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local and global partners, including It Gets Better Project
and OUT MetroWest.”
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Converse has announced the release of a new line of shoes celebrating LGBT culture alongside a marketing campaign featuring characters of various sexual orientations, including an 11-year-old ‘drag kid’ who goes by the stage name ‘Desmond Is Amazing.’
“We’re happy to launch our Pride Collection, partnering with six individuals connected to the LGBTQ+ community who show the power of expressing one’s true self,” the apparel company tweeted on Monday.
Desmond is highlighted on the Converse website wearing a flamboyant outfit and make-up, striking a dramatic dance pose alongside a quote stating, “There is no normal.”
A brief bio describes him as a “drag kid / lgbtq+ advocate.”
Desmond Napoles has autism, according to his parents, who say that his ‘drag performances’ help him to cope with his disability.
He began to garner attention in 2015 after dancing in the NYC Pride Parade, and amid rising popularity on social media, Napoles was invited to appear on Good Morning America, where he danced for the audience and was paid a visit from three adult drag queens.
In late 2018, disturbing video footage surfaced of Desmond performing at gay bars in Brooklyn and San Francisco, while grown men threw bills at him, and shortly afterwards, journalists discovered Desmond had appeared in a interview with infamous 90s “club kid” Michael Alig, who had spent 17 years in jail for the killing and dismemberment of a fellow clubber and drug dealer.
“On Alig’s show ‘Pee-ew!’ 10-year-old Desmond sat between Alig and Alig’s fellow ‘Club Kid’ Ernie Glam, making stilted conversation about the child’s favorite television shows, ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ and ‘Dragula,'” LifeSite reports. “Over their heads was a painting of a cartoon child skipping rope over the word ‘Rohypnol.’ Rohypnol is a well-known date rape drug often used to incapacitate victims marked for sexual assault.”
Some have offered speculation based on evidence and comments made by Desmond’s parents that they may even use proceeds he generates to help support the family.
Owen Shroyer reports that activists dressed as clowns interrupted a local ‘drag queen story hour’ event in New Orleans to draw attention to the absurdity of the situation. As a consequence, they were promptly kicked out of the event.


Microsoft Pushes 'ElectionGuard' Software to 'Modernize' Voting

On the heels of NewsGuard, which blacklisted the Drudge Report and other conservative sites

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Not long after introducing the controversial browser plugin ‘NewsGuard,’ Microsoft is pushing voting software called ‘ElectionGuard’ which the company claims will “modernize” elections.
Microsoft says the software is intended to “modernize all of the election infrastructure everywhere in the world,” with early prototypes ready for the United States’ 2020 elections.
“One election official who has been in informal conversations with the ElectionGuard project leaders is Dean Logan, who runs elections for Los Angeles County, the nation’s most populous, and is building an open-source voting system for it,” reported the AP.
The software is being offered as a stand-alone product that can also be plugged into existing election systems.
“It can be used with a ballot-marking device. It can be used with an optical scanner, on hand-marked paper ballots,” said Microsoft’s senior cryptographer Josh Benaloh.
The name ‘ElectionGuard’ is not lost on critics of ‘NewsGuard,’ Microsoft’s browser plug-in which blacklisted the Drudge Report and other conservative-leaning web sites while giving nearly every single establishment site a passing grade.
“Moreover, what does it say when NewsGuard gives every single establishment media site (every single one!) a passing grade when those are the sites Drudge links most often?” Breitbart asked. “What this tells us is that NewsGuard is not interested in accuracy, but rather how terrified this latest establishment media weed is of a popular site that operates outside the establishment media’s filter.”
NewsGuard is run by a stable of establishment news figures as well as former personnel of the Clinton, Obama and Bush administrations.


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BELLEVUE, WA – -( Democrat presidential aspirant Cory Booker’s far-ranging gun control scheme that calls for five-year licensing, invasive background checks, bans on semiautomatic rifles and original capacity magazines and more amounts to an outrageous plan to turn the Second Amendment right into a government-regulated privilege, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms said today.
“With this proposal, Booker isn’t just one of those anti-gun politicians who claims to ‘support the Second Amendment…but’,” said CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb, “he’s literally throwing a constitutionally-enumerated right into the trash, and he knows it. For a person hoping to be elected to the highest office in the land to advocate such an outrageous proposal isn’t just disappointing, it is disturbing.”
Booker’s plan calls for licensing gun owners on a five-year basis. He would repeal the Lawful Commerce in Arms Act to expose firearms manufacturers to costly junk lawsuits and other legal harassment. He would resurrect the failed one-gun-a-month mandate that never prevented a single crime when it was tried, and later repealed, in South Carolina and Virginia. The Washington, D.C. law was struck down by a federal appeals court in 2015.
The scheme calls for Microstamping, a technology that has not prevented or solved any crime, and would make firearms prohibitively expensive for no discernable benefit. He would push for so-called “universal background checks” that criminals already ignore, and which might actually encourage more gun shop burglaries, thefts from private homes or police cars, and other illegal gun trafficking.
“Proposals like this underscore why American gun owners are increasingly distrustful of all Democrats,” Gottlieb observed. “Booker’s plan is demagoguery on steroids, and it once again targets the wrong people. He doesn’t want to crack down on criminals, he wants to create new ones with the stroke of a pen.
“Booker’s brainstorm is nothing more than a combination of every pie-in-the-sky idea on the gun control wish list,” Gottlieb said. “While his plan is disturbing, what is even more alarming is that not one other Democrat now in the race denounced the plan. If they all agree with Booker, they need to admit it now so voters realize they are all willing to trample on the Bill of Rights.”
Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear ArmsWith more than 650,000 members and supporters nationwide, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms ( is one of the nation's premier gun rights organizations. As a non-profit organization, the Citizens Committee is dedicated to preserving firearms freedoms through active lobbying of elected officials and facilitating grass-roots organization of gun rights activists in local communities throughout the United States.

Booker Goes Bonkers with Plan to Regulate 2A as Privilege

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Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) has just launched a plan to combat violent crime that essentially treats the right to keep and bear arms like a regulated privilege. (Screen snip, YouTube, CNN)
U.S.A. –-( Democrat presidential hopeful Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey has released a plan to combat so-called “gun violence” by essentially relegating the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms to the level of a privilege that is strictly regulated by the government, including licensing every five years, fingerprinting, and limiting handgun purchases to one per month.
His plan would also repeal the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA) so the door would be opened for harassment lawsuits against firearms manufacturers, holding them responsible for crimes committed by third parties, and for illegal gun trafficking.
Under Booker’s plan, so-called “universal background checks” would be required for all firearms transfers. Microstamping would be mandated, even though the technology would be prohibitively expensive.
“Microstamping is technology that allows law enforcement to identify the source of ammunition used in crimes by making a shell casing traceable to the specific gun that fired the round. Unfortunately, in many cases, there is little evidence left behind at crime scenes, resulting in a homicide ‘clearance rate' of just 62 percent. Microstamping technology would allow law enforcement to trace crime guns as soon as a shell casing is found, helping to prevent future crimes from occurring.” —Cory Booker website “Cory’s Plan to end The Gun Violence Epidemic”
Firearms experts have already explained that this scheme would not work in cases where criminals use revolvers that do not leave spent shell casings at crime scenes.
Quoted by the New York Times, Booker promised, “I am going to come at this likefolks have never seen before.”
Except that “folks” have seen it before, every time an extremist gun control package is thrown at the wall to see what sticks.

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Reaction from gun owners on social media began almost immediately after Booker’s proposal was unveiled, and it is negative. One rights activist, responding to the licensing proposal, stated, “I already have one (a license). It’s called the Second Amendment.”
But under Booker’s proposal, the right to keep and bear arms would be subject to a five-year renewable license. The plan would require the following, according to a Booker website:
“Individuals could seek a gun license at a designated local office, widely available in urban and rural areas, similar to applying for or renewing a passport. They would submit fingerprints, provide basic background information, and demonstrate completion of a certified gun safety course.”—Cory Booker website “Cory’s Plan to end The Gun Violence Epidemic”
Booker’s plan smacks of the same extremism that inspired Washington State Initiative 1639 last fall, and legislation introduced in the state earlier this year by anti-gun Seattle-area Democrats in the State Legislature. The training requirement was likened to an unconstitutional literacy test by the Washington State Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors Association, which opposed the gun control initiative last year. I-1639 passed, but the training requirement for getting a state concealed pistol license died in the Legislature with proponents suggesting they would be back again in 2020.

Red Flag Gun Grab LawsHis plan supports “Extreme Risk Protection Order” (ERPO) laws, generically called “red flag” laws that allow authorities to seize someone’s firearms without due process.
His plan supports “Extreme Risk Protection Order” (ERPO) laws, generically called “red flag” laws that allow authorities to seize someone’s firearms without due process. Increasingly, gun owners and rights activists are voicing opposition to such laws because, in order for someone to recover his/her guns, they must go to court, essentially to prove they are innocent of a crime.
Booker would ban so-called “assault weapons” and original capacity magazines. He’s talking about turning millions of gun owners into instant criminals by classifying their legal semi-auto firearms and cartridge magazines as contraband.
The one-handgun-a-month scheme has been tried before. It’s just another way of regulating gun ownership for law-abiding citizens, but didn’t prevent criminals from obtaining firearms.
“Limiting bulk purchases of firearms is essential to combating gun trafficking. Under current federal law, which contains no limit on the number of firearms one can purchase, traffickers will make bulk purchases in states with weak gun laws and then resell in states with stricter rules.”—Cory Booker website “Cory’s Plan to end The Gun Violence Epidemic”
As if to underscore the fallacy Booker’s scheme, the Associated Press and KTUU Newsreported on two different gun store thefts in Washington State in recent days that netted more than 100 firearms. Ninety-eight of those guns were taken from a shop in Gorst, and another 30 were stolen from a shop in Sequim. Rewards of up to $11,000 are being offered, but the proverbial bottom line is that these guns are now in circulation, or soon will be, and not a single one of them will be transferred with a background check, license requirement or any of the other things Booker’s plan demands.

The fatal flaw in Booker’s proposal is that criminals don’t follow the law, and passing another package of laws will not bring a change.

About Dave WorkmanDave Workman
Dave Workman is a senior editor at and Liberty Park Press, author of multiple books on the Right to Keep & Bear Arms and formerly an NRA-certified firearms instructor.
Democrat Booker Agrees Americans Should Be Jailed If They Refuse To Give Up Guns

Presidential candidate pushing ‘the most sweeping gun control plan ever’

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After announcing a radical gun control proposal as part of his Presidential campaign, Democrat Cory Booker expressed agreement with the notion that lawful gun owners should be ‘thrown in prison’ if they refuse to comply with “an assault weapons ban.”
Booker appeared on CNN to discuss his proposed national gun licensing program, which would require every gun owner to have a 5-year license issued at the federal level.
Booker’s plan would also limit individual purchases of firearms to one per month, and legislate for an all out ban on so called ‘assault weapons’ and high-capacity magazines.
“My plan to address gun violence is simple – we will make it harder for people who should not have a gun to get one,” Booker said.
“The process would include fingerprinting, an interview, gun safety courses, and a federal background check,” Booker also said in a statement announcing the proposal.
Booker’s campaign called the proposal “the most sweeping gun violence prevention plan ever put forth by a presidential candidate.”
When asked by CNN host Poppy Harlow if he also supports Congressman Eric Swalwell’s proposed ‘assault weapons’ ban, Booker intimated that he would not have a problem with Americans being jailed if they refused to comply.
“[Swalwell’s} proposing a buyback program where Americans who currently have those guns could sell them essentially to the government, but if they don’t, within a certain period of time, they would be prosecuted … thrown in jail, perhaps. Are you supportive of the same?” Harlow asked Booker.
“Again, we should have a law that bans these weapons, and we should have a reasonable period in which people can turn in these weapons. Right now we have a nation that allows in streets and communities like mine these weapons that should not exist,” Booker replied.
“The critical thing is, I think most Americans agree, that these weapons of war should not be on our streets.” Booker also noted.
This proposed constitutional curtailment is just one of several reasons why neither Booker nor Swalwell stand any chance of winning the Presidency.



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In the chest of every liberal, the saying goes, beats the heart of a communist. If true, one wonders what type of heart is beating in the chest of presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, an open socialist whose criticism of his own country is as enthusiastic as his praise for totalitarian dictators.
Last week, the Washington Post offered an insight into Sanders’ iron commitment to socialist tyranny with a piece that went “inside” his famous honeymoon to the Soviet Union.
Conclusion: If Sanders isn’t a communist, he imitates one with surpassing skill.
Lots of Vodka The Post opened its probe into Sanders’past by describing the now-famous, or notorious, video of “bare-chested, towel-draped” Sanders, “sitting at a table lined with vodka bottles, as he sang ‘This Land Is Your Land’ to his hosts in the Soviet Union in the spring of 1988.”
And the Post reported, “as he stood on Soviet soil, Sanders, then 46 years old, criticized the cost of housing and health care in the United States, while lauding the lower prices — but not the quality — of that available in the Soviet Union. Then, at a banquet attended by about 100 people, Sanders blasted the way the United States had intervened in other countries.”
Of course, after he returned, Sanders toned down the anti-American rhetoric and offered this prescription for the American future: “Let’s take the strengths of both systems. Let’s learn from each other.”
Translation: Let’s adopt totalitarian socialism, as the Post revealed in describing the rest of Sanders’ anti-American high jinks.
Sanders, the Post noted, was a “firebrand on foreign affairs, finding much to like in socialist and communist countries,” the nice way of saying Sanders was, in a fact, a communist sympathizer trying to undermine U.S. foreign policy. He was, as a practical matter, an implacable enemy of the United States and firm friend of the Red Empire.
Cuba, Nicaragua Having gone to the Soviet Union and discovered the wonders of socialism there, Sanders then went to Nicaragua in 1985 and “hailed the revolution led by Daniel Ortega, which President Ronald Reagan opposed.”
How did the Soviet- and Cuban-backed Nicaraguan tyrant strike Sanders? “I was impressed,” Sanders said, and “I will be attacked by every editorial writer for being a dumb dope.” The word might be dupe, but anyway, R.J. Rummel has estimated that the man who so impressed Sanders led a regime responsible for upwards of 7,000 murders.
Sanders was also a big fan of Fidel Castro, the communist tyrant who wrecked a beautiful, relatively prosperous, even thriving country with the help of mass murderer Che Guevara.
Sanders, meanwhile, was so enthused by the trip that he soon began planning his next foreign venture: a visit to Cuba the following year, during his last month as mayor.
“Under Castro, enormous progress has been made in improving the lives of poor people,” Sanders said before leaving, while noting ‘enormous deficiencies’ in democratic rights. While he failed in his goal to meet Fidel Castro, he returned home with even greater praise than he had for the Soviet Union.
“I did not see a hungry child. I did not see any homeless people,” Sanders told the Burlington Free Press. While Cuba was “not a perfect society,” he said, the country “not only has free health care but very high-quality health care.... The revolution there is far deeper and more profound than I understood it to be. It really is a revolution in terms of values.”
But Sanders likely didn’t know, as Investor’s Business Daily reported when Castro went the way of all flesh, that Cuba’s vaunted healthcare system is not one but three: one with cut-rate care for paying medical tourists, one for the communist elites with top-flight care, and one for regular folks.
Sanders likely saw the facilities for Cuban elite — like mass-murderer Castro.
Those for the Cuban people, the Real Cuba website reported, “lack the most minimum requirements needed to take care of their patients,” and most are “filthy and patients have to bring their own towels, bed sheets, pillows, or they would have to lay down on dirty bare mattresses stained with blood and other body fluids.”
Sanders didn’t much care, apparently, that Castro murdered at least 73,000 Cubans, Rummel has reported, and as many as 141,000.
Sanders called his fellow Americans “intellectually lazy” for opposing socialism.


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On Sunday, April 28, 2019, CBS News program, 60 Minutes reported on The Situation At The Southern Border

Here is how the 60 Minutes’ report began:
Earlier this month, President Trump placed Kevin McAleenan in charge of the Department of Homeland Security. The president fired his previous DHS chief, Kirstjen Nielsen, because he said he wanted to go in a tougher direction. As the new acting secretary, McAleenan is facing the largest wave of illegal crossings at the U.S.-Mexico border in a decade. 100,000 migrants were detained just last month. So we went to McAllen, Texas, one of the busiest sections on the border, to see for ourselves. We were surprised how many families were crossing, where they were detained and how quickly they were released. We asked Secretary McAleenan how he plans to manage the crisis and navigate what may be the most difficult job in Washington.
It is worth noting that 60 Minutes described the situation as a “crisis” a reality denied by many Democrats.
The 60 Minutes team was given access to the McAllen Border Patrol Station where, at the time, was housing 551 aliens who were being processed after they crossed into the United States.
Here is an excerpt from the 60 Minutes report:
Chief Patrol Agent Rudy Karisch says they are struggling to care for the increasing numbers of families.
Sharyn Alfonsi: What are the agents having to do to deal with this new population that's coming across?
Agent Rudy Karisch: Forty percent of my workforce right now is dedicated to the processing, to the care and feeding, to the hospital watch. So that takes that 40 percent away from their border security mission.
Thus the ability of the already beleaguered U.S. Border Patrol to secure our porous and dangerous southern border has been diminished by 40%.
Those who study history, specifically World War II know that “D-Day,” also known as “Operation Overlord” was only successful because of a diversion created by the Allies known as the “Calais Deception” that was officially labeled “Operation Fortitude.”
General George Patton was put in charge of a phantom division that consisted of inflatable tanks and trucks that from the air, created the elaborate but false illusion of a large contingent of soldiers preparing to attack Germany at the Pas-de-Calais rather than at Normandy where the attack would actually be mounted.
The Germans were thus conned into splitting up their defensive forces, leaving Normandy vulnerable to the Allies on June 6, 1944.
Today our Border Patrol and, indeed, the entire immigration system, is being inundated by huge numbers of illegal aliens forcing the Border Patrol to deploy many of its agents to assignment that remove them from the primary mission of securing vast stretches of unsecured border.
Consequently, stretches of our southern border suffer a lack of resources to prevent the un-inspected entry of aliens and like narcotics and other contraband, including potentially weapons.
While the media focuses on “migrant families” seeking entry to flee poverty and violence in their home countries, they ignore that not all families are actually families but may be committing fraud.  In fact, DHS is now sending ICE agents to the border who have expertise in identifying fraud documents because children are being, in a manner of speaking, “re-cycled” arriving at the border with adults who claim to be their parents.  Once released in the United States, the children are sent back to Mexico where they then return to the border with another set of “parents" who have no relationship to them.
To counter this horrific practice, as the New York Post reported on April 27, 2018, Border Patrol begins fingerprinting migrant children.
Additionally aliens from all over the world, not just from Latin America have been entering the United States without inspection along the dangerous southern border, all too many from “Special Interest Countries,” that is to say countries that are associated with radical Islamist terrorism.
Case in point: On April 30, 2019 the Justice Department issued a press release, Jordanian National Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Bring Aliens into the United States, which noted that in 2017 the smuggler smuggled aliens from Yemen, a “Special Interest Country” into the United States without inspection from Monterrey, Mexico to Piedras Negras in Texas.
As I reported in a previous article, on January 29, 2019 the Senate Intelligence Committee conducted a hearing on Worldwide Threats that was predicated the "World-Wide Threat Assessment," that was issued by Daniel Coats, the Director of the Office of National Intelligence, which oversees the U.S. intelligence community.  Additional witness included the heads of the FBI, CIA and other agencies.
The threat assessment warned about the dangers posed by transnational gangs such as MS-13 and went on to report:
Global transnational criminal organizations and networks will threaten US interests and allies by trafficking drugs, exerting malign influence in weak states, threatening critical infrastructure, orchestrating human trafficking, and undermining legitimate economic activity.
Drug Trafficking
The foreign drug threat will pose continued risks to US public health and safety and will present a range of threats to US national security interests in the coming year. Violent Mexican traffickers, such as members of the Sinaloa Cartel and New Generation Jalisco Cartel, remain key to the movement of illicit drugs to the United States, including heroin, methamphetamine, fentanyl, and cannabis from Mexico, as well as cocaine from Colombia. Chinese synthetic drug suppliers dominate US-bound movements of so- called designer drugs, including synthetic marijuana, and probably ship the majority of US fentanyl, when adjusted for purity.
On December 9, 2018 The Hill, posted an article, “Iran: US sanctions will open doors to ‘drugs, refugees and bombs and assassination’ in west.”
The article focused on the remarks of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani made on December 8, 2018 at what was described as an “Anti-terrorism event” in Tehran.  Rouhani said that if nations continued to adhere to the boycott against Iran that was reimposed by President Trump over the bogus Iranian nuclear deal that had been negotiated by the Obama administration, that Iran would not be able to continue its purported efforts to combat drug trafficking.
Rouhani stated, “I warn all those who boycott, that if our abilities in fighting drugs and terrorism in their origins is undermined, you will not be able to survive the debris of drugs, refugees and bombs and assassination.”
On April 17, 2018 the House Committee on Homeland Security, Counterterrorism and Intelligence Subcommittee, conducted a hearing on the topic, "State Sponsors Of Terrorism: An Examination Of Iran’s Global Terrorism Network."
The prepared testimony of one of the witnesses, Dr. Emanuele Ottolenghi of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, included this alarming excerpt:
In recent years, Hezbollah’s Latin American networks have also increasingly cooperated with violent drug cartels and criminal syndicates, often with the assistance of local corrupt political elites….
This toxic crime-terror nexus is fueling both the rising threat of global jihadism and the collapse of law and order across Latin America that is helping drive drugs and people northward into the United States. It is sustaining Hezbollah’s growing financial needs. It is helping Iran and Hezbollah consolidate a local constituency in multiple countries across Latin America. It is thus facilitating their efforts to build safe havens for terrorists and a continent-wide terror infrastructure that they could use to strike U.S. targets.
How many more "dots" need to be connected before Congress cooperates fully with President Trump’s efforts to end the madness?


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