Of course: Anti-ICE Philadelphia mayor blames ICE for not doing enough to save child from direct result of his sanctuary city policy

Insanity

Remember Philadelphia Mayor Jim “sanctuary city happy dance” Kenney we talked about a couple days ago and the illegal alien released by his city who went on to rape a child?

Guess who the mayor blames? You guessed it — ICE:

What an absolutely shameless POS:

Mayor Kenney, attending a press conference Wednesday on illegal guns, forcefully defended the city’s policy of rejecting ICE detainers for the undocumented without a judge’s warrant to hold them. He says six times last year the city handed over people it was holding when the feds got a warrant.

But McSwain, appointed United States Attorney by President Trump, who’s staked out a get-tough immigration policy, argues the city gave Vasquez a “free pass.”

“What really fosters trust between law enforcement and the community is respect for the rule of law in including immigration laws,” McSwain said.

Mayor Kenney agrees the case is horrible, but argues the solution is as simple as getting a legal document.

“You do see this as a tragedy. No other way to look at it?” Cole asked. Mayor Kenney replied, “An absolute tragedy, but all they had to do is get a warrant and we would have turned him over.”

Got that? The mayor who hates ICE blames ICE for not doing enough to save the child from a criminal released due to his own insane sanctuary city policy.

Shocker: Extra votes ‘found’ in Ohio 12 district’s too close to call race (guess which party those votes favor)

What a coincidence

Is it just me, or do extra votes that are found after an election’s over almost always go in favor of the Democrat candidate? Sure is a coincidence:

The tight race between Democrat Danny O’Connor and Republican Troy Balderson just got tighter.

Election officials in Franklin County found 588 previously uncounted votes in a Columbus suburb. The result: O’Connor had a net gain of 190 votes, bringing the race’s margin down to 1,564.

“The votes from a portion of one voting location had not been processed into the tabulation system,” according to a Franklin County Board of Elections news release.

And there are more outstanding, so no winner will be declared for some time:

That includes 3,435 provisional ballots and 5,048 absentee ballots, which will be tabulated by Aug. 24.

Why it takes another two weeks to tabulate 8,500 votes that are already in-hand is anybody’s guess.

CNN’s Jim Acosta goes on national late night comedy show to tell America he ‘doesn’t want to be the story’

The equivalent of saying you wish you weren’t the center of attention while singing “I Gotta Be Me” naked in Times Square.

This is the most self-contained overdose of irony I’ve seen in quite a while:

That’s the equivalent of saying you wish you weren’t the center of attention while singing “I Gotta Be Me” naked in Times Square.

Acosta also got his inner Stuart Smalley on:

“I’m good enough, I’m smart enough, and doggone it, the anti-Trump Resistance likes me.”

Latest justification to pay for socialist utopia: Think of all the money families will save on funerals, or something

Whaaat?

Socialist “free everything” proposals floated by the likes of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Bernie Sanders have been scrutinized as far as how they’d be paid for (spoiler: they couldn’t possibly be). But that isn’t stopping socialist utopia cheerleaders like Ocasio-Cortez from presenting the sales pitch.

Fasten your seatbelts, because you’re about to blast off into another adventure into socialist fantasyland:

“So, we’re paying for this system. We — Americans have the sticker shock of healthcare as it is, and what we’re also not talking about is, why aren’t we incorporating the cost of all the funeral expenses of those who died because they can’t afford access to healthcare? That is part of the cost of our system.”

Ha! “Sure ‘free healthcare & college for all’ will cost $218 trillion over 30 years, but nobody’s going to die. NOW how much would you pay!?”

Anybody want to tell her that people who can afford access to health care are going to die too? And it’s interesting that she brought up “access to health care.” Health insurance is NOT access to health care — just ask people in countries with socialized medicine who are on nine-month waiting lists. They tend to have plenty of access to insurance, but highly limited access to health care.

Watch the Philly mayor’s sanctuary city ‘happy dance’ and then read this horrific DOJ press release

How these mayors keep getting away with ignoring federal law while sending criminal aliens off to potentially harm or kill others is anybody’s guess.

Warning: This story will piss you off, and it should.

Last June, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney did a happy dance after a judge upheld his city’s beloved “sanctuary” status:

Keep on dancin’, dickweed. Now read this from the Justice Department yesterday (underlining is mine):

Philadelphia, PA – U.S. Attorney William M. McSwain announced that Juan Ramon Vasquez, a citizen of Honduras, pleaded guilty today to illegal reentry after deportation. In May 2009, the defendant was deported from the United States. Thereafter, in March 2014, the defendant was found back in the United States by U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) officers. At that time, Vasquez was in the custody of the Philadelphia Department of Prisons.

The City of Philadelphia thereafter chose not to comply with a detainer lodged by ICE for the defendant, who was instead released from custody by the Philadelphia Department of Prisons. After his release, the defendant was rearrested and convicted for rape of a child and unlawful sexual contact with a minor. The defendant is currently serving a sentence of 8 to 20 years in state prison.

The defendant, having now pleaded guilty to the federal charge of illegal reentry after deportation, faces a maximum possible sentence of two years in federal prison. He is scheduled to be sentenced on November 20, 2018, by the Honorable Nitza I. Quiñones Alejandro.

“The facts of this case highlight the danger posed by the City of Philadelphia’s decision to disregard ICE detainers and release previously deported aliens from local custody,” said U.S. Attorney McSwain. “Those of us in the law enforcement business should be doing everything in our power to protect vulnerable children from predators like Vasquez. Instead, this defendant received a free pass from the City of Philadelphia and its Department of Prisons, headed straight back into our community, and committed a heinous crime he never would have had the chance to commit had the City of Philadelphia complied with the ICE detainer.”

But Democrats care about kids so much, or something.

How these mayors keep getting away with ignoring federal law while sending criminal aliens off to potentially harm or kill others is anybody’s guess.

Socialist space cadet Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez hails Democratic Party for being ‘the ones who went to the moon’

Facepalm

The more the Dems’ latest socialist darling keeps talking the more convinced I am that the Republicans will hold Congress. This is a fitting subject for Ocasio-Cortez, considering that the word “lunatic” is based on the Latin word for moon:

I wasn’t even three years old yet that day in 1969, but I still remember well Neil Armstrong stepping off the lander, saying “That’s one small step for man, one giant lap for the Democratic Party” and then planting the DNC flag on the Sea of Tranquility.

Vox unable to put spin Bernie & Alexandria’s socialist proposals because the price tag’s too heavy

Even progressives can’t find enough confectioners glaze to sugarcoat this monster

This analysis of various “nonpartisan and left-leaning studies” from Vox is amazing in that even they can’t find enough confectioners glaze to sugar-coat this monster. First of all, they’re concluding a ten-year cost of Bernie & Alexandria’s proposed Bankrupt-a-Palooza would be $42.5 trillion, but over 30 years the “savings” really add up:

The 30-year projected tab for these programs is even more staggering: new proposals costing $218 trillion, on top of an $84 trillion baseline deficit driven by Social Security, Medicare, and the resulting interest costs.

What would be the effects of such an unprecedented spending binge? Federal spending, which typically ranges between 18 and 22 percent of GDP, would immediately soar past 40 percent of GDP on its way to nearly 50 percent within three decades. Including state and local government spending would push the total cost of government to 60 percent of GDP by that point — exceeding the current spending level of every country in Europe.

And I’m guessing that’s still a conservative estimate, which is the only thing “conservative” Vox is ever going to do.

That feeling when even Vox can’t spin Sanders and Ocasio-Cortez’s dreamy socialist proposals:

I will say this for Sanders & Ocasio-Cortez’s pricey proposals: They’d be a little cheaper than the projected cost to build a real life Death Star, and probably accomplish the same thing.

Hot new idea to achieve progressive healthcare utopia: Forcing doctors to take huge pay cuts

Ever notice lefty progressives/socialists never recommend cutting their own salaries to “help” others with their needs?

You know, listening to progressives banter about talking about their visions for socialist utopia reminds me of when I was a kid. There were always some 8-year-olds dreaming out loud: “Hey, if everything was free then nobody would really have to work for anything and we’d all be taken care of.” Progressives are the ones who never really outgrew that stage.

So anyway, how can the Left’s plan of “Medicare for all” work in the U.S.? A couple of writers for the progressive pipe dream manufacturing plant called Vox are on it:

I for one look forward to being operated on by a doctor recently disgruntled by a huge salary cut while being assisted by his staff who were hit by even steeper pay cuts while all of them are frustrated by a 9-month backlog of pissed patients on their waiting list. And I’m sure people will be lining up around the block to study their asses off for years in medical school and then work 18 hour days in residency to end up earning about as much money as a New York City bus driver.

Ever notice lefty progressives/socialists never recommend cutting their own salaries to “help” others with their needs?

(h/t Twitchy)

At anti-NRA protest, meet the kind of people who want to control your ability (or lack thereof) to defend yourself

Unreal

These are the people who want your guns taken, and the woman at the start of this video explains that they want to do it and don’t care if you die because of their misguided activism:

That kind of stuff, which was recorded at a protest at the NRA’s headquarters over the weekend, could be fairly humorous in a pitiful kind of way until you realize those are the idiots canceling out your vote.

Oh, and of course David Hogg had armed security (who may well have gotten their carry licenses thanks to NRA-backed training programs). You can’t make this stuff up:

What the progressive argument on gun control as it pertains to what they say vs. what they do boils down to is simple: “Our lives are more important than yours.”

Godfather of Fake News Dan Rather defends honor of MSM ‘truth’ against Trump attack

The king of “you should really sit this one out” strikes again.

Confirmed: Dan Rather’s self-awareness remains pictured on the side of a milk carton below the words “MISSING.”

The king of “you should really sit this one out” is strikes again:

Maybe Rather can help jog my memory — what was he fired from CBS News for again?

What’s next? Michael Moore telling Trump it looks like he’s putting on a little weight?