• Candidate’s True Politics: “Gillum is a Progressive” and “He is a part of the crazy, crazy, crazies.”
• Election Strategy: “You whip ’em up. The poor, the middle income. You have to whip them up into a frenzy in order for them to vote.”
• Secret Gun Control Agenda Revealed: “three day waiting period for everybody,” “small steps” to ban assault rifles; “I don’t think he can say it [be]cause he’s trying to get the moderates”
• Florida is a “F***ed up,” “cracker state,” “you have to appeal to white guilt”

Sadly, we are jaded to the point where we think most politicians will not tell the truth just to get elected.

However, the racial aspect of this is appalling and should be condemned by all.



Andrew Gillium Not Being Truthful Again.

According to the Tallahassee Democrat:

An undercover FBI agent posing as an Atlanta developer seeking to do business with the city of Tallahassee was billed for food and drinks for a 2016 fundraiser for Mayor Andrew Gillum’s nascent political action committee, documents released Friday show.

The Forward Florida PAC would eventually become the war chest for Gillum’s gubernatorial campaign. It is the first piece of evidence linking an ongoing FBI probe to Gillum’s broader campaign for statewide office.

The emails and receipts released Friday as part of a supplemental records request from the Florida Commission on Ethics show that the agent, Mike Miller, was invoiced $4,386 by 101 Restaurant and Mint Lounge, a restaurant owned by lobbyist Adam Corey at the time. An email exchange shows that Miller paid the bill and that Gillum sent him a personal thank you note for the food.

The email and the bill, from document dump from Adam Corey. pic.twitter.com/0zSVTcyb9Q
— Skip Foster (@skipfoster) October 26, 2018

Corey is a central figure in an FBI corruption investigation in Tallahassee. The documents were released by his attorney, Chris Kise, who is a longtime Republican Party activist and adviser to governors Charlie Crist and Rick Scott.

Kise has been accused by Democrats of a witch hunt, but he said the facts speak for themselves.

“Facts are not partisan. They are facts,” Kise said. “I am only doing my job for my client. I didn’t make up the facts nor did he. When you can’t refute the obvious facts you then attack the messenger.”

The State’s Ethics Commission is looking into this and other allegations. After initially subpoenaing roughly 80 pages of documents, the Commission has asked for more.
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Andrew Gillium, Hamilton, And Race.

Andrew Gillium is the Democrat Mayor of Tallahassee who is running for governor of the State of Florida against Republican Rick DeSantis who served in the House of Representatives.

By most accounts, the race is tight and should go down to the wire.

However, a new accusation has surfaced claiming Gillium illegally received benefits from his job and has lied to the people about it.

Undercover FBI agents paid for Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum’s hotel room and his ticket to the Broadway musical Hamilton during a 2016 trip to New York City, according to a bombshell trove of records that raises new questions two weeks before the Nov. 6 election for Florida governor.

Among the records released Tuesday: photos, a video and dozens of text messages between Gillum, who is the Democratic nominee for governor, former lobbyist Adam Corey and an undercover FBI agent. They appear to contradict Gillum’s explanation for the expenses, which have been made an major issue by his Republican rival, Ron DeSantis.

Gillum’s campaign has maintained — and continued to do so Tuesday after the records were released — that Gillum’s brother, Marcus, handed him the ticket the night of the show.

But text messages at the time of the trip show Gillum was told the tickets came from “Mike Miller,” an FBI agent looking into city corruption who was posing as a developer.

“Mike Miller and the crew have tickets for us for Hamilton tonight at 8 p.m.,” Corey texted Gillum on Aug. 10, 2016.

“Awesome news about Hamilton,” Gillum replied, according to the records.
The campaign has not said how Marcus Gillum, who lives in Chicago, came by such a sought-after Broadway ticket, or whether Andrew Gillum asked his brother about it.

Okay, so Gillium took tickets for the show “Hamilton” and is trying to say that he thought they were from his brother. If that were the whole story, that would be fine.
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