We Hope It's a Deal Please Sign It + Kamala Harris Gets Attacked by the Left

They’re not even saying what they agreed on. Come on. Senator Shelby, as well, was the only one to actually come out and do much talking at all about the apparent “deal-in-principle” that they had reached. We don’t know at this point what the final figure for funding of border barriers is either.

What changed from earlier on Monday and later on Sunday? When it appeared that Democrat demands for limited beds for holding illegal aliens as a way of limiting enforcement by ICE and somehow playing to their raging progressive base who want ICE eliminated, were preventing any sort of agreement?

Who gave up what to get this done? Assuming somehow this possible deal, devoid of any detail, will actually still be standing by tomorrow evening?

As a Roll Call story's subtitle says, "Numbers expected in the coming days."

In other words, what that subtitle says is that an actual deal is expected in the coming days in a desperate act to make the Friday deadline in accordance with House and Senate Rules. But we should be optimistic right? New York Democratic Rep Nita Lowey said, "Some people may think it's a great deal. Some people may come and attack it. But we did it together."

When asked if President Trump would approve, Senator Shelby said, "We think so. We hope so."

Or as most of us might say at this point..."We'll see."

Moving on to another interesting development, The Daily Beast has a piece out that's quite critical of Kamala Harris' days as AG of California and as a prosecutor in San Francisco. In Brown v. Plata which revolved around the idea that the state's overcrowded prison's were cruel and unusual punishment, lawyers for the state of California argued that releasing non-violent offenders would,

"... negatively affect the prison's labor programs, including one that allowed certain inmates to fight California's wildfires for about $2 a day."

"Extending 2-for-1 credits to all minimum custody inmates at this time would severely impact fire camp participation--a dangerous outcome while California is in the middle of a difficult fire season and severe drought," lawyers for Harris wrote in the filing, noting that the fire camp program required physical fitness in addition to a level of clearance that allowed the felon to be offsite.

Not only that, they noted, draining the prisons of "minimum custody inmates" would deplete the labor force both internally and in local communities where low-level, non-violent offenders worked for pennies on the dollar collecting trash and tending to city parks. A federal three-judge panel ordered both sides to confer about the plaintiffs' demands, and the state agreed to extend the 2-for-1 credits to all eligible minimum security prisoners."

Since she began hinting at running for president, conservative media have been criticizing her hypocrisy on law-and-order issues. It appears that left-wing media like the Beast are now jumping on that bandwagon. As the Jackie Kucinich in her article in The Daily Beast goes on to say,

"The incident is just a small part of Harris's long career as a prosecutor, which has drawn scrutiny from Democrats and activists who describe her as a latecomer to the social justice movement.

... 'Time after time, when progressives urged her to embrace criminal justice reforms as a district attorney and then the state's attorney general, Ms. Harris opposed them or stayed silent,' Lara Bazelon, a law professor and the former director of the Loyola Law School Project for the Innocent in Los Angeles, wrote in a blistering op-ed in The New York Times a week before Harris formally launched her campaign."

In a recent survey of his colleagues at The Washington Examiner, Tim Carney asked them who (if they were Trump) would they fear to run against and who would they want to run against. Kamala Harris got 1 fear and 1 want. Interestingly given how she's been raked over the coals in the press over her nasty treatment of her aides, Amy Klobuchar got 2 fears. However, the King of fears for the journalists at the Examiner imagining being Trump was Joe Biden, with 5 fears out of a possible 12.

So, Senator Harris is basically being attacked from both sides of the spectrum. That could be seen as good somehow, but one feels it's more a case of people not really trusting her. We'll see what the Junior Senator from California does to improve that problem. And if it works at all.

Posted by Keeley at February 12, 2019 9:55 PM
Comment #438013

Kamala. Is that short for Kamalion, a lizard that changes it’s colors to protect itself?

Well, she likes older men, so I’ll put her in the “Candidates the American male wants to bone”. column with Hillbilly i.e. Eleanor Clift.

Her parents look like they’re from India. I wonder if there are black people in India. Are there black Indians? There are white hispanics, black white people, female men and male women, why not black Indians?

Democratics should get themselves a war hero on the ballot. Sergent Stubby the first war-dog would fit right in. Who cares if he’s dead, the dead have run, even been elected before. They vote! Imagine the influence a dead war-dog would have on the Dead vote! Anything’s possible, right Democratics?

Posted by: Weary Willie at February 13, 2019 11:42 AM
Comment #438014

Too bad The Destroyer of Civilizations, Cortez is still an unviable tissue mass. She would make the Democratics proud.

Posted by: Weary Willie at February 13, 2019 11:49 AM
Comment #438018

Trump conducted what is arguably the worst negotiating by a president in modern history, and he is about to get smoked. What an idiot. He will eat what is less than what was offered before the shutdown. And that is even less than the two offers from last year. It is mind boggling bad.

But wait! Rasmussen polling says Trump’s approval rating has been turned up to 11. Because 10 just wasn’t enough.

So now Trump is trying to convince everyone the Wall is already being constructed, and apparently it is so far along, and even transparent, so he will declare it is finished sometime later this year. You just can’t see it.

Oh. And Mexico will pay for it.

Or maybe not. But the 14th renegotiation of NAFTA will pay for it. Except that the new NAFTA hasn’t been signed. Other than that, we should be good.

Meanwhile, on August 2nd, 2016, The Trump Campaign Manager and the Trump Campaign Deputy Manager met with a Russian asset at the 666 Kushner property. Manafort provided the asset, Kilimnik, with internal Trump campaign polling data. The three participants left the meeting by separate exits. Nice touch.

Kilimnik has already been indicted by the SCO. Manafort has already pleaded guilty to multiple felonies, and will probably spend the rest of his life in jail. Gates has already pleaded guilty to felonies as part of a plea bargain.

And don’t forget Flynn! At the sentencing hearing, the judge in that trial asked the Prosecutor why Flynn was not being tried for treason. Not a good sign for all you Flynn supporters. Sentencing was delayed when Flynn’s lawyers realized the judge was about to throw Flynn in the slammer with a harsh sentence.

Posted by: phx8 at February 13, 2019 4:05 PM
Comment #438019

Poor phx8. It is sad when an intelligent person keeps on repeating tired old lies. I refuse to make his life worse by pointing out all his stinking thinking.

No evidence of Trump collusion with Russians.

The economy is great despite Liberal denial.

New trade deal with China coming soon.

Wall Street is rocking with good news.

Some Dem wanna-be president senators are actually calling for socialism. They won’t make it to the first round of debates.

Posted by: Royal Flush at February 13, 2019 4:19 PM
Comment #438021

Before the shutdown: “There’s not going to be any wall money in the legislation.” - Pelosi


After the shutdown: The compromise, which bipartisan negotiators struck late Monday after reviving stalled talks, includes $1.375 billion for 55 miles of new fences along the border…


Of course we won’t know for sure until everything is done.

Is sharing polling data a crime? Or is the crime that you are talking about them using three different exits?

Any plea bargains or convictions dealing with colluding with Russia?

Posted by: kctim at February 13, 2019 4:35 PM
Comment #438022

Oh, and about Flynn: Judge Sullivan is now trying to walk back some of his rhetoric before the break. Says he was just asking about treason, not saying that Flynn committed it. “Don’t read too much into the questions I asked.” Sullivan says he couldn’t even tell you what the elements of treason are.


You’re not very good at this Phx8.

Posted by: kctim at February 13, 2019 4:36 PM
Comment #438024

Felipe Gomez Alonzo


Yalambojoch, Guatemala — Villagers in this remote indigenous community of western Guatemala did their best Sunday to give a proper farewell to Felipe Gomez Alonzo, the 8-year-old migrant boy who died in U.S. custody at a New Mexico hospital on Christmas Eve. They held a candlelight vigil, draped his small white coffin with flowers and then carried him to his final resting place.

Jakelin Amei Rosmery Caal Maquin


This is the nation Tr-mp has created: A country that continues to dehumanize and criminalize Central American migrants without any sense of compassion or explanation for the root causes of why people are fleeing their countries in the first place. Jakelin died from cardiac arrest caused by severe dehydration and shock a day after she and her father turned themselves in to CBP on the U.S.-Mexico border in New Mexico. A child is dead and the current administration shows no remorse. Instead, just deflections about responsibility and cheap political talking points.

Posted by: ohrealy at February 13, 2019 5:39 PM
Comment #438025

“Official: Guatemalan boy who died in U.S. custody tested positive for influenza B, final cause of death remains under investigation”


Did he get his flu shot before coming here?

“she “reportedly had not eaten or consumed water for several days.”


You guys don’t even try any more.

Posted by: kctim at February 13, 2019 6:01 PM
Comment #438026
open-borders phx8 wrote: Oh. And Mexico will pay for it [border wall].
Only a moron would interpret “Mexico will pay for the wall” to mean that Mexico is going to pay for the wall directly. Most people of average intelligence understood that Mexico will pay indirectly for the wall, via:
  • (a) renegotiation of NAFTA;
  • (b) temporary border closings due to caravans;
  • (c) reduction of number of illegal immigrants successfully trespassing the border;
  • (d) fewer illegal immigrants sending money back to Mexico;
  • (e) a reduction in net monetary losses due to illegal immigration currently estimated to be $296+ Billion (or more) per year;
  • (f) a reduction of the 2,000 homicides per year by criminal non-citizens,
  • (g)a reduction in numerous other crimes, such as drug and human trafficking, etc., etc., etc.
The cost of all of that far, far exceeds the $5.7 Billion requested for border barriers in certain locations (not the entire length of the southern border).
Posted by: d.a.n at February 13, 2019 6:41 PM
Comment #438028

Doesn’t that guy that stood with Cortez, the Civilization Killer, look like Peter O’Toole?


Posted by: Weary Willie at February 13, 2019 7:16 PM
Comment #438031


“Those responsible for providing safe, sanitary conditions and proper medical care failed this little girl, and it caused her to die a painful death. Mariee Juarez entered a healthy baby girl and 20 days later was discharged a gravely ill child with a life-threatening respiratory infection,

Some of the Other ICE deaths last year:

Mergensana Amar, a 40-year-old Russian national, died in November when he was removed from life support 11 days after trying to kill himself in his cell at the Northwest Detention Center. Amar tried to hang himself after being removed from a brief suicide watch that began when guards found a rope under his bed, according to the Washington Post. Amar had participated in a hunger strike; he died in the same month he was scheduled to be deported. “I would prefer to die on this soil than go back to Russia,” he told a Human Rights Watch researcher, according to a report on the news site Crosscut.

Roxana Hernández, a transgender woman from Honduras, died in May in Ice custody in New Mexico. She was hospitalized with symptoms of pneumonia, dehydration and complications associated with HIV. Her death prompted protests, with civil rights groups calling her treatment negligent. “During her first week in the United States, Roxy’s body and spirit quickly deteriorated,” said the immigrant rights groups Pueblo Sin Fronteras, Al Otro Lado and Diversidad Sin Fronteras. “Roxy died due to medical negligence by US immigration authorities.”

Yulio Castro-Garrido, 33, a Cuban national, died after being found to have pneumonia and slipping into a coma. His family asked for an investigation, saying he was healthy before being locked up at a detention center in Georgia. “It is just so unfair that he went there in full health, full of dreams, full of everything that an immigrant has to be better in this country and he just came out as a dead body,” his brother, Frank Suarez Garrido, told the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

Huy Chi Tran, 47, died at a detention center in Arizona while awaiting deportation to Vietnam. He was a legal permanent resident of the US, but had been ordered deported following a conviction for aggravated assault.

Posted by: ohrealy at February 13, 2019 9:01 PM
Comment #438045

Only a moron…
“Only a moron would interpret “Mexico will pay for the wall” to mean that Mexico is going to pay for the wall directly.” D. asks us to believe his lie once again. Remember D., repetition does not make a lie into a truth.

Only a moron would believe Trump">https://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2019/jan/10/donald-trump/trump-claims-he-never-meant-mexico-would-write-che/”>Trump and D.. Only a moron would keep repeating previously debunked BS like D. does.

While we are discussing what a moron would do I would like to get a hats off to Weary for criticizing any Dem candidate when he is supporting Trump. Although he was the best of the bunch at the repub table back in 2016 he has failed miserably as a president. An administration racked with corruption and malfeasance, Trump has earned the “Putin’s bitch” title this past two years. Even his strong points, Mr. Art of the Deal, have been shut down. Were he a man with any integrity or character he would have stepped down already. The last thing any conservative/fascist/oligarch/neo-Nazi/populist nationalist should do is point the finger at any candidate when they support Trump.

Posted by: j2t2 at February 14, 2019 11:05 AM
Comment #438046

So, your examples of what Trump has created are suicides, deadly diseases, unknown diseases, the none vaccinated, and those guilty of conspiracy to transport illegal aliens?

Oh, and child abuse?


Sounds more like you are trying to prove the need for an even bigger wall.

Posted by: kctim at February 14, 2019 11:05 AM
Comment #438047

Trump and D.

Posted by: j2t2 at February 14, 2019 11:08 AM
Comment #438048

Ah, pointing fingers.

When those on the right point fingers, they can tell you what they disagree with the candidate on and why they do not believe they aren’t a good choice.

When leftists point fingers, they engage in emotional rants with hyperbole, name calling and flinging poo.

Posted by: kctim at February 14, 2019 1:00 PM
Comment #438051

Well kctim lets get a few issues straight here. First of all the projection by those on the right is incredible. The con job they currently use, the “radical” left is laughable coming from Trump and his supporters. Second The radical response to the green deal by the right is not just a rant it is a rant devoid of truth. Third D. lies about what Trump meant is laughable if they weren’t repeated as truth so often.

Fourth, go read Wearys comment #438013 and tell me that is an example of a guy on the right “they can tell you what they disagree with the candidate on and why they do not believe they aren’t a good choice.” Laughable isn’t it, coming from someone who supports Trump!

Posted by: j2t2 at February 14, 2019 4:19 PM
Comment #438053

“The radical response to the green deal by the right is not just a rant it is a rant devoid of truth.”

We are very interested in the opinion of our Liberal Pals like j2t2. Will he please explain what the truth is about the “green deal”? What don’t we Conservatives understand about the deal?

Posted by: Royal Flush at February 14, 2019 4:51 PM
Comment #438055

J2, if we are going to ‘get a few issues straight here,’ then let’s do it the right way.

First, what do ‘Trump and his supporters’ actually support that you consider more ‘radical’ than the actions and stated positions of the leftists?
Second, what exactly has been said about the GND that is ‘devoid of truth’? I have read it more than once and it actually is very poorly written and quite ‘radical’. The problem is that nobody on the left wants to discuss it.
Third, Trump and every candidate before him, made campaign promises and exaggerations that any thinking person knew would not be possible.
My question though, is why are you wasting time arguing about what you think Trump meant when you should be posting facts about all this ‘corruption, malfeasance’ and right-wing projection you claim?
Fourth, you haven’t asked Weary or anyone else why they disagree with candidate Harris.

Posted by: kctim at February 14, 2019 5:43 PM
Comment #438082


This is VoteSmart’s take on Kamala Harris’ political courage. Notice she has 0 (ZERO) Official Positions. If her position on the stated issue isn’t “Unknown” it’s “Inferred”. Vote Smart says there are no “Official” positions attributed to Kamala Harris, or should I say Kamallian.

Posted by: Weary Willie at February 15, 2019 11:34 AM
Comment #438088
Kamala Harris was born on October 20, 1964, in Oakland, California, to a Tamil Indian mother and a Jamaican father.

She doesn’t call herself African-American. He calls herself black. The closest her family got to Africa is Jamaica and India. What color is she, j2t2? Did you even know she wasn’t African-American?

Posted by: Weary Willie at February 15, 2019 11:54 AM
Comment #438377
j2t2 lies again, and so does Politifact:Trump and D.
Nowhere in that Politifact article did Trump explicitly say Mexico was going to write out a “check”.
Simply look at the (false) Politifact article, press CTRL-F, and then search for “check”.
Nowhere is there any quote where Trump states that Mexico is going to write out a “check”.
Good try though, but once again, your are wrong (as usual).
Again, j2t2, thanks for being the gift that keeps on giving.
Posted by: d.a.n at February 20, 2019 9:21 PM
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