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3/8/2019

Hey, Nancy Pelosi! Infantilizing A Congresswoman Is No Way To Honor Any Woman On International Women’s Day!

Filed under: General — Dana @ 12:50 pm



[guest post by Dana]

It’s a bit jarring to see House Speaker Nancy Pelosi continue to be disrespectful to a sitting female member of Congress, as she once again denied Rep. Ilhan Omar full agency as an adult woman, and as an adult woman in full command of her thoughts, words, and deeds.

Instead, Pelosi continues to treat Omar as little more than a small child who is incapable of understanding what she is saying. If Omar is really that limited in understanding that words have meaning, should she really be a sitting representative in the U.S. Congress? Especially given the basic requirements of her job and sworn oath to support the U.S. Constitution, in all of its sheer depth and breadth? That’s an awful lot for any elected official to grapple with, let alone one who apparently doesn’t know what she is saying and what her words mean – even after having been informed on several occasions.

(Cross-posted at The Jury Talks Back.)

–Dana

106 Responses to “Hey, Nancy Pelosi! Infantilizing A Congresswoman Is No Way To Honor Any Woman On International Women’s Day!”

  1. Hello.

    Dana (023079)

  2. “I don’t think our colleague is anti-Semitic. I think she has a different experience in the use of words, doesn’t understand that some of them are fraught with meaning, that she didn’t realize.”

    What else can Nancy Pelosi say without either condoning what Ilahn Omar said, or condemning it?

    Sammy Finkelman (102c75)

  3. Some 19-year-old college nitwit gets sent to re-education camp because he “misgenders” a classmate, but the 37-year-old Congresswoman can’t be held accountable for her bigotry because she’s an immigrant and person “of color.”

    JVW (27f083)

  4. “Instead, Pelosi continues to treat Omar as little more than a small child who is incapable of understanding what she is saying.”

    In other words, a Democrat…. And?

    Munroe (1eabc4)

  5. 3. JVW (27f083) — 3/8/2019 @ 1:30 pm

    3.Some 19-year-old college nitwit gets sent to re-education camp because he “misgenders” a classmate, but the 37-year-old Congresswoman can’t be held accountable for her bigotry because she’s an immigrant and person “of color.”

    No, I think the reason is, as I said in another thread, that they can only condemn hatred and prejudice where it doesn’t have a constituency.

    House resolution 183 singled out things that did not have a constituency endorsing them.

    To put it in somewhat stark language, it is easy to condemn Hitler, now that Hitler, and his movement, is dead. Many people weren’t so ready to condemn Naziism in 1939, and in the 1930’s, the stronger it got, the less they were. Lots of people were, but still not the same.

    Where Jew haters are active, and can push back, things are not the same.

    This is not just left wing bigotry and hatred. It applies even to things that Donald Trump says. Donald Trump, their chief political enemey, whom they are all campaigning against.

    What things? When he speaks against illegal immigrants.

    He’s going around saying outrageous lies about illegal immigrants. If they criticize something, they try to turn it into racism. (and usually don’t point out the alleged racist statements, because they’re not, or point out things other than what’s really the problem))

    What do I mean?

    Look at this: Trump at CPAC:

    And all the nonsense you hear about “the people that come in illegally are far better than the people we have” — it’s not true, folks. Okay? It’s false. It’s false propaganda. Right? One recent study from FAIR — F-A-I-R — found that illegal aliens are incarcerated at three times the rate of legal residents. Just ask the Angel Moms how good are there. Those great Angel Moms who were treated so badly — so badly. Incredible people. But the simple reality is that every crime committed by an illegal immigrant is a crime that should never have happened in the first place. The border crisis is also a heartbreaking humanitarian tragedy…

    Now the fact of the matter is they are far better than the people they displace. Donald Trump, being formerly active in the New York State real estate market, knows that. And that last bit about humanitarian criss is really sneaky. He’s trying to imply it’s illegal immigrants killing American citizens,although he goes on in a different direction.

    And then he’s got also this Angel Mom business, which if he targeted any other group of people other than illegal immigrants, it would be recognized as the worst form of bigotry. Not even true.

    That is the moral equivalent of racism.

    Not racism – but the moral equivalent. This distinction is important.

    (Now I think he may be trying to make making a distinction between people who cross the border illegally and all other people from that country, but this is without any basis in fact.)

    The Democrats won’t even take that on.

    Anything along those lines must be called racism, if it is called anything, even though it’s not.

    With Steve King,remember, they had to find a racist statement. All the things he said against the human category of illegal immigrants, they ignored. (Well there it was Republicans who acted, but only after Democrats criticized him. )

    They can only condemn hatred where it does not have a constituency.

    Sammy Finkelman (102c75)

  6. I, like Nancy Pelosi, don’t think Omar is anti-Semitic. I mean, a Muslim hating Jews? Whoever heard of such a thing? That would be like a dog hating cats or a cat hating mice or a Red Sox fan hating Yankees. Highly improbable.

    Jerryskids (702a61)

  7. RIP – Dan Jenkins
    One of the finest from Fort Worth.

    mg (8cbc69)

  8. That’s a very insightful argument, Sammy, but I think you are giving Pelosi & Company credit for being strategic thinkers when really this is mostly about a bunch of elderly white fuddy-duddies being absolutely cowed by the young minority members of their caucus. I think you are also somewhat overestimating Trump’s ability to play multi-dimensional chess with his immigration rhetoric; he says what he believes and his beliefs seem to reflect whomever has most recently had his ear on any given issue. But, as I said, your analysis is very insightful.

    JVW (54fd0b)

  9. RIP – Dan Jenkins
    One of the finest from Fort Worth.

    Oh no, one of my favorites. I’ll spin up an obit for him tonight or tomorrow. I may have to get drunk first, just because that’s what Dan would have wanted.

    JVW (54fd0b)

  10. I remember Dan Jenkins telling Verne Lunquist he has a cup of coffee with a glass of scotch because he can drink and be sober!
    One of my favorites as well,JVW.

    mg (8cbc69)

  11. Jesse’s Girl Jussie’s Shoes

    Jussie’s in a bind, yeah
    he’s lookin’ at doin’ some time
    But lately something’s changed that ain’t hard to define
    Jussie’s got 16 counts, he ain’t facin’ a fine

    The cops are watchin’ his ass
    And Bubba gonna be lovin’ that body, they just know it
    Yeah ‘n’ he won’t be gettin’ no sleep late, late at night

    You know
    I’m glad I’m not in Jussie’s shoes
    So glad I’m not in Jussie’s shoes
    Where can I find Manolos like dat?

    http://www.cwbchicago.com/2019/03/exclusive-grand-jury-returns-16-felony.html

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  12. the thing about jan Michael Vincent, is he struck me as very intense in his role on airwolf, turns out he wasn’t acting,

    narciso (d1f714)

  13. She’s dialing it up to 11.

    Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar ripped former President Barack Obama in an interview published Friday, belittling his “pretty face” and saying his agenda of hope and change was an illusion.

    She cited the “caging of kids” at the Mexican border and the “droning of countries around the world” on Obama’s watch — and argued that he wasn’t much different from President Trump

    “We can’t be only upset with Trump,” the freshman firebrand told Politico Magazine.

    “His policies are bad, but many of the people who came before him also had really bad policies. They just were more polished than he was,” Omar said.

    “And that’s not what we should be looking for anymore. We don’t want anybody to get away with murder because they are polished. We want to recognize the actual policies that are behind the pretty face and the smile.”

    https://nypost.com/2019/03/08/ilhan-omar-obamas-a-pretty-face-who-got-away-with-murder/

    harkin (58beea)

  14. harkin, she’s now saying she’s an Obama fan and it’s fake news…

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  15. “She included a nearly two-minute recording of her interview. But the audio clip essentially confirmed that her quotes, though edited, were accurate.

    In the interview, Omar ripped Obama, mocking the ex-president’s “pretty face” and dismissing his agenda of hope and change as an illusion.

    She cited the “caging of kids” at the Mexican border and the armed “droning of countries around the world” on Obama’s watch — and argued
    that he wasn’t much different from President Trump.

    “We can’t be only upset with Trump. His policies are bad, but many of the people who came before him also had really bad policies,” the freshman firebrand told the outlet in a clear knock at the first African-American president. “{They just were more polished than he was.

    “And that’s not what we should be looking for anymore. We don’t want anybody to get away with murder because they are polished. We want to recognize the actual policies that are behind the pretty face and the smile.”

    The former president’s office did not respond to a request for comment from The Post.”

    https://nypost.com/2019/03/08/ilhan-omar-backtracks-claims-media-distorted-obama-remarks/

    harkin (58beea)

  16. Kind of weird for her to be condemning murder when she voted against a bill to limit life insurance awards to beneficiaries of San Bernardino terrorist Syed Farrok, who made sure his policy worth $275,000 was good to go before murdering 14 people and wounding 22.

    harkin (58beea)

  17. Oh, dear, Nancy, you’re so 78-year-old-school-center-square:

    ‘Kids! I don’t know what’s wrong with these kids today;
    Kids! Who can understand anything they say;
    Kids, they are disrespectful, disobedient oafs…
    Noisy, crazy, sloppy, lazy loafers– and while we’re on the subject-
    Kids! You can talk and talk ’til your face is blue;
    Kids! But they still do just what they want to do;
    Why can’t he be like we were; perfect in every way;
    What’s the matter with kids to-day?!’
    – Paul Lynde

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wCXr_6wgns

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  18. Nancy is just old and tired. I’m sure she doesn’t realize how silly she sounds. The Alzheimers’ is not her fault.

    Kevin M (21ca15)

  19. It would be refreshing to listen to a few conservatives getting the air time all these hate America first muslim congressional idiots receive. The least you could do for your voters is – say something .

    mg (8cbc69)

  20. Jessica tate seemed more astute, Jessica walters (mama bluth) might be more accurate.

    narciso (d1f714)

  21. One wonders why the inverse-Overton “right” (the 2 NW side alderman, Rauner, Willie Wilson in Narciso #17’s article) in Chicago is glomming on to Lightfoot. Maybe they see an easy to beat black Jane Byrne 4 years down the line. In her defense, she might be a no-fried-foods Barbara Jordan who was right only on one thing later in her life.

    urbanleftbehind (1cb9fd)

  22. Which is why it is hard to take Trump’s venial sins to heart. Nancy is the personification of political corruption. She will do anything, say anything, to continue to cling to the power and perks of the office that idiots elected her to.

    nk (dbc370)

  23. Thinking it over, I agree that Omar is not intentionally antiSemitic. She is a child of the Left….
    The Left complains that DC is owned by the corporate interests. They include mainstream Democrats in that, including Hillary and Obama. Omar’s original comments about Obama are par for the course among Leftists.
    To the Leftists, the “Israel lobby” is an instance of this, Omar was criticizing the mainstream of politics, not Jews, when she made her remarks. Of course, such a reading is true only if you ignore the genocidal program of Hamas, Palestinian insistence on violence, and all the other things which make support for Israel the moral thing to do…

    Kishnevi (f6ba20)

  24. But I do like Ilhan’s attacks on Obama. It’s an ill hanwind that blows nobody no good.

    nk (dbc370)

  25. @5. Good point, Sammy. Peruse a list of profit driven American firms willing, if not eager, to do business w/fascist governments and w/investments in the expanding Nazi Europe of that era and it’s revealing. Today, we tend not to look under that rock; hindsight shows it doesn’t paint a pretty, flag-waving picture.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  26. She seems the lesser lizard, yes it’s the typical peoples republic nationalist which is rampant from east Africa to west Africa

    Narciso (6c8f0c)

  27. But I do like Ilhan’s attacks on Obama. It’s an ill hanwind that blows nobody no good.

    Anyone who thinks Obama was a Communist or a Muslim should read what actual Communists and Muslims have said about him…

    Kishnevi (f6ba20)

  28. @24. I don’t think she is either- but bait ‘n’ hate makes for the usual wedge issue for a few news cycles. It’s low-hanging fruit. They managed to debate the popularity of Nickelback too… naming post offices to come. America’s tax dollars at work.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  29. Tito and Stalin broke up, too. And soon after, Khrushchev and Mao, because Mao thought Khrushchev was not Communist enough, having denounced Stalin.

    nk (dbc370)

  30. …but the 37-year-old Congresswoman can’t be held accountable for her bigotry because she’s an immigrant and person “of color.”

    JVW (27f083) — 3/8/2019 @ 1:30 pm

    That’s the problem with Pelosi’s treatment of Omar: By default, Pelosi has to pick her poison if she is going to continue to shield Omar from accusations of anti-Semitism: either she’s an imbecilic child who doesn’t understand what words mean, or she’s just an ignorant immigrant, or a WOC. This is how the left corners themselves.

    Dana (023079)

  31. Smollett indicted; facing 16 felony counts and if convicted, in excess of 15 years in prison.

    Having led an ‘otherwise blameless life’… 47 months should do.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  32. Where’s the Match Game, dammit!?!?

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  33. That is not Illinois law. The prosecutor is grandstanding. Illinois is a concurrent sentencing, one act-one crime state. There was one false reporting of one crime, battery. Maybe you can stretch it to two crimes because there were two assailants. That’s it. Even if the judge lets all counts go to the jury (doubtful), and even if the jury brings back sixteen guilty verdicts (doubtful), Smollett’s maximum custodial sentence (doubtful) will still be three years with day to day “good time” plus whatever the current “administrative good time” is, for an effective total of fifteen or sixteen months.

    nk (dbc370)

  34. For those who didn’t see Omar’s comments re Obama, here they are (from an interview with Politico):

    As she saw it, the party ostensibly committed to progressive values had become complicit in perpetuating the status quo. Omar says the “hope and change” offered by Barack Obama was a mirage. Recalling the “caging of kids” at the U.S.-Mexico border and the “droning of countries around the world” on Obama’s watch, she argues that the Democratic president operated within the same fundamentally broken framework as his Republican successor.

    “We can’t be only upset with Trump. … His policies are bad, but many of the people who came before him also had really bad policies. They just were more polished than he was,” Omar says. “And that’s not what we should be looking for anymore. We don’t want anybody to get away with murder because they are polished. We want to recognize the actual policies that are behind the pretty face and the smile.”

    However, she is now claiming her words were distorted and mischaracterized. .

    Exhibit A of how reporters distort words.

    I’m an Obama fan! I was saying how Trump is different from Obama, and why we should focus on policy not politics.

    This is why I always tape my interviews.

    She included the audio of the interview with her explanation tweet. To my ear it backs up the written quote provided by Politico. What do you think?

    Dana (023079)

  35. “If Nance didn’t condescend she wouldn’t scend at all“

    Bang Gunley (5a4596)

  36. I don’t know what the dickens is going on with the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office lately. It used to be very professional, and it would graduate the best judges in the Criminal Division. Now it looks like Orange County.

    nk (dbc370)

  37. Omar is a practitioner of taqqiya. I’m a little surprised that she would say that about 0bama, but she did.

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  38. “We all know you have to be tolerant of those lesser beings. They haven’t had the advantages all us mobbed up Italians have had”

    Bang Gunley (5a4596)

  39. To my ear it backs up the written quote provided by Politico. What do you think?

    The original quote says what Leftists have long said about Obama.
    Her backtracking suggests that she has belatedly realized that what African-Americans think about a man they consider one of their own, and what Americans who are actually from Africa like herself, are two different things. And that while mainstream Democrats will merely nod and smile when you criticize Israel, they don’t like people who actually criticize Obama and/or the Clintons.

    Kishnevi (f6ba20)

  40. Whelp he forced the cpd to waste two weeks and hundreds of office to investigate this travismockasham

    Narciso (6c8f0c)

  41. ‘That’s not Illinois law…’

    “I’ll be the judge of that!” – T.S. Ellis III

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  42. This thing Ilhan, I just can’t handle it
    This thing Ilhan, I must get round to it
    I ain’t ready
    Silly little thing Ilhan

    This thing (this thing)
    Ilhan (Ilhan)
    It cries (like a baby)
    In a cradle all night
    It swings (woo woo)
    It jives (woo woo)
    It threatens my Speakership
    I don’t like it
    Silly little thing Ilhan

    There goes my caucus
    Going hard left
    It drives me crazy
    It gives me hot and cold fever
    Then it makes me want to shout “Palomino”

    I gotta be cool, relax, get hip
    And get out my Robert’s
    Won’t take a back seat, hitch-hike
    Take a long ride on my motorbike
    Until I’m ready
    Silly little thing Ilhan

    nk (dbc370)

  43. @20. “It would be refreshing to listen to a few conservatives getting the air time…”

    Golly-gee… rumor has it they have their very own television cable news network and lots and lots of radio-talking heads, too.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  44. 5

    >Now the fact of the matter is they are far better than the people they displace.

    Tell me if I’m wrong, but the plain interpretation of your statement is that illegal immigrants are better than the people who belong here, who are a continuation of the American story their ancestors invested in, and who are, in fact, being negatively impacted by illegal immigration — in your own word, displaced.

    Is that what you are saying?

    Is that what you think about my kids?

    If so, you are scum.

    If not, please clarify.

    Puggle (3257d4)

  45. Actually, immigration IS the American story, and those “illegal” immigrants are its continuation.

    Kishnevi (9ea923)

  46. “Actually, immigration IS the American story, and those “illegal” immigrants are its continuation.”
    Kishnevi (9ea923) — 3/8/2019 @ 8:02 pm

    People hopping on a plane and overstaying a visa, or walking across a border with a one year old infant as cover or bogus asylum claim, is a total continuation of how my ancestors arrived 160 years ago.

    Munroe (a6c620)

  47. Munroe, you probably mean to be sarcastic, but in fact that is exactly what it is.

    Kishnevi (9ea923)

  48. Why can’t people ever recognize the difference between legal and illegal immigration?

    harkin (58beea)

  49. Because they believe they have the right to be selective in the laws they follow. It’s arrogant and it’s sad.

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  50. Many are selective because they believe the people thumbing their noses at federal law will vote the way they want them to.

    Try being selective about paying your taxes.

    harkin (58beea)

  51. 44- I’m talking about people that can make a difference – Our elected republicans, they be all woke, like you.

    mg (8cbc69)

  52. @52. They have multiple platforms and don’t make a difference; desperate personal attacks only prove it all the more so.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  53. @50.’… selective in the laws they follow. It’s arrogant and sad.’

    Manafort seems happy enough. This week, at least.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  54. Jessica tate seemed more astute, Jessica walters (mama bluth) might be more accurate.

    Alas, Jessica Tate died the other day. Nothing to do with tennis though.

    Kevin M (21ca15)

  55. Pelosi wants to be speaker at any price. when omar sez jump nancy only asks how high. the democrat base loathes pelosi more then they loathe the clintons and thats saying something! Black caucus to nancy pelosi we run the party now whitey along with the brown caucus and bernie bros. it’s dehonkifacation of the democrat party. you conservatives are like concentration camp inmates watching the S.S. argue about the method of your extermination.

    lany (3c6521)

  56. I expect a new speaker soon. Won’t be Hoyer, won’t be AOC. I’m betting on Speaker Waters. Maxine knows how to keep order at least. It will be a train-wreck, but it will be on time.

    Kevin M (21ca15)

  57. you conservatives are like concentration camp inmates watching the S.S. argue about the method of your extermination.

    I could read that as hoping we are all murdered. I take that as a personal attack.

    Kevin M (21ca15)

  58. Your so woke, lany, did DCSCA wake you?

    mg (8cbc69)

  59. Pelosi is as scared of Omar/AOC as Congress is scared of Trump. But Trump is President whereas Omar and AOC are clueless freshmen. She should assert herself now.

    JRH (fe281f)

  60. “Manafort seems happy enough.”

    Treat illegals like Manafort? I like it.

    harkin (58beea)

  61. Pardon included?

    Let it be said that I also would be willing to treat illegals like< Manafort, so long as I get to treat them to Roger Stone, shanked in the yard after he dies that two finger gangbanger crap salute.

    urbanleftbehind (1cb9fd)

  62. These guys are gonna have to grow a pair to deal with teh New Radicals… https://youtu.be/UyWBmTq3JJw

    Colonel Haiku (eb0b95)

  63. @58 thats analogy trying to get thru the cob webs. subtlety doesn’t work here I have found out.

    lany (53cb7e)

  64. @61. Until you get the bill; three squares, free housing, wardrobe, free medical w/dental, cable TV, libraries, exercise and gym facilities; they’d likely would never have it so good.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  65. @59. Try this in 202: in case of emergency, break glass and shout ‘Reagan’– dead silence, dead messenger; dead message.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  66. ^2020.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  67. Well…

    urbanleftbehind (1cb9fd)

  68. @66 this is the party of trump your right reaganism has been run out of the republican party by former southern white trash democrats who now vote republican. they are populists not free trade libertarian conservatives. yelling guns and god as you send their jobs out of the country doesn’t work anymore.

    lany (53cb7e)

  69. @69. Welcome to 1964; what goes around, comes around.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  70. Following up on my comment at #35, it appears that Ilhan Omar has now deleted her tweet in which she defended herself (for her negative comments about Obama) by claiming Politico mischaracterized what she very clearly said. Very clearly, because we can all still listen to the audio here.

    Dana (023079)

  71. now linda sarsour is one of the puppet masters along with Chakrabarti,

    https://dailycaller.com/2019/03/09/bruce-ohr-glenn-simpson-testimony/

    narciso (d1f714)

  72. OT, but for grins… As of 3/8 5pm Pacific, I am no longer gainfully employed. My friends, I’ve joined the Ranks of the Retired … and it’s feeling good, but a little weird. My lovely wife has been drawing SS since she turned 62. When I was applying for my SS (and Mcare pt B) benefits the young man I was dealing with tells me “oh, since you were full retirement age when you turned 66 last September, your wife gets a retroactive amount… do you want that?” I said, “so it doesn’t affect anything on what we’ll be getting on a monthly basis (thinking what’s the angle here?)” He says no, it won’t. I say “well, I guess I’d be a fool not to want it”. So, I wake up this morning, check the bank balance as I normally do each Saturday, and there’s been a $5100 SS deposit, which would be for my wife, as mine won’t begin until late May. I think to myself, “gee… retired for not even 24 hours and I already love being a Democrat!”

    Colonel Haiku (eb0b95)

  73. congrats coronello,

    narciso (d1f714)

  74. Thanks, narciso! Going to f

    Colonel Haiku (eb0b95)

  75. Feel funky for a while…

    Colonel Haiku (eb0b95)

  76. @73 paul ryan and the republicans would have taken the $5100 given it to the rich and say you owe them $5100!

    lany (a6db74)

  77. There once was a girl named Omar,
    Who came to our shores from afar.
    She’s a Jew-baiting bint,
    Which should give you a hint:
    A door’s not a door ‘f it’s ajar.

    My best wishes on your retirement, Haiku.

    nk (dbc370)

  78. Thanks much, nk! And an excellent limerick, as well.

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  79. Up your nose with a rubber hose and then some time on teh waterboard for you, perry!

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  80. There was once was a gal from Somalia
    If yer name was bin Laden she’d follow ya
    Gave her clitoris a clippin’
    When she spoke she was trippin’
    Leftwing lemmings were totes enthralledia

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  81. “Since she entered Congress earlier this year, freshman Minnesota congresswoman Ilhan Omar has consistently made news with her anti-Semitism, which may yet force the Democratic Party into a corner. Less noticed—and apparently even less troubling to her party—is the hostility Omar shows in public statements about her adopted country. Omar was born in Somalia, which she fled with her family at age nine, during the country’s civil war. She spent four years in a refugee camp in Kenya until the United States rescued her and her family in 1995. It’s not surprising that she has made her remarkable experience a centerpiece of her political campaigns and public life.

    What is surprising is the extent to which her narrative consists of complaints about the intolerance, racism, inequity, and filth that she found when she came to the United States, and since. Gratitude, for the country and the people who saved and welcomed her family, is largely absent from her telling. Interviewed on the popular Pod Save America podcast, Omar explained that when her family was preparing for resettlement in America, they watched orientation videos “about the life that they are to expect once they arrive here . . . happy families, and dinner tables where there is an abundance of food, images of happy young children running off to their school buses . . . images of a country where people are happy and leading a life that is prosperous. You are really looking forward to life as you see it on that screen.”

    Life in American was not like the images she saw in the welcome video, Omar insists. “When we landed,” she recalls, “I saw panhandlers on the side of the streets, there being trash everywhere, and graffiti on the side of the walls.” Omar asked her father why America fell so short of what she had been promised, and he told her to “hold on, we will get to our America.” Omar has still not arrived in the America she was promised, though she has now been elected to Congress. We continue to disappoint her. “The current reality that people live in . . . an America where you can’t access the justice system equally because you are born with a different race, or a different gender, or are born into a different class, that isn’t the America that I heard about, that isn’t the America that I watched.”

    Omar told a similar story to CNN’s Christiane Amanpour, saying that she noticed “a disconnect between the ideals of America and the actual reality.” This is a constant theme. She did not expect, she has said, to “go to school with kids who were worried about food as much as I was worried about it in a refugee camp.”
    America is not only as deprived as an East African refugee camp, the country is also filled with people who don’t recognize how lucky they are to admit people like Ilhan Omar. Unlike our violent and unpredictable natives, including the notorious “ISIS bride,” whom Omar makes a point of noting is “not an immigrant, but an American born to a family of diplomats,” immigrants like her “went through years of vetting and went through the process of becoming citizens. I mean we have been fingerprinted, tested, more than any American has ever been who’s born in this country.” Like many on the left, Omar believes that America’s purpose is to admit immigrants and make them feel welcome. To the extent that Americans “make room” for the next wave of immigrants, they fulfill the American dream; to the extent that they fail to be welcoming, they betray it.”

    https://www.city-journal.org/ilhan-omar-immigration

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  82. 35. 71. Dana (023079) — 3/9/2019 @ 1:26 pm

    Very clearly, because we can all still listen to the audio here.

    I can’t really – the audio is too low. Is there a way to make it louder.

    She probably deleted her tweet because it was critical of Obama. Didn’t she say, echoing Republicans, that Obama did the same thing as Trump – he also put children in cages – he was only more polished than Trump.

    Sammy Finkelman (102c75)

  83. 50.`Colonel Haiku (2601c0) — 3/8/2019 @ 8:52 pm

    Because they believe they have the right to be selective in the laws they follow. It’s arrogant and it’s sad.

    eryy large portions of the population are like that. They buy marijuana. They hire household workers without paying taxes. They register their cars in other states to save on auto insurance. They register their children as living in different addresses, so as to get into better, or more convenient, schools. They import prescription medicines from Canada or Mexico.

    Sammy Finkelman (102c75)

  84. They double ark. They speed. They cross against the light. They jaywalk.

    Sammy Finkelman (102c75)

  85. A lot of that sort of life choice Mr. F, happens in states that are victims of the SALT deduction removal and standard i/o deduction swap. I wonder how much additional money was wrested into federal coffers from the same taxpayers in 2018 vs. 2017.if the total was north of 1 B, I would have pled for that and fty 2019 to be for the wall fund.
    Then beyond 2019 tax year get the border adjustment and remittance tax going and return to the status quo ante on federal personnel income taxes.

    urbanleftbehind (1cb9fd)

  86. Oh snap, Prof. Reynolds may have been plagiarized:

    http://www.reuters.com/article/us-elizabethwarren-technology-idUSKCN1QP1M0

    urbanleftbehind (1cb9fd)

  87. She settled in Minnesota even though she has a degree from north Dakota state:
    https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/nicholas-fondacaro/2019/03/10/abcs-moran-concedes-reckoning-media-if-no-collusion-found

    Narciso (9385d6)

  88. soon to be former ABC corespondent

    mg (8cbc69)

  89. Former Democrat congessional aide “Two Buck” Chuck Todd…

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  90. rush call him f chuck, chuck is his middle name, and kendall high ’90, yes he came from south florida, ‘I apologize unreservedly’

    narciso (d1f714)

  91. So did Chuck know Dr. Weston and all 4 of the old ladies that lived in the one house?

    urbanleftbehind (1cb9fd)

  92. How much news would a Chuck Todd chuck if a Chuck Todd could chuck news? A Chuck Todd would chuck all the news that a Chuck Todd could chuck if a Chuck Todd could chuck news.

    Kishnevi (65c56e)

  93. Three bags full, kishnevi!

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  94. There once was a mook named Chuck Todd
    And some viewers did think it quite odd
    That each Sunday he’d suck
    Like he don’t give a f*ck
    Mom and Dad spoiled young Chuck and spared rod

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  95. A mew musical:

    Chucky Todd
    Demon Anchor of media street

    OK, so maybe it doesn’t make much sense, but then…

    felipe (023cc9)

  96. It’s a good update of sweeney Todd, heh.

    Narciso (6523ec)

  97. Heh. Bullseye, Kishnevi.

    felipe (023cc9)

  98. This link seems to work, but there’s a paywall
    https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/andrew-murray-hitler-is-the-most-hated-because-he-killed-whites-m3lt0qx78

    I seem to remember the mass killings in India/Pakistan happened when, and because, the British departed.

    Kishnevi (e85727)


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