1-Year-Old Baby Appears In Immigration Court, Cries Hysterically

Here’s Trump’s America for you:

A 1-year-old boy in federal custody who appeared in immigration court without his parents in Phoenix briefly played with a ball, drank from a bottle, then “cried hysterically” as he was about to leave the courtroom Friday, according to The Associated Press.

How did the hearing go for the lad?

The little boy, identified in court only as Johan, was one of the children who appeared in the Arizona court Friday without parents. One boy held up five fingers when the judge asked him his age.

Judge John Richardson said he was “embarrassed to ask” if Johan understood the proceedings, AP reported. “I don’t know who you would explain it to, unless you think that a 1-year-old could learn immigration law,” he told Johan’s attorney.

This will teach these damn baby illegals!

“There are no booster seats … no teddy bears. It’s a cold immigration court, and these kids are sitting in chairs that are too big for them; their feet don’t even touch the floor,” immigration attorney Lindsay Toczlowski told CNN last month.

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Rudy Giuliani’s Leaks and Lies

Rudy became a part of the Trump team in April 2018, and said he would have the Russia investigation wrapped up in “2 weeks.”  That was 2 months ago.  Then he said Trump would be interviewed by Mueller no later than July 4.  That day has come and gone.  Rudy has also now been pretty silent after spending weeks on TV losing his mind and acting like a crazy person while he tried to protect Trump.

Where did Giuliani go?

Looks like Rudy has his own legal troubles now and may himself be under investigation for his involvement in FBI leaks that were used to attack Hillary Clinton during the election.  The Trump trash have accused the FBI of being a “deep state” conspiracy against him.  It looks more like there were members of the FBI who were working to help Trump during the election, and to successfully politically damage Hillary.

Remember back right before the election:

Rudolph W. Giuliani was dying to show the country that he remained in the loop. “I mean, I’m talking about some pretty big surprises,” he said on Fox News on Oct. 26, 2016. On an earlier Fox News program, he said, “I do think that all of these revelations about Hillary Clinton finally are beginning to have an impact. He’s got a surprise or two that you’re going to hear about in the next two days.”

That’s strange, how would Rudy have access to an ongoing FBI investigation and know what was going to happen in the next few days unless somebody leaked it to him?  And of course, it had to do with hurting Hillary and helping Trump.

Then this happened:

On Oct. 28, 2016, then-FBI Director James B. Comey signaled that he was reopening the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails — a momentous event that may have handed the presidency to Donald Trump and is the subject of much chatter on Comey’s ongoing tour for his new book.

Wow, Rudy knew what was coming?  Or did he make the statement to put pressure on Comey to reopen the BS Hillary investigation right before the election?  Who would such a leak come from?

“There is a renegade quality to the New York F.B.I.,” says a former prosecutor, which, he claims, can take the form of agents leaking to the press to advance their own interests or to influence an investigation. “New York leaks like a sieve,” concurs another former prosecutor.

Could it be that an FBI agent leaked damaging Hillary information to a Trump flunky (Giuliani) and then two days later Comey reopened the Hillary investigation due to pressure from that leak? That might warrant further investigation…

FBI Director James Comey confirmed Wednesday that the FBI is conducting an internal investigation into whether agents leaked information to former Mayor Rudy Giuliani and others about the probe into Hillary Clinton during the presidential campaign.

Fast forward to a few weeks ago, Giuliani was running his mouth about Trump and how the Russia investigation would get wrapped up.  Then all of the sudden he shut his mouth and has not really opened it since.  Is Giuliani scared of something?  What could he be scared of?

According to the recent information released about the inspector general’s investigation of the FBI’s actions:

Although Comey told us that he “didn’t make this decision because [he] thought it would leak otherwise,” several FBI officials told us that the concern about leaks played a role in the decision.

Is Giuliani getting scared?  That would explain him disappearing.

 

Canada Takes Next Step in Trade War

Trump is getting the war he wanted, except it’s with our closest allies.

Canada officially implemented tariffs on about $12.5 billion worth of US goods Sunday, the latest offensive in the growing trade battle between the United States and other major economic powers. US exports of steel and other metal products now face a 25-percent tax, while other products—such as milk, ketchup, beef, and yogurt—will be taxed at 10 percent.

Trump Humiliated By North Korean Dictator

On Friday we got news that North Korea is now expanding its nuclear capabilities.  Today, we now have Trump admitting that his deal might fail after he gave the North Korean dictator a propaganda victory by meeting with the dictator and then canceling military exercises.  Another win for the president.

Donald Trump said on Sunday it was “possible” that a deal he claimed ended the nuclear threat posed by North Korea would not “work out”.

“I made a deal with him, I shook hands with him, I really believe he means it,” said Trump. “Now, is it possible? Have I been in deals, have you been in things where, people didn’t work out? It’s possible.”

What a joke.

Never Hand Over Your Entire Life Savings in Exchange for Nothing

Gabriel Ward is our victim.

After spending four years living in a soulless apartment in a converted hotel in Abu Dhabi, Gabriel Ward was itching to return to the UK.

He thought he found a good deal:

When he stumbled across an advertisement for a block of £120,000 luxury apartments in an up-and-coming part of Manchester, it felt like the opportunity he’d been waiting for.

How much did he have to put down?

He put down the required 80 per cent deposit, or £96,000, leaving just enough in his life savings to cover the remaining £24,000 when it was due on completion.

Of course, he didn’t have to cough it all up at once.  He was bled dry slowly:

Although it was a large sum, he only had to put down £3,000 to start with and he was reassured that he was making a smart investment. Construction was due to finish in November 2016, meaning Gabriel should have been in by Christmas.

So far so good.

But his one-bedroom flat hasn’t been built.

Oh.

Across the country, thousands of investors in so-called buyer-funded developments are in the same boat.

Oh no…

Gabriel says the moment he discovered his £96,000 was lost is etched in his memory.

He had been diagnosed with a rare form of leukaemia in January 2016 and spent the following six months in hospital in Abu Dhabi.

He was sent an email by another investor who told him nearly all the money they had paid towards the homes had vanished. ‘I was recovering from six rounds of chemotherapy and had been in a very dark frame of mind because of my illness. Then all of a sudden I’m thinking: ‘So I’m going to live but now I’m completely broke’.

Where did all that money go?

Administrators have pulled the plug on the Angelgate project as a hunt begins for the millions that have vanished.

Moral of the story?  If it sounds good to be true it probably is.  And under no circumstance do you put your money up for something in return for something that does not exist yet unless you have collateral.  If you hand someone a pile of cash, 9 times out of 10 they will disappear with it and you will never get your money back, no matter what bullshit promises they make to you.

The Conservative Trump Bashers

Since Trump’s election, arguably the most effective political opponents he has faced are the conservative “establishment” republicans who routinely rip him to shreds on twitter.

There is John Schindler, a former NSA analyst:

Then there is Rick Wilson, who had his daughter threatened with rape from the “civil” Trump crowd during the election season:

And we have Steve Schmidt, who recently announced he is leaving the GOP, after having managed many high profile GOP campaigns, some with much success.

It is a sad commentary on liberals, progressives and establishment democrats that the most effective critics of Trump so far have been right-wing pundits and strategists.  While it’s been fun to watch the conservatives eat their own and see them savage Trump, people on the left tend to forget that the conservative Trump critics are conservatives.  They don’t agree with you, they didn’t like Obama, they want a right-wing radical on the supreme court, they don’t want Medicare for all, they don’t want more social services, because they are conservatives.

People on the left forget this and instead get their feelings hurt when their conservative political brothers in arms against Trump turn their fire to the left.  Don’t be.  Take a lesson from their effective attacks, but ignore all their garbage when they attack democrats and liberals.  The left has to come up with its own agenda, it’s own alternative vision for the country.  And while we can rely on conservatives Trump critics to attack Trump, they can’t be relied upon for advice on how democrats win or what democrats should stand for.

Take a page from Bernie Sanders and other liberals, and realize that you have to present a clear vision for the future of this country to get voters to buy in and support you.  You don’t have to be a socialist, but you do have to tell voters what you want to do if you are elected.  Being I’m not Trump is not good enough.

With the latest primary win by a democrat socialist, it’s confirmed.  She did not win because she is a socialist, she won because she was very specific on what she wanted to accomplish: impeach trump, medicare for all, college for all.  Her democratic establishment opponent (who himself is fairly liberal) didn’t even bother to show up for a debate and offered no clear plan (just like Hillary never bothered to show up at mid-west states she needed to win and never bothered to tell American voters specifically what she wanted to do as a leader).

Still don’t get what I’m saying?  Tell me three specific goals Hillary Clinton said she wanted to accomplish if elected president . . . if you’re like me you probably can’t even come up with one, even though you voted for her.  The only thing that comes to mind immediately is “not Trump.”

Now tell me three specific things Trump was for?  The Wall.  Mexico pays for it.  Fight China.

If the democrats can’t get their messaging straight and only take the position that they are not Trump and rely on conservatives to do the effective political attacks against Trump, then the democratic party doesn’t have much of a future.  The republicans play for keeps, they are willing to violate the constitution to ensure they get a Trump flunky appointed to the supreme court, prevent people from voting, and refuse to say one bad word against Trump.  But you know exactly what they stand for because they repeat it over and over again until you memorize it like a catchy commercial.  They want to win, whatever the cost.

Democrats don’t need to play dirty, but they need to start making sure people know by heart what the party stands for and they need to start playing tough and act like they actually want to win because they have something they actually want to accomplish beyond “I’m not Trump.”

 

Historic Housing “SPIKE,” (Don’t Call it a Bubble!)

We have a fresh batch of Case Shiller Index information, and it’s showing what many have been suspecting for a while: housing prices are now blowing past prior housing bubble prices, and have rocketed upwards of 60% from the post-bubble bursting days of 2011 and 2012.  People are finally starting to recognize we are in a bubble:

Others are busy trying to figure out how to make some final money off the bubble:

If we dig down into the numbers, the data shows household income lagging behind the pace of inflation since mid-2012. That is actually a bit of a worry for many analysts.

But you can make money from the surging price of homes while analysts panic…

In places like New Jersey, people are feeling the pain:

A new Rutgers-Eagleton poll found that almost all residents believe the cost of housing is a “very” serious (51 percent) or “somewhat” (35 percent) serious problem. The challenges New Jerseyans face in finding a reasonably priced home follows a similar overall pattern: 49 percent feel it is “very difficult,” and another 38 percent say it is “somewhat difficult.” Just six percent say it is “not very difficult,” and three percent say it is “not difficult at all.”