Tuesday, February 18, 2020

George Zimmerman sues Buttigieg and Warren for defamation


'Falsely branded as white supremacist and racist'


A lawyer for George Zimmerman, the man who fatally shot teen Trayvon Martin in Florida in 2012 and was acquitted of all charges, has sued Democrat presidential hopefuls Pete Buttigieg and Elizabeth Warren.

The claim alleges the two "maliciously defamed" Zimmerman, using Martin's death "as a pretext to demagogue and falsely brand Zimmerman as a white supremacist and racist to their millions of Twitter followers."

Lawyer Larry Klayman filed the action in Circuit Court for the 10th Judicial Circuit in Polk County, Florida.

More @ WND

Exclusive – Watch: Ted Cruz Torches Bernie Sanders, Ocasio-Cortez’s Bill to Ban Fracking

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) released a video on Tuesday that denounces Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s (D-NY) legislation to ban fracking, which Breitbart News has obtained exclusively. Cruz contends in the video that banning fracking would devastate the American economy.

Cruz released the video after Sanders, Ocasio-Cortez, Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR), and Rep. Darren Soto (D-FL) introduced legislation that would ban fracking nationwide.
“We are currently experiencing an American energy renaissance with the United States having now become the number one producer of oil and the number one producer of natural gas on the planet,” Cruz says in the video.

More @ Breitbart

Napolitano on Roger Stone: ‘Almost Any Judge in the Country Would Order a New Trial’

During Tuesday’s “Fox & Friends,” Fox News legal analyst Andrew Napolitano commented on an interim U.S. attorney reportedly being “strong-armed” into recommending giving President Donald Trump confidant Roger Stone a hefty sentence for his criminal charges.

Napolitano said it is “pretty obvious” Stone should get a new trial, adding that “almost any judge in the country” would order one, but he is not sure Judge Amy Berman Jackson will.

“I don’t know where this is going to end, he’s scheduled to be sentenced on Thursday,” Napolitano said of the case.

Co-host Pete Hegseth stated, “So, you think a new trial is likely or could come out of this?”
Napolitano replied, “Pete, I think almost any judge in the country would order a new trial. I’m not so sure about Judge Jackson. I don’t know.”

Pompeo Responds to Reports Democrats Secretly Met Iran's Javad Zarif----Tells Europe: ‘Name Me A Moment In History When The Weak And The Meek Have Prevailed’

Pompeo Responds to Reports Democrats Secretly Met Iran's Javad Zarif

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - Speaking to reporters during a joint press conference with Ethiopian Foreign Minister Gedu Andargachew Tuesday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo responded to reporting that a number of Democrat Senators secretly met with Iranian Javad Zarif during the Munich Security Conference.

“I have seen that piece about some senators meeting with Foreign Minister Zarif. This guy is designated by the United States of America. He’s the foreign minister for a country that shot down a commercial airliner and has yet to turn over the black boxes. This is the foreign minister of a country that killed an American on December 27. And it’s the foreign minister of a country who is the largest world sponsor of terror and the world’s largest sponsor of anti-Semitism,” Pompeo said. “If they met, I don’t know what they said. I hope they were reinforcing America’s foreign policy and not their own."

More @ Townhall



Reconsidering William Henry Harrison

Harrison believed that the presidency should be limited to one term in order to curb the potential for executive abuse.
Who was the greatest president in American history? Ask this question to a group of people who are cynical of the imperial presidency and at least one person will answer William Henry Harrison, the man who died one month after taking office.

Who could be better than a president who impacted the office in such a minimal way and who had little time to destroy the Constitution?

This response is designed to draw a few laughs, but is there some actual merit to the idea that Harrison was a great president?

History: 1776 vs. 1619: There's now an alternative to the New York Times's revisionist, race-baiting project.

Via Billy


A wide-ranging group of writers from ideologically diverse backgrounds has come together to challenge leftist assertions in the New York Times’s 1619 Project that the United States was built on slavery. In response, the educational series 1776 was recently launched by the Woodson Center under the guidance of longtime activist and scholar Robert Woodson.

The Woodson Center was founded in 1981 to raise awareness and funding for neighborhoods seeking to solve critical community problems through innovative initiatives. Robert Woodson began 1776 as a direct response to the misguided and harmful history put forth by the Times.

Woodson described the 1619 Project as a “lethal” narrative that perpetuates a culture of victimhood in the African American community by claiming that life for blacks in America has been predetermined by slavery and Jim Crow.

Who's complaining about investigations now?

 Byron York

Attorney General William Barr is looking into the murky origins of the politically charged Justice Department investigations that have roiled American public life for the last three years.

Just how did the FBI's "Crossfire Hurricane" investigation into the 2016 Trump presidential campaign get started? What led the FBI to look into whether President Trump was working on behalf of Russia? Why did the Justice Department use an ancient, never-enforced law as a pretext to interrogate then-national security adviser Michael Flynn, leading to one of the most troubling court cases in recent years? And more.

Each investigation involved highly publicized leaks that led to many headlines and endless discussion on cable TV. Anti-Trump voices stood firmly in support of more and more detailed inquiries of the president and his allies.

Alexander Vindman Is Not Owed an Apology, He’s Owed an Investigation

 Alexander Vindman Is Not Owed an Apology, He's Owed an Investigation
The moral of the story: You can be an Army officer who leaks classified information and undermines the Commander in Chief as long as you shout orange man bad loud enough.
Alexander Vindman was one of the more grating characters that tried to make a name for himself during Trump’s impeachment. An Army officer, he shamelessly shouted about his “patriotism” in an attempt insulate himself from all criticism.

Of course, the media (including some in conservative circles) played along, pronouncing it absolutely off limits to question Vindman’s reasoning and motives. You may have noticed, but there’s a clown nose on, clown nose off routine when it comes to the military and Trump opponents. If it’s Michael Flynn, you can trash him relentlessly as a Russian asset despite his decorated career of service. But if a military member speaks against Trump, they immediately gain protective status and it becomes “gross” to suggest they could be political.

More @ Red State

Daytona 500

Via  G.W. Long

Vietnam quarantines rural community of 10,000 because of coronavirus

Via Reborn

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Vietnam has quarantined a community of 10,000 people near the capital, Hanoi, for 20 days because of fears the coronavirus could spread there, two local officials told Reuters on Thursday.

The rural commune of Son Loi, in the northern Vietnameseprovince of Vinh Phuc, 44 km (27 miles) from Hanoi, is home toll of the 16 coronavirus cases in the Southeast Asian country,including a three-month-old baby.

“Over 10,000 residents of the commune will not be permitted to leave for the next 20 days, starting from today,” the second of the two the officials told Reuters on Thursday.

“As of this evening, we will still allow those who wish to return home to enter but, in the next few days, this place will be totally be sealed,” the official told Reuters by phone.

More @ Reuters

Federal Judges hold emergency meeting over Barr & Trump & Trump Threatens Lawsuit As Roger Stone Case Thrown Into More Chaos

Via Billy

Just weeks after President Donald Trump was acquitted by the Senate of bogus partisan impeachment charges by the House of Representatives, a group of federal judges will hold an ’emergency meeting’ on Tuesday.  The judges will meet to discuss the intervention by Attorney General William Barr against the abusive proposed sentence for Roger Stone and the criticism by President Trump of the proposed sentence and the federal judge overseeing the case, Judge Amy Berman Jackson, as well as other actions by Barr and Trump regarding ‘politically sensitive’ cases before the judiciary.


U.S. President Donald Trump speaks as First Lady Melania Trump looks on from Victory Lane prior to the NASCAR Cup Series 62nd Annual Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 16, 2020 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

 Trump Unloads, Threatens Lawsuit As Roger Stone Case Thrown Into More Chaos

President Trump issued a series of tweets Tuesday morning making the case for complete dismissal of the entire Roger Stone case — and worked in an all-caps threat about potential lawsuits in the process.

Trump’s social media posts come amid chaos with the Stone case that started last week when the four federal prosecutors working to get Stone behind bars all walked away from the case after they were strongly rebuked by the Department of Justice for leveling an “exorbitant and unwarranted” sentencing recommendation of seven to nine years in prison. The overly punitive sentencing, Stone’s defenders argue, are particularly egregious because his charges are simply process crimes stemming from an investigation into a Robert Mueller-debunked theory that the Trump campaign was “colluding” with Russia.

Mainland Mexico 2019 and 2020

12 Pesos for a Taco and excellent.

Every time I ask a Bride if I can take a picture, she says ask my Dad! :) So far, this is the best I have been permitted to take.:)

Fish fillet Isabel which is their signature and excellent. (Hotel Isabel)

Fillet Mignon. Never had one like this and not my preference. My favorite is Chateaubriand which I first tasted in Saigon.

Templo Expiatorio del Santísimo Sacramento 

The church is of neo-Gothic style and is considered the greatest work of its kind in Mexico. Its construction began on August 15, 1897 and ended 75 years later in 1972. ( Walk by it most everyday.)

Last year below.

New J.E.B. Stuart Monument To Be Raised in Ararat, Va

We are pleased to support our friends at J.E.B. Stuart Birthplace Preservation Trust in their efforts to erect a new monument at Laurel Hill. This is exactly how we should be responding to the disgraceful attempts to remove our memorials... raise more! We ask you to consider making a contribution to this worthy endeavor.