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Monday, July 15, 2019

Ilhan Omar: Lying Social Justice Warrior

Ilhan Omar

Not the first such lying social justice warrior, of course.

From Ilhan Omar Admits Lying to High School Students: Omar told a fake story to illustrate 'American racism, cruelty and injustice' (dated July 8, 2019):
Rep. Ilhan Omar (D., Minn.) admitted to flubbing the facts of an anecdote she told a large group of students to illustrate the "racism, cruelty, and injustice" she's seen in America since being accepted as a refugee more than two decades ago.

The freshman representative told 400 high school students she was sent to a Minneapolis courtroom where she witnessed a "sweet, old … African American lady" who spent the weekend in jail for stealing a $2 loaf of bread to feed her "starving 5-year-old granddaughter," according to the Washington Post. Omar says she screamed "Bullshit!" in the court room after the woman was fined $80 for the crime.

"I couldn’t control my emotions," Omar told the crowd, "because I couldn’t understand how a roomful of educated adults could do something so unjust."

The Post had several pieces of evidence indicating Omar was not entirely truthful about this experience.

"Omar’s story echoed the plot of ‘Les Miserables.' If true, it is also probably embellished," wrote Greg Jaffe and Souad Mekhennet, the author's of the Post‘s article.

"City officials said that police aren’t allowed to arrest people for shoplifting unless there’s a likelihood of violence or further crime. Typically, shoplifters are sentenced to attend a three-hour class."

Asked about the story, Omar admitted "she may have flubbed some facts," Jaffe and Mekhennet wrote.

"She might have had a prior [arrest]," Omar told the Post. "I’m not sure…The details might not have all matched, but that’s what I remember."

Omar has also been dinged recently by the Post and others for "botched basic facts" during her attempts to "go viral."

"Recently, she told a group of veterans that about 45 percent of military families rely on food stamps," Jaffe and Mekhennet wrote. "She was trying to make the point that Republicans didn’t care for the troops. The actual number is less than 5 percent, according to Pentagon statistics."
One of the problems of such lies is that the retractions thereof do not reach the audience lied to.

Tucker Carlson on Ilhan Omar's hatred of America:

Additional reading: Ilhan Omar's Twitter feed.

And the beat goes on....


  1. Another politician lied....again?


    Why should we start caring now?

    1. CI,
      I have a particular gripe with political leaders telling such Zinn-istic lies to groups of schoolchildren.

    2. My gripe is of a larger scope - that of elected representatives lying to the American people.

    3. There IS no "larger scope" than the concern expressed by AOW –– a concern I most passionately share.

      The wellspring of good citizenship is centered in our educational process. "As the twig is best, so grows the tree."

      Failure to inculcate awareness of Right and Wrong, –– Resect for one's Elders, –– an Undestanding that cultivating the Imagination and reverence for Wisdom is more important than the mere Acquisition of sterile Knowledge ––, and fervent belief in Virtue as the Highest Good in our young – is certain to produce a cynical, corrupt, depraved, hard-hearted society.

      "Straining out gnats while s while swallowing camels," which is what hidebound ethicists, who can't see the forest for the trees, tend to do, is of little use in building the best of all possible worlds.

      Morbid preoccupation with petty, literalistic concerns is the province of small, mean minds, and seldom-if-ever aids in moving a society toward greatness.

    4. Much expected when one lacks integrity and intellectual maturity. Trafficking in rank hypocrisy seems to easy...no wonder most people engage in it!

      Get in a snit when the opposition party lies...yet ignore when one's own does. Idiocracy has indeed arrived.

    5. Franco,
      There IS no "larger scope" than the concern expressed by AOW –– a concern I most passionately share.

      The wellspring of good citizenship is centered in our educational process. "As the twig is best, so grows the tree."

      Indeed my concern! Another generation is being poisoned -- and that poisoning will destroy our republic.

    6. AOW - You disagree that lying to one demographic is but a subset of the larger issue of allowing our elected representatives to lie at will, to the American people?

      When we champion some lying....we abrogate the moral position to criticize other lying.

    7. We should be able to agree that liars [such as Omar...and others] and their enablers, are the worst of us, no?

    8. CI,

      Look. As far as I'm concerned, all politicians are weasels. Part of the job. But I must say that some weasels are worse weasels than others. IMO, some weasels even have the American interest at heart.

      Where are the statesmen? Is there even one in 2019?

    9. DJT is a disrupter. IMO, we've needed a disrupter for quite a while. The status quo of post-WW2 globalism is a failure now.

    10. CI,
      Point of clarification...

      My "we" in quotation marks was in reference to your comment of July 15, 2019 at 2:29:00 PM EDT.

    11. Rhetorical we, not as in you or I.

      Disruption can be valuable, but when it's rooted in intellectual ignorance, a lack of integrity and an appeal to base emotion, it's no better than the status quo. In fact, it's no different tactically, than that of Leftists.

      We should be better than that. We should hold our standard bearers to not just a minimum standard...but a higher standard than opponents. But that requires integrity. A precious commodity today.

    12. If conceit were consumption, I know wich one of these commentors would be consumed, do you? It's not a matter of opinion.

  2. It wasn't YOUR truth, it was HER truth.
    Try and keep up....

  3. A Great Irony most with a dour, unimagunative, hard-hearted, legalistic turn of mind are sure to miss:

    We zealously and mindlessly pursue the Dream of Ridding our Society of Ilegal Aliens, many –– probably MOST –– of whom are decent, hard working, clean living people, making a solid contribution to our society by performing highly useful tasks unstintingly and wholeheartedly, while we feel OBLIGATED to PUT UP a putrid piece of Human Excrement like this vicious, pushy, obnoxious, ungrateful, utterly CONTEMPTIBLE BLACK BITCH, Ilhan Omar, simply because, –– probably on some sort of FLUKE ––, this foul piece of baggage has obtained LEGAL STATUS as a U.S. CITIZEN.

    Her odious presence in our midst hs made a MOCKERY of legal Citizenship Status, and turned it into CitizenSHIT.

    There OUGHT to be a PROVISION concerning "Naturalized Citizens" that permits us summarily to DEPORT THEM back to their countries of origin, IF they FAIL to EMBRACE and SUPPORT the customs, mores and NATIVE culture of these United States, and to show RESPECT for the dominant religion of this country, which is still CHRISTIANITY the last time I looked.

    The United States of America should NEVER allow herself to be USED as a DUMPING GROUND for the most wretched specimens of humanity on earth. Our purpose never has been –– and never should be –– to be used and regarded as the World's Waste Processing Plant.

    I'd even go so far as to support an Amendment to the Constitution that makes REVOCATION of CITIZENSHIP M_A_N_D_A_T_O_R_Y for those guilty of TREASON. I'm thinking of people like Adam Gedahn and Taliban Johnny, of course, and human turds like Angela Davis, Bill Ayers, Bernardine Dohrn, Amy Goodman, and all their filthy ilk.

    I'm only advocating policies JOHN ADAMS, –– dubbed the Colossus of Liberty by his fellow Founders ––, and the Federalist-dominated congress of his day put in place with the Alienaton and Sedition Acts of 1798.


      The Alien and Sedition Acts were four laws passed by the Federalist-dominated 5th United States Congress and signed into law by President John Adams in 1798. They made it harder for an immigrant to become a citizen (Naturalization Act), allowed the president to imprison and deport non-citizens who were deemed dangerous (Alien Friends Act of 1798) or who were from a hostile nation (Alien Enemy Act of 1798), and criminalized making false statements that were critical of the federal government (Sedition Act of 1798).

      The Federalists argued that the bills strengthened national security during the Quasi-War, an undeclared naval war with France from 1798 to 1800. Critics argued that they were primarily an attempt to suppress voters who disagreed with the Federalist party and its teachings, and violated the right of freedom of speech in the First Amendment.

      The Naturalization Act increased the residency requirement for American citizenship from five to fourteen years. At the time, the majority of immigrants supported Thomas Jefferson and the Democratic-Republicans, the political opponents of the Federalists.

      The Alien Friends Act allowed the president to imprison or deport aliens considered "dangerous to the peace and safety of the United States" at any time, while the Alien Enemies Act authorized the president to do the same to any male citizen of a hostile nation above the age of fourteen during times of war.

      Lastly, the controversial Sedition Act restricted speech that was critical of the federal government. Under the Sedition Act, the Federalists allowed people who were accused of violating the sedition laws to use truth as a defense.

      The Sedition Act resulted in the prosecution and conviction of many Jeffersonian newspaper owners who disagreed with the government.

      The acts were denounced by Democratic-Republicans and ultimately helped them to victory in the 1800 election, when Thomas Jefferson defeated the incumbent, President Adams. . . .

  4. Nice....while short of the "final solution" some anti-American folks express....deportation on grounds of not being politically correct, is just as entertaining.

    1. You never fail to live up to my expectations.

      What a pity!

    2. Whereas you always live down to mine. Political correctness uber alles!

    3. Good old Peter sliming Paul yet again.

      This is how it's always been, and ever more shall be so.

      What a BORE! Or is that a BOAR, or even more likely a BOOR?

      All THREE if you ask me.



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    5. You're anything but a bore......with regard to entertainment value.....you're worth your weight in gold.

    6. All right. I surrender. You WIN –– The Snotty Arrogant Prick Award of the Day, –– and possibly for All Time.

      You also reveal yourself to be far more STUPID than I had heretofore thought.

    7. Note to CI, never disagree with Franco. He can't abide anyone who has an intelligent idea or opinion contrary to his. Like the president he supports, he'll smear you and your character.

    8. Coming from an intellectual midget, I'll take your petty insult for what it is. More blather from anti-American vermin pretending to be Conservative.

      When by the way, are you going to lead by example and begin your "final solution"? Or are you just another keyboard coward?

    9. Gentlemen!

      Please cool your jets. You've each insulted the other enough.

      This feuding might be amusing, but it really is pointless.

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    1. That BITCH is a BRIDE of SATAN –– an ardent member of The Evil One's HAREM of HIDEOUS HARPIES –– no one else, FJ.

    2. FJ,
      Yes, she's the one who might well have done that.


    Trump to AOC, Omar and Tlaib: Go Back to the 'Totally Broken and Crime Infested' Places You Came From!

    PJ Media

    by Michael Van Der Galien

    President Donald Trump has angrily responded to Democratic Congresswoman Ilhan Omar's and Congresswoman's Alexandria Ocasio Cortez's ridiculous accusations against the American people, calling them "racists" who treat "dogs" better than immigrants, and of forcing immigrant children to drink from toilets. In what's truly an epic Twitter-event, the president tells Omar and AOC that they'd do better to "go back" to the country they came from."So interesting to see 'Progressive' Democrat Congresswomen, who originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe, the worst, . . .

    I cheer the way Trump flouts P-C
    His brazen, bold Effrontery
    Gives hope the we may yet break free
    From vile, coerced Hypocrisy
    And thus regain our Liberty
    Return once more to Sanity
    Profit from Productivity
    Midst Cultural Vitality.

    ~ FreeThinke

  7. The even-handed whataboutism false equivalency becomes tiresome.

    President Donald J. Trump is a know quantity, with all his vulgarities and deviousness exposed. He has also notched some accomplishments and sent the status quo running and squealing in all directions.

    The articles and comment forums that examine his every flamboyant act and excoriate him for them are legion.

    This article is about Rep Omar. If the author were to weight every article like this with comparative mendacity, cupidity, etc of someone from the other side of the political spectrum, it would render the content tedious and unreadable.

    It would be a positive development if people could stick to the topic of the blog post.

    1. Trump has , unfortunately, given "the four' a larger platform with his "go back to you country" crack. The man does excel at kabuki for his base, however.
      Ayanna Pressley defeated my candidate, Mike Capuano. Capuano was ranking member of the house transportation committee.
      After two recent expensive subway derailments we could use his help but instead we get Pressley playing the race card against a master.

      The Four are playing a game they can't win.

    2. I have never been a fan of President Trump's vulgar rhetoric, and I don't like anything about his latest tweets. I don't see the calculus that says this helps him more than it hurts him.

      The Four Horsewomen of Socialist Apocalypse are doing damage to the Democrat party, and as you just mentioned, taking down effective Democrats who know how to get things done.

      I don't know why the President doesn't just get out of the way.

    3. The SHORT ANSWER:

      Because Trump is a HELLUVALOT SMARTER and FAAAAAAAAAAAAR MORE EFFECTIVE at GETTING G_O_O_D THINGS D_O_N_E than ANY of his vicious, hidebound, bigotted, feeble-minded detractors and certainly more than any of US.

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    5. "Values that Conservatives claim to respect?"

      Like a balanced budget? Smaller government?

      How about 5 or 10 more "conservative" endless wars?

      "Conservatives" and Repubelicons can kiss my ass. Have they ever been principled and actually put any of those principles in to action?

      Values? "Conservatives" and Repubelicons value sending other people to die in wars we have no idea how to win. They value imported high tech scabs to feed the Silicon Valley pigs and their corporate masters who bow down to China and prop up rotten regimes all over the world because the Corporate Robber Barons can never have enough money.

      It's a sick joke. We're now down to tribal warfare, and it won't end pretty. Yes, President Trump is throwing tankers of gasoline on the fire, but at this point, I have to rejoice that at least on person calling himself a Republican is fighting back against leftwing passive aggressive BS that's been going on for decades.

      Roll up your political principles and smoke 'em if you got 'em.

    6. There's certainly merit in the above.....but it speaks to my fascination at why people utterly debase themselves and willfully wallow in hypocrisy. It's worthy of a well funded case study on how little humans have evolved intellectually.

      I'd argue that the Left has been anything but passive-aggressive. It's entirely possible to fight back with righteous integrity and virtue-shame the Left with unimpeachable reason....but that's not what we're getting is it....

    7. I'm not ready to abandon "Conservative" just yet. It's just a label, but it still holds sentimental attachment from a time where the word actually meant something. As opposed to today, where it appears to be more an umbrella for political correctness on the Right.

    8. "I don't see the calculus that says this helps him more than it hurts him."

      It's been suggested that he's distracting from the story of his relationship with Jeffrey Epstein.

    9. Jez,
      Perhaps this essay will explain a bit:

      How Trump Is Uniting Democrats.

      Note the concluding paragraph:

      While much of the mainstream media will declare that Trump’s words were racist, the fact of the matter is they express the resentment many Americans feel for being labeled by the elites in this country as “wrong” or “backwards” for being proud of our country, its founding, its history, and its laws. It is not racist to demand that America’s borders are secured and our laws are respected. It is not racist to declare that someone who enters this country illegally is by definition an illegal alien, or that anyone who enters should first love this country. Now, a majority of Democrats are once again seen actively defending those extreme leftists whose aim is to fundamentally change America into a socialist nation.

    10. Jez,
      In support of the above, from this essay by a former no-Trumper:

      Many, many of the concerns I had about President Trump in 2016 have been addressed by him and his administration through sound public policy. No candidate and no administration is perfect and I will continue to speak up when I disagree. But President Trump offers a vision for the United States with a strong economic record to back it up. The Democrats offer attempted mass assassinations of Republicans, fire bombings of immigration facilities, Mexican flags replacing American flags, the harvesting and selling of chidren’s body parts, the continued destruction of our healthcare system, the championing of lawlessness, and open persecution of people of faith by government bureaucrats.

      It's going to be a wild ride until Election 2020.

    11. That "open persecution of people of faith by government bureaucrats" is not limited to one party.

      I get the emotional appeal of the excerpt, it works on who it was designed for, but it's the classic one man v. faceless crowd argument., pretending that counterparts on the opposing side advocate for what is projected. It doesn't hold up to scrutiny.

      The one certain truth within, is that indeed Trump does have a strong economic vision. I may not agree with all facets of it, but it's there.

    12. But most truthfully...it will surely be a wild ride....

    13. I'm not impressed by his trade wars and disingenuous dismissal of environmental concerns, and any economic gains made as a result of those positions are illusory.

    14. Jez, there is a purpose behind the "trade wars."

      We've allowed China to rip us off for decades, steal our technology and shake down companies that do business there. Granted, the greedy corporations have no scruples supporting dictatorial regimes around the world and making money helping them suppress their own people and profiting from the slave labor they offer, but then, corporations squatting here in the US are not "American;" they are world citizens.

      We provided an opportunity for China to join world organizations and act responsibly. They have not. I don't want war with them, but China is not our friend.

      Businesses are leaving China and supply chains are being broken and remake, spreading the business around the world that all used to go to China, and that's a good thing. A pure capitalist would say its bad because splintered supply chains that connect to many different country are not as profitable and efficient as one grand superhighway supply chain connected to a totalitarian nation offering slave labor, but that is why I broke years ago with "conservatives" blabbering about "free market capitalism."

      Environmental concerns? You mean the globalist evangelists demanding we return to an 1850's log cabin era (while the elites get to hold on to their luxury homes and jet airplanes?)

      I can think of many environmental issues more important than absurd and hubristic arguments over what temperature humankind should set the earth's thermostat to.

      * Loss of habitat
      * Plastics
      * Herbicides
      * Pesticides
      * Potable water

      See, the issues I raise involve facts, logic, reason, and clear-eyed trade-offs, because there are no magic bullets.

      The Climate Change screamers, with their hockey sticks, fudged numbers, deterministic and biased models, and trail of failed prophesies, can pack it in a go to hell. They have damaged their credibility.

      Society has devolved into millions of people congratulating one another for all thinking and mouthing the same correct thing.

      Banal, boring, intellectually castrated, and ultimately, when the corporate-enforced speech codes really kick in, dangerous.

    15. I wasn't only thinking of China, but the Huwawei debacle is sick -- I object to playing political games with security. The pressure America has placed on her allies to play along is particularly nauseating.

      I believe that you are sincere in *your* climate change skepticism, not so Trump. Pre-politics he had no problem with mainstream science, so he's lying then or lying now, or lying on both occassions (most likely).
      Anyway, enjoy the temporary points on the stock market. The bill is on its way.

    16. Jez,

      Do you disbelieve the notion that China will put hooks and backdoors into the West's 5G network via Huwawai equipment?

      I understand Europeans bristling at US government arrogance, but the knee-jerk is childish. I could understand the sniffy disdain for the US if we hadn't stepped in, protected you, and bailed you out on a few historic occasions, the last being the Balkans in the 1990s.

      I disagree with Bush's Iraq war, but Europe's raw, bald-faced economic calculus of surreptitiously buying oil from Saddam while we were enforcing no-fly zones probably figured into Bush-Cheney's tragic decision. Europe now turns to coddle the Iranian terror mullahs.

      We all have our faults, but the big question is, will Europe grow up before it fades into irrelevance?

    17. I have no special insight into 5G tech, but it feels like a plausible accusation. (Similarly, it feels plausible that American or British telcoms companies might cooperate with the FBI or MI5.) But I notice that Trump is happy to put Huawei prominently on the table for a future US-China trade deal -- he's treating it as a bargaining chip. That's what I object to.

      Please don't take my criticism of Trump as any kind of assumption of European superiority -- if you think we were up to no good during the '90s, you should see the kind of shenanigans we were mixed up with before then. More to the point, we're about to install Boris Johnson as PM! Now there's a deeply flawed individual -- he'll give Trump a run for his russian-mafia-loaned casino-laundered money.

    18. "It's been suggested that he's distracting from the story of his relationship with Jeffrey Epstein."

      following up, I don't think this is the case, I think he's just teeing up for 2020. It doesn't have to help him more than it hurts him, it only has to hurt the democrats even more.

    19. Jez,
      It doesn't have to help him more than it hurts him, it only has to hurt the democrats even more.

      Spot on!

    these idiots are protected from Liable and or Slander.
    Even on the Talking Heads Sunday Shows. Even any where
    in the Country--Town Hall Meetings--High School--Grade Schools--and Colleges, etc.
    The Stupid "Debate Clause".


  9. Here is something from which all this hoopla has been distracting:

    Judge Gives Trump Big Win in Fight Against Sanctuary Cities.


    A federal appeals court ruled last week that the Trump administration is well within its rights to reward cities who cooperate with ICE, specifically involving deportations.

    The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Friday that the Trump administration could reward cities with grant money if they cooperate with ICE or use the funds to beef up emigration enforcement...


    While previous attempts have been made to withhold money from grant programs who fail to comply with ICE, this is the first time a court has ruled in favor of the Trump administration’s attempt to reward cities who comply...

  10. During that sham press conference the other day , Ilhan Omar was asked if it’s true what Trump says about her supporting Al Qaeda and communism. Given a perfect oppurtunity to blow that theory up, not only did Ilhan Omar refuse to deny she supports the terror group and communism, but she made matters worse for herself and her party by dancing around the question with “I will not dignify that with an answer.” Bad move Ilhan Omar. Now everyone knows you support Al Qaeda and communism. Of course, she’s not the only one. All Democrats these days basically do too.


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