DeSantis Willing To Use Drone Strikes On Mexican Cartels

DeSantis Willing To Use Drone Strikes On Mexican Cartels

CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA - AUGUST 06: Republican presidential candidate Florida Governor Ron DeSantis Speaks to guests at Ashley's BBQ Bash hosted by Congresswoman Ashley Hinson (R-IA) on August 06, 2023 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Seven of the 14 GOP candidates seeking the party's nomination for president were scheduled to speak at the event. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Republican presidential candidate Florida Governor Ron DeSantis Speaks to guests at Ashley’s BBQ Bash hosted by Congresswoman Ashley Hinson (R-IA) on August 06, 2023 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

OAN’s Noah Herring
11:58 AM – Friday, August 11, 2023


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Florida Governor Ron DeSantis said on Thursday at a campaign stop in Iowa that if elected president, he would be willing to use drone strikes against Mexican drug cartels. 

 “We will lean in against the drug cartels. We will absolutely reserve a right — if they’re invading our country and killing our people — we have a right to defend this country,” DeSantis (R-Fla.) said when a voter asked whether he would be willing to use drones against the cartels. 

“We have the right to hold them accountable, and it’s not just that they happen to come over our border. And if Mexico’s not going to help us with that, well, then we’re going to have to do what we have to do,” he added.

Many Republicans have called for military action as the crisis at the border has worsened in recent years. Former President Donald Trump deployed more than 5,200 troops to combat the crisis in 2018. President Biden also sent 1,500 soldiers to the border in May to serve administrative and transport roles. 

With large numbers of people coming across the border daily, Republicans have become concerned with the type of people who are evading Border Patrol agents. The head of Border Patrol announced last week that they captured four sex offenders, some of whom have committed crimes against children, coming into the United States within a single day. 

Mexican authorities have pushed back on the idea of further military action from the U.S. In 2019, when Trump indicated that the Mexican drug cartels should be labeled as terrorist organizations, Mexican President López Obrador called for “cooperation” to handle the cartels, not “interventionism.” 

In June, DeSantis endorsed the use of “deadly force” against migrants who are suspected of trafficking drugs. The Florida governor reiterated this policy again Thursday when he spoke to a crowd of supporters in a restaurant. 

“We’re authorizing deadly force. They try to break into our country? They will end up stone-cold dead,” he said to a crowd of cheers. 

In a recent interview, DeSantis explained how he would distinguish between migrants who are smuggling drugs and migrants who are not.

“Same way a police officer would know,” he said. “Same way somebody operating in Iraq would know. You know, these people in Iraq at the time, they all looked the same. You didn’t know who had a bomb strapped to them. So those guys have to make judgments.”

Other Republicans, including Representative Majorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) and 2024 presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy, have also indicated that they would support military involvement in Mexican cartels. 

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Kamala Harris warns parents about fentanyl-laced pills while supporting open borders

BY  Brooke Mallory


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Vice President Kamala Harris issued a warning on Tuesday about deadly fentanyl-laced pills that are killing young Americans, asserting that the U.S. must be “clear-eyed” and honest with themselves about the current drug epidemic destroying families.

“Now, what’s happening at these parties is people are passing around pills. These are pills that these kids may think are Adderall or Xanax and they are laced with fentanyl,” Harris said at a White House meeting with attorneys general present. “We must be clear and concise about the seriousness of this and we must be clear-eyed as a nation about what is happening,” she continued.

Harris claimed that fentanyl, a potent synthetic opioid, is the top cause of mortality among those aged 18 to 42.

Kamala has also come under fire numerous times for claiming that gun deaths are the leading cause of death for children in America, asserting that Congress should ban all assault weapons. A CDC fact-check showed that the only way that could be true is if she was excluding children under one-years-old and if she counted both 18-year-olds and 19-year-olds in the demographic.

The vice president’s recent comments on fentanyl-laced drugs confused many, since the majority of Americans are fully aware that Biden’s open border policies and the end of Title 42, which Harris has consistently supported, are major reasons why these “fake” pills and overdoses caused by them are becoming more prevalent.

Mexican gangs reportedly use Chinese precursor chemicals to press fentanyl into counterfeit pills, which then kill unsuspecting consumers in the United States when they are trafficked across the Mexican border and into the U.S.

“It is basically counterfeit. They are being marketed, these pills, as though they are some other type of drug but they are in fact laced with fentanyl. We are seeing a lot of that happen,” Harris said.

According to the most recent official data, around 109,000 people died in the United States from drug overdoses in a 12-month period ending in February.

While the toll remains far too high, Biden administration officials are also claiming simultaneously that the incidence of overdoses has stabilized in 2022 and 2023, following a continuous climb from 2019 to 2021. The administration has been accused multiple times of backtracking statements.

Overdose deaths, according to officials, are caused by illicit synthetic narcotics, including fentanyl and methamphetamine, which are usually coupled with substances like cocaine and heroin.

Harris continued to emphasize what she claimed was the Biden administration’s dual-track approach to reducing demand for illicit substances by financing substance-abuse treatment, as agents purportedly work to take down criminal organizations on the supply side.

According to the Pew Research Center, when President Joe Biden took office in January 2021, his administration took a variety of steps to remove Trump-era immigration restrictions. The actions included increasing immigrant admissions, retaining deportation protection for undocumented immigrants who arrived in the United States as minors, and not enforcing the “public charge” criterion, which denies green cards to immigrants who would utilize government programs, such as Medicaid.

Immigrants would now be able to use taxpayer-funded services while hard-working Americans foot the bill through increased taxes.

Officials are also reportedly concerned about the rising number of Xylazine overdoses. Xylazine, nicknamed “tranq,” is a non-opioid sedative that users frequently mix with fentanyl to prolong their euphoric high.

In December 2022, the White House stated that it was unable to address what Vice President Kamala Harris was doing to address the “root cause” of mass migration to the southern border, one of her portfolio’s primary bragging points.

 “I don’t have anything to lay out specifically on what that work looks like,” press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said when asked about Harris’s role in immigration at a briefing.

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The Secret Service Knows Who Brought the Cocaine to the White House, Says Bongino

The Secret Service Knows Who Brought the Cocaine to the White House, Says Bongino



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The White House may be trying desperately to put Cocainegate behind them, but this story may not go away anytime soon. The signs of a cover-up are everywhere, and responsible journalists aren’t going to take the White House narrative seriously. Why should they? Not only did the story change multiple times as to where the cocaine was, but at first, there was an effort to claim that it was a nasal spray that was found.

Meanwhile, the White House is now trying to convince the public that it is impossible to determine who brought the cocaine into the White House, because no cameras caught it, and no fingerprints or DNA was found on the package. If those aren’t red flags for a cover-up, I don’t know what is.

The question is, will honest people on the inside do or say anything about it?

According to Dan Bongino, who was a Secret Service agent, his former colleagues in the Secret Service are furious, and they know exactly who brought the cocaine into the White House.

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“So there’s probably less than 200 people who could have left this cocaine, by the way, in a bag which is plastic, which is non-porous, meaning it’s probably not that hard to pull a latent print. They’ve got to know who did it. The question is, who’s pressuring them to not find out who did it? And it’s gotta be coming from this White House. This is terrible. Don’t destroy this agency like the FBI. It’s really unbecoming,” Bongino said. “A lot of my former colleagues at the Secret Service who retired, they are absolutely furious about this. Oh yeah, yeah, I can tell you, I got 50 emails, communications, and texts from people. ‘This is embarrassing, humiliating.’ These are good guys, man, guys who worked for Obama and Bush, non-partisan guys, most of them aren’t even political. This is embarrassing. They know exactly who it was.”

Bongino added that the simplest explanation is likely the truth.

“I’m in the Secret Service for 12 years, a good amount of time. We never had this problem. So nobody, by Occam’s razor, right, the process of deduction, keeps it simple stupid, Occam’s razor. You’ve got this guy. We never found coke in there before. You’ve got a dude who’s doing coke on tape, who’s got a reputation for being a coke addict. He’s living in the White House. He’s there on Friday. The coke’s found there on Sunday, and everybody is like, ‘Gosh, who could it be.'”

If Bongino is correct in claiming that the culprit is known, one can’t help but wonder how long the truth can be kept a secret.

Alejandro Mayorkas’ Corrupt Legacy How he helped release a major cocaine trafficker from prison.



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When Homeland Security Director Alejandro Mayorkas appeared on The Today Show on May 12th – the same day Title 42 ended – he was in for a rude reception. Anchor Savannah Guthrie asked about the record number of crossings and why the chaos was continuing. Mayorkas, as usual, blamed Congress.

She then asked about migrants being released into the country with no court date and no way to track them and that a Florida Judge had quickly blocked the plan. He attacked the Judge, saying it was harmful, but 23 States have now joined Florida to block it and an appeals court has now upheld Florida’s decision.

Guthrie then asked if Biden bore any responsibility when he said at a Democratic debate in 2019 that, “we’re a nation that says if you want to flee and you’re facing oppression, you should come.” Mayorkas then blamed smugglers and once again, the Congress.

As the number of migrants continue to surge across the border, there has been a continuing effort to impeach Mayorkas. The House Homeland Security Committee has begun hearings on Mayorkas that might lead to impeachment. At the first hearing, former Border Patrol Chief Rodney Scott said that Mayorkas’ agenda was to “find new ways to let more migrants into the U.S.,” and Former Acting Homeland Director Chad Wolf added that “it was by design.”

In reality, his career has long been marred by scandal and corruption. In 2015, the Homeland Security Inspector General found then Deputy Director Mayorkas had showed “favoritism and special access” involving visas and green cards when he was Director of Citizenship and Immigration from 2009 to 2013. Some of those receiving special treatment were then-Nevada Senator Harry Reid, then-Virginia Governor Terry McCauliffe and Hillary Clinton’s brother Tony Rodham.

Even worse, fifteen whistleblowers reported that Mayorkas’ loose standards caused people who committed fraud and money laundering to receive visas. The 99-page report eviscerated Mayorkas, saying he had caused “deep resentment” among the staff, who felt “uncomfortable and pressured” to comply with his wishes, and that Mayorkas had “lowered the morale” of the department.

Mayorkas had been avoiding the press after the report’s release in 2015, and when approached by ABC News, hid behind security and fled. The devastating report from the IG should have ended Mayorkas’ career.

But six years later, before his inaugural in January 2021, president-elect Biden nominated two crucial cabinet members: Xavier Beccera for Health and Human Services and Alejandro Mayorkas for Homeland Security, and both of their pasts made them uniquely unqualified to ever serve the public again in any capacity because they had helped a major cocaine trafficker be released from prison.

In Bill Clinton’s final days in the White House 20 years earlier, his office became a flea market and clearing house for terrorists, drug dealers, con artists and other of societies miscreants and criminals to receive clemencies and pardons, most notably fugitive billionaire and tax cheat Marc Rich. 

Members of the Clinton family would cash in, including Hillary’s brother Tony Rodham, who would receive 240 thousand dollars from two carnival promoters who were convicted of bank fraud, and most notably, her brother Hugh-who would be paid as we shall see-over 400 thousand dollars for his unholy efforts. Hillary herself was involved months earlier with the notorious FALN terrorist pardons, in a blatant attempt to try and secure the substantial Puerto Rican vote in New York during her 2000 Senate campaign. But by 2001, pardon and clemency handouts were a no-holds barred circus. One of them became as noteworthy as the FALN and Rich pardons.

A few years earlier on December 20, 1993, a grand jury in Minneapolis issued a 34-count indictment against Carlos Vignali, Jr. and 29 others in the largest drug investigation in Minnesota history. Vignali, born in 1971, was the ringleader and the group had shipped hundreds of pounds of cocaine from California to Minnesota to be made into crack.

The evidence was overwhelming. On December 12, 1994, all but one of the defendants were convicted or pled guilty. Vignali was convicted of three counts of conspiracy and cocaine distribution and acquitted on a fourth count, and had been caught on audiotape, coming across as a boastful bully. Vignali remained uncooperative and unrepentant.

He was also a fledging rapper calling himself “C-Low” with Brownside, an Hispanic group formed by Eazy-E, and spent some of his proceeds at the tables in Las Vegas with his father, who had set up Carlos in an exclusive condo. The pre-sentencing report had recommended 12-15 years, and on July 17, 1995, Judge David Doty sentenced him to the latter.

His father, Carlos “Horacio” Vignali, Sr., born in 1946, was a wealthy L.A. area real estate owner and had hosted fundraisers and donated to several local political figures. Soon after the conviction of his son, he filed an appeal, and began contacting his political friends to write letters that falsely claimed that Carlos had no criminal record.

But a House Committee investigating the Clinton pardons in 2002 found that Vignali had two prior convictions and two arrests. In 1989, Vignali had been convicted and fined for fighting in a public place, and later for vandalism. He’d also been arrested for reckless driving and later for assaulting a girlfriend. Vignali had also admitted being involved with two different gangs.

After the appeal was unanimously defeated in appellate court, Horacio decided to try for executive clemency with the Clinton White House.

He contacted then-L.A. area Congressman Xavier Becerra, whom he had donated 16 thousand dollars to in three of Becerra’s campaigns. Even though neither of the Vignali’s had resided in his district, Becerra then called Alejandro Mayorkas, who was U.S. Attorney for Central California in Los Angeles, who claimed the sentence was too harsh.

Becerra then contacted Pardon Attorney Roger Adams at the Justice Department and Meredith Cabe at the White House (legal) Counsel Office. Cabe would later say he was pushing for clemency for Vignali, but Becerra later claimed he never explicitly supported clemency for Vignali but had wanted a “review” of the case.

On November 21, 2000, Becerra sent a letter to Bill Clinton, who had less than two months remaining in office. He falsely claimed that Vignali had no previous criminal record, was innocent, and how much it had affected his parents, whom he both knew.

Meanwhile, Mayorkas twice contacted Minnesota U.S. Attorney Todd Jones, who had originally tried Vignali. During the first contact, Jones warned Mayorkas that Vignali was “a major player,” and “don’t go there,” and that Vignali was “bad news.”

Mayorkas also twice contacted Andrew Dunne, who worked with Jones as an Assistant U.S. Attorney. Mayorkas hoped that Jones’ office would actually lobby for clemency for Vignali, but Dunne flat out rejected it, and thought the calls were “highly unusual.”

Mayorkas actually met the elder Vignali and had conversations about clemency for his son. Vignali also brought up executive clemency and asked if Mayorkas would call the White House.

Before Mayorkas made the second call to Jones, he called the Pardon Attorney’s Office and claimed that an unidentified female staffer said it was alright even if the case was not in his jurisdiction, and he claimed he only wanted to vouch for the defendant’s father.

Then Mayorkas made the second call to prosecutor Jones, telling him of his intent to call the White House. Jones once again told Mayorkas he opposed clemency. After the call, Jones was troubled by the lobbying of Mayorkas, because someone from another jurisdiction who had not prosecuted the case was trying to recommend clemency.

In spite of Jones second stern warning, Mayorkas called White House Counsel Bruce Lindsey, who was very close to the Clintons, and then received a return call from Meredith Cabe and Eric Angel, who worked with Lindsey on pardons. Mayorkas told them he was not that familiar with the case and knew his parents well, but afterward would claim he did not recommend clemency. Cabe would later say that Mayorkas had definitely supported clemency. So did Lindsey and White House Chief of Staff John Podesta.

Mayorkas had laid the groundwork for clemency, but there was another major player that Horacio Vignali had reached out to. He had known Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca since 1991. Vignali raised or had contributed a stunning total of over 200 thousand dollars to Baca’s campaigns.

Vignali asked Baca to write Clinton a letter, and he also told Baca that Hillary’s brother Hugh Rodham was helping Carlos receive clemency. Vignali had paid Hugh four thousand dollars, and then another 200 thousand if Carlos was pardoned. Baca at first refused to write a letter, but decided to write one that would praise Horacio and make no mention of Carlos. The senior Vignali didn’t think it would help, and Baca did not send it.

Baca then received a call from Hugh Rodham, but Baca later said he told Rodham he had reservations. Baca then received a call from Dawn Woolen, assistant to Lindsey, and she asked Baca what he thought of Horacio, and Baca spoke favorably. She then asked if Bill Clinton should pardon Carlos. Baca later claimed he didn’t know enough about the case and that it was up to Clinton. Woolen, however said that Baca supported a commutation but did not want to write it in a letter.

White House staff later claimed that Mayorkas and Baca had an impact, even though both men attempted to use the elder Vignali as a backdoor way to pardon Carlos.

Meanwhile, Bruce Lindsey was the point man at the White House for Horacio. He falsely told Lindsey that Vignali was innocent and had no previous criminal record. He mentioned Mayorkas and Baca supported clemency as well as the prosecutor, Todd Jones in Minnesota. However, Jones and his two assistant prosecutors, Andrew Dunne and Denise Reilly both strongly opposed clemency, as did Judge David Doty, who had sentenced Vignali.

But the White House staff, including Lindsey, Cabe and Angel, would soon find out the truth. Pardon Attorney Roger Adams issued a strong report denying clemency, noting Vignali was not a first-time offender, was the leader of the cocaine ring, and that the prosecutors and Judge Doty had strongly opposed any pardon. When his report was sent to the White House, it did not contain Deputy Attorney General Holder’s signature, which would have had much more influence. Adams signed the report opposing clemency for Vignali instead of Holder, thinking the Justice Department should be on record opposing a pardon.

Adams concluded his report writing that “…I recommend that you deny his (Vignali’s) petition.”

Even after learning the truth about Carlos Vignali’s history, the staff later claimed that they considered the support of Sheriff Baca and U.S. Attorney Mayorkas to be significant. And Hugh Rodham continued to contact the White House, including both Lindsey and Cabe. Lindsey, who would soon be president of the tainted Clinton Foundation, later said under oath that he thought the Vignali commutation was an “appropriate one.”

On January 20th, Clinton’s final day in office, he commuted Vignali’s sentence, who had served less than six years (and less than 40 percent) of his fifteen-year sentence. Most of the media coverage focused on the Marc Rich pardon. There was also controversy about Clinton pardoning two Weather Underground terrorists, including the infamous Susan Rosenberg with an assist from Congressman Jerrold Nadler.

On January 24th, Hugh Rodham received 200 thousand dollars from the senior Vignali for helping his son receive clemency. But on February 20, numerous media reports headlined that Hugh Rodham had been paid over 204 thousand dollars by Horacio Vignali and another 230 thousand by Glenn Braswell, who sold miracle medical cures and had been convicted of mail fraud, perjury and tax evasion and was still under investigation. Hillary, who had just been sworn in as a senator, claimed that she was “extremely disappointed,” and “knew nothing” about Hugh taking money for pardons.

Bill Clinton claimed “neither Hillary or I had any knowledge” of the payments, and that Hugh should return any money, but Rodham’s attorney later said that Hugh had not returned more than 150 thousand and had no intent to return anything more. Clinton himself has never explained why he chose to pardon Vignali, a major and unrepentant drug trafficker, to serve less than half of his 15-year sentence.

Even though Pardon Attorney Roger Adams made the White House aware of the facts of the Vignali case, no one ever contacted Minnesota law enforcement, the federal prosecutors there, or Judge David Doty. Todd Jones, the U.S. Attorney and the chief prosecutor, told Roger Adams he was against the pardon because “it was a no-brainer,” and he “did not believe there was any way he was going to be granted (a pardon) in this case.”

Jones’ Assistant U.S. Attorney Denise Reilly told me that she had opposed a pardon, and that it was “bought with money.” Judge Doty sent a letter to the Justice Department opposing clemency because of Vignali’s role in the conspiracy and his lack of remorse.

Gerry Wehr, a retired investigator of the Vignali case in Minnesota, is still outraged. He told me Mayorkas “is either incompetent or a liar,” and Becerra and Mayorkas “were only following the democratic party’s wishes.” His colleague Jeff Burchette, who spent 18 years as a narcotics investigator and also worked the Vignali case, is still furious, telling me that Mayorkas should never have been Homeland Security Director because “he’s so full of “s–t,” and that Becerra should never have been HHS Secretary because he and Mayorkas are both “f–ing clowns.”

Hugh Rodham and Horacio Vignali refused to speak to investigators or go under oath. In 2017, Los Angeles County Sheriff Baca was convicted of obstruction of justice and lying to the FBI because of the abuse of county inmates, including beatings and even rape and trying to cover it up. Other officers were also convicted, and Baca was released from prison in 2022 after serving two years of a three-year sentence.

After Biden nominated Mayorkas and Becerra for their cabinet posts in 2020, they were narrowly confirmed by the Senate on mostly party line votes. Since Mayorkas became Homeland Security Director, the flow of fentanyl, human trafficking and migrants crossing the border remains out of control, even though Mayorkas insists that it is not. His plan to let illegals cross the border without a court date continues to be blocked, and now Mayorkas is refusing to make public the number of migrants on the terror watch list that were stopped at the border.

And the actions of Mayorkas and Baca as well as Xavier Becerra in 2001 gave the Clinton White House an excuse to pardon drug kingpin Carlos Vignali and should have ended all of their careers. Duncan DeVille, who was Assistant U.S. Attorney under Mayorkas, tendered his resignation to him citing his involvement with the Vignali case.

In 2002, a year after Carlos Vignali had received clemency, it was discovered that the DEA and other investigators had found that Horacio Vignali was also involved in the drug trade, even at times with his son. Mayorkas and Baca absurdly claimed that they would not have gotten involved if they’d only known at the time.

Also, for Mayorkas, being slammed by the Inspector General in 2015 for inappropriate behavior in dispensing visas and green cards should have sent him into permanent exile.

And Judge Doty said the Vignali pardon was outrageous. He recently told me he was disappointed with Mayorkas then and now. In 2005, Doty told LA Weekly in referring to the Vignali clemency that, “the whole thing stunk,” and that it had “money and corruption and fraud written all over it.” Specifically referring to Mayorkas, he said, “what the U.S. Attorney in Los Angeles did was beyond the pale.”

Sadly, the legacy of Alejandro Mayorkas is tainted with dishonesty and corruption that has permanently left a soiled mark.

Ron Kolb is a native of Washington, DC and now resides in Corpus Christi, Texas. He’s been published in National Review, America Spectator, Wall Street Journal, American Greatness and American Thinker.

Giuliani: ‘Hunter Biden is the number one cocaine addict in America’~Location of the cocaine package shifts repeatedly

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Four Children Rescued From Drag, Drugs and Sex Party in Squalid Boston Apartment (Oh, Yeah—There Was a Dead Guy There, Too)

Four Children Rescued From Drag, Drugs and Sex Party in Squalid Boston Apartment (Oh, Yeah—There Was a Dead Guy There, Too)



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After crying out for help, four frightened children were rescued from a back bedroom in a squalid Boston apartment. Authorities had been called to the scene to assist an adult who had gone into cardiac arrest. They walked into an apparent drag party that featured sex toys, drug paraphernalia, and six adults who “appeared to be male.”

Boston 25 News reported:

Emergency crews responded to the apartment shortly after 11 a.m. Saturday morning, according to the police report. Boston Fire and EMS arrived first, followed by police. They found an adult dead. The cause of death remains under investigation.


According to the fire department report that I reviewed, firefighters found six adults “who appeared to be males” in the apartment, with four kids in a back bedroom. One of the men tried to stop first responders from going into the room where they found the children, who are ages 5 to 10. The report said the adults were uncooperative and denied having children inside the apartment.


The relationship between the four children and the adults remains unclear. The fire and police departments both filed reports with the state Department of Children and Families [DCF]. Police officers cited the “conditions of the home.”

NECN interviewed Boston City Councilor Erin Murphy, who told him she spoke with the Boston firefighters who found the children. “There was hoarding, a lot of uncleanliness in the apartment,” Murphy related. “Lots of sex toys and drug paraphernalia all over the place.”

Murphy said it was then that “One of the firefighters heard what they thought was a child’s voice calling for help.” She related that some of the revelers attempted to stop the firefighters from finding the children. “And when he opened the door, he saw four children and what I believe are two adults in the back room, and it was really disturbing to him and they just seemed scared.”

Sam Dillon, president of Boston Firefighters Local 718, told NECN, “I believe that our firefighters did save [the children’s] lives.” In an apparent reference to the deplorable and depraved conditions in the apartment, he added, “Had it not been for the quick response of Boston firefighters, had it not been for their diligence to observe everything that was going on, this would have been a lot worse.”

A DCF spokesperson confirmed that they’d since taken custody of the children, who lived in the Southie (South Boston) public housing apartment.

In a related story, the number of Americans who say same-sex relationships are morally acceptable plummeted by seven percent in the last year. A few years back, when it was just LGB, almost no one cared about consenting adults suiting themselves. But when the TQ+ crowd hitched their wagon to the rainbow and started grooming and indoctrinating toddlers and school children, parents took notice.

Don’t expect the Boston children’s story to get a lot of love from the mainstream media. They don’t want you to know about this sort of thing. Their only purpose is to promote woke narratives and suppress any news that exposes the dark side of their ideology. Here are some other horrifying stories my PJ Media colleagues have dragged up into the sunlight:

These transgender activists communicate with minors online and try to lure them from their families

This gay married couple caught raping and pimping their adopted special needs boys

This 12-year-old girl was raped by an older boy who was allowed in the school girls’ bathroom

There are more, but you get the idea. Any one of these hideous crimes, if committed by someone in a MAGA hat or at a Catholic school, would be front-page prime-time news for days. But because they were committed by the Left’s pet perverts, they get the silent treatment from Big Media.

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Democrats plan on spreading asylum chaos in NY: County Executives~83,000 OF 155,000 WAITING illegal immigrants have crossed the southern border TO DATE

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Hear from Arizona border agents on the front lines as Title 42 end


Flying alongside CBP patrol agents with Title 42 ending



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There were 10,000 illegal alien encounters at the border on Sunday alone, according to the border patrol. Estimates up and down the southern border indicate that at least 150,000 illegal aliens are prepared to cross the border at midnight when the pandemic-era program Title 42 will end.

The Biden administration isn’t ready. Not by a long shot.

Orders have gone out to all border patrol sectors. If there’s no room in shelters provided by NGOs, agents are to begin a “safe” release of illegal aliens to city streets. CBP facilities to house newcomers are already bursting at the seams and with NGO shelters already strained, it’s likely that thousands of illegal aliens — perhaps more — are going to be released at bus stops, gas stations, supermarkets, and in towns and cities across the border.

Those small towns and cities aren’t ready, either.

The potential for a humanitarian disaster is right in front of us. Large numbers of desperate people all trying to cross the border at once leave little room for error.

“The dam is about to break,” one Border Patrol source said.

Fox News:

The mass releases will only happen if NGOs run out of space, but officials believe that is likely. Officials have made 26,000 apprehensions and seen over 7,000 “gotaways” in just 72 hours, according to Border Patrol. That comes ahead of the end of the Title 42 public health order on Thursday, which is expected to be accompanied by an even bigger wave of migration on top of the already overwhelming numbers authorities are seeing.

The Biden administration has put into place several policies that they hope will stem the flow of illegals. There will be restrictions on families arriving at the border and single adults will be turned back if they transited through another country before arriving at the U.S. border. But asylum seekers will, with few exceptions, still be processed and released.

The predominantly single adult migrants are expected to be encouraged by the belief they have a greater chance of being admitted into the U.S. once the order ends. The Biden administration has said that is misinformation and has warned that it is stiffening penalties for illegal entry while urging migrants to use expanded legal pathways instead. However, the prospect of mass releases into the U.S. interior of those who have illegally entered the U.S., after crossing multiple countries to do so, is likely to undercut that narrative.

But even with the new policies, there’s going to be mass confusion at the border.


The administration’s new policy will automatically reject asylum seekers who illegally cross into the U.S. without first seeking protection in a country they traveled through.

It’s a notable change from the U.S.’s longtime policy of giving people the right to seek asylum regardless of whether they crossed the border illegally. Title 42 also prevented migrants from seeking asylum, but was tied to public health concerns.

The new policy is expected to let more migrants be rapidly deported to their home countries or Mexico — and comes with severe penalties, including a five-year ban on re-entry.

Zoom in: There are many reasons migrants from Central and South America are overwhelming border communities now — but experts and officials say smugglers and cartels are part of the problem.

They often pounce on widespread confusion about U.S. border policies to recruit and exploit customers, experts say.

There was no way to avoid this situation after Biden lifted the pandemic emergency. With no pandemic, it was hard to justify using pandemic restrictions to limit illegal crossings at the border.

Related: Mexican President Calls DeSantis Illegal Immigration Bill ‘Immoral’

There are still policies the Biden administration could implement that would improve the situation, including tightening up asylum eligibility in order to prevent those border crossers from trying to game the system. But the open borders lobby has Biden in their hip pocket and he’s not likely to change America’s liberal asylum policies — unless Congress forces him to.

The border is about to crack right open

Fox News contributor Guy Benson shares what the end of Title 42 could mean for the nation's border crisis on 'Kennedy.'

Border ‘horror’ won’t end until Biden’s out of office, GOP rep. says

Rep. Dan Meuser, R-Penn., discusses House Speaker McCarthy and President Biden’s debt talks, concerns in the banking sector, and the end of Title 42.

The Border: 10,000 Apprehensions in 48 Hours

And those are just the people who got caught.



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What was once known as the Southern border of the United States is essentially nonexistent in this time of Biden regime misrule, and so it was no surprise Wednesday when Border Patrol Chief Raul Ortiz tweeted some figures showing just how bad the border area has become:

Past 48 Hours…

– 10,070 Apprehensions

– 52 lbs. of Fentanyl

– 38 lbs. of Ecstasy

– 11 lbs. of Meth

– 11 lbs. of Cocaine

– $48,000 Seized

– 20 Firearms

– 5 Stolen Vehicles Recovered

– 5 Sex Offenders

– 4 Warrants

– 1 Gang Member

Significant numbers for just 2 days!

Indeed, it was just business as usual for the border, although Ortiz didn’t mention the terrorists. It came to light last October that up to that point in 2022, the Border Patrol had caught at least 98 people at the border who are on terror watchlists. There is no indication that they’ve stopped coming since then. Terrorists can see what’s happening at the border as much as anyone else can; why shouldn’t they take advantage of the mess Old Joe has made? And those 98, of course, were just the ones who got caught.

Fox News reported that “the number of migrant encounters at the U.S. southern border climbed to a record more than 227,000 during the month of September and more than 2.3 million for the fiscal year 2022, according to data from U.S. Customs and Border Protection.” That data also shows that “there were 20 known or suspected terrorists arrested at the southern border in September, bringing the total terror watchlist arrests at the border for the fiscal year 2022 to 98. The number of terror watchlist arrests at the border for the last five years combined was 26.”

What did Old Joe and his handlers say about this? Nothing, of course, because they weren’t challenged by the sycophantic Leftist propagandists we call “journalists.” And the administration had every reason to stonewall any inquiry, as nothing demonstrated the catastrophe that is the Biden regime’s handling of the border crisis more vividly than the entry of known terrorists into the United States.

The terror risk involved in the open border has long been known. U.S. Customs and Border Protection reported as far back as Feb. 3, 2021, that “Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a group of 11 Iranian citizens who illegally crossed the border into the United States….Yuma Sector agents apprehended eight Iranian nationals in FY2020, compared to just 14 from all other border patrol sectors combined. So far in FY2021, Yuma Sector agents have apprehended 14 nationals from Iran.”

Rep. John Katko (R-N.Y.) asserted in March 2021 that “individuals that they have on the watchlist for terrorism are now starting to exploit the southern border. We need to wake up.”

Then in August 2021, former Border Patrol chief Rodney Scott warned that the Southern border was “a national security crisis,” with “TSDBs at a level we have never seen before. That’s a real threat.” In October, he said on Fox News that “we have terrorist threats we can’t get into in this type of a forum but they are real.”

Yes, they are, and they’re entirely Biden’s handlers’ fault. Former Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Mark Morgan said Monday that border agents are “demoralized” with the border “wide open.” He added that “every aspect of our public health, safety, and national security is being jeopardized.” Over 7,000 migrants cross the border every day as it is, and once Title 42, a Trump administration attempt to control the wave of migrants, is ended as Biden’s handlers plan to do next month, that number is expected to jump to 18,000 per day.

Morgan observed that one group that is taking advantage of this is the drug cartels. “They know, because of this administration, our borders are wide open,” Morgan said. “We literally handed over operational control to the cartels. It’s way beyond the millions that have been smuggled in this country.” Not just terrorists, but drug cartels as well. The nightmare never ends.

Make no mistake: this has all been done on purpose. The Biden administration, Morgan added, “opened our borders and intentionally created and facilitated a catastrophic crisis on the southwest border that we’ve never seen in our lifetime.” Why would they do such a thing? You know the answer. Morgan explained: “Their priorities [are] to get as many illegal aliens in this country because – it’s disgusting – but because they see a perceived political benefit.”

The Left seems intent on destroying the country in pursuit of unchallenged political power within it. What kind of a country they’ll be ruling over once it is overrun with migrants and its economic power entirely outsourced or outpaced doesn’t seem to be a question that ever crosses their minds. How they’ll be able to pay for all their new welfare recipients once the American middle class is entirely taxed out of existence is also not a priority consideration for them.

The only thing that matters is gaining and securing political power indefinitely. But this might easily become a Pyrrhic victory.

OKLAHOMA GOP SENATOR LANKFORD sounds alarm on China’s farmland purchases TO CREATE DEADLY DRUGS~US must ‘pay attention’~Heritage Foundation releases plan to counter China


Heritage Foundation releases plan to counter China

China protruding ‘very dramatic, malign’ influence on US economy: GOP senator

Sen. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., discusses the Senate banking hearing, China national security concerns and energy independence on 'Mornings with Maria.'

Mexico’s President Insults the U.S. – While Allowing the Cartels to Thrive

Why Biden must stop coddling Obrador



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Mexico’s President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador loves President Joe Biden. But Obrador, the left-wing progressive leader of his narco-state, regularly insults the United States, except when he is angling for amnesty to be granted to the millions of illegal immigrants already living in the U.S. 

“You are the first president of the United States in a very long time that has not built even one meter of wall,” Mexico’s President Obrador told President Biden at the North American Leaders’ Summit in Mexico City last January. “And we thank you for that, sir, although some might not like it, although the conservatives don’t like it.”  

At the same meeting, President Obrador lobbied President Biden to insist that Congress “regularize migration situations” for “millions of Mexicans” already in the United States. “Regularize” is a euphemism for “amnesty.” President Obrador portrayed these illegal immigrants as contributors “to the development of that great nation, which is the United States of America.”  In reality, many illegal immigrants are draining public funds and resources, which undermines the quality of public services available to Americans.

Note Obrador’s sweet talk about the United States when he wanted the U.S. government to do him the big favor of granting amnesty to “millions of Mexicans” living illegally in this country. Of course, President Biden does not need to be persuaded. He is already seeking to incorporate paths for legal status and ultimate U.S. citizenship for millions of illegal immigrants as part of his so-called immigration reform bill. 

President Obrador’s sweet talk about the United States did not last very long. During the weeks that followed he proceeded to insult the United States and threaten to interfere in this country’s elections. 

Last month, for example, President Obrador made the outrageous claim that “there is more democracy in Mexico than could exist in the United States.” He added that he has “evidence to prove there is more liberty and democracy in our country,” without producing a shred of credible evidence to back up his empty boast. 

The Sustainable Governance Indicators 2022 report for Mexico noted that President Obrador’s policies have undermined democracy in his country. “His efforts to concentrate power in the presidency have weakened checks and balances, horizontal accountability, and autonomous state institutions,” the report stated.

President Obrador’s latest anti-democracy gambit is a new law that aims to weaken Mexico’s autonomous National Electoral Institute by defunding it. “Electoral officials warn the change will affect their ability to run free and fair elections ahead of the 2024 general election, when Lopez Obrador, who is limited to a six-year term, is expected to anoint a successor,” CNN reported

Following the deadly kidnapping of four Americans by one of Mexico’s uncontrollable cartel groups earlier this month, President Obrador made another outrageous boast. This time, Obrador bragged that “Mexico is safer than the United States. There is no issue with traveling safely through Mexico. That’s something the US citizens also know, just like our fellow Mexicans that live in the US.” 

Tell that to the families and friends of the two Americans who were so recently murdered while traveling in Mexico, as well as the families and friends of all the other Americans who have died by homicide in Mexico.  

Mexico is a failing state. The Mexican government lacks control of large swathes of territory in the country, which it has ceded to private heavily armed cartels. Crime is rampant throughout Mexico. 

According to data reported by the World Bank on the number of victims of intentional homicide per 100,000 population in 2020, Mexico’s number was four times higher than that of the United States. 

“In many parts of Mexico, [authorities] left a long time ago, so the people are alone, abandoned, subjected to the law of the strongest, subjected to the law of the jungle, the law of kidnapping, extortion, and murder because federal and local governments aren’t interested in protecting us,” said Juan Luis Hernández Avendaño, rector of the Ibero-American University in Torreón, Coahuila, at the Jesuit university system’s annual meeting in León, Guanajuato in 2022. 

During a press conference on March 9th, President Obrador washed his country’s hands of any responsibility for the fentanyl crisis that resulted in the deaths of approximately 70,000 Americans last year. “Here, we do not produce fentanyl,” he said as he blamed the problem on “social decay” in the United States.  

President Obrador is a dissembler who sees no evil, hears no evil, and speaks no evil when praising his narco-state.  

It is incontrovertible that much of the fentanyl trafficked by Mexican cartels across the U.S.-Mexico border is mass-produced at labs in Mexico with precursor chemicals sourced from China. 

In a statement that the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) issued last December, it said that “DEA’s top operational priority is to defeat the two Mexican drug cartels—the Sinaloa and Jalisco (CJNG) Cartels—that are primarily responsible for the fentanyl that is killing Americans today.”   

The DEA’s efforts to date to defeat the cartels have been unsuccessful. Operations to target cartel activities inside Mexico have relied principally on cooperation with elements within the Mexican military and law enforcement. But as Matthew Donahue, the DEA’s deputy chief of operations, said in May 2021, “We’re willing to share [intelligence] with our counterparts in Mexico, but they themselves are too afraid to even engage with us because of repercussions from their own government if they get caught working with DEA.” 

The head of Mexico’s government is of course President Obrador, who denies that Mexicans produce fentanyl and seeks to shift the blame for the fentanyl crisis to the United States. 

If Mexico’s government won’t conduct tough joint military/police operations with the United States for as long as it takes to snuff out the key cartels producing fentanyl in Mexico, then the U.S. needs to defang the cartels itself. 

A number of Republican lawmakers are introducing legislation that would designate several Mexican drug cartels as foreign terrorist organizations. But the White House claims that such terrorist designations are unnecessary because it says that the Biden administration already has all the authority it needs to deal with the cartels.  

White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, during her March 8th press briefing, pointed to existing sanctions authority that the administration has exercised. Obviously, however, the sanctions imposed by the Biden Treasury Department have failed to make even the slightest dent in the Mexican cartels’ illicit activities.  

Designating Mexican cartels trafficking fentanyl into the United States as foreign terrorist organizations would provide prosecutors with additional tools to go after any persons in the U.S. who knowingly provide “material support or resources” to these cartels. The designation would also require U.S. financial institutions that become aware that they have possession of or control over funds in which a designated cartel has the interest to retain possession of or control the funds. 

During the same March 8th press briefing, White House Press Secretary Jean-Pierre also said that “we continue to work in coordination with the Mexican government. And we mentioned the U.S. law enforcement — FDA — I’m sorry, FB- — FBI, D- — DEA, and DHS — have been working closely with our — with the Mexican government.” 

Aside from her word salad, Ms. Jean-Pierre is indulging in wishful thinking. We have all seen how badly the Biden administration’s efforts to work in coordination with the Mexican government have turned out. 

The expanding production of fentanyl in Mexico by the cartels and its smuggling into the United States poses a significant threat to U.S. national security interests. The cartels are colluding with China to produce a drug that is killing Americans in droves. Thus, some Republicans in the House of Representatives and Senate are proposing to go beyond simply designating Mexican cartels as foreign terrorist organizations. They support legislation that would authorize direct U.S. military action targeting cartel drug labs in Mexico for destruction in order to stop the cartels’ production and flow of fentanyl into the United States.  

Republican Representative Dan Crenshaw of Texas was one of the lawmakers who introduced such a bill earlier this year. “This is a problem of mass poisoning of the citizens of the United States and the cartels are directly responsible,” Rep. Crenshaw said in a message directed to Mexico’s President Obrador on March 8th. “My questions to you are the following: Why do you reject aid from the United States? Why do you protect the cartels? They are your enemy and the United States is your friend.” 

President Obrador responded furiously to the possibility of even limited U.S. military force directed solely against the cartel labs, which would help accomplish what the Mexican government is failing to do either alone or in cooperation with the U.S. “We are not going to permit any foreign government to intervene in our territory, much less than a government’s armed forces intervene,” he said. Trumpeting Mexico’s national sovereignty, President Obrador added that Mexico is “not a protectorate of the United States, nor a colony of the United States.” 

At the same time, Obrador threatened to intervene in U.S. elections by campaigning against the Republican Party. He called on Hispanics living in the U.S. “to not vote for that party because they are inhuman and interventionist.”  

Rep. Crenshaw replied that President Obrador should instead campaign “against the cartels who are MURDERING your own people, not the Americans who want to help eradicate them.”  

President Obrador is letting his arrogance and left-wing ideology get in the way of confronting his country’s drug cartel scourge that is killing Mexicans and Americans alike. The Biden administration’s open border policies and continued coddling of Obrador, with delusions that Mexico truly wants to cooperate in fighting the cartels, are appalling.  

WATCH: Joe Biden Laughs While Talking About Fentanyl Deaths~PRO-LIFE ACTIVIST LOST TWO SONS

Biden joked that the fentanyl Rebecca Kiessling’s sons took came from the “last administration.”

WATCH: Joe Biden Laughs While Talking About Fentanyl Deaths

Joe Biden's 'first reaction' to fentanyl deaths of children was essentially 'not my fault'

Sky News host Caleb Bond says US President Joe Biden’s “first reaction” to hearing of a mother whose two children died of a fentanyl overdose was lackluster, essentially noting it was “not my fault”. “He probably didn’t even know what he was saying, but imagine that being your first reaction to hearing of a mother whose children died of a drug overdose was to say, 'oh well, it’s not my fault',” Mr. Bond told Sky News host Chris Kenny. “Isn’t the first reaction to say, 'that’s terrible, we’ll do everything we can to make sure it doesn’t happen again'.”

Interview with Pro-Life Activist Rebecca Kiessling

PRO-LIFE ACTIVIST Rebecca Kiessling, a mother from Michigan who lost two sons to fentanyl poisoning, wipes away tears during a House Homeland Security Committee hearing about the U.S.-Mexico border on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday.

Rebecca Kiessling

Mother Who Lost Two Sons To Fentanyl Speaks Before Congress In Now-Viral Testimony

Heartbroken mother goes off at House hearing: 'This is a war!'



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Fentanyl is no laughing matter — unless you’re Joe Biden, apparently.

On Wednesday, Biden spoke at the House Democratic Caucus Issues Conference at the Hyatt Regency in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. During an off-script moment, trying to poke fun at Marjorie Taylor Greene, he revealed just how little he cares about the fentanyl epidemic he created with his border crisis.

“I’ve read she was very specific recently, saying that a mom — a poor mother who lost two kids to fentanyl — that, that I killed her sons. Well, the interesting thing is that fentanyl they took came during the last administration,” he said, then laughed.

Wow, how human, how empathetic, Joe. It must take a unique kind of sociopath to laugh about a mother losing two children to fentanyl.

Related: Old Joe Biden Has Never Told a WEIRDER Story Than This One

“What a disgusting thing to do. Especially from a president who has seen such an increase in fentanyl smuggling on his watch,” RNC Rapid response director Tommy Pigott tweeted.

Rep. Jim Banks (R-Ind.) called Biden’s behavior “shameful and embarrassing.”

“What a horrible person,” said Fox News contributor Liz Peek.

Pope Francis: ‘Immigration reveals the beauty of diversity’~FAILS TO SPEAK ABOUT drug dealers among refugees, criminals, rapists and jihadists

Pope Francis poses for a photo with a group of refugees he invited to join him on the steps of St. Peter's Basilica during his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Wednesday, June 22, 2016. Pope Francis has invited a dozen refugees to join him on …



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The Pope has stated that every Christian is “called to reflect God’s gaze towards our migrant and refugee brothers and sisters,” except that he does not differentiate among migrants. Is the pope referring also to drug dealers among refugees, criminals, rapists, and jihadists? All of them have been found to be among the unvetted hordes illegally entering Western countries.

Until the pope dismisses his own security detail and issues an open invitation to his Vatican quarters to all illegal, unvetted economic migrants, he should not be preaching open-door migration.

Last year, Pope Francis asserted that “failure to integrate migrants can create serious problems.” Note how he puts no responsibility on the migrants to integrate, but on the host countries to integrate them. He continued:

“I am always reminded of the tragedy of Zaventem: those who did this were Belgians, but the children of migrants who were not integrated, who were ghettoized. Welcome, accompany, promote and integrate.”

The pope was referring to two suicide bombings that took place at Brussels Airport in Zaventem, Belgium, on March 22, 2016.

He also stated “the conviction that in each of them we encounter the Lord Jesus,” but one should wonder how he would explain such a “conviction” to a parent whose child has been raped, murdered or both by jihadists. Last February, the Pope celebrated “unity in diversity” as Muslim persecution of Christians escalated worldwide. His repeated insensitivity to the vast tally of victims is unconscionable.

Pope Francis: Immigration ‘Reveals the Beauty of Diversity,’” by Thomas D. Williams, Breitbart, October 10, 2022:

ROME — Today every Christian is “called to reflect God’s gaze towards our migrant and refugee brothers and sisters,” Pope Francis declared Monday.

Immigration is a “very important challenge,” the pontiff told a group of pilgrims in the Vatican. “It highlights the urgent need to put fraternity before rejection and solidarity before indifference.”

The pope went on to say that we are called “to live and spread the culture of encounter, an equal encounter between migrants and the people of the country that welcomes them.”

This, he said, “is an enriching experience, as it reveals the beauty of diversity.”

It is also fruitful, he asserted, “because the faith, hope and tenacity of migrants can be an example and a spur for those who want to commit themselves to building a world of peace and well-being for all.”

To increase fraternity and social friendship, “we are all called to be creative, to think outside the box,” Francis proposed. “We are called to open new spaces, where art, music and being together become instruments of intercultural dynamics, where we can savor the richness of the encounter of diversity.”

The pope prayed that his hearers might experience “the joy of being with migrants, of being at their service, and of doing so with faith, animated by the Holy Spirit, in the conviction that in each of them we encounter the Lord Jesus.”……




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