Ten people died on Sunday as a result of being trapped in the cargo bay of a tractor-trailer, where other passengers banged on walls and shouting for help, according to published reports.
A truck driver was charged in a criminal complaint. He is accused of smuggling 39 immigrants across the U.S. border. Authorities said the organized operation appears to the have the earmarks of a notorious Mexican gang.
Police found at least 39 people in the tractor-trailer, which was parked in a Walmart parking lot here. Eight men were dead. Two others died later at a hospital, the authorities said.
In February 2015, I wrote a column about a story I covered in July 1987 where 18 immigrants died after being trapped in a boxcar in Sierra Blanca, Texas.
To read the entire article click here: Evidence Shows Aliens’ Deaths were ‘excruciating
It is such a tragedy. But desperation and hunger drive people to do desperate things to feed themselves and their families.
The Senate is voting on Tuesday on a Healthcare plan pulled out of the deep and dark places of Trump’s ass by Mitch McConnell and given the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval by the GOP. Collectively, they are determined to shove it up the nation’s keister.
Collectively, they are determined to shove it up the nation’s keister.
But nobody has the details about what is covered and what is not because most in Congress have not seen it yet. They just know that this political enema was concocted to expulse the land from Obamacare and make Americans feel good about something nobody can explain or figure out.
But it will also give Trump some kind of victory.
Nonetheless, there will be millions who will lose their healthcare coverage if this blur of the Republican Senate’s healthcare bill is allowed to limp, beaten, battered and blind across the finish line.
There will be a debate, however, as soon as the Senate Republicans figure out what they are debating.
Everybody needs to pay into the health-care system. There should a federal sales tax where the money can be earmarked to subsidize health care for the entire nation.
“Spicey” the Cartoon Character
The White House cartoon character, who some affectionally call “Spicey” and find some of the things he does adorable, is simply a lying scoundrel who left without a shred of dignity, integrity or self-respect.
CNN and other media networks recently lamented the exit of Sean Spicer as though he was a national treasure to be cherished and in some way admired.
CNN had its Breaking News banner out and across the screen when Spicer announced his resignation. Spicer’s departure neither news nor a breaking news event. It’s what has become Trump’s version of Musical Chairs and Spicer is the latest casualty.
Simply put, reporters who bemoaned his departure should come to grips that the White House version of Baghdad Bob was a tool for the Trump’s political circus.
He got a fat paycheck for renting his lying tongue and did so as easily as he dodged questions and played stupid in front of reporters and the American people.
He tried to sabotage the First Amendment with the blessing of his handler, Donald Trump.
However, Spicer had his standards, even in the swap. He didn’t want to share the Orange Man’s septic tank with a creature who he felt was much worse than himself, Slick Anthony Saramucci.
A CNN panel, however, was busy analyzing what would happen after “Spicey’s” departure and mulling over where their lovable character will end up, I keep thinking, STFU. And, who cares?
Trump rewarded Spicer’s loyalty by bringing in another suit with a slicker tongue, marked new and improved.
New liar and White House Communications Antony Scaramucci said at this at his first news conference: “I’ve seen this guy (Trump) throw a dead spiral through a tire. I’ve seen him at Madison Square Garden, with a top coat on, he’s standing in the key, he’s hitting foul shots and swishing them. He sinks three-foot putts.”
Spicer will probably find a job at Fox where liars with long titles and plenty of political BS to fling can get work spewing the GOP talking points unabated — 24/7.
The Eye of Justice, a cell phone camera, has resulted in capturing bad cops abusing, brutalizing and killing people they are sworn to serve and protect.
In the video, Steve Silverman, founder and executive director of the Flex Your Rights organization gives excellent rules to follow when recording police.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that it is legal to record police in public places.
In the case of Glik v. Cunniffe, 655 F.3d 78 (1st Cir. 2011), the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit held that a private citizen has the right to record video and audio of public officials in a public place.
The following videos are two glaring examples of why citizens need to record cops when they are making an arrest or during a traffic stop. As long as you don’t interfere with a police officer while he is making an arrest or conducting an investigation, the First Amendment allows a person to video record.
People should have cameras installed in their cars to record traffic stops by cops or traffic accidents.
REDNECKS AT GETTYSBURG, PENNSYLVANIA
Last week, a few hundred armed militia groups, Sons of Confederate Veterans, Ku Klux Klaners, supporters of President Donald Trump, and other self-described patriots gathered at the Gettysburg battlefield to defend the site’s Confederate symbols from phantom activists with the violent far-left group Antifa.
Nobody from Antifa showed up if they were planned to do so. Antifa threatened to destroy and vandalize Confederate graves, monuments, and flags, according to the militia groups. Antifa said they never planned to show up, according to reports.
One casualty was reported. One of the rednecks accidentally shot himself in the leg, according to the reports.
“Many of them wore Trump pins…” the story stated.
That statement simply pointed to the obvious.
It should have read that it was a Confederate reenactment that resembled a Trump political rally.
This would all be funny except some of these paranoid lunatics have the ears of elected officials like Texas Gov. Gregg Abbot.
In 2015, Abbott deployed the Texas National Guard to stave off an Obama takeover of the state.
I kid you not. Some of the lunatics found out that the Wal-Mart was closing and the rumor was that Obama planned to hold political prisoners there until they were transported out of the state.
I am not making this up. Click here to read the entire story: NPR
This was the 2015 headline in the Washington Post: “The Americans are coming! Some in a Texas county fear an Obama-led U.S. military invasion. “
Click here to read the entire story: Washington Post
“Inside, County Chairman Albert Ellison pulled out a yellow legal pad on which he had written page after page of reasons why many Texans distrust President Obama, including the fact that, “in the minds of some, he was raised by communists and mentored by terrorists,'” according to the Washington Post.
So it should come as no surprise, Ellison said, that as the U.S. military prepares to launch one of the largest training exercises in history later this month, many Bastrop residents might suspect a secret Obama plot to spy on them, confiscate their guns and ultimately establish martial law in one of America’s proudly free conservative states, the Washington Post stated in the article.
They are not “nuts and wackos. They are concerned citizens, and they are patriots,” Ellison said of his suspicious neighbors. “Obama has really painted a portrait in the minds of many conservatives that he is capable of this sort of thing.”
No Threat Here
“No one would perceive that as a threat. I hope they don’t,” White House Homeland Security Adviser Thomas Bossert appeared on ABC’s “This Week” Sunday.
Bossert was talking about Trump’s tweet about his WWF debut and CNN.
Naaaaw, no threat.
Just a juvenile prank from a 70-year-old mentally unbalanced man who just discovered cut-and-paste and is now incorporating it into his Twitter word salads.
Here is a very real threat.
The same dementia-induced creativity of this adolescent is at work when he reaches into his pocket and finds the device that could launch the world into a nuclear war.
HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY
“I know more about ISIS than the generals do, believe me… I would bomb the sh**t out of them.” –Donald Trump, Nov. 13, 2015
BY RAUL HERNANDEZ
Deutsche Bank is an international financial whorehouse for shady bankers, the Russians, and the Trump Organized Crime Family operating out of the White House.
So it was no surprise that White House weasel Jared Kushner wormed his way into the Deutsche Bank after probably selling bits and pieces of America and American Justice and walked out with a $285 million loan,
According to a report published Monday in the Washington Post, one month before Election Day, Kushner’s real estate company finalized the $285 million loan as part of a refinancing package for its property near Times Square in Manhattan, the Washington Post stated.
The loan came at a time Kushner was a key role in the presidential campaign of his father-in-law, Donald Trump.
During that time, Deutsche Bank was negotiating to settle a federal mortgage fraud case along with charges from New York state regulators that it aided a possible Russian money-laundering scheme. Those cases were settled in December and January.
Earlier this year, the Department of Justice announced that the bank agreed to pay $7.2 billion for misleading investors in the sale of residential mortgage-backed security, according to the Department of Justice.
The Department of Justice stated that Deutsche Bank misled investors in the packaging, securitization, marketing, sale and issuance of residential mortgage-backed securities between 2006 and 2007.
Under the settlement, Deutsche Bank will also provide $4.1 billion in relief to underwater homeowners, distressed borrowers and affected communities.
Also the bank settled a Russian money laundering scheme with state regulators.
The Trump Organized Crime Family like vultures seem to be picking clean the American taxpayer, selling American interests and security along with American justice for their own benefit and to feed their insatiable greed.
Deutsche Bank loans to Trump and his family members have come under scrutiny by federal investigators.
Putin and his former and loyal KGB thugs are apparently using Deutsche Bank to money launder billions of dollars they got from looting the Russian Treasury.
As Trump’s biggest lender, the bank supplied funds to him when other banks balked at the risk. As of last year, Trump’s companies had about $364 million in outstanding debts to the bank.
The newspaper reported that the October deal illustrates the extent to which Kushner was balancing roles as a top adviser to Trump and a real estate company executive.
After the election, Kushner juggled duties for the Trump transition team and his corporation as he prepared to move to the White House.
The Washington Post reported that investigators are also probing Kushner’s separate December meetings with the Russian ambassador to the United States, Sergey Kislyak, and with Russian banker Sergey Gorkov, the head of Vnesheconombank, a state development bank, according to the Washington Post.
The Washington Post story is an excellent read.
MITCH’S SALES’ PITCH
Republican leader Mitch McConnell is trying to sell a health care plan to the nation. Last week, they unveiled the “new and improved” version of GOP medicine.
Twenty-two million will be without coverage over next 10 years and this “health scam” is opposed by a variety of health care and patient groups, including the American Medical Association, the American Hospital Association, and AARP.
Mitch would be a good burial plot salesman who tries to sell the expensive plots to the loved ones by saying that the deceased would have enjoyed the scenery and serenity of this location if he were alive.
SPICER THE SOCK PUPPET
Sean Spicer take whatever shred of dignity and self-respect you have left and go write a tell-all book about what it was like working for a lunatic with the IQ of a slug.
You’d make a million dollars from book sales, easy.
Your usefulness as a hand puppet for Trump and his Organized Crime Family now rivals that of the one of those birds that pops out of a German Cuckoo Clock.
Before you leave, Spicer, lawyer up, and send your resume to Fox “News” C/O The GOP Retirement Home.