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  1. https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/pelosi-impeachment-votes-jason-chaffetz?fbclid=IwAR1lDlqFyMZaJwKv6S85RZZOTueDyngqZN-coI7o_9A9o8YrnyE2IKgTNa4 Speaker Pelosi isn't refusing to hold a vote on impeachment. She is refusing to hold a fourth vote on impeachment. There have already been three votes. They all failed. Miserably. In other words, Congress has explicitly voted NOT to pursue impeachment. In December 2017, January 2018, and again in July 2019 under Pelosi's leadership, the House held votes on whether to open an impeachment inquiry. The results weren't even close. All three votes came up as "privileged resolutions." Under Congressional rules, members can vote to table the resolution or to proceed. To affirmatively table a privileged resolution kills it, meaning the resolution has failed. Though the first two impeachment votes came up during the Republican majority, the votes to reject or table them were indisputably bipartisan.Video In December 2017 there were 126 Democrats who joined House Republicans to reject Rep. Al Green's impeachment resolution 364-58. A month later, a new resolution was introduced with similar results: Again, 121 Democrats voted to table. Support for impeachment rose from 58 votes in December to 66 in January. But that was before Democrats won a majority in 2018 and Nancy Pelosi became Speaker. With Democrats having won dozens of new seats, Rep. Green tried again just three months ago in July 2019. His impeachment resolution was one of four introduced in the 116th Congress. This time even more Democrats voted against an inquiry – 137 up from 121 in the previous Congress. After this third rejection to pursue impeachment, Rep. Lance Gooden, R-Texas, introduced a resolution to dethrone Chairman Nadler from the House Judiciary Committee for pursuing impeachment proceedings after the House had voted explicitly not to move forward with impeachment. No wonder why Speaker Pelosi is reluctant to hold a fourth vote. It could fail again. And that’s true despite the fact that she gets the added benefit of a supportive press thoroughly lacking intellectual and professional curiosity. The Speaker’s quest for impeachment gets the benefit of the daily drip of negative propaganda against President Trump and no accountability or pressure for following the rule of law, fairness, precedent, or respect for the will of “the people’s house.” Many Republicans, including President Trump, are calling on Speaker Pelosi to hold an impeachment vote. But the truth is – she already has. Until she holds another vote, the previous vote should stand. The House has explicitly voted against pursuing an impeachment inquiry, hence the current proceeding is invalid. Pelosi claims to have the impeachment votes, but how do we know she has the votes? Like everything else about this impeachment inquiry, facts and evidence are being carefully hidden. Americans should recognize this power grab for what it is and reject those who endorse it. Just because Speaker Pelosi decrees there is an impeachment inquiry doesn't make that inquiry valid.To the contrary, that motion was brought to the floor of the House and it failed three times. These are the seeds of a Constitutional crisis. To those who have been listening to the MSM - Congress has already voted and until that changes, (DJT is correct) this impeachment inquiry is invalid and potentially illegal.......
  2. And this is why the MSM dislikes the President.....No matter what you think, I know he wants to get this information out to us in the most expedite way possible without the bias of a left-leaning media......Go ahead and google "trump turkey" see what comes up....... From the President: Just spoke to President Erdogan of Turkey. He told me there was minor sniper and mortar fire that was quickly eliminated. He very much wants the ceasefire, or pause, to work. Likewise, the Kurds want it, and the ultimate solution, to happen. Too bad there wasn’t this thinking years ago. Instead, it was always held together with very weak bandaids, & in an artificial manner. There is good will on both sides & a really good chance for success. The U.S. has secured the Oil, & the ISIS Fighters are double secured by Kurds & Turkey. I have just been notified that some European Nations are now willing, for the first time, to take the ISIS Fighters that came from their nations. This is good news, but should have been done after WE captured them. Anyway, big progress being made!!!!
  3. I find it hard to imagine what he went through in his younger days as a black man in the South. I lost a ton of respect for him when my former CEO was in front of congress during the FEMA "toxic trailers" debacle with Harry Waxman (where now FEMA has NO easily moveable trailers in reserve, nor does the industry EVER want to build anymore for FEMA since they are now so overly regulated) when the heavily partisan Rep. Cummings spent his entire questioning lambasting a private family business owner for "making a profit on the backs of the poor impoverished people of New Orleans". His statements and questions were so demeaning and irrelevant to the actual topic.......SF never forgave him....... RIP Rep. Cummings......
  4. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-50091305 urkey has agreed to a ceasefire in northern Syria to let Kurdish-led forces withdraw, US Vice-President Mike Pence has announced. The development followed talks in Ankara between Mr Pence and Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. All military operations will be paused for five days, and the US will help facilitate an "orderly withdrawal" of Kurdish-led troops from what Turkey has termed a "safe zone" on the border. Turkey launched its assault last week. It aimed to push back the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a Kurdish-led militia that Ankara views as a terrorist group, and resettle up to two million Syrian refugees in the area. Critics raised fears that the move could trigger ethnic cleansing of the local Kurdish population. The cross-border offensive came after US President Donald Trump announced he was pulling US forces out of the border region - a decision widely criticised in the US and internationally. Mr Trump tweeted about the ceasefire before Mr Pence unveiled it, writing: "Millions of lives will be saved!" He added later: "This deal could NEVER have been made 3 days ago. There needed to be some "tough" love in order to get it done. Great for everybody. Proud of all!" inRead invented by Teads Mr Pence credited Donald Trump's "strong leadership" during the announcement, saying: "He wanted a ceasefire. He wanted to stop the violence." Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu told journalists the offensive would only be permanently halted when the SDF had left the border zone. "We are suspending the operation, not halting it," he said. "We will halt the operation only after [Kurdish forces] completely withdraw from the region." Mr Pence said the US would lift economic sanctions imposed on Turkey when the military offensive ended, and would not impose more in the meantime. The SDF was not represented at the talks between Washington and Ankara, and have not yet commented on the developments. Mr Pence said the US had already contacted the Kurdish-led alliance, and would help facilitate its withdrawal.
  5. Jane Fonda: "I've been a climate scientist for decades and decades" Regarding her latest vow to protest the "climate change issue of the week" every Friday after her latest arrest.......
  6. https://www.foxnews.com/us/master-sgt-mark-allen-dies-10-years-after-being-shot-in-head-while-looking-for-army-deserter?fbclid=IwAR1ov7etpyC1a9H8J2KZHbM629OupYGxAcK01qyodvL4x8qJ0Myuky4Ll0o Retired Army Master Sgt. Mark Allen died on Saturday, 10 years after he was shot while looking for a missing soldier in Afghanistan back in 2009. He was 46. Allen was unable to walk or speak since being shot in the head by a sniper in July 2009 during his attempted search for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who walked off his base in Afghanistan and was imprisoned by the Taliban for five years. Sgt. Mark Allen has died 10 years after he was shot while looking for then Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl who went missing in Afghanistan back in 2009. (U.S. Army) Bergdahl later pled guilty and was dishonorably discharged, reduced in rank from sergeant to private and fined $1,000 per month over a 10-month period for deserting his post and endangering the lives of fellow soldiers, including Allen. When Bergdahl was traded for five Taliban prisoners and brought home, Shannon Allen, Mark's wife didn't hold back her feelings for how he changed their family forever. "Meet my husband," she wrote on Facebook, "injuries directly brought to you by the actions of this traitor." Donald Trump also expressed his disdain toward the prisoner transfer of Bergdahl, calling the decision "a complete" and "total disgrace to our country and our Military." During the trial of Bergdahl, Shannon testified that it took 90 minutes to get her husband out of bed, showered and dressed each morning. She had to use a pulley system, which was attached to the ceiling to move him, according to Task & Purpose. Mark's young daughter also enjoyed climbing into his wheelchair and sitting on his lap, Shannon told the outlet. Sad story. And Bergdahl is still trying to appeal his "punishment".
  7. Been there at Knob Hill once - Worth it. (Take ear plugs, though - the first live fire when your not expecting it will definitely get your attention and your hearing)
  8. Aaaaannnndddd HE's Back!! Likes his money!! https://sports.yahoo.com/lebron-under-fire-blaming-china-row-misinformed-rockets-083902730--nba.html Los Angeles (AFP) - Basketball superstar LeBron James was accused of turning a blind eye to Chinese repression on Tuesday after he criticized a Houston Rockets executive for angering China with a "misinformed" tweet supporting protesters in Hong Kong. James told reporters that Rockets general manager Daryl Morey "wasn't educated" on Hong Kong and should have kept his mouth shut, as the outspoken Lakers forward waded into a charged debate that other high-profile NBA figures have shied away from. "So many people could have been harmed not only financially but physically, emotionally and spiritually. So just be careful with what we tweet, and we say, and we do," James told reporters when asked for comment in Los Angeles after returning from the NBA's annual China tour. His remarks drew praise from Chinese social media users, who have savaged Morey for butting into the country's affairs, but the US reaction on Twitter was swift and harsh. "@KingJames — you're parroting communist propaganda. China is running torture camps and you know it," said Republican Senator Ben Sasse of Nebraska, referring to China's reported incarceration of up to one million Muslim Uighurs in prison-like camps. The backlash in China against Morey's comments has cast a cloud over the NBA's lucrative broadcasting, merchandising and sponsorship interests in the country, where it has legions of fans. But the NBA also is under pressure from US politicians and media outlets who have urged the league not to buckle under the Chinese criticism. Following his initial comments to reporters, James -- who has a lucrative lifetime endorsement deal with Nike, which does big business in China -- attempted to clarify his stance with a pair of subsequent tweets. "Let me clear up the confusion. I do not believe there was any consideration for the consequences and ramifications of (Morey's) tweet. I'm not discussing the substance. Others can talk About that," he wrote. James's Lakers and the Brooklyn Nets were thrust into the whirlwind when they arrived in China last week for a pair of pre-season exhibition games after Morey had tweeted: "Fight for Freedom. Stand with Hong Kong."
  9. https://abc7.com/officer-shoots-woman-inside-her-home-after-welfare-check-/5617561/ FORT WORTH, Texas (KABC) -- A white police officer who fatally shot a 28-year-old black woman inside her Texas home during a welfare check is set to be interviewed by investigators as questions and outrage grow over the shooting. Fort Worth police say the shooting happened early Saturday after a neighbor called a non-emergency line to say the front door to the home was open. In body camera video released by police, two officers are seen searching the house from the outside with flashlights before one shouts, "Put your hands up, show me your hands." One shot - which was fired through a window of the home - struck 28-year-old Atatiana Jefferson, who was pronounced dead at the scene. The officer does not identify himself as police in the video. In a statement, police say he has been placed on administrative leave. The officer, who has been on the force since April 2018, is expected to be interviewed Monday. A family attorney, Lee Merritt, says Jefferson was playing video games with her 8-year-old nephew when she was killed. Jefferson graduated with a biology degree from Xavier University in New Orleans. Police Lt. Brandon O'Neil said representatives of the police department have spoken with the woman's family and "shared our serious and heartfelt concern for this unspeakable loss." James Smith, who called police about the open door, told reporters he was just trying to be a good neighbor. "It makes you not want to call the police department," Smith said. Smith said Jefferson and her nephew typically lived with an older woman, who's been in the hospital. "I'm shaken. I'm mad. I'm upset. And I feel it's partly my fault," he said. "If I had never dialed the police department, she'd still be alive." In an audio recording of Smith's call that was released by police, the neighbor said it was "not normal" for the house to leave its front door open for hours at that time of day. Merritt said Jefferson's family expects "a thorough and expedient investigation." A large crowd gathered outside Jefferson's home Sunday night for a vigil after earlier demonstrations briefly stopped traffic on part of Interstate 35. The Fort Worth Police Department said it released body camera footage soon after the shooting to provide transparency, but that any "camera footage inside the residence" could not be distributed due to state law. However, the body camera video released to media included blurred still frames showing a gun inside a bedroom at the home. It's unclear if the firearm was found near the woman, and police have not said that the officer who shot her thought she had a gun. The police statement released Saturday said only that officers who entered the residence after the shooting found a firearm. Police did not immediately respond to a message seeking comment Sunday. Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders on Sunday called on the Justice Department to investigate. "The killings of unarmed Black Americans have got to end," Sanders tweeted. "Atatiana Jefferson should be alive." The shooting comes less than two weeks after a white former Dallas police officer was sentenced to 10 years in prison after being convicted of murder in the fatal shooting of her black neighbor inside his own apartment. Amber Guyger, 31, said during her trial that mistook Botham Jean's apartment for her own, which was one floor below Jean's. Merritt also represents Jean's family. The Associated Press contributed to this story. Yep - Barring any differing evidence - This LEO needs to go to jail. Never identified himself as LEO, didn't wait for a reaction from the "perp" then shoots the woman through the window.....Pretty sad.
  10. https://www.davidharrisjr.com/stevenahle/whistleblower-worked-with-joe-biden-and-may-have-accompanied-him-to-ukraine-at-least-once-2/ The CIA whistleblower allegedly worked with Joe Biden at the White House and is said to have traveled with him at least once on a trip to Ukraine. The report comes from the Washington Examiner and includes statements from intelligence sources and former White House officials. The whistleblower is, at best, a dubious source since all of his or her information is second and third hand. To top it off, the alleged whistleblower is now refusing to testify and says he will only answer written questions. That tells me he or she is scared of having to face tough questioning and should be totally disregarded. Democrat presidential hopeful and former Vice President Joe Biden had a “professional” tie to the CIA Whistleblower, according to a report from the Washington Examiner, which includes statements from intelligence officers and former White House officials. After two separate reports from the New York Times, the Washington Examiner has established the whistleblower “is a career CIA analyst who was detailed to the National Security Council at the White House and has since left.” A now-retired CIA officer told the Washington Examiner, “From everything we know about the whistleblower and his work in the executive branch then, there is absolutely no doubt he would have been working with Biden when he was vice president.” The Washington Examiner noted: A former Trump administration official also spoke with the Washington Examiner and claimed Biden’s work on foreign affairs put him in the whistleblower’s circle either at the CIA or at the White House. “This person, after working with Biden, may feel defensive towards him because he feels [Biden] is being falsely attacked. Maybe he is even talking to Biden’s staff,” the former Trump administration official stated. “Maybe it is innocent, maybe not.” Hmmm - Perhaps the "whistleblower" is concerned for his/her life/safety since he/she potentially has damning information on the Biden/Clinton/Obama clan......? And BTW - Why still "whistleblower"? The phone call where Trump allegedly sold out the country has been released for the public to see.....
  11. I think Lebron has just demonstrated "Shut up and dribble" in China.......He's wisely gonna wait until he's back in he US before he starts mouthing off......
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