Gates of Vienna News Feed 9/12/2019

Greta Thunberg, the teenage Swedish climate-change activist, has been invited by Democrats to testify before Congress. Miss Thunberg will appear before a joint hearing of a House Foreign Affairs subcommittee and the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis.

In other news, in South Africa the fast-food chain Burger King has removed “Ham” from the word “Hamburger” to avoid offending Muslims.

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Thanks to Andy Bostom, Insubria, JD, Reader from Chicago, SS, and all the other tipsters who sent these in.

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USA
» CNN on 9/11: ‘Right-Wingers Are America’s Deadliest Terrorists’
» Democrats Invite Teen Climate Change Activist Greta Thunberg to Testify Before Congress
» Does CNN — Finally — Need to Have Its Broadcast License Suspended or Pulled?
» Expert Predicts 25 Percent of Colleges Will Close in Next 20 Years
» Federal Prosecutors Recommend That Andrew McCabe, Former FBI Second-in-Command, Face Criminal Charge
» Final Washington Post Express Cover: ‘Hope You Enjoy Your Stinkin’ Phones’
» Gabbard Warns That DNC Debate Qualifications Could Make Voters Think ‘The Fix is Already In’
» Giant Anti-Socialism Banner to Fly Over Houston Before Democratic Debate, Paid for by the Trump Campaign
» Google is Always Listening. Now it’s Watching, Too, With the Nest Hub Max
» ‘Historic Milestone’: Senate Confirms 150th Trump Judicial Nominee
» Is This a Trump 2020 Ad? Greenpeace Activists Have Shut Down the Houston Ship Channel to Protest Fossil Fuels #DemDebate
» Joke’s on Who? PewDiePie Not Donating $50K to ADL After Uproar, Says Pledge Was ‘Mistake’
» Junk Food Diet Linked to Depression in Teens
» McDonalds to Replace More Human Employees With Drive-Thru AI
» Media Hyped ‘Wrong’ Study Linking Trump Rallies to Hate Crimes, Then Ignored Second Study Debunking it
» Michael Flynn’s Attorneys Drop Bomb on Deep State — Suggest CIA Operative Was Spying on Gen. Flynn Back in 2015
» Never Forget: “Ecumenical” 9/11 Al-Azhar Imam of Manhattan’s Largest Islamic Center Was Viscerally Anti-American and Rife With Islamic Jew-Hatred
» Ocasio-Cortez: Republican Party is ‘Scared’ of us ‘Because They Know How Powerful’ We Are
» Public/Private Partnerships: Redistributing Our Wealth by the Billions
» Red Flag Gun Laws Are Rooted in Communist Methods of Oppression
» Sacramento Trying to Kill Packs of Enormous Rats That Infested City Lot Near Downtown
» Sen. Kennedy Responds to CEOs Who Are Demanding Gun Control: “I Don’t Want to See These Guys Pull Stuff Out of Their Orifices, Show Me Evidence” (Video)
» Trump Administration Seeks Ban on Flavored E-Cigarettes to Combat Youth Addiction
» Virginia Lt. Gov. Fairfax Sues CBS Over Accuser Interviews
» What Else Have They Lied About?
 
Canada
» Activists Invade Free-Range Farm, Demand 5 Turkeys From Hutterite Farmers in Alberta
 
Europe and the EU
» British Police Pleased With Seizing BB Guns
» EU Called “Fascist” For Creating ‘Commissioner for Protecting Our European Way of Life’ Role
» Facebook Bans Two Italian Right-Wing Parties and Dozens of Their Followers for ‘Spreading Hate’
» France: Firefighters Attacked With Molotov Cocktails
» France Fines Google Nearly €1 Billion in ‘Historic’ Tax Fraud Ruling
» Germany: Large-Scale Anti-Terror Operation Because Op Terrorist Financing
» Italians Prefer Salvini Coalition to New Leftist Govt
» Italy: Zingaretti Open to M5S-PD Alliance for Regional Elections
» Italy: Undersecretary Appointments Put Off
» Merkel Fears Brexit Britain Becoming ‘Economic Competitor’ On EU’s Doorstep
» Poll: Majority of Brits (Including a Third of Remainers) Want Brexit Vote Respected
» Poll: Italians Unhappy With New Leftist Government
» Sweden: Far-Left Extremists Arrested After 2 Bombs Planted Near Police Station and Garage in Gothenburg
» Swedish Rapper Calls for White People to be Shot
» Swedish Explosives Suspect Previously Convicted of Rioting at ‘Political Event’
» Think-Tank: Half of Italians Could be Muslims by Year 2100
» UK: ‘Absolutely Not’: Prime Minister Rejects Claims He Lied to Queen
» UK: Farage: Govt Worst-Case-Scenario Brexit Plans ‘Project Fear Mark II’
» UK: Girls Banned From Wearing Skirts at School ‘To Protect Their Modesty’
» UK: Just Half of Adults Are Married, As Single Population Increases
» UK: Leeds Extinction Rebellion Airport Expansion ‘Die-in’
» UK: Tony Blair Think-Tank Proposes End to Free Speech
» Woke Pope: Plastic Banned in Vatican to Save Environment
 
Middle East
» Tension Between Lebanon and Turkey After Aoun Statements
 
Russia
» Police Raid Offices, Homes Tied to Navalny, Protests
 
Australia — Pacific
» Woman Lashes Out as She’s Arrested With 20 Mothers Over a ‘Fake’ Childcare Scam Police Claim Has Defrauded More Than $4m From Centrelink — While the Range Rover-Driving Director Lived it Up
 
Sub-Saharan Africa
» Burger King Removes “Ham” From “Hamburger” To Avoid Offending Muslims
 
Immigration
» Conte Wants Penalties for Those Refusing to Help on Migrants
» This Smuggler Claims He’ll Move ISIS Members Throughout Europe. The Price: $8,000
 
Culture Wars
» Democrats’ Christian-Bashing
» Facebook Uses Abortionists to “Factcheck” Pro-Life Website Live Action and Abort Their Videos From Platform (Video)
» Former Bond Girl Slams Female 007: James Bond ‘Was Conceived as a Man’
» GOP Gay Club Owner to Challenge Congressman Castro in 2020
» Leftists Pushing Gun Control & Cannibalism
» Penis Ring Toss, Lubricant Taste Tests Featured at Public University’s Sex Ed Carnival
» Their Obsession With Death
 

CNN on 9/11: ‘Right-Wingers Are America’s Deadliest Terrorists’

Fake News demonizes white conservatives on 18th anniversary of Islamic attacks.

[Comment: This lie is pushed into “entertainment” shows now. TV show episodes have become so woke it is nauseating. For example, there is a sickeningly “woke” episode in season 9 of Hawaii-Five-O. In episode 14 entitled “Depressed with the Heat of Kealwalua” Christian parents are the “bad” guys for doing trying to get their lesbian 16 yr old daughter to an “illegal” conversion therapy (aka “torture”) clinic in Idaho. Parents are made to appear evil and stupid. And the “terrorist” of course is a young white supremecist. Conflating idea of being critical of mass immigration with being a neo-nazi. Ep 20 is claiming the ability to purchase a firearm off of a website and get it delivered in a back ally with no paperwork. There is nowhere in the US where this can be done. On Amazon many people have commented on this propagand disguised as entertainment —www.amazon.com/Hawaii-Five-0-Season-9/product-reviews/B07HM9435V/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_viewpnt_rgt?filterByStar=critical&pageNumber=1 ]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Democrats Invite Teen Climate Change Activist Greta Thunberg to Testify Before Congress

Swedish climate change activist Greta Thunberg, 16, is testifying before Congress next week at the invitation of House Democrats.

Thunberg will appear Sept. 18 before a joint hearing of a House Foreign Affairs subcommittee and the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis.

She is among a group of young climate activists Democrats invited to testify at the hearing, entitled “Voices Leading the Next Generation on the Global Climate Crisis.”

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Does CNN — Finally — Need to Have Its Broadcast License Suspended or Pulled?

Will our Federal Communications Commission live up to its charter?

As I view it, the questions now are 1) will CNN ever be held liable for its lies? and 2) Does the FCC allow this sort of behavior? Well, I don’t know if CNN will be held liable but, considering its deterioration into the dark recesses of specious reporting it most certainly should be held accountable. However, with regards to the FCC, interestingly enough they do not (on paper) permit false information to be broadcast over the public airways. The FCC writes:

“The FCC occasionally receives complaints regarding allegedly false information aired on TV or radio. The FCC reviews all complaints for possible violation of its rules, which are narrow in scope.”

Broadcasting false information that causes substantial ‘public harm’

The FCC prohibits broadcasting false information about a crime or a catastrophe if the broadcaster knows the information is false and will cause substantial “public harm” if aired.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Expert Predicts 25 Percent of Colleges Will Close in Next 20 Years

A Harvard higher education expert predicts that 25 percent of American colleges will shut their doors within the next two decades based on rising costs and falling admissions.

According to a report by CBS News, some experts are predicting that the landscape of American education will shift dramatically over the next 20 years. Michael Horn, an education scholar at Harvard University, predicts that many universities and colleges will either close or merge by 2040.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Federal Prosecutors Recommend That Andrew McCabe, Former FBI Second-in-Command, Face Criminal Charge

WASHINGTON — Federal prosecutors recommended seeking criminal charges against Andrew McCabe, the former deputy director of the FBI and a frequent target of criticism by President Donald Trump, according to people familiar with the decision Thursday.

McCabe was fired from the FBI just before his retirement in March 2018 after the Justice Department’s internal watchdog concluded that he improperly authorized a leak about a federal investigation into the Clinton Foundation in the final weeks of the 2016 presidential campaign. Investigators concluded that he displayed a lack of candor when asked about the leak.

The U.S. attorney in Washington, Jessie Liu, recommended moving forward with unspecified charges against McCabe, according to people familiar with the situation who were not authorized to comment publicly. McCabe’s lawyers appealed that decision to Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen, who rejected their request, one of the people said. McCabe’s lawyers were informed of that decision Thursday.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Final Washington Post Express Cover: ‘Hope You Enjoy Your Stinkin’ Phones’

Editors of The Washington Post’s now-shuttered “Post Express” edition fired a parting shot Thursday on the cover of the final edition of their publication.

Thursday’s edition of the Post’s free magazine bore an image of a KO’d newspaper box underneath the headline “Hope you enjoy your stinkin’ phones,” as a subheadline declared that the publication had been done in by smartphone-obsessed consumers.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Gabbard Warns That DNC Debate Qualifications Could Make Voters Think ‘The Fix is Already In’

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, who didn’t qualify for Thursday night’s presidential primary debate, says the Democratic National Committee’s qualification system could be sowing distrust among voters.

Gabbard also called the debates “kind of a charade,” for their lack of substance.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Giant Anti-Socialism Banner to Fly Over Houston Before Democratic Debate, Paid for by the Trump Campaign

President Donald Trump’s campaign is set to spring for a giant anti-socialism banner along with a plane to fly it over Houston before Thursday night’s Democratic debate.

The banner and flight will reportedly cost around $7,500 and it will fly from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m., just an hour before the start of the debate.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Google is Always Listening. Now it’s Watching, Too, With the Nest Hub Max

With the new Nest Hub Max, Google is adding an eye to its talking artificial intelligence. When I flash my palm at the device, a camera spots me and immediately pauses my music. Talk to the hand, robot!

When I walk by a Hub Max, the Google Assistant greets me on its screen, “Good afternoon, Geoffrey.”

This wizardry is made possible by facial recognition. The $230 Nest Hub Max offers a glimpse of how this controversial tech might be used in our homes — if people aren’t too turned off by the privacy implications.

Living with Google’s latest creation for a few days embodied the cognitive dissonance of being a gadget guy in 2019. You can appreciate the fun and wonder of new technology that you also know brings new concerns. I kept wondering: Do any of these camera functions make it worth bringing face surveillance inside my home? Despite some applaudable privacy protections from Google, my family never got to a yes.

[Comment: It’s a mini version of Orwell’s telescreen.]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

‘Historic Milestone’: Senate Confirms 150th Trump Judicial Nominee

The U.S. Senate confirmed President Trump’s 150th judicial nominee Wednesday, helping to fulfill the president’s campaign promise to remake the federal bench with a conservative bent.

Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham called the number of confirmations a “historic milestone.”

“These conservative judicial appointments will impact our nation for years to come,” the South Carolina Republican said.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Is This a Trump 2020 Ad? Greenpeace Activists Have Shut Down the Houston Ship Channel to Protest Fossil Fuels #DemDebate

Greenpeace activists have suspended themselves from the Fred Hartman Bridge, effectively shutting down the Houston Ship Channel to ships trying to enter and leave the port.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Joke’s on Who? PewDiePie Not Donating $50K to ADL After Uproar, Says Pledge Was ‘Mistake’

YouTube celebrity PewDiePie has canceled his $50,000 pledge to the Anti-Defamation League, calling it a mistake, after his fans wondered if “blackmail” made him back a group that had declared him and other creators anti-Semitic.

Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg had promised the donation to the ADL on Monday, in a video celebrating his milestone of reaching 100 million subscribers. On Wednesday, however, he said the announcement was made at the suggestion of his sponsor, the coupon company Honey.

“I made the mistake of picking a charity that I was advised, instead of picking a charity that I’m personally passionate about. Which is 100 percent my fault,” Kjellberg said at the beginning of a new video.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Junk Food Diet Linked to Depression in Teens

Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham looked into the role two dietary factors play in symptoms of depression among adolescents, in this case African-American teens who may be at an increased risk of both unhealthy diet and depression.

They analyzed the excretion of sodium and potassium in the urine of 84 urban, low-income adolescents. Higher levels of sodium in the urine can be an indication of a diet high in sodium, such as processed foods and salty snacks. A low level of potassium, meanwhile, is indicative of a diet lacking in fruits, vegetables and other healthy potassium-rich foods.

As might be expected, higher sodium and lower potassium excretion rates were associated with more frequent symptoms of depression at follow up 1.5 years later. “This study was the first to demonstrate relationships between objective indicators of unhealthy diet and subsequent changes in depressive symptoms in youth,” the study noted.3

It’s possible that eating foods high in sodium and low in potassium may lead to depression by negatively influencing neurotransmitters and neural function during a time that is particularly vulnerable.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

McDonalds to Replace More Human Employees With Drive-Thru AI

McDonalds is set to replace more human employees with automated technology after the company announced that it intends to use a new AI program to take drive-thru orders.

The food chain has acquired Mountain View-based voice tech startup Apprente in order to “alleviate pressure on restaurant employees.”

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Media Hyped ‘Wrong’ Study Linking Trump Rallies to Hate Crimes, Then Ignored Second Study Debunking it

“The study is wrong, and yet journalists ran with it anyway.”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Michael Flynn’s Attorneys Drop Bomb on Deep State — Suggest CIA Operative Was Spying on Gen. Flynn Back in 2015

General Michael Flynn’s attorneys demanded documents from seven meetings connected to the Russia investigation and accused the DOJ f concealing evidence from Flynn and suppressing evidence of General Flynn’s innocence.

The Gateway Pundit reported back in January on the US intelligence hiding exculpatory evidence from Flynn.

Attorney Sidney Powell also revealed in court disclosures that CIA asset Joseph Mifsud was spying on Flynn back in 2015.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Never Forget: “Ecumenical” 9/11 Al-Azhar Imam of Manhattan’s Largest Islamic Center Was Viscerally Anti-American and Rife With Islamic Jew-Hatred

Since its founding in 973 C.E., Al Azhar University (and its mosque) have represented the apogee of Islamic religious education, which evolved into the de facto Vatican of Sunni Islam. Egyptian Sheikh Muhammad Al-Gameia, the Al-Azhar University representative in the U.S., and Imam of the Islamic Cultural Center and Mosque of New York City, at the time of the 9/11 attacks, provided a very concrete and disturbing example of the authoritative Al-Azhar Islamic mindset exported to America.

Within three days of the 9/11 jihad carnage al-Gameia, “known for his moderate views,” [St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Oct. 25, 2001; p. 6] sermonized “in English calling for peace, healing, and love among people of all religions.” [Tampa Bay Times Oct. 24, 2001; p. 20] The good Sheikh struck an entirely different chord when he was interviewed for an Al-Azhar University website, on October 4, 2001. Sheikh Gameia returned to Egypt after September 11, 2001 alleging, without any substantiation, that he was being “harassed.” Gameia’s interview (original Arabic; extracts translated here) was rife with conspiratorial Islamic antisemitism, which riveted upon his invocation of the central Koranic motifs of Jew-hatred, while equating Jews and Zionists. Al-Azhar’s representative to the U.S. melded this sacralized anti-Jewish bigotry to virulent calumnies against Americans, and threats to the U.S.—witless “dupes” of the Zionist Jews.

On the solemn 18th anniversary of the calamitous 9/11 jihad terror depredations, Gameia’s behaviors and remarks stand as a lasting, res ipsa loquitur testament to the hateful duplicity inculcated by authoritative, mainstream, institutional Islam…

           — Hat tip: Andy Bostom [Return to headlines]
 

Ocasio-Cortez: Republican Party is ‘Scared’ of us ‘Because They Know How Powerful’ We Are

“They know how powerful we are more than sometimes our own — frankly I think — our own party does.”

[Comment: What color is the sky inher world?]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Public/Private Partnerships: Redistributing Our Wealth by the Billions

We have been railing against Public/Private Partnerships for many years. This is not a new issue. Many times in the past we’ve tried to inform the public of the dangers of PPPs, but they are complicated and most people today don’t want to take the time to delve deeply into anything that isn’t giving them pleasure. But now is the time to become educated on just one of the ways that we are being bled dry, that our money is being sucked off with huge vacuums and given to those conspiring to destroy America and the great American dream. They are winning because we are too busy, too lazy, too involved in other pursuits to stop them.

In a speech at the Freedom 21 National Conference in Dallas in 2007, Tom DeWeese, president of American Policy Center, noted:

During the first years of the Clinton Administration in the early 1990s, there was much fanfare about a new policy to “reinvent government.” It was sold as a way to make government more efficient and less costly. It would, said its proponents, “bring business technologies to public service.”

Pro-business, anti-big-government conservatives and libertarians were intrigued. The backbone of the plan was a call for “public/private partnerships.” Now that sounded like their kind of program.

Government, they said, would finally tap the tremendous power of the entrepreneurial process and the force of the free market into making government more effective and efficient. It sounded so revolutionary and so American.

Being open-minded and wanting to help us get back to what the framers of the Constitution had built for us, we wanted this to be true. But as Tom pointed out:

Today that “reinvention” has revealed itself to be the policy known as Sustainable Development, which is nothing more than a plan for a top-down managed society. Sustainable Development policy includes population control; development control; technology control; resource control; and in a great sense, thought control.

Sustainable Development is not freedom. Not one of the three principles apply. There is no individuality as it advocates group policies; there is no private property under Sustainable Development — period. And there is no free enterprise as markets and supplies are tightly controlled by the hand of government.

Yet, incredibly, much of the Sustainable policy has been embraced by the “free-trade” movement, which advocates open borders, free trade zones, and one-size fits all regulations, currencies, and the use of public/private partnerships. And many of the biggest proponents of the policy are conservative and libertarian think tanks.

But again, Tom nails it: Public/Private Partnerships = Government-Sanctioned Monopolies

[Comment: Highly recommended reading.]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Red Flag Gun Laws Are Rooted in Communist Methods of Oppression

Once Pandora’s box of pre-crime & hearsay evidence is opened, the sky is the limit for the violation of American constitutional rights

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Sacramento Trying to Kill Packs of Enormous Rats That Infested City Lot Near Downtown

The city of Sacramento has started exterminating more than 100 rats that have infested a vacant lot in Sacramento’s River District where the city plans to build a new fire station.

Many homeless encampments typically line the lot, located on Ahern Street between North A and North B streets, causing city officials to worry the rats could also cause a health crisis.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Sen. Kennedy Responds to CEOs Who Are Demanding Gun Control: “I Don’t Want to See These Guys Pull Stuff Out of Their Orifices, Show Me Evidence” (Video)

Senator John Kennedy (R-LA) joined Stuart Varney on Thursday to discuss a recent gun control push by CEOs.

Earlier this week a group of woke US CEOs sent the US Senate a letter demanding the body pass gun control legislation.

Senator John Kennedy, who is known for his humorous quotes outdid him self this morning.

  • I find it curious, Stuart, that when a radical jihadist blows up a school and kills kids we’re told not to judge all Muslims by the act of one Muslim, and I agree with that by the way, but I don’t understand why the same rule does not apply to the 100 million law abiding gun owners of this country. Here’s my starting point, I want to see facts.
  • I believe love is the answer but I also want a handgun just in case. And that’s my right as an American citizen. The Bill of Rights is not an a la carte menu. The Second is just as important as the First and the Fourth.
  • Some of my colleagues say, “OK we’re going to curtail this Second Amendment constitutional right in the interest of pubic safety and it will reduce mass shootings.” My response is, “OK, prove it.”
  • I’m interested in facts. I’m not interested in speculation. I don’t want to see people pull stuff out of their orifices. Show me the scientific evidence because you’re dealing with a constitutional right.
  • And in respect to what these CEOs say? I respect their right to have an opinion but I don’t pay any attention to them. A lot of these guys, they’re the ones who tanked the economy in ‘ 08…
  • … And about that poll, Stuart, first I gotta see the poll to see what they say they say. I know how to write a poll question. I can make a poll walk, talk and whistle the Battle Hymn of the Republic.
  • We have a bill of rights not to protect the majority but to protect the minority.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Trump Administration Seeks Ban on Flavored E-Cigarettes to Combat Youth Addiction

WASHINGTON/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) — The Trump administration announced plans on Wednesday to remove all flavored e-cigarettes from store shelves in a widening crackdown on vaping, as officials warned that sweet flavors had drawn millions of children into nicotine addiction.

[Comment: Well, no President is perfect.]

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Virginia Lt. Gov. Fairfax Sues CBS Over Accuser Interviews

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax filed a $400 million lawsuit Thursday against CBS, alleging the company defamed him when it broadcast interviews with two women he says have falsely accused him of sexual assault.

The lawsuit filed in federal court Thursday alleges nobody at the company investigated or adequately fact-checked the allegations made by Meredith Watson or Vanessa Tysonbefore airing them. It says CBS’ actions have damaged Fairfax’s reputation and “once promising career and political prospects.”

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

What Else Have They Lied About?

“There is no honor amongst thieves.”

I’m not sure with whom this phrase originated with but it is on full display in America today. Our government is a collection of thieves. They have robbed every vestige of Truth from the American people and have smiled while doing it.

Take a good look at this picture below of Robert Mueller, John Brennan, and James Clapper. It is enough to make a strong stomach vomit. In case you wondered, this is a picture of three men who attempted to over-throw the American government. One investigated the other two. Can you tell from the picture who investigated whom?

I wonder if James Comey took the picture.

I am writing this on the 18th anniversary of 9-11. All three of these “public servants” were intimately involved in the mock investigation of that America-changing event.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Activists Invade Free-Range Farm, Demand 5 Turkeys From Hutterite Farmers in Alberta

In the early morning hours of the Labour Day Holiday, a turkey farm near Fort MacLeod Alberta was invaded by dozens of animal rights activists.

A barn containing thousands of turkeys, owned and operated by Jumbo Valley Hutterite colony, was the site of a 30 person animal welfare sit-in. Another 30-50 activists stood along the highway next to the farm carrying banners decrying the treatment of animals involved in commercial meat production.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

British Police Pleased With Seizing BB Guns

BB guns and other air guns are occasionally used in crimes. It’s stupid, but when a gun-shaped object is pointed out you, the last thing most folks are going to do is measure the bore, especially if they don’t know anything about guns.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

EU Called “Fascist” For Creating ‘Commissioner for Protecting Our European Way of Life’ Role

The European Union has been branded “fascist” for having the temerity to to create a United Nations role called ‘Commissioner for Protecting our European Way of Life’.

How dare they?

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Facebook Bans Two Italian Right-Wing Parties and Dozens of Their Followers for ‘Spreading Hate’

Nothing quite says “democratic” like criminalizing your opposition and cheering their being censored by foreigners halfway across the world.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

France: Firefighters Attacked With Molotov Cocktails

Last Friday, French firefighters were violently attacked by a group of thugs in what was the second incident of its kind in less than two weeks.

While responding to an incident in the commune of Cavaillon, firefighters in the department of Vaucluse were lured to an area at around 11:45 pm after a group of suspects set fire to a garbage can. According to BMFT, once the firefighters had arrived at the scene, a group attacked them with petanque balls and Molotov cocktails.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

France Fines Google Nearly €1 Billion in ‘Historic’ Tax Fraud Ruling

Google has been ordered to pay nearly €1 billion to the French government over allegations of tax fraud. The ruling comes as European authorities are exploring new ways to clamp down on digital tax evasion.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Germany: Large-Scale Anti-Terror Operation Because Op Terrorist Financing

Special police units in Germany were conducting large-scale raids on suspected terror cells in the northern region of the country.

At least ten different properties were raided in the German city of Hamburg, while residents in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and Schleswig-Holstein were also visited by the police, Bild reports.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Italians Prefer Salvini Coalition to New Leftist Govt

A poll has revealed that most Italians do not approve of the new Five Star Movement-Democratic Party coalition, with many preferring the former populist coalition government.

An IPSOS poll reports that 54 per cent of Italians surveyed said they did not like the new government led by Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, with only 34 per cent saying they approved of it, Il Giornale reports.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Italy: Zingaretti Open to M5S-PD Alliance for Regional Elections

Salvini says will fight, but M5S says not interested

(ANSA) — Rome, September 12 — Lazio Governor and Democratic Party (PD) chief Nicola Zingaretti said on Thursday he is open to the idea of an alliance between new national partners the 5-Star Movement (M5S) and PD in regional elections, based on an idea proposed by the PD’s Culture Minister Dario Franceschini. “If we govern Italy on a clear programme, why not try to open a process to renew and change in the regions too?” Zingaretti said.

Matteo Salvini of the anti-migrant Euroskeptic League, who pulled the plug on an M5S-League government on August 8 and has since slammed the new M5S-PD government, said the alliance was simply an attempt to keep power and said those promoting it are “shameless”. At an event in Orvieto, he challenged the possible M5S-PD alliance to move forward at regional elections scheduled for October 27 in Umbria.

“I challenge them,” Salvini said.

However, M5S sources on Thursday denied the possibility of an alliance in regional elections and said the party has other priorities.

           — Hat tip: Insubria [Return to headlines]
 

Italy: Undersecretary Appointments Put Off

Amid disagreement in ruling coalition

(ANSA) — Rome, September 12 — The appointment of undersecretaries and junior ministers to the Conte government was put off from today amid continued disagreement among the government coalition, executive sources said Thursday.

A cabinet meeting on the issue was cancelled and sources said the appointments “may take another week”.

The government alliance is made up of three components: the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement (M5S), which has most seats; the centre-left Democratic Party (PD), which has fewer seats; and the small leftwing Free and Equal (LeU) party, which has a handful of seats.

The government has to name 42 undersecretaries and deputy ministers.

The M5S is aiming to get 22 of these, with 18 going to the PD and four to the LeU, according to government sources.

But there is still no formal agreement on who should go where, sources said.

This is especially true of the more powerful junior ministry posts.

Also a matter of some contention are the undersecretaries to Premier Giuseppe Conte.

           — Hat tip: Insubria [Return to headlines]
 

Merkel Fears Brexit Britain Becoming ‘Economic Competitor’ On EU’s Doorstep

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said that Brexit will result in the European Union having an “economic competitor at our door” and that the bloc would be weaker for Britain’s exit.

Mrs Merkel said during a parliamentary debate that she was “firmly convinced” that the UK and EU would come to a mutual decision over how the country will leave the bloc but that a no deal could not be ruled out. However, she said that either with or without a deal, “the fact remains that after the withdrawal of Britain, we have an economic competitor at our door, even if we want to keep close economic, foreign and security cooperation and friendly relations”.

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Poll: Majority of Brits (Including a Third of Remainers) Want Brexit Vote Respected

By ratio of 2:1, voters think it’s ‘fundamentally undemocratic’ for some MPs to try and prevent Brexit.

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Poll: Italians Unhappy With New Leftist Government

ROME — A significant majority of Italians would have preferred snap elections rather than the unelected coalition government that excluded their most popular party, a national poll revealed Thursday.

If elections were held today, the Lega (League) party would handily take first place with 33.3 percent of the votes, with the second-place Democrat Party (PD) trailing at just 23 percent. The Five Star Movement comes next with 19.7 percent followed by Silvio Berlusconi’s Forza Italia party at 7.8 percent and Fratelli d’Italia (Brothers of Italy) with 7 percent. Bringing up the rear are the More Europe party at 2.6 and the Left at a mere 1.8 percent.

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Sweden: Far-Left Extremists Arrested After 2 Bombs Planted Near Police Station and Garage in Gothenburg

On Monday evening in the Swedish city Gothenburg police were called to a parking garage where a suspected explosive device was found. An hour later another suspected bomb was found near a police station in the same city.

Two people have been arrested by the police in connection with the explosives, who according to police press spokesperson Stefan Gustafsson were “basically caught red handed with explosives”.

A source has told the Swedish newspaper Nyheter Idag that one of the arrested men is a well known far-left extremist. He has previously been jailed for violent riots after participating in the infamous Gothenburg riots in 2001 where he was caught on video throwing rocks at the police.

He has also previously been convicted on drug charges and is also now being prosecuted on more drug charges.

Just earlier this year a right-wing politician for the Alternative For Sweden party was attacked by a far-left extremist in his home. The politician was at home with his kids when someone detonated an explosive device on his front door, as we reported on at the Gateway Pundit.

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Swedish Rapper Calls for White People to be Shot

Nigerian-born rap artist Jesse Ekene Nweke Conable called for his fans to “shoot” white people while urging, “Take them as slaves and treat them even worse.”

What a fantastic role model for the kids.

The comments were made in a rant posted on a closed Instagram group called Barasvarta (“Blacks only”), according to news outlet Samhällsnytt.

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Swedish Explosives Suspect Previously Convicted of Rioting at ‘Political Event’

One of two suspects arrested in Gothenburg for possessing explosives has been revealed to have convictions for rioting at a political event.

Two men aged between 35 and 40 were arrested in Gothenburg this week after two explosive items were discovered in a parking garage and another found later near a police station, broadcaster Sveriges Radio reports.

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Think-Tank: Half of Italians Could be Muslims by Year 2100

An Italian think-tank has predicted that due to mass migration and differing birthrates, half of all Italians could be Muslims by the end of the century.

The FareFuturo foundation released its findings this week as part of their “First report on the Islamisation of Europe,” in cooperation with the national-conservative Brothers of Italy (FdI) party, Italian newspaper Il Giornale reports.

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UK: ‘Absolutely Not’: Prime Minister Rejects Claims He Lied to Queen

A legal dispute over the suspension of Parliament by the government this week has raised the prospect that Prime Minister Boris Johnson may have lied to the Queen, a claim which he strongly denies.

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UK: Farage: Govt Worst-Case-Scenario Brexit Plans ‘Project Fear Mark II’

Nigel Farage has criticised the government’s worst-case-scenario projections of the immediate aftermath of a no deal Brexit as “utter tosh” and “Project Fear mark II”.

On Wednesday, the government was forced to release its war-gaming projections, a document entitled Operation Yellowhammer, which was produced by the anti-Brexit Civil Service under the premiership of Remainer Theresa May.

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UK: Girls Banned From Wearing Skirts at School ‘To Protect Their Modesty’

A school in England has banned its female pupils from wearing skirts “to protect their modesty” when using glass-sided stairwells.

Girls at Stowmarket High School in Suffolk were told that they must wear trousers, with the school saying the change was made in response to the design of a new teaching building, reports CambridgeshireLive.

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UK: Just Half of Adults Are Married, As Single Population Increases

Marriage rates continue to fall, with just half of people in England and Wales being married.

Figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) on Thursday revealed that of the population aged over 16 in the two countries, 50.5 per cent were married in 2018, down from 51 per cent in 2017.

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UK: Leeds Extinction Rebellion Airport Expansion ‘Die-in’

Climate change activists have staged a “die-in” to protest against airport expansion plans.

Extinction Rebellion joined people who live near Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA) to chant “no more planes” during a meeting of all Leeds City Councillors.

Protesters have urged the council to withdraw support of the expansion.

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UK: Tony Blair Think-Tank Proposes End to Free Speech

The Tony Blair Institute for Global Change has released a report, Designating Hate: New Policy Responses to Stop Hate Crime, which recommends radical initiatives to tackle “hate” groups, even if they have not committed any kind of violent activity.

The problem, as the think-tank defines it, is “the dangerous nature of hateful groups, including on the far right like Britain First and Generation Identity. But current laws are unable to stop groups that spread hate and division, but do not advocate violence”. The think-tank defines what it sees as one of the main problems with hate crime the following way:

“A steady growth in hate crime has been driven by surges around major events. Often this begins online. Around the 2017 terror attacks in the UK, hate incidents online increased by almost 1,000 per cent, from 4,000 to over 37,500 daily. In the 48-hour period after an event, hate begins to flow offline”.

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Woke Pope: Plastic Banned in Vatican to Save Environment

ROME — Pope Francis has banned plastic in Vatican City State to stand in solidarity with environmentalists. He made the announcement from aboard the papal plane during a long-haul flight back from his recent trip to Africa.

The pope said he had been disturbed by a conversation a couple months ago with sea chaplains and fishermen who recounted how they had gathered six tons of plastic from the ocean over the course of a few months.

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Tension Between Lebanon and Turkey After Aoun Statements

On Ottoman legacy ‘marked by repression and injustice’

BEIRUT — Diplomatic tension has risen between Turkey and Lebanon after Lebanese president Michel Aoun described the centuries during which his country was under the Ottoman Empire in extremely negative terms.

Lebanese media on Friday highlighted the summoning of the Lebanese ambassador by the Turkish foreign ministry and the Turkish ambassador by the Lebanese foreign minister to request clarification and express concerns. Aoun had said the four centuries of Ottoman presence in the territory was marked by repression and injustice. After his statements, made during the celebrations for the centenary of the birth of modern Lebanon (1920-2020), Turkey said that the accusations were baseless. A poster with threatening, anti-Turkish writing on it was hung up in front of the Turkish embassy in the outskirts of Beirut on Friday, sparking a reaction from Ankara.

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Police Raid Offices, Homes Tied to Navalny, Protests

Opposition organizers have said 150 raids were carried out by over 1,000 police officers. The raids were decried as an “act of intimidation” meant to hinder the work of Kremlin critics.

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Woman Lashes Out as She’s Arrested With 20 Mothers Over a ‘Fake’ Childcare Scam Police Claim Has Defrauded More Than $4m From Centrelink — While the Range Rover-Driving Director Lived it Up

The parents, from south-west Sydney, were arrested as part of a police crackdown on Red Roses Day Care company. Detectives allege the company was fake and set up to collect subsidies.

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Burger King Removes “Ham” From “Hamburger” To Avoid Offending Muslims

Burger King in South Africa is dropping the word “ham” from “hamburger” to avoid offending Muslims.

Yes, really.

The “Double Spicy Hamburger” will now become just a “Double Spicy Burger,” while the “Triple Hamburger with Cheese” becomes the “Triple Burger with Cheese,” and a “Hamburger King Jr” on the children’s menu will now be just a “Kids Burger.”

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Conte Wants Penalties for Those Refusing to Help on Migrants

Repatriations should be managed at EU level says premier

(ANSA) — Brussels, September 11 — Premier Giuseppe Conte said Wednesday that EU member States which refuse to share the burden of the arrival of migrants should face financial penalties.

“Those who do not participate in the redistribution of migrants at the European level will feel the impact in a significant way in financial terms,” Conte said after meeting European Council President Donald Tusk. Conte also said that the repatriation of migrants whose claims for asylum have been refused should be handled at the EU level.

“We have to do much more on repatriations with the help of the EU,” he said. “We cannot say that we are satisfied with the repatriation system in Italy.

“It should be managed at the European level… it can be assigned to States like Italy”. In response to a question from ANSA, French Government Spokesperson Sibeth Ndiaye said that Paris agreed with Conte about “the need to have a European asylum policy”.

Ndiaye said this should feature strengthening EU border agency Frontex and reforming the Dublin Regulation, which Italy says is unfair as it places too much of the burden of dealing with migrants on the countries where they first arrive.

The regulation says migrants must register in the country they arrive in. Centre-left Democratic Party (PD) leader Nicola Zingaretti said “Premier Conte is right to have clearly put the issue of the reform of the Dublin Regulation to Europe, finding agreement with President von der Leyen.

“Italy is back to being a protagonist in Europe and it is a first step towards the change which we have been hoping for for some time”.

The PD is one of Italy’s main government partners along with the anti-establishment 5-star Movement (M5S).

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This Smuggler Claims He’ll Move ISIS Members Throughout Europe. The Price: $8,000

Athens, Greece — Human smuggling is a big business in Athens and CBS News has found evidence that ISIS members are being moved through Greece to the rest of Europe.

In central Athens, an area around Omonia Square is notorious as a center of criminal activity where human smuggling gangs operate. Filming with a hidden camera, CBS News set up a meeting with Alrayes. He comes from North Africa and runs a smuggling syndicate, moving people from Athens to western Europe for around $8,000 each.

“From Athens, you go [to] Italy, you arrive there in Italy. I have people will help you with everything. It’s very easy,” he said.

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Democrats’ Christian-Bashing

In next year’s national elections, millions of people will vote for Democrats. Their number will include a multitude of church-going Christians who apparently were dormant when the Democrats booed God at their 2012 national convention. They not only booed God and got away with it; they also won another term for *Batteries Not Included.

People just don’t pay attention.

Recently the space aliens who run the Democrat National Committee adopted a resolution blaming Christians for everything that’s bad about America, including the oppression of virtually everybody. The resolution, of course, avoided using the words “Christians” and “Christianity”—but who else do you think they meant? Parsees?

The resolution condemns Christians’ “use of misplaced claims of ‘religious liberty’ to justify public policy that has threatened the civil rights and liberties of many Americans, including but not limited to the LGBT community, women, and ethnic and religious/nonreligious minorities.” Note how they put quotation marks around “religious liberty”, as if it were some silly thing that Christians made up as an excuse to oppress Our Cherished Minorities—they even think it’s in the Constitution!

The publicly stated position of the Democrat Party is that Christians—meaning most of you—are the bad guys who’ve made America a racist, sexist hell-hole. They are against you, boys and girls. Most of them insist there’s no such thing as boys and girls. What do they have to do to convince you they don’t like you—walk up and punch you in the nose?

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Facebook Uses Abortionists to “Factcheck” Pro-Life Website Live Action and Abort Their Videos From Platform (Video)

On Wednesday Lila Rose joined Tucker Carlson to discuss how Facebook is using radical abortionists to “factcheck” the Live Action videos and remove their videos from the platform.

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Former Bond Girl Slams Female 007: James Bond ‘Was Conceived as a Man’

“The world has gone mad.”

That’s what former “Bond Girl” Valerie Leon said about plans to make 007 a woman.

“He was conceived as a man, Ian Fleming created him as a man,” Leon said on “Good Morning Britain.” “He’s a fantasy. So many men have wanted to be Bond and women have wanted to be with Bond. How can people fantasize about a woman as Bond? Men aren’t going to go for a woman as a killer or an assassin,” she said. “Why would the producers change something that’s been so successful for years?”

Leon, now 75, starred in 1977’s “The Spy Who Loved Me” and 1983’s “Never Say Never Again.” She said she is “in mourning” over the new PC plans.

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GOP Gay Club Owner to Challenge Congressman Castro in 2020

U.S. Rep Joaquin Castro, who recently sparked nationwide controversy by tweeting the names of prominent San Antonians who contribute to President Trump’s re-election campaign, has picked up a Republican opponent in his expected bid for re-election next year, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.

A most unconventional Republican, to say the least.

Mauro Garza is openly gay and an LGBTQ rights advocate, he is Hispanic, he is a huge supporter of President Trump, and he is the owner of Pegasus, a prominent gay nightclub on North Main, which is routinely rated one of the top LGBT establishments in the country.

[Comment: I support Mauro Garza.]

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Leftists Pushing Gun Control & Cannibalism

More proof liberals are going totally insane.

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Penis Ring Toss, Lubricant Taste Tests Featured at Public University’s Sex Ed Carnival

FAIRFAX, Va. — A penis ring toss, vagina bean bag toss, and lubricant taste tests were just a few of the activities students at George Mason University took part in Tuesday night at a “Consent Carnival” hosted by the Student Support and Advocacy Center.

The vagina bean bag toss boasted giant inflatable lips that served to mimic a “vagina,” and students could throw large pink bean bags into it. The game doubled as an educational display, informing students on flyers that “not all people with vaginas are women.”

“Genitalia is not an indicator of gender and it can be harmful to assume so,” the display added. Other information provided included the number of nerve endings on the clitoris (8,000), how the labia comes in different colors (“light pink to dark brown”), and the fact that the vagina is self cleaning.

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Their Obsession With Death

How does society produce these inhuman weapons of mass destruction? Where should we place responsibility for the damaging construct of Islamic family life — the hierarchy, interaction, communication, commitment, the hopes and fears, the warped moral code, social relatedness, stress, and crisis management? The Koran defines them all.

In Islam, children are produced and raised for exploitation — objectified for the sake of fulfilling the demands of Allah and Mohammed and controlled in the shame/blame society. The children are restrained by shaming — taught they are defective, guilty of feeling they have done something wrong, and unworthy enough to be driven to suicide — to achieve honor for group acceptance. The young, prepubescent boy may be humiliated by the emotional and sexual abuse he is forced to endure by older men. He is obedient and in a perpetual state of anger also at his mother for her subservience and for not protecting him. His perpetual shame prevents him from becoming an autonomous adult and getting his needs met appropriately. In order to cleanse himself, he projects that shame onto others, with an eagerness for revenge. Addicted to rage and drilled in a variety of weapons, he is eager to do battle with Jews and Christians, to achieve martyrdom and glorification, his only release from the oppressive culture.

The girl feels the brunt of the shame/blame culture, as she is subject to the embarrassment, pain and possible lasting infection from the Female Genital Mutilation, and the constant reminder that she may be veiled, stoned and killed, and blamed for sowing disorder in the “ideal society.” Consider the clothing restrictions to live almost completely covered; the ban against certain hairstyles and smoking; bans on socialization, travel, schooling, celebrations, and music. This society exists on domination and submission, on a lack of empathy and sexual misery, where rape plays a particularly unique role. The girl may become one of four wives in a resentful, competitive household, a concubine or sex slave. The male’s psychological fusion with his immature and frightened mother keeps him terrified of women and sex, programmed to “kill off his mother” by murdering other women in cold blood as well as their own mothers and non-Muslims. The female cannot extricate herself from the confines of an Islamic life of degradation, of marriage, neglect, and violence, unless she emulates the boy’s role. If she becomes a female jihada, she will earn praise, admiration, and be paid handsomely for her acts of terrorism, even for the final act of martyrdom. Here are profiles of some infamous female terrorists:

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10 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 9/12/2019

  1. “In other news, in South Africa the fast-food chain Burger King has removed “Ham” from the word “Hamburger” to avoid offending Muslims.” Wait what? Are there even muslims in South Africa? I had to check Wikipedia and it says there are 1,5% muslims in the country. That’s not a number you have to consider in your sales, wtf are you doing, Burger King!?

  2. However, the syllable ” ham” will not be removed from the name
    MoHAMmed. That would drive muslims white hot. But they should consider doing this. And the state of Pennsylvania should rename Allentown because muslims might be offended by the homophony to Hallaltown, ¥%#holistan.

  3. Hamburg:

    German city, the -burg is German Burg “fort,” in reference to the moated castle built there c. 825; the first element is perhaps Old High German hamma “ham, back of the knee” in a transferred sense of “bend, angle,” with reference to its position on a river bend promontory; or Middle High German hamme “enclosed area of pastureland.”

    https://www.etymonline.com/word/hamburg

  4. So, an immature little delusionist, and a certified twit will address members of the US congress? She may have to spell a whole bunch of words for them and do a whole bunch of repeating to make sure they understand her drivel. Must see tv! Not.

    • Next up: Testimony from Whoopi Goldberg, Macaulay Culkin, and Rachel Dolezal. Maybe even Lassie, Mr. Ed, or Cheetah.

      Caligula’s appointment of a horse to the Roman senate was a clear-headed assessment of Dobbin’s fellow senators. In what way is that an out-of-date assessment of the American legislative branch?

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