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Ever Heard of This War of the Roses?
Robin Smith 
American Jews decry Trump's 
comments on 'disloyalty'  
by OMRI NAHMIAS } ~ Jewish leaders and groups reacted to comment's by US President Donald Trump saying that "I think any Jewish people that vote for a Democrat... I think it shows either total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty." Halie Soifer, executive director of Jewish Democratic Council of America, called the president's remarks "yet another example of  Donald Trump continuing to weaponize and politicize antisemitism.  "At a time when antisemitic incidents have increased -- due to the president's emboldening of white nationalism -- Trump is repeating an antisemitic trope," Soifer said in a statement. "If this is about Israel, then Trump is repeating a dual loyalty claim, which is a form of antisemitism. If this is about Jews being 'loyal' to him, then Trump needs a reality check. We live in a democracy, and Jewish support for the Republican Party has been halved in the past four years." The American Jewish Committee (AJC) likewise sharply criticized Trump's remarks. "Enough, Mr. President," the organization tweeted. "American Jews – like all Americans – have a range of political views. Your assessment of their knowledge or loyalty, based on their party preference, is divisive, disrespectful, and unwelcome. Please stop. "AJC's CEO, David Harris, added that "for the President to assert that Jews who vote Democratic show 'disloyalty' is outrageous. This is a free country. Jews aren’t a monolithic bloc, nor single-issue voters/Some will vote Democratic, others Republican. As Americans, that’s their right. Please keep loyalty out of it." Jonathan Greenblatt, CEO of the Anti-Defamation League, joined the criticism. He tweeted, "It’s unclear who the president is claiming Jews would be 'disloyal' to, but charges of disloyalty have long been used to attack Jews. "As we’ve said before, it's possible to engage in the democratic process without these claims. It's long overdue to stop using Jews as a political football." Only the Republican Jewish Coalition defended Trump on Tuesday. "President Trump is right, it shows a great deal of disloyalty to oneself to defend a party that protects/emboldens people that hate you for your religion," the organization tweeted. "The GOP, when rarely confronted with antisemitism of elected members always acts swiftly and decisively to punish and remove."... 
Trump moves to cancel 
illegal immigrant family loophole
by Dave Boyer and Stephen Dinan } ~ President Trump will move Wednesday to cancel the family “loophole” that’s allowed illegal-immigrant parents and children to pour into the U.S. ... proposing new rules that would replace the 2015 Flores Settlement court order that created a de facto catch-and-release policy for the families. According to details provided by an administration official, migrant families could be held in detention together while their cases are heard by immigration judges. That would supersede the 20-day limit imposed by the federal judge in Flores. If the families can be held in detention, they can be deported, security experts say, and once people in Central America see an increase in deportations, they’ll stop coming. “Today the administration is closing one of the legal loopholes that has allowed human traffickers and smugglers to exploit our vulnerabilities at the southern border,” a senior official told The Washington Times, previewing the announcement. “President Trump has made it clear that he’s going to secure America’s border at all cost and this rule plays a vital role in the strategy to restore the integrity to our immigration system and our national security,” the official said.The move is an end-run around Congress, where Democrats have rebuffed Mr. Trump’s requests for a legislative solution. When acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan went to Capitol Hill last month to plead for action, he was told it would never happen. “I don’t think that a Democratic majority in the House were ever going to get rid of the Flores Settlement, because I don’t think it’s a solution to keep kids locked up longer even with their parents,” said Rep. Katie Hill, California Democrat. Rep. worthless-Rashida Tlaib, Michigan Democrat, was more blunt: “You want to keep kids longer.” The administration says it’s not about detaining children, but rather about finding ways to change the incentives that have enticed a record-breaking wave of illegal immigrants to try to jump the border this year...   
Trump Irks Liberals by Questioning 
Why Jews Would Vote for Democrats
By Susan Jones } ~ President Trump on Tuesday said he would never cut off aid to Israel, as Rep. worthless-Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) has suggested... "And I can't even believe that we're having this conversation," Trump told reporters. "Where has the Democratic Party gone?" Trump asked, noting that Democrats have defended Muslim Reps. worthless-Omar and worthless-Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) despite their condemnation of Israel. "Where have they gone where they're defending these people over the state of Israel? And I think any Jewish people that vote for a Democrat, I think it shows either a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty," Trump said. At a news conference on Monday, Rep. worthless-Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) questioned whether Israel was an ally of the United States, and she said Congress should link aid to Israel to Israel ensuring “full rights for Palestinians.” At the same news conference, Rep. worthless-Rashida Tlaib on Monday bemoaned the "Palestinian people's plight" and the "pain of Israeli oppression." Israel ultimately granted worthless-Tlaib permission to travel to the West Bank to visit her elderly grandmother, but she decided not to make the trip because doing so on Israel's "humiliating" terms "would kill a piece of me." Sen. commie-Bernie Sanders was among those reacting to President Trump's comment on Tuesday: "Let me say this to the president: I am a proud Jewish person and I have no concerns about voting Democratic. And in fact, I intend to vote for a Jewish man to become the next president of the United States," commie-Sanders said, then later tweeted, on Tuesday. Rep. Ted Deutch (D-Fla.) told CNN that Trump's comments were "outrageous," "offensive," and "dangerous." Deutch said the president needs to stop using the rhetoric of "divided loyalty," something that he said "fuels white nationalists." The American Jewish Committee issued a statement condemning the president's remarks as “shockingly divisive and unbecoming of the occupant of the highest elected office."...  
Fmr US attorney implicates 
scumbag/liar-nObama in Trump spying
by Frieda Powers } ~ Author and former prosecutor Andrew McCarthy implicated former President Barack scumbg/liar-nObama in the spying on Donald Trump leading up to the 2016 election... The former U.S. attorney and Fox News contributor spoke with Sean Hannity about the origins of the investigation of alleged Russian collusion in the 2016 election and the maneuvers against Trump that scumbag/liar-nObama had to be fully aware of. The Fox News host questioned McCarthy on “Hannity” Tuesday about his belief that the scumbagt/liar-Obama administration used the government’s law enforcement and intelligence apparatus against Trump. “What I’m saying is not that the president sits there and directs that there be counter-intelligence investigations,” the National Review contributing editor responded. “What I’m saying is that unlike criminal investigations, counter intelligence investigations are done for the president. The only reason to do them is to inform the president with the information he needs to protect the United States from foreign threats,” McCarthy explained. “They’re not like criminal investigations in that regard. So in principle, the information from a counter intelligence investigation is for the president. And here we know at various junctures we have actual factual information that this investigation was well-known to President scumbag/liar-nObama,” he said. “So, if he knew, and this is all happening, he had to know about it from the get-go. Doesn’t that also imply that he would have been updated on this if he’s the one that needs it for national security decision-making?” Hannity asked...
Triggering the Google Social Credit System
By Michelle Malkin } ~ I learned last week from a Silicon Valley whistleblower, who spoke with the intrepid investigative team at Project Veritas... that my namesake news and opinion website is on a Google blacklist. Thank goodness the Big Tech giant hasn't taken over the newspaper syndication business yet. Twenty years of column writing have allowed me to break news and disseminate my opinions without the tyranny of social justice algorithms downgrading or whitewashing my words. But given the toxic metastasis of social media in every aspect of our lives, especially for those who make their living exercising the First Amendment, it may only be a matter of time before this column somehow falls prey to the Google Ministry of Truth, too. Armed with internal memos and emails, former Google software engineer Zachary Vorhies exposed how online since 1999 was placed on a news blacklist banning my content from appearing on newsfeeds accessed through Android Google products. I do not advocate violence, publish porn or indulge in vulgarity or profanity other than my occasional references to Beltway crapweasels. But I triggered the Google Social Credit System and there's no going back. My apparent sin: Independently growing a large organic following of readers on the internet who share my mainstream conservative views on immigration, jihad, education, social issues, economic policy, faith and more. Other conservative victims of the Google ban hammer include: Twitchy a Twitter aggregation site I founded in 2012, FrontPage Magazine founded by prolific conservative author and journalist David Horowitz, the Daily Caller founded by Fox News host and journalist Tucker Carlson, Legal Insurrection founded by Cornell University law professor and investigative blogger William Jacobson, NewsBusters founded by Media Research Center in 2005, The Gateway Pundit founded by grassroots social media pioneer Jim Hoft in 2004, the American Thinker another of the veteran conservative blogs founded in 2003 by Thomas Lifson, an independent, pro-life news site founded in 1992 by Steven Ertelt, the Catholic News Agency and The Christian Post. I suspect, because so many of the blacklisted sites belong to the original generation of conservative bloggers, that Google's ideology-based censorship significantly predates the timeframe of the documents that Vorhies who worked at Google for eight years shared with Project Veritas.  Indeed, my first substantiated censorship by Google/YouTube, which was covered by The New York Times, occurred 13 years ago in 2006. Around that time, it also became clear to me that humans, not algorithms, were manipulating Google Images to prioritize unspeakably crude photoshopped images of me disseminated by left-wing misogynists. And not long after, my heavily trafficked blog posts started dropping off the search engine radar altogether...   
Ever Heard of This War of the Roses?
Robin Smith:  Back in 1989, the movie of this name featuring Kathleen Turner and Michael Douglas portrayed a dark comedy between warring divorcing spouses whose last names were Rose. The original War of the Roses dates back to 1455 through 1485 in another civil war. The House of Lancaster, using the red rose for identification purposes, and the House of York, using the white rose as its emblem, were engaged in a three-decade bloody battle for the throne of England.

The War of the Roses that’s significant now for the purpose of commemoration relates to a dust up between the red and yellow roses worn by opponents and supporters, respectively, in Tennessee 99 years ago this week.

The Centennial of Woman Suffrage is commencing and will be celebrated through August 2020 to celebrate the ratification of the 19th Amendment empowering 27 million woman to participate in elections and the constitutional republic of America back in 1920. But the story didn’t start in 1920.

Follow the history to the pinnacle moments in Nashville, Tennessee.

Dating back to 1848, prior to the Civil War, the first Woman’s Rights Convention was held in Seneca Falls, New York, where Elizabeth Cady Stanton presented “The Declaration of Sentiments,” crafted from the Declaration of Independence. The document was signed by 68 women and 32 men of the 300 in attendance and it cited several reasons for their movement. Among them were the fact that women had no voice in the laws created that governed their lives — specifically related to child custody in the case of the husband’s death as well as property rights of a female with a pursuit of access to education and professions such as medicine and law.

In 1850 at the First National Women’s Rights Convention, key abolitionists Frederick Douglass and Sojourner Truth participated.

During the era of the Civil War, Suffragists worked to support abolition in hopes that the effort for women’s suffrage would be included in the ratification amendments addressing slavery and citizenship. Yet the so-called Reconstruction Amendments failed to include American women. The 13th Amendment abolished slavery in 1865. The 14th Amendment of 1868 entitles “all persons born or naturalized in the United States to citizenship and equal protection under the laws of the United States” … except American women. In 1870, the 15th Amendment was ratified giving the vote to “all male citizens regardless of color or previous condition of servitude.” Still not women.

So, the struggle for women to have the right to vote continued. Susan B. Anthony illegally cast her ballot for President Ulysses S. Grant for president in 1872 and was arrested. Sojourner Truth requested a ballot in Michigan the same year and was denied. In 1878, Sen. Aaron A. Sargent (R-CA) introduced the Susan B. Anthony Amendment, aiming to pass the 16th Amendment. It was worded exactly the same as the 19th Amendment that passed in 1920, yet it failed.

As Suffragists organized using the tools of their day — word of mouth, letters, newspaper articles, telegrams, and good old-fashioned organizing, the effort grew despite the best efforts to muddy the political water with issues such as race and temperance surrounding the prohibition of alcohol. Anti-Suffragists even referenced Holy Scripture to paint a picture of destruction that would come from the ability for women to vote.

As states were added to the Union, Wyoming became the first to award universal suffrage to its American citizens in 1869, with western states growing in number honoring the voice of women versus the eastern counterparts whose governing documents included no such provisions.

A pause in the organizational efforts occurred in 1914 when the U.S. entered World War I and women lent not only their hearts but both hands in becoming much of the workforce creating munitions and doing the jobs formerly held by men sent to fight. At the conclusion of WWI and after much pressure to his initial resistance, President Woodrow Wilson supported efforts via Congress to move on the 19th Amendment.

On June 4, 1919, the Senate passed enabling legislation that began the process of constitutional ratification, 41 years after the amendment language was first introduced. Thirty-six of the existing 48 states would be required to successfully amend the Constitution.

By 1920, 35 states’ legislatures had passed the needed legislation with five remaining that could be the last — the “Perfect 36.” Connecticut, Vermont, Florida, North Carolina, and Tennessee were states remaining to debate the issue within their respective legislatures, with the Volunteer State offering the best hope.

Back in April 1918, the Tennessee Suffragists had successfully worked to obtain partial suffrage with the ability to vote in local elections. This hope made Nashville the epicenter of both the Suffragists and “Anti’s” who located both their headquarters at The Hermitage Hotel, just across the street from the Capitol once Governor Albert H. Roberts had called a special session of the General Assembly.

Upon convening in the heat of August 1920, the Tennessee Senate passed the resolution with ease while the Tennessee House was divided. Several votes had been taken in efforts to table the resolution, protecting members from casting ballots on the actual issue.

To assist in voting counting, ladies of each lobbying effort employed rose boutonnieres: The “Anti’s” distributed red roses for their efforts while yellow roses were donned on the lapels of state House members prepared to stand in support of woman suffrage.

On August 18, 1920, suffragists and anti-suffragists packed the galleries in the Tennessee House. Speaker Seth Walker of Lebanon led the “antis” while Joseph Hanover of Memphis led for women in the tension-filled chamber. The vote to table the amendment, which would have effectively “killed” the bill, failed with a tie. A second vote was called to move the resolution.

The youngest House member, 24-year-old Harry Burn (R-Niota), faced an internal dilemma. His coat pocket held a seven-page letter from Febb Burn, his mother. Febb had read the speeches given in the Tennessee Senate in her local paper and was angry. Among general news of the family farm, Febb used the letter to persuade her son to change his anti-suffrage stance, taken in deference to his county’s more senior senator, H.M. Candler, who made a “bearcat” of a speech stirring Burn’s mom. Febb wrote, “Dear Son: Hurrah, and vote for suffrage! Don’t keep them in doubt. I notice some of the speeches against. They were bitter. I have been watching to see how you stood, but have not noticed anything yet. Don’t forget to be a good boy and help Mrs. Catt put the ‘rat’ in ratification. Your Mother.”

A college-educated, 46-year-old woman running a farm as a widow, Febb employed illiterate farm workers who had the vote, while she did not. Sporting a red anti-suffrage rose, Burn shocked the chamber by declaring “aye” for the amendment, thus breaking a tie and changing the course of history.

Activist efforts of the anti-suffragists failed to reverse the vote. On August 24, 1920, Governor Albert H. Roberts certified Tennessee’s ratification and, two days later, U.S. Secretary of State Bainbridge Colby officially certified the 19th Amendment as part of the United States Constitution.

This War of the Roses forever impacted American history. So, abandon the pink hats of the angry, militant women fighting for abortion-on-demand and give a rest to the red of the GOP and the blue of the Democrats. For the rest of the month of August, don your best shade of yellow for the Woman Suffrage history that begins its centennial year. Yes, Mrs. Febb, it’s Hurrah for suffrage!  ~The Patriot Post  

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TRUMP:  Trump To Give ‘Start Your Engines’ Command At Dayton

President Donald Trump will give the command for drivers to start their engines before the Daytona 500.

Daytona International Speedway officials named Trump the grand marshal for NASCAR’s season opener, meaning he will deliver the most famous four words in auto racing. “Gentleman, start your engines,” has been a staple of races around the country and world for decades.

White House spokesman Judd Deere said Thursday the president plans to attend the race. Track president Chip Wile confirmed the news in a release.

“Daytona International Speedway has been privileged to have hosted several sitting presidents of the United States over our history,” Wile said. “We’re honored that the president of the United States has chosen to experience the pageantry and excitement of ‘The Great American Race.’”

Trump is the third sitting president to attend a race at Daytona, but only the second to attend the Daytona 500. George W. Bush attended in 2004. Trump is the first to be given an honorary role in pre-race ceremonies.

Trump is scheduled to spend part of the Presidents Day weekend at his private club in Palm Beach, Florida.

The Federal Aviation Administration issued a flight restriction for Sunday and the U.S. Secret Service, which is responsible for presidential security, also tweeted to fans that drones are prohibited within 30 miles of the race in Daytona Beach — a restriction put in place for presidential visits.

Trump has hosted previous NASCAR champions at the White House and last October awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom to motorsports titan Roger Penske. Last year, Trump also praised retired driver Mario Andretti, the Daytona 500 winner in 1967, reminiscing about a ride Andretti gave him in a race car for his reality show “The Apprentice.”

“I said, ‘Mario, get me out of here. I want to get out of this car,’” Trump recalled. “We went so fast. We literally — we covered four blocks in like a second.”

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