Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Antifa activists show up at Heather Heyer’s funeral with bats

Dennis Michael Lynch

A funeral was held Wednesday morning for Heather Heyer, the young woman who was killed in the vehicle attack in Charlottesville on Saturday.

Taylor Lorenz, a reporter from The Hill who was covering the funeral, posted a notice on Twitter stating that the “[a]nti-fascist activists have just shown up outside the theater with baseball bats and purple shields.”


Democratic Senator Decry's Trump for Condemning the Leftist Groups with the Supremacists, while this same senator's son is arrested for leftist rioting.

The Ponder just received information that Senator Tim Kaine's (D - VA) son got arrested last week rioting at a Trump Rally. Such a good father. Tell me, if he can't even raise his own son to respect America, what makes him fit to be a Senator? We can remember that issue next election.

Jacob Wohl, CEO of Montgomery Assets said that Trump has brought the stock market to an all-time high. Business is good with Trump in office. Those who wish to destroy our nation are screaming for Trump's impeachment. All this is in the wake of Trump's announcement to end his Manufacturing Council after eight CEO's quit in protest of Trump's refusal to place the blame on just one group of protesters.

Vice President Pence was supposed to stay in Argentina for a week, but he has decided to cut his trip short and come home, due to all of the Charlottesville backlash against Trump, who he is adamantly supporting.

While the Oregon governor signs a bill to require health insurers to cover abortion, Governor Abbott in Texas signed one that said health insurers are not allowed to cover abortions unless it is an emergency situation that threatens the life of the mother.

For those who think Trump is racist, check out this video:

Daleiden Wins Legal Victory in University of Washington Fetal Tissue Investigation

Seattle, WA - August 16, 2017 (The Ponder News) -- On August 14, 2017, in Seattle, WA, Thomas More Society attorneys have won an appeal on behalf of undercover journalist David Daleiden, against a group of University of Washington research lab employees and abortion facility personnel. The government employees and the abortion personnel are seeking to force heavy redactions in public documents about their work procuring, processing, and transferring the organs and tissue of aborted human fetuses, in connection with the school’s taxpayer-funded Birth Defects Research Laboratory.

The Washington state Public Records Act requires full disclosure, but a lower court ordered the redactions, holding that the First Amendment required them. However, a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has now reversed that decision, unanimously holding that the District Court had not provided the facts and law sufficient to make a “clear showing” that the U.S. Constitution requires the heavy censoring of these public records. Thomas More Society Special Counsel Peter Breen, who argued the appeal, explained that the order, delivered August 14, 2017, sends the case back to the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington, in Seattle, which must now specify and justify its decision.

“This case began when our client requested public records from the University of Washington about its publicly funded research lab,” stated Breen. “Mr. Daleiden’s broad-ranging investigation into the trafficking of aborted fetal remains led him to look into the University of Washington’s fetal tissue research and acquisition practices. He asked that names and personal contact info be redacted from the records, but the abortion advocates and government employees pressed for full censorship, even of entity names, job titles, and departments within the university. Such heavy redactions render these public documents useless for investigative purposes.”

The employees, identifying themselves legally as Jane Does and John Does, sued in August 2016, claiming they “would likely face threats, harassment, and violence” if the records were disclosed, even with names and personal contact info redacted. The District Court entered its preliminary injunction requiring heavy redactions on November 15, 2016, and the case has been stayed since then, pending the result of Daleiden’s appeal.

Senior Circuit Court Judge A. Wallace Tashima, and Circuit Judges Jacqueline H. Nguyen and M. Margaret McKeown, heard the arguments and issued the unanimous order reversing the decision by the District Court. In particular, the appellate judges criticized the lower court for misapplying case law in granting a Motion for a Preliminary Injunction.

“The Court of Appeals, by reversing this decision and remanding this case back to District Court, has prevented a serious threat to the public’s right to know how their tax dollars are being spent,” added Breen.

Gutierrez calls everyone who voted for Trump a "white racist supremacist" after arrest

Washington, D.C. - August 16, 2017 (The Ponder News) -- Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez (D-IL) was among approximately 25 people arrested in front of the White House at a rally and march to defend DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program that began accepting applications five years ago. The rally, in Lafayette Park, turned into a march around the White House, and at the end, about 25 U.S. citizens and Legal Permanent Residents were arrested for failing to leave the sidewalk in front of the White House (the charge was failing to obey a lawful order by U.S. Park Police to move).

The Congressman and the others were handcuffed and led away, taken to a U.S. Park Police holding facility in Washington, processed and released about two hours later, after paying a $50 fine.

The Congressman was among the fiercest advocates for DACA and was arrested in front of the White House twice (in 2010 and 2011) urging then-President Barack Obama to protect immigrant youth from deportation, which he eventually did on June 15, 2012 in creating the DACA program which began accepting applications on August 15, 2012.

Thousands attended the rally today, which was organized by United We Dream and Casa of Maryland, and other immigration issues, like the possible end to Temporary Protective Status (TPS), were also discussed.

Rep. Gutierrez issued the following statement after his arrest, processing and release today.

While the President is coddling racist white supremacists because he is afraid to lose their votes, we took a stand today for justice. There is no doubt the American people stand with the young people who face deportation if Republicans kill DACA or fail to defend it in court. The people with DACA are 800,000 young men and women who are now doctors and lawyers and raising their own families. They are not criminals, they are assets to the United States and should not be driven out or driven underground. Another 300,000 or so people have been living and working here legally with TPS for decades and it now appears the President is actually contemplating making over 1 million documented immigrants into undocumented immigrants.

I am a citizen and know when I leave my house in the morning that I will return that night, but millions of immigrants leave for work or school each day unsure whether they will be arrested and detained. I gave up a few hours of my freedom to stand up for them. I think as the reality of mass deportation, of ending DACA or ending TPS, as that sinks in and becomes more palpable for people, we will see an escalation of non-violent protest across the country.

It is a shame and an embarrassment – es una vergüenza – the way this White House has turned on immigrants and fomented animosity towards immigrant families. I was at Navy Pier in Chicago on August 15, 2012 when immigrant youth and their families lined up to be the first to sign up for DACA. It was a moment of great hope as families helped fill out the paperwork knowing that only their children would actually benefit from DACA. I didn’t think I would be back in front of the White House facing arrest to defend DACA just five years later.

Rep. Gutiérrez is in his 13th term representing the Fourth District of Illinois. He is a Member of the Judiciary Committee and is the Chair of the Immigration Task Force of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus.

ICE Announces Unprecedented Prosecution of White Supremacists

Dallas, TX - August 16, 2017 (The Ponder News) -- Prosecutors in the Northern District of Texas have wrapped up what is believed to be the largest prosecution in the nation’s history of individuals connected to violent white supremacist gangs, announced John Parker, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas.

This investigation was led by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS-CID) Gang Unit and the Dallas Police Department Criminal Intelligence Unit with assistance from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI); the Garland (Texas) Police Department Neighborhood Police Officer Unit; the Collin County (Texas) Sheriff's Office; and the Texas police departments of Mesquite, Sherman, Denison and Sulphur Springs.

The 89th and last defendant to be sentenced in this case, Jeramy Weatherall, 29, of Dallas, Texas, was sentenced Thursday by U.S. District Judge Jane J. Boyle to 20 years in federal prison, following his guilty plea in March 2017 to one count of possession of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute.

Out of 91 defendants charged, 89 were convicted, one remains a fugitive and is believed to be in Mexico, and one died before trial began. Those convicted received a combined total of 1,070+ years in federal prison. Casey Rose, 36, of Mesquite, Texas, was sentenced to life in federal prison, following his conviction at trial in September 2015 on conspiracy, drug trafficking and firearm charges.

“The Aryan Brotherhood of Texas and the Aryan Circle have essentially been decimated in North Texas,” said U.S. Attorney Parker. “The outstanding collaborative work of the Texas Department of Public Safety and the Dallas Police Department helped ensure that each of the 89 defendants who were arrested have now been convicted and sentenced.”

“Strong law enforcement partnerships and the hard work of all those involved led to a successful investigation and the resulting prosecutions,” said Department of Public Safety Region 1 Commander Jack Webster. “We continue to work with our law enforcement partners to proactively protect the citizens of Texas in an ever-changing threat environment.”

“The Dallas Police Department is proud to have participated in this investigation that resulted in 89 convictions of dangerous gang members who terrorized communities with their criminal activity,” said Interim Dallas Police Chief David Pughes. “It is a great example of the success of local and Federal Law Enforcement working together with the United States Attorney to ensure that the worst career criminals are brought to justice.”

The defendants were members of the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas (ABT), the Aryan Circle, the “Irish Mob,” the “Dirty White Boys,” the “White Knights,” and the “Peckerwood” – all of which are violent white supremacist gangs. Each of these gangs is an organized crime group, but in recent years, the white supremacy ideology of each of these groups has taken a backseat to traditional criminal ventures, such as drug-dealing. The defendants in this case included several high-ranking members of these organizations.

Particularly noteworthy is that collectively, the defendants were held accountable for 956 kilograms (about 2,108 pounds) of methamphetamine, with a conservative street value of just under $10 million, as well as possessing and using 88 firearms and dangerous weapons.

Combined, the 89 defendants had been previously convicted of 736 crimes. Of the 736 previous convictions, 234 were drug-related offenses; 76 were violent offenses; 36 were gun offenses; 37 were burglaries; seven were sex or child abuse offenses; and one was a murder conviction. Fifteen of the defendants were deemed “career offenders” under the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines. Some defendants had as many as 25 prior convictions. And only six of the 89 had no prior convictions.

Assistant U.S. Attorney P. J. Meitl, Northern District of Texas, was in charge of these prosecutions.

Our Race-baiting Leaders Choosing Sides.

The host of Your Voice America, Bill Mitchell, voiced his frustration on Twitter about how objectionable the mainstream media is when it comes to anything Trump says.

He tweeted:
Trump: "I disavow and condemn all hate groups including white supremacists."
Media: "Trump refuses to condemn white supremacists!"

I happen to agree with him. How can anyone say that condemnation of ALL hate groups, INCLUDING white supremacists, is not condemning white supremacists? It's illogical, and only closed-minded bigotted people will follow what the media is saying blindly. I hope they know that.

Senator Thom Tillis (R - NC) decided to try to look good by jumping on the media-created bandwagon against ONLY white supremacists by saying, "When it comes to white supremacists & neo-nazis, there can be no equivocating: they’re propagators of hate and bigotry. Period." Does he think that by shutting down the KKK and such groups that he will end the bigotry? There is still the BLM to contend with, and if they aren't dealt with the same time that the KKK is dealt with, and in the same manner, the BLM will get a foothold and grow that much stronger and more terrorizing. I hope he knows that.

Senator Todd Young (R - IN) offered what he thought was a solution, by saying, "This is simple: we must condemn and marginalize white supremacist groups, not encourage and embolden them." Apparently he thinks that by not listening to people he doesn't like, he won't have to deal with their problems, which, in the long run, become all of our problems. Does he even need to keep his job? I hope he is also planning to "marginalize and condemn" the black hate groups also.

Senator James Lankford (R-OK) cut into the conversation by stating, "Our words must not create confusion. The supremacy of any race is abhorrent, unAmerican & should be condemned by everyone. Full stop." Now that is the most sensible thing I've heard just about anyone say.

Senator Tim Kaine (D - VA) showed his Democrat ignorance about what happened in Charlottesville by chiming in, "Charlottesville violence was fueled by one side: white supremacists spreading racism, intolerance & intimidation. Those are the facts." He obviously got his "facts" from somewhere else other than Charlottesville. It was fueled by BLM and ANTIFA throwing rocks, urine, feces and spraying innocence rally attendees with pepper spray. The car attack came later.

House Representative Kathleen Rice (D-NY, 4th) called Trump a racist while sticking up for Black Lives Matter by refusing to acknowledge their part in what happened. How hipocritical is that?

Senator Susan M. Collins (R - ME) made sense when she stated, "The violence in Charlottesville was caused by racists & hate groups. We must unite against them." I think she may have a future.

Senator Marco Rubio (R - FL) blamed the organizers of the events 100%, even though they did not have anything to do with the attacks. I am glad I didn't vote for him, and that he isn't my President.

The Democrats in the House and the Senate are all chanting "There is only one side!" By doing so, they are negating the fact that the left side exists, the one that they are on. It will reflect against them during the next election, I am sure.

I hope they know that we are all watching them trip over themselves now. Only those telling the truth will survive the next election.

To Remove or Not to Remove, blaming both sides....and more

While the UN calls for Trump to stop detaining illegal immigrants and enact an "open border" policy,
House Representative Eric Swalwell (D-CA, 15th) compared Trump to being a Nazi on his Facebook post by saying, "Brave Americans have taken on Nazis before. President Trump is on the wrong side of the beach. Hate loses." Mr Swalwell, I suggest you get that beam out of your eye so you can see straight, because you just showed your own hate.

John J. Duncan, Jr. (R-TN, 2nd) has decided to retire next year, rather than run for re-election.

Former Secretary of State and black woman, Condaleeza Rice, said on "Fox and Friends" three months ago, "I am a firm believer in 'keep your history before you.' So I don't actually want to rename things that were named for slave owners. I want us to have to look at those names, and realize what they did, and be able to tell our kids what they did and for them to have a sense of their own history.” I wonder if she has the same feelings today.

What is happening today reminds me of this:

“Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And the process is continuing day by day and minute by minute. History has stopped. Nothing exists except an endless present in which the Party is always right.” ― George Orwell, 1984

Another Democrat House Representative, Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR, 1st), decided to chime in about Trump's Presidential qualifications with, "Waiting two days to call racism evil isn’t just a failure in presidential leadership; it’s shameful. Sadly, I’m not surprised by the President’s lack of action. President Trump has advisors who are racist and hateful. I’ve called for the resignation of Steve Bannon, who has a long history of supporting white supremacists, since the day he was appointed. Now it’s time for him to be fired. The President’s delayed and wholly inadequate response to the domestic terrorism in Charlottesville is a new low, and we must never accept this as normal." I'd like to remind her that she is not qualified to "fire" the President. The only people qualified to "Fire" the President is the American People, and they elected him because they didn't like HER.

White Nationalist members of "The Traditionalists Worker Party" are planning to exercise their First Amendment rights to Free Speech by holding a rally in Lexington, Kentucky to oppose the planned removal of two Confederate statues from the lawn of the former Fayette County Courthouse. House Representative Harold Rogers (R-KY, 5th) voiced his concern by saying, "America is a nation that defends peace worldwide and we should strive to live in harmony on our own soil. I condemn the hateful, divisive language and brutal actions we witnessed in Charlottesville, Virginia and I extend my heartfelt condolences to the victims and their families. Democracy and diversity are part of the cornerstones of our great Nation, and bigotry and racism reverse the progress we’ve made. I pray that the violent displays in Virginia will not be repeated in Kentucky."

If they really intend to do this, I would suggest they send out a nation-wide Press Release to all media stating their intent to hold a peaceful rally and distancing themselves from BLM and ANTIFA who might show up. I would also suggest they find a lawyer to see on what grounds they can sue the BLM and ANTIFA and the city itself if need be to ensure that their right to hold a peaceful rally is protected. They should be ready to sue if it is interfered with in any way whatsoever. Yes, the First Amendment is their right, too. I don't have to agree with them to defend their rights. American Soldiers do that every day.

On August 14, 2017, people were seen protesting outside of Trump Tower today calling for no KKK no President Trump and supporting the BLM. While the BLM also has First Amendment rights (as long as they are peaceful), they are no better than the KKK in how they have contributed to the upheaval and division in the nation today.

Trump finally won my approval with this:

Go Pence GOOOO!

Black Christian Leaders Detest Claim That Trump Is the 'Driver' of Racial Division in America
Christian Post
August 14, 2017

"Don't make our commander in chief a villain when in actuality it is more the villainess of the media in terms of making something where nothing is," Vaughn stated.

Lincoln Memorial vandalized with graffiti, park police say

CBS News
August 15, 2017

National Park Police (NPS) said they are working to remove graffiti from the Lincoln Memorial that was discovered before dawn on Tuesday.

"[Expletive] law" was written in red spray-paint on one of the columns.

A monument preservation crew is using a mild, gel-type paint stripper that is safe for use on historic stone, CBS affiliate WUSA-TV reports. The crew will evaluate after each application, but treatments will be applied as necessary until all of the graffiti is gone.

Another act of vandalism in silver spray paint was discovered on a Smithsonian wayfinding sign in the 1400 block of Constitution Avenue, the NPS told WUSA-TV.

New SHOCK theory emerges about Charlottesville driver’s “motive” and it’s blowing MINDS

Allen B. West
August 14, 2017

Department of Memes reported that police officers in Charlottesville believed the driver was not acting maliciously, suggesting he was scared by the protesters on every side of his vehicle and he did not know what to do.

Congressman Curt Schrader stated on a Facebook post: "The racist scenes from Charlottesville last weekend were incredibly disturbing and have absolutely no place in our society. There are so few things in this world that are crystal clear, but this - neo-Nazis, white supremacists, propagators of hate and violence - is one of them. I'm disturbed that the leader of this country doesn't seem able to recognize that," once again, only focusing on one group of racists that were there. The BLM and ANTIFA were also present at the rally.

Then, Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO, 5th) decided to chime in with, "Lordy, lordy. I now believe that the President's natural inclination is to make matters worse. He ran a White House that had become a mess, but he has magnificently and proudly turned it into a Mess Hall. Equating the Klan and the Nazis with civil rights organizations and those whose very existence is based on destroying huge segments of the American population is a maze from which escape might prove nigh impossible. Anyone who justifies this behavior needs to fill out an application to work in the West Wing." It is the opinion of the editor of The Ponder that Cleaver is jumping on the bandwagon of anti-Trumpers here. I haven't heard Trump try to justify anything.

Congressman Bill Flores (R-TX, 17th) put in his 2-cents worth by stating, "The bottom line is that white supremacists and neo-Nazis are evil and should be stopped. It is time for Americans to stand united as a nation to counter hatred and division of any kind."
While his statement did say "hatred and division of any kind", it still maintained the focus that the white suprmacists were the only ones at fault for what happened in Charlottesville.

Congressman Denny Heck (D-WA, 10th) is calling for the firing of Steve Bannon. "Actions speak louder than words, Mr. President. Fire Steve Bannon as I asked you to do Saturday morning, and show us you are serious about fighting the ugly extremism and racist ideology of the KKK, neo-Nazi groups, and other white supremacist hate groups," He said in a Facebook post calling for leadership. He, true to form, forgot to mention that there are those in congress who sympathize with Black Lives Matter.

And then...

Pence Destroys Liberal Media for Criticizing Trump Over Charlottesville

Politics Liberty
August 13

Speaking during a visit to the South American nation of Colombia, Pence said that it was appropriate to criticize not only the white supremacists behind the “Unite the Right” march but also counter-protesters on the scene.

This makes me want to work on Pence's Campaign next election. Go PENCE GO!