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You can’t make this stuff up. Just when you thought that Minnesota’s Department of Human Services couldn’t get more corrupt, more proof surfaces proving that it’s totally corrupted. It’s worth noting that the DFL was in charge the vast majority of the time that DHS was corrupted.

Let’s start with the fact that there are 3 new scandals that DHS has to deal with.

Just recently we learned of three new financial management errors at the department. Counties and tribes will have to foot the bill for these mistakes, to the tune of more than $20 million. We also learned that DHS and other state agencies routinely violated state contract and spending laws, with more than 1,800 violations in the last year alone.

Sen. Michelle Benson had this to say about the situation:

I am cautiously optimistic that the new commissioner, Jodi Harpstead, is sincerely interested in fixing the problems at the department. She has made a habit of personally calling to let me know of new problems before they have become public. This is a welcome change of pace from the last few years. However, I will continue to judge her by her actions rather than her words, and if we don’t see adequate progress we will hold her accountable.

I do, however, expect far more from Gov. Walz. He doesn’t seem remotely interested in the problems happening on his watch and he has not been willing to engage with legislative leaders. If he doesn’t get in the game soon, we are going to have big problems. He can’t ignore this.

Gov. Walz has paid attention to the insulin crisis, though that’s largely been fixed. Gov. Walz hasn’t paid much attention to the DHS problem because that ‘just’ involves mismanaging millions of taxpayers’ dollars. Then there’s this from Rep. Mary Franson:

Carolyn Ham, the former Inspector General, is still on paid leave from DHS. She repeatedly showed poor judgement in addressing fraud in the Child Care Assistance Program. Based on emails obtained through a data request, it appears she had more interest in managing the political ramifications of the fraud than investigating the fraud itself.

Ham also continued working with the Minnesota Minority Child Care Association (MMCCA), even though the President of MMCCA was sanctioned by DHS for fraud. She tried to throw off reporters looking into her relationship with the MMCCA president, saying she “didn’t recall” meeting with him, even though he claimed they met three times.

Rather than Carolyn Ham updating the Legislature on fraud investigations, she instead went to MMCCA and another activist association to solicit input on the fraud situation and discuss “consequences for political agendas.” Then, when a story about $100 million in Child Care Assistance fraud was about to break, Ham wanted to give MMCCA a “heads up.”

Wow! That’s bigtime corruption on steroids. Unfortunately, that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Here’s more:

Included in the documents I received from DHS, I also learned that a Deputy Inspector was told during a meeting with child care providers that “it is well known that providers give kickbacks to mothers for bringing their children and supplied fake paychecks.” Meanwhile, our investigators are being treated like criminals while DHS is completely aware that corruption is present in the CCAP program.

What isn’t disputed is that he DFL is in charge of DHS. The DHS is part of the executive branch, which is the governor’s responsibility. We’ve had DFL control of DHS for a decade. Finally, there’s this frightening report:

In one email, an employee debated issuing a check to a child care center for $24,000, rather than the usual electronic payment. The reason for the change? Their initial payment was rejected due to the account being frozen – because the center’s owner is associated with a Taliban official.

How do you ask that question after seeing the account is frozen? This isn’t just a meaningless detail. It’s a major red flag and the DFL missed it entirely. That type of incompetence can’t be tolerated.

While appearing on Tucker Carlson’s show last night, Piers Morgan criticized the Americans who booed President Trump at the Washington Nationals-Houston Astros World Series game. Particularly of note was his memory of the night that Osama bin Laden was assassinated by US Special Forces in a compound in Pakistan”

“My mind went back to when Usama bin Laden was killed,” he said. “I was in New York City that night. There was widespread jubilation throughout New York, throughout Washington, throughout America. This was a unified response from a country jubilant at seeing the end of the grisly demise of the leader of Al Qaeda.” All of America rejoiced because bin Laden masterminded the killing of over 3,000 Americans on 9/11. Bin Laden’s death was an American victory. Republicans didn’t hesitate in rejoicing because bin Laden’s demise was good for America.

By comparison, Morgan highlighted the Nationals’ fans booing President Trump when it was announce he and the First Lady were attending the game. Some fans even chanted “lock him up.” For Washingtonians, it was just another moment to express their hatred for President Trump. A significant portion of the people attending the game were card-carrying members of the Washington Swamp. How appropriate that they reacted like you’d expect the Swamp to react.

It’s worth noting that today’s leftists aren’t liberals. They’re hardline progressives. There’s a big difference. Liberals have a libertarian streak that’s quite noticeable. For the most part, old-fashioned liberals like Hubert Humphrey, Pat Moynihan and Paul Wellstone were happy warriors. Had they been alive to see al-Baghdadi’s death, they would’ve cheered. They likely would’ve criticized the Swamp creatures that booed President Trump.

The Swamp critters that booed President Trump were hardline progressives. Hardline progressives have a fascist streak that’s visible from outer space, even with the naked eye. They’re total sourpusses, the gloomiest of the gloomiest. Hardline progressives are Democrats, just like liberals are. The personality traits of the 2 wings of the Democratic Party couldn’t be more noticeable.

I don’t know if it’ll happen but I’d love seeing the Democratic Party return to being happy warriors who actually love the America that our Founding Fathers envisioned. I suspect, unfortunately, that we won’t see those Democrats again.

It’s finally coming out that Democrats are upset that President Trump told Turkey and Russia about the al-Baghdadi raid without notifying Pelosi, Schumer and Schiff. Pelosi and Schiff have spent the past 3 years lying about President Trump colluding with Russia but they expect to be trusted? On top of that, Schiff has been leaking cherry-picked testimony in the hopes of poisoning the jury pool.

Trust doesn’t work that way. To be trusted, you actually have to be trustworthy. Schiff, the Democrats’ Impeachment Chairman, has proven multiple times that he isn’t trustworthy. He’s leaked testimony like a sieve. He’s lied about having proof that President Trump colluded with Russia. His latest dishonesty involved Schiff making up out of whole cloth a statement he attributed to President Trump:

After a stunt like that, he expects to be trusted? If he thinks that, then he’s stupid. Then again, he might be stupid regardless.

Pelosi, in a statement released shortly after the president’s address, thanked the U.S. Special Operations forces for carrying out the raid, praising “the heroism, dedication and skill of our military and our intelligence professionals”, but questioned why the Trump administration choose to notify other nations of the raid and not congressional lawmakers.

Actually, the statement wasn’t released in a timely fashion. Veteran journalists like Maria Bartiromo commented multiple times that Speaker Pelosi hadn’t released a statement until late morning. Obviously, Pelosi was upset about not getting notified. Tough- she has herself to blame. If she hadn’t tried stabbing President Trump in the back multiple times, perhaps she wouldn’t be treated like this.

Like I said earlier, if Democrats want people to trust them, Democrats need to earn the people’s trust. That won’t happen if Democrats keep making up charges that accuse President Trump has done everything from committing treason to colluding with Russia to extorting Ukraine for personal partisan gain. The Democrats’ bitterness is stunning. The Democrats’ dishonesty is appalling. If they’re upset, let them choke on their dishonesty.

Anyone that thinks that President Trump isn’t amazing isn’t paying attention. It isn’t about whether you agree with his tweets or not. It’s about President Trump’s ability to focus on what’s most important the past month. Democrats have been trying to impeach President Trump since before he took office. That’s 3 years ago. While Resist Democrats, aka Do-Nothing Democrats, have stood against virtually everything President Trump advocated for, President Trump has implemented policies that’ve put the United States on the right path economically and from a national security standpoint.

Just 48 hours ago, Do-Nothing Democrats and their media allies criticized President Trump’s decision to pull a handful of troops out of northern Syria. Some Democrats said that “the White House had no ‘real plan’ to combat the terror group following the U.S. pullout in Syria.” Sunday morning, President Trump held an hour-long news conference to announce an operation that killed the world’s top terrorist, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. That happened without the world knowing what was happening. President Trump knew what was happening for 3 days.

Despite Democrats’ constant criticism, President Trump has made great decisions. President Trump’s economic policies have strengthened families while lifting minority families out of poverty. President Trump’s military policies have brought troops home without giving comfort to terrorists. (President Obama can’t say that.)

Despite the Democrats’ 3-year-long impeachment investigation, President Trump’s policies have made the US more prosperous, rebuilt rural America, made the US energy dominant while rebuilding the military and strengthening border security. He’s done this without a single vote from Democrats. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has strengthened the US economy. That passed without a single Democrat vote in the House or Senate.

Each day, President Trump has to listen to busybodies throw hissy fits about him allegedly committing treason or the walls closing in. He’s had to listen to has-been reporters claim that what Trump did was “worse than Watergate.” Additionally, President Trump has had to listen to commentators insist that that day’s testimony was a bombshell.

President Trump just keeps chugging along. He’s heard this crap for 3+ years. It hasn’t stopped him from giving as good as he’s gotten. It hasn’t stopped him from getting major initiatives enacted. When he puts this all together at the Convention next year, it’ll make for an impressive-sounding acceptance speech that’ll rally longtime activists and newly minted Republicans alike.

I don’t think that President Trump can walk on water but I’m convinced that he’s accomplished as much in 3 years as Bill Clinton accomplished in 8. Considering the hostile press he’s faced daily and the Do-Nothing Democrats impeachment insanity he’s had to deal with, it’s amazing he’s still standing, much less flourishing. When impeachment falls behind him, President Trump won’t have to deal with the BS that he’s had to deal with his entire presidency.

Hopefully, President Trump will be re-elected with a bigger GOP Senate majority while retaking the House away from the nuts that currently run the Democrat Party. If we have unified government again, the economy will improve and more reforms will get accomplished.

That would be truly amazing.

This morning, Democrats got news that ISIS mastermind Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi had been killed. Rumors of al-Baghdadi’s demise started leaking out around midnight last night. One of the first Democrats to get the news was Eric Swalwell, who told Chris Wallace “I was told right before I came on.”

Speaker Pelosi was upset, saying “The House must be briefed on this raid, which the Russians but not top Congressional Leadership were notified of in advance, and on the Administration’s overall strategy in the region. Our military and allies deserve strong, smart and strategic leadership from Washington.” Instead of being just praising the military’s performance, Pelosi’s statement spent too much complaining. The Russians were alerted because the strike force flew through airspace controlled jointly by Turkey and Russia. During his news conference, President Trump told reporters that the Kurds, Syrians, Turks and Russians were told that US helicopter gunships would be flying through their regions but weren’t told why they flew through.

When President Trump announced that he was pulling troops out of Syria, he took tons of criticism, including from some Republicans. Now, he’s getting praised profusely by Republicans. Pelosi wasn’t the only Democrat whining. Adam Schiff, the House Democrats’ Impeachment Chairman, couldn’t stop whining either. According to this article, Schiff said “The idea that we would pull our forces away from this vital ally, the Kurds…and now we’re sending our troops back in to protect oil?. So we’ll betray an ally, but we’ll go back in to protect the oil? That sickens me.”

The US military just killed the world’s most-wanted terrorist and Schiff is whining about a detail? Where’s the patriotism? I haven’t seen it from the Democrats. The Democrats’ statements have been, putting it charitably, qualified. This is how a patriot makes a statement:

I applaud President Trump’s announcement that U.S. special forces have eliminated ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. The world’s most wanted man has been brought to justice. The world is a safer place today.

This victory for the U.S. and our many counterterrorism partners is a significant step for the campaign against ISIS, for the future of the Middle East, and for the safety of the American people and free people around the world.

A victory like this is only possible because of the expertise, skill, and courage of those who work to keep the United States safe. I am grateful for the intelligence professionals who laid the groundwork for this raid, for the brave American servicemembers who risked everything to carry it out, and to President Trump and his team for their leadership.

While we welcome the fact that al-Baghdadi has been brought to justice, we know we cannot underestimate the resilience of terrorist groups like ISIS and al Qaeda. The important counterterrorism work of the United States, our international coalition partners, and local forces will not end with this significant victory. To the contrary, history shows us how vital it is to keep building on this victory and continue our work to set the conditions for the enduring defeat of ISIS, al Qaeda, and other terrorists in Syria, in Afghanistan, and around the world.

That’s Mitch McConnell’s statement. That’s the right pitch, the right attitude. Vice President Pence provides the best explanation of the raid in this interview:

Pence quickly dispatched the impeachment questions before quickly pivoting to killing al-Baghdadi and praising the professionalism of our special operators. Today is a day to praise our military and its commander-in-chief. Politics can wait until another day.

When President Trump officially announced that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi had been killed by US special forces, President Trump said that al-Baghdadi died while “whimpering, crying and screaming.” Unfortunately, that’s more than what Democrats have said this morning. Just moments ago, Adam Schiff, the Democrats’ Impeachment Chairman, said “Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff were not informed in advance of the U.S. special operations forces raid in northwestern Syria in which ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi died, Schiff said on ABC’s ‘This Week.'”

Considering the need for secrecy to accomplish this dangerous mission, it isn’t surprising that Pelosi and Schiff weren’t notified. They’ve done nothing to suggest that they’re trustworthy at keeping secrets. In fact, Schiff’s actions have suggested that he isn’t trustworthy whatsoever, especially on a mission this sensitive. This article highlights President Trump’s thinking:

In a press conference, Trump responded to a reporter who asked if he informed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of the strike ahead of time by confirming that he didn’t. “No, I didn’t,” Trump said. “I wanted to make sure this kept secret, I didn’t want to have men lost, and women, I didn’t want people lost.”

Implicit in that statement is that President Trump didn’t think Speaker Pelosi and Chairman Schiff could be trusted to keep this operation secret. Considering the daily selective leaking from Schiff’s closed door faux impeachment hearings, President Trump’s decision appears well-founded.

To be trusted, people need to be trustworthy. Schiff has proven to be the House’s leading liar and leaker. This was a super-sensitive mission involving dozens of our best operators. Why would President Trump trust Democrats, especially Schiff?

al-Baghdadi is killed

Here’s President Trump’s news conference:

This is a great day for the United States and the world. This isn’t the end of ISIS but it’s a great way to demoralize ISIS. This won’t help with ISIS recruitment, either. One sick bastard has breathed his last breath.

Good riddance. The only downside of this is that Democrats were too partisan to issue a statement congratulating President Trump and thanking US special operators for pulling off a daring, dangerous raid. It would’ve been nice to see Democrats put America first instead of putting Democrats first.

UPDATE: That didn’t take long. After a brief 6-hour delay, Speaker Pelosi finally issued this statement on the US operation that took out the former leader of ISIS:

It isn’t surprising that Speaker Pelosi still sounded bitter towards President Trump.
UPDATE II: This says it all:

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the ISIS leader, is believed to have gotten killed in a targeted raid in Syria. If true, the world (meaning the US military) will have rid itself of another bad guy. Details are still incomplete but what’s being reported is that “A U.S. official told The Associated Press late Saturday that al-Baghdadi was targeted in Syria’s Idlib province. The official said confirmation that the IS chief was killed in an explosion is pending. No other details were available. President Donald Trump teased a major announcement, tweeting Saturday night that ‘Something very big has just happened!’ A White House spokesman, Hogan Gidley, would say only that the president would be making a “major statement” at 9 a.m. EDT Sunday.”

UPDATE: The Jerusalem Post has confirmed with US Pentagon officials that al-Baghdadi was killed:

After previous reports remained vague, a senior Pentagon official and an Army official both confirmed to Newsweek that the operation was successful, and that the man killed was indeed Baghdadi. Official confirmation is currently pending DNA testing. According to Newsweek’s report, following a brief firefight upon the US forces’ advance to Baghdadi’s compound, he committed suicide by activating an explosive vest. Two of Baghdadi’s wives were killed as well when they detonated their explosive vests.

Good riddance. This might be the best paragraph of the JPost article:

Many critics of Trump’s Syria pullout have expressed worries that it would lead the Islamic State militancy to regain strength and pose a threat to US interests. An announcement about Baghdadi’s death could help blunt those concerns.

To modify a line from President George W. Bush, it’s foolish to misunderestimate President Trump. People have been doing that since the start of his campaign. I’m certainly guilty of that. Most people are.

Just like President Obama got a bump in the polls after the bin Laden raid was perfectly executed, it’s expected that President Trump will reap the rewards of this raid, which appears to have been quite successful. This report is important:

The United States military has conducted a special operations raid targeting one of its most high-value targets, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State militant group (ISIS), Newsweek has learned. President Donald Trump approved the mission nearly a week before it took place.

Amid reports Saturday of U.S. military helicopters over the Syria’s northwestern Idlib province, a senior Pentagon official familiar with the operation and Army official briefed on the matter told Newsweek that Baghdadi was the target of the top-secret operation in the last bastion of the country’s Islamist-dominated opposition, a faction that has clashed with ISIS in recent years.

Congratulations to the military and special operators who conducted this apparently successful raid. Here’s to a job well done.

Let’s be clear about something regarding the thugs who shot at San Antonio’s ICE Facility. They aren’t protesters. They aren’t activists. They’re full-fledged domestic terrorists. Now the FBI is investigating the terrorist attack, as it should.

The people working in that building are federal employees, making it the feds’ jurisdiction. Obviously, I don’t know who fired the shots but it isn’t a stretch to think that the terrorists are affiliated with the Democratic Party. Democrats have said nothing about organizations like Antifa, #BlackLivesMatter and Indivisible. So-called protesters visited Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s home in Kentucky, where one of the terrorists said that she wished that someone would stab the motherf—-r in the heart:

Let’s hope that terrorist is arrested, tried, convicted and sent to prison. But that’s a different terrorist attack. Let’s return to the one in San Antonio. Here’s what we know at this point:

The FBI said Tuesday it is investigating after shots were fired in the early morning hours at a San Antonio office building that houses Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). No one was injured in the shooting, officials said.

Investigators say that around 3:00 a.m. Tuesday, shots were fired into a window of a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement office and Removal Operations Field Office.

Later, a press conference was held:

The FBI special-agent-in-charge Christopher Combs called it a “targeted attack.” “To fire indiscriminately into any building especially a federal facility is not an act of protest- it’s an act of violence,” Combs said at a press conference. “And in in this case it’s an act of violence that could have resulted in the assassination of a federal employee. That cannot happen in San Antonio.”

Isn’t it interesting that this terrorist attack took place in San Antonio, the home of Joaquin Castro, the man who outed Trump supporters? Isn’t it interesting that twin brother Julian Castro, a politician who is running for president as a Democrat, thinks that illegal aliens shouldn’t be charged with a crime for illegally entering into the United States?

If Democrats keep ratcheting up the immigration rhetoric by saying that detention facilities are like Nazi concentration camps, the depravity level will drop further. If Democrats keep talking about ICE ripping families apart, the next attack against an ICE facility might include fatalities. At this point, Democrats appear to be in a race to the bottom of the depravity barrel.

How low can Democrats go? God help us with that. It’s a frightening though.

President Obama is the last politician who should speak out against mass shootings. After President Obama’s statement Monday, President Trump noted that “President Obama had 32 mass shootings during his reign. Not many people said Obama is out of control.” It’s fair to say that President Obama’s language was more restrained than President Trump’s language.

What isn’t fair is to say that President Trump’s language has contributed to these mass shootings. That’s nothing except sloppy rationalization. It doesn’t have anything to do with the truth.

As was often his habit, President Obama characterized himself as the arbiter of truth and the American way. In 2016, Americans rejected that narcissism and elected President Obama’s opposite when they elected President-Elect Trump. In his statement, President Obama said, in part, “We should soundly reject language coming out of the mouths of our leaders that feeds a climate of fear and hatred or normalizes racist sentiments; leaders who demonize those who don’t look like us or suggest that other people, including immigrants, threaten our way of life, or refer to other people as sub-human, or imply that America belongs to just one certain type of people.”

I don’t recall President Obama criticizing anti-Semitic Democrats like Rashida Tlaib or Ilhan Omar compare Jews with animals. President Obama certainly didn’t criticize Louis Farrakhan for his anti-Semitic dehumanizing comments. There certainly isn’t anything on the record with President Obama criticizing #BlackLivesMatters for this:

Then there’s Joaquin Castro’s tweet:


I’m so thankful that Democrats aren’t doxing people and putting their lives at risk from Antifa thugs. Joaquin Castro is a thug. He should be fired by his constituents for threatening people for being political activists.

The truth is that President Obama is just the highest-profile Democrat political thug. He certainly isn’t the only Democrat political thug.

Although it felt like fingernails running across a chalkboard, I still listened to Dick Durbin’s spin about the Democrats’ trip to the US-Mexico border. Durbin tweeted out a message that essentially said that Trump is a racist for enforcing US immigration laws. Specifically, Durbin said “Just got done with my trip to the southern border in McAllen, TX. Our immigration system is broken. You can’t walk into these facilities, see these children, and believe that this situation is acceptable. America is better than this.”

Like Sen. Schumer, Durbin didn’t mention a thing about tightening the asylum laws, closing immigration loopholes or fixing the Flores decision. Neither man mentioned building a physical structure to funnel drug cartels or human traffickers into chokepoints. Everything these men said focused exclusively on the conditions for the children.

What these Democrats didn’t talk about spoke louder than the things these Democrats did talk about. Here’s Durbin’s tweet:


What chutzpah from Sen. Durbin. President Trump first told Democrats that there was a crisis on the border before the midterm elections. Back then, Democrats called it a “manufactured crisis.” CNN joined in to sing from the Democrats’ spin hymnal. Ditto with MSNBC. Kirstjen Nielsen testified before Congress that Homeland Security was at a breaking point. The day after Christmas, 2018, she re-iterated that point in this article:

Declaring the U.S. immigration system had been “pushed to a breaking point by those who seek open borders,” Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen on Wednesday ordered mandatory medical checks on all children under the age of 10 in U.S. custody and said she would send U.S. Coast Guard medical personnel to the border to help. Nielsen said she also planned to visit the border later this week to see “first-hand” how medical screenings were handled.

Apparently, Democrats didn’t give a damn one way or the other about “the children.” Apparently, Democrats didn’t start caring until it reached a political tipping point. The Democrats’ phony solution to everything that’s happening on the border is nothing more than treating symptoms. Caring for children in custody is the right thing to do but that’s treating a symptom. In this post, I noted Sen. Schumer’s ‘solution’ to the border crisis:

We must pass our bill to help end it—the Stop Cruelty to Migrant Children Act.

I don’t know who’s worse between Sen. Schumer or Sen. Durbin. Neither of them paid attention to the crisis until a month ago. These Democrats ridiculed President Trump, who correctly identified the crisis months ago. Then again, Sen. Durbin has a history of criticizing law enforcement and the military. Here’s an oldie but goodie:

A US senator has refused to apologize for comparing the actions of US soldiers at Guantanamo Bay to those of Nazis, while others have decried or defended the mandate and method used to hold prisoners there.

“If I read this to you and did not tell you that it was an FBI agent describing what Americans had done to prisoners in their control, you would most certainly believe this must have been done by Nazis, Soviets in their gulags, or some mad regime – Pol Pot or others – that had no concern for human beings.”

That’s what Sen. Durbin said about our military guarding terrorists in Gitmo. That’s what a Democrat dirtbag sounds like.

Don’t mistake the Democrats’ calls for helping the children as actual empathy. Always remember my old saying about Democrats. If you’ve forgotten, it goes like this: Democrats will always do the right thing … when it’s the last option left.

That’s the definition of a dirtbag politician.