OMAHA — Sen. Joni Ernst led a charity motorcycle ride Saturday in Iowa, one day after a Nebraska man was arrested for threatening to kill her at the fundraiser. Robert William Simet, 64, of Omaha was taken into custody Friday after telling employees at Loess Hills Harley-Davidson in Pacific Junction, Iowa, that “everybody in the government needs to be killed off” and specifically mentioning Mrs. Ernst. “The unknown male went on to say that he knew Joni Ernst would be here Saturday and ‘I could kill her, they would kill me, it would not matter, I would win either way,’” said
We are at a time when those in public office will see this and more if they choose to hold their offices. Conservatives like Rush, Hannity, Michelle Malkin, Annie Coulter, and of course, former VP candidate Sarah Palin all have gone through this for years. They learned to shrug it off without missing a beat. Our Congresscritters are learning (or will) its going to be a way of life for awhile. Its why we pray for those in authority every day.
Among other things, Simet believed that Ernst was a member of the Islamic State. Omaha paper reports he told a friend that he had "been diagnosed with schizophrenia and was hearing voices." Had a psychotic break, and “everything changed” some years ago.
#5, it sounds good, but the issue is that the nutjobs ALWAYS will get a gun, all "sensible restrictions" only harm the law abiding, by definition. It absolutely does not work. Last I heard there were 22,000 gun control laws on the books.
In the 1960s, ANY gun was available by mail, or at the hardware store, to anyone. Guns were sold like hammers and screwdrivers, at any store that wanted. Crime was low, freedom was high.
Now we have huge restrictions on what guns you can own, federal background checks, federal firearms dealers, few stores carry guns, huge restrictions - guess what, more crime and the crazies still get guns, but you and I have a lot more expense, time spent and hassle to get a gun, as the antigun folks intend.
There is no place in the USA where a gun control law has lowered crime - never. OTOH, making concealed carry easy for law abiding citizens has dramatically reduced interpersonal crime in every state where it has been enacted. See Lott´s More Guns, Less Crime, a serious research project that proves it.
Television reporter Tamron Hall, the Rev. Jesse Jackson, a strip-club boss and a model whom Jesse Jackson Jr. has acknowledged was a “social acquaintance” — are among 12 people Sandi Jackson is seeking to make part of her intensifying divorce case in Washington, D.C., new court filings show. The filings mark the latest salvo in the high-profile case, which had been simmering down after Jesse Jackson Jr., the former South Side and south suburban congressman, and Sandi Jackson, Chicago’s former 7th Ward alderman, had agreed to litigate the matter in Washington, where Sandi Jackson lives with the couple’s two children,
President Trump´s administration has sided with a Christian baker who refused to make a gay couple´s wedding cake because he claimed their marriage went against his religious beliefs. Forcing Jack Phillips, the owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop in Denver, to bake a wedding cake for two men would be a violation of his constitutional rights, the Department of Justice declared on Thursday. The baker is challenging a Colorado law that says he was wrong to have turned away Charlie Craig and David Mullins, who wanted a cake to celebrate their nuptials in 2012. Phillips refused because his religion does not support
California Governor Jerry Brown delivered a speech at a global economic summit in Russia Wednesday, challenging both Presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin to overcome the poor state of US-Russian relations. According to Russia Today (original emphasis): Brown said that although the “mood” towards Russia isn’t great in Washington at the moment, the two nations have overcome poor relations before. “I would recall the mood in 1984-1985, when Russia was described as an evil empire, but very soon thereafter, there was the very important agreements between President Reagan and President Gorbachev,” he said. Brown added that the relationship between Moscow
President Trump said that Texas churches should receive disaster relief funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency as the state recovers from the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. (Tweet) "Churches in Texas should be entitled to reimbursement from FEMA Relief Funds for helping victims of Hurricane Harvey (just like others)." Trump tweeted Friday night. Religious organizations do not typically receive federal funding. However, three churches in Texas are suing FEMA for not including them in the disaster relief funding package. The Harvest Family Church, the Hi-Way Tabernacle and the Rockport First Assembly of God experienced damages from the hurricane. One church lost
President Trump offered his condolences to French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday, after Hurricane Irma left a trail of devastation on the French territories of St. Barthélemy and St. Martin, according to a readout of the call released by the White House. The Category 5 storm tore through the French Caribbean territories on Wednesday, bringing 185 mile-per-hour winds, and leaving nine people dead and more than 100 people injured, according to AFP. (Photos/Tweets) France flew water, rations and rescue teams to the territories on Thursday. Damage caused by the massive storm on the French Caribbean islands is estimated to cost over
President Trump signed a bill Friday afternoon to inject billions of dollars into disaster relief, racing to deliver the funds as Hurricane Irma bears down on Florida and as cleanup efforts from Hurricane Harvey get fully underway in Texas. Mr. Trump acted just hours after the bill cleared the House in a strong bipartisan vote. The bill doles out $15.25 billion in disaster money, while also including provisions to keep the government borrowing and spending into the new fiscal year, which begins Oct. 1. It was the result of a deal President Trump struck with Democratic leaders, aiming to show
President Trump called on Pakistan to step up in the global war on Islamic terror during a speech on the Afghanistan War. Shortly after, U.S. bank regulators shut down Habib Bank, Pakistan’s largest bank, over terror financing charges. The announcement was made today. (Photo) Trump said the United States will no longer give billions of US dollars to a country that supports the criminals and terrorists we are fighting. POTUS Trump: We can no longer be silent of Pakistan’s safe havens for terrorist organizations. The Taliban and other groups that pose a threat to the region and beyond. Pakistan has
Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill., said he and other liberal House Democrats are prepared to support a government shutdown if House members fail to pass the Dream Act and protect hundreds of thousands of young illegal immigrants from being deported. "We have a Democratic caucus where I know the vast majority of the members of the Democratic caucus are ready to say ‘If there is no pathway forward, not only for the 800,000 and for visas for all of you, but also for the rest of immigrant youth through the Dream Act, then there is no government for anyone,´" Gutierrez said
Megyn Kelly was seen looking emotional outside her Manhattan apartment building on Friday morning. The new NBC hire was frowning and her eyes were closed shut and as she spoke to a man after arriving home from the morning school run. Megyn was also no doubt tired after hosting an vent for her memoir ´Settle for More´ in Princeton, New Jersey the previous night. This comes just two weeks before her new morning show is set to premiere during the third hour of Today. Scroll down for video (Photos) Despite reports to the contrary which have popped up in the
Former Vice President Joe Biden’s daughter said this week that she hopes her father runs for the presidency in 2020, a move likely to stoke speculation that Biden is planning what could be a formidable run against President Trump. Ashley Biden made the remarks to WWD.com when she was asked if Biden was running — although she noted that any decision is “a little ways away.” I hope so. He’s busier truly than ever. Right now his focus is on the [Biden] Foundation and Cancer Moonshot, as well as getting other Democrats elected. He’s not there. He’s taking it day
Texas native Don Williams, who forged his own musical identity in the 1970s with a unique and low-key style of country that earned him the nickname “The Gentle Giant,” passed away on Friday (Sept. 8). A press release from the singer´s PR team confirms his death "after a short illness," saying that funeral arrangements are pending. He was 78 years old. Williams was born May 27, 1939 in Floydada, Texas, growing up in nearby Portland. Music had always been close to Williams’ heart, as he entered his first talent contest -- and won -- at the age of three. His
New episodes of CBS´s Star Trek: Discovery are inspired by the post-Trump America, with the Klingons set to represent Trump supporters. The upcoming season of the show will tell the story of a war between the United Federation of Planets and the Klingon Empire, which will be a loose allegory for the 2016 election, Entertainment Weekly reported Thursday. "The allegory is that we really started working on the show in earnest around the time the election was happening," showrunner Aaron Harberts told EW. "The Klingons are going to help us really look at certain sides of ourselves and our country.
She still doesn’t get it. In her forthcoming memoir ‘What Happened” (out Tuesday), Hillary Clinton takes perfunctory responsibility for losing the election before spending nearly 500 pages blaming: Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden, “rash FBI director” James Comey, Obama, the Russians, sexism, and, finally, the American people for not liking her enough. Sanders, she writes, had the gall to run against her even though he’s not a Democrat. “That’s not a smear, that’s what he says,” she writes. “He didn’t get into the race to make sure a Democrat won the White House, he got in to disrupt the Democratic Party.” Clinton bemoans the sexism
(Video) - Hillary Clinton said Thursday that she was devastated and drained after her loss to Donald Trump in 2016, but regained her strength by relying on a mix of prayer, yoga and “my fair share of Chardonnay.” Clinton, speaking at an event focused on her faith at New York’s Riverside Church, said she did not think she was going to lose heading into Election Day and was entirely thrown by the defeat. To get through it, Clinton said, she turned inward, relying on her “internal resources” and the support of her family and friends. (Snip) And, in a light moment, Clinton added, “Yes, I had my fair share of Chardonnay.”
President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell´s tête-à-tête on Tuesday — after a summer of sniping between the two — lifted Republican hopes that the GOP was finally back in sync ahead of a brutal fall of fiscal deadlines.Not 24 hours later, the president cut a deal with Democrats on a short-term debt ceiling increase opposed by McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan. Just Wednesday morning, in fact, Ryan had scoffed at the Democratic offer that Trump accepted minutes later. In the aftermath, Republicans seethed privately and distanced themselves publicly from the deal.
The Trump Justice Department has once again cleared former IRS senior executive Lois G. Lerner of criminal liability stemming from the tea party targeting. In a letter to top Republicans, Assistant Attorney General Stephen E. Boyd said they re-reviewed the case and concluded there isn’t enough evidence to charge Ms. Lerner, who was at the center of the targeting. Mr. Boyd said the new review included lawyers who only recently joined the department and weren’t part of the Obama administration’s earlier decision. “After this process, the Department determined that reopening the investigation would not be
In an interview with Channel 4, a British public service television network, American actress Jennifer Lawrence blamed the recent hurricanes on Donald Trump’s voters, because they don´t believe in man-made climate change. During the lengthy interview on her new movie Mother!, the conversation turned political about halfway through. After discussing the alleged pay gap between men and women, the interviewer asked Lawrence about climate change and the political climate in America. “I mean when the director was asked about the film, why it was so dark, he said, ‘It’s a mad time to be alive.’ And there is certainly an
Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh has taken a ton of heat over the past few days for essentially claiming that the warnings over Hurricane Irma — a massive Category 5 storm heading right for Florida — were related to a broader “deep state” conspiracy to promote climate change, force people to buy bottled water and increase the news media’s ratings. During his radio program yesterday, Limbaugh remained defiant, claiming that media accusations that he was placing people in danger by spreading conspiracy theories were completely untrue. And yet, at the same time, he doubled down on what he previously had said,
Former Republican presidential candidate and Ohio Governor John Kasich expressed distaste in President Trump’s plan to repeal the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and invited all immigrants to come live in his state. Kasich was in a particularly fiery mood on CBS This Morning Wednesday, and when asked if he supports Trump’s decision, he laughed incredulously: “No! Can you imagine that we’re taking kids who came here, you know, they had nothing to do with the fact that they were brought here? They’ve become a very significant part of our society… and now we put them in jeopardy.” “We want them in
In the beginning of the 2016 presidential race, most conservatives like myself, had their own favorites and very few considered Donald Trump as one. Mine was Rick Perry followed by Marco Rubio once Gov. Perry dropped out. As the race proceeded and Trump continued to mow them all down, I was dismayed at how the debates seemed to be fixed by the GOP establishment and the media. Then a strange thing happened. I started listening to what Donald Trump was saying during his campaign. My brother Joe who was battling late stage cancer called me up one night speaking enthusiastically about how
WASHINGTON — Virginia Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine says he does not know much about so-called members of “antifascist” (Antifa) groups but says it is unfair to paint them with a broad brush. When asked by The Daily Caller Thursday if Antifa should be considered a terrorist organization, Kaine replied: “I don’t like broad brushes and I don’t know enough about them to say that they’re terrorists but people who do violent things. The law should take care of them.” The Department of Homeland Security has called the activities of Antifa “domestic terrorist violence,” according to Politico. Kaine’s son, Linwood, was
Hillary Clinton has added another name her long list of grievances about those who cost her the election, this time singling out energized anti-Trump women marchers for failing to deliver before her historic loss. Clinton referenced the throngs of protesters who took the streets of Washington and other cities in a Women´s march shortly after his election. (Snip) Clinton also goes after NBC´s ´Today Show´ host Matt Lauer for his handling of a presidential forum, conducted on the U.S.S. Intrepid in New York last September. She writes that she was ´ticked off´ and ´almost physically sick´ by Lauer´s persistent focus
Vanity Fair, which previously featured Melania Trump on one of its covers, snubbed the First Lady of the United States in its 2017 best-dressed list – while featuring numerous liberals, including both Obamas. The list, comprised of over 40 people, is broken into eight-sections: Women, Men, Hollywood, Originals, Couples, Professionals, Special Citation, and Hall Of Fame. Missing from the list was First Lady Melania Trump, which is odd to say the least, given that Vanity Fair featured her on the cover of the Mexican edition of the magazine in January.
Protesters rallied Tuesday against the Trump administration´s plan to end a program that protects young undocumented immigrants from deportation. "We are here because I am angry. I am tired of how the immigrant community is treated," Jose Luis Santiago, a DACA recipient, told CNN en Español at a protest outside Trump Tower in New York. "It is time to take action." In Washington, Gustavo Torres, executive director for the immigrant advocacy group CASA de Maryland, told a demonstration Trump lied to immigrants. "For many months, he has been telling us, ´I love the Dreamers.´ You remember that?" Torres said, referring to the group