Video has surfaced of Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) telling a meeting of the islamofascist hate group CAIR that 9-11 was just “some people did something.” Sure. And World War II was that “spot of unpleasantness with that German chap.”
Omar is defending herself against criticism over her remarks by retreating to the usual charges of “islamophobia;” even accusing Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) of “dangerous incitement” for quoting her abominable excuses for the 9-11 terrorists. That’s the important lesson here: anti-Semitic muslims are the real victims of 9-11.
Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) has announced he intends to form a commission to study the idea of paying African-Americans “reparations” for slavery. The idea of forcing white people to give money to black people - for something that happened before any of them were alive - is becoming a central issue for the Democrats’ 2020 strategy. A “white people” tax. There’s a unifying idea.
Rep. Eric Swalwell responded to pushback over his plan to forcibly “buy back” the millions of AR-15s and other so-called “assault rifles” from legal owners. The Congressman, who is running on a national gun confiscation platform, tweeted to a critic: “Keep your #2A rights. Keep your shotguns, keep your pistols, keep your rifles. I just want to take the most dangerous weapons out of the hands of the most dangerous people.” Swalwell didn’t clarify which weapons and people he considers “dangerous,” but given his previous threats of nuclear annihilation for gun owners, the smart money is on “all.”
During a hearing of the House Financial Services Committee, Chairwoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) blasted representatives for several major banks over their efforts to curb student loan debt. The execs gently reminded Waters that student loans were nationalized under President Barack Obama nearly a decade ago; something they were doubtless surprised to learn the Chair of the committee which oversees banks didn’t know. Don’t blame Maxine. OneUnited didn’t include that in her “Banks’n’U” primer.
During an appearance before the Senate Appropriations subcommittee that oversees the Justice Department, Attorney General William Barr testified that he thinks “spying did occur” against the campaign of President Donald Trump during the 2016 election. With Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) preparing to send criminal referrals over the alleged incidents, Democrats were none too pleased to hear Barr’s concerns. The last time the Democrats seemed this nervous, John Podesta was telling them to go home, and Hillary would release a statement in the morning.
Scientists have announced that a consortium of observers making up the Event Horizon Telescope have successfully produced an image of a black hole. The supermassive black hole at the center of the Messier 87 galaxy is nearly 55 million light years away from Earth, and its mass is estimated at over 6 billion times that of our own Sun. Or approximately the size of Alec Baldwin’s head.