ACLU Jumping for Joy as Iowa Supreme Court says Medicaid Dollars can go to Transgender Surgery/Care

Advocates believe the decision is the first by a state’s highest court to hold that transgender people have the right to use public money for transition-related surgeries.

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ACLU of Iowa Legal Director Rita Bettis, left, joins Carol Ann Beal, one of two transgender women suing Iowa over its ban on Medicaid coverage for transition-related medical services, during a news conference Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, in Des Moines when the case was filed.   Photo: Des Moines Register

 

The federal government defines Medicaid as follows,

Medicaid provides health coverage to millions of Americans, including eligible low-income adults, children, pregnant women, elderly adults and people with disabilities. Medicaid is administered by states, according to federal requirements. The program is funded jointly by states and the federal government.

And, according to the feds last analysis 65.9 million (‘poor’) people are covered. That is over 20% of the entire US population!  And, if the ‘progressives’ at the ACLU have their way that number will rise.

I’ve been writing about Medicaid (and Medicare) fraud, and this is one more example of the expansion of these fraud-ridden programs as part of the Left’s agenda to move America toward a socialist form of government.  (Don’t miss Leo Hohmann’s call to arms in my previous post.)

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Tweet about Jussie Smollet Good for a Laugh

I wasn’t planning to say anything yet about the Jussie Smollett attack story (surely you are following it) and the Nigerians involved until there was a final resolution to the investigation now many are labeling a hoax.

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Smollett (center) https://www.breitbart.com/entertainment/2019/02/15/meet-ola-abel-the-nigerian-bodybuilders-arrested-in-jussie-smollett-case/

However, when reader Cathy sent me this tweet, I couldn’t resist posting it.

If Nigerians are famous for anything, it is for scams and frauds perpetrated on us—American citizens and taxpayers.

If you don’t know that yet, keep following Frauds and Crooks because I have many stories about Nigerian fraudsters in my queue ripe for posting.

Too funny!

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JackPosobiec at twitter  https://twitter.com/JackPosobiec

 

And, by the way, I wonder if we will ever find out how the Nigerians came to be living in the US in the first place.  Are they here legally or illegally?

question markLooking for something to do?  If you aren’t already involved using social media, get involved. As much as it is maddening sometimes, it is the only way we can get past the Leftwing media’s spin on the news.  And, if you have a good sense of humor you will go far!

 

Vermont Progressive Somali Running for Elective Office Apologizes for Sexist Tweets

Diversity is beautiful alert!

His friend says the mistake was made because:  “…it was based on someone who came from a place where women are considered lower class — in Africa, especially in Muslim countries.” 

But, he is a changed man says the friend who is a “new American” like Jafar.

Here is the story headline,

Jafar Vows to Remain in Burlington Council Race Despite Sexist Tweets

Mohamed Jafar vowed to stay in the race for Burlington’s South District city council seat despite a VTDigger.org story published Monday that described a series of sexist tweets the candidate had sent as recently as 2015.

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Jafar is running in the Democrat Primary for City Council

“I sincerely apologize to those I’ve offended. I sincerely apologize to those who were really surprised” by the tweets, Jafar, 22, told Seven Days. “My personality and character have evolved since then.”

[….]

Though he was contrite on Monday, Jafar, a Progressive running on a platform of equality and civic engagement, said that there’s “no chance” he’d withdraw from the race as a result of the revelations.

[….]

In the race for the South End seat, Jafar faces incumbent Joan Shannon, a Democrat, and Paco DeFrancis, an independent. Shannon and DeFrancis each told VTDigger.org that they were troubled by the tweets.

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Just a sampling, more tweets at Vermont Digger. https://vtdigger.org/2019/02/11/progressive-burlington-council-candidate-apologizes-sexist-tweets/

Progs contacted by Seven Days on Monday appear to be standing by their man. Councilor Ali Dieng (D/P-Ward 7) said he was initially disappointed by the tweets but would continue to support the candidate. Dieng has campaigned for and spoken publicly in support of Jafar. Both men are New Americans; Jafar is Somali and was born in a Kenyan refugee camp. He was 7 when his family immigrated to the U.S.

Dieng noted that Jafar was young when he tapped out the offensive tweets. “Where the mistake was made, it was based on someone who came from a place where women are considered lower class — in Africa, especially in Muslim countries,” Dieng said. “His life has definitely shown he has changed.”

More here.

question markEvery one of you should be getting your own Vermont Diggerlike website up and running, how about a Virginia Digger, Minnesota Digger, or my favorite would be a Maryland Digger!
Or if there is something similar in your state, promote it!  

Is a Virginia County Inviting Non-Citizens to Vote?

Sure looks like it.  Big League Politics posted a story yesterday with a photo that may have been taken down, but was up until the 2018 Midterm elections, they say.

Sheesh, Virginia is for crooks and cheats!

 

Vote Virginia

If you have not heard of Big League Politics, an on-line news site that says it is much tougher than Breitbart, you need to learn about it.

Big League Politics is responsible for breaking the news about the hypocrites and the alleged sexual aggressor leading Virginia’s present-day Democrat Party.

Read what the New York Times has to say about the site. They charge BLP with promoting “conspiracy theories”—a favorite line of attack by the mainstream media against on-line conservative media.

Truth be told, it is sites like this that could ultimately finish the big newspapers.

Now here is a story from yesterday,

EXCLUSIVE: Sign At Virginia Election Office Says, ‘Responsibility Has No Borders. Vote’

A sign at the Arlington County Department of Voter Registration and Elections office in Virginia gives immigrants a clear message: “Responsibility has no Borders. Vote.”

The sign is in a public area of the office, visible to people at the counter as they are registering to vote or voting absentee. The photo is from 2016, but it was still up in the office during the 2018 midterm election. Our tipster inquired about it and was told that it’s part of a “historical display,” whereas other authorities just ignored it and said there’s nothing that can be done about Arlington County, which describes itself as a “welcoming” but not a “sanctuary” jurisdiction for illegal immigrants.

“I’m an Arlington county election officer. Arlington County VA is essentially a sanctuary city for illegal immigrants/noncitizens. These signs are posted at the Arlington County election office. Voter fraud is more likely to take place at the time of registration rather than at the polls, in my opinion,” our tipster told Big League Politics.

 

More here

Then be sure to visit BLP for more information including this below.

It is rare to see a site that so prominently appeals for hot news tips.

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This screenshot is at the end of the voter fraud story.  You need to go to the site for the hotlinks.  https://bigleaguepolitics.com/exclusive-sign-at-virginia-election-office-says-responsibility-has-no-borders-vote/

 

question markWhat do you do?  Go around the mainstream media and tell your friends to do the same. Read as much as you can on sites like Big League Politics!  And, don’t rely on cable news!

What do these Two Men have in Common? Accusations of Unwanted Sex Act

You would have to be living under a rock not to have heard about the salacious allegations being leveled against Virginia’s Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax.

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Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax

However, only a small audience in and around St. Cloud, MN have heard about charges being filed for a similar sex act, which Bill Clinton once famously said did not count as sex.

Fairfax and 18-year-old Abdisalan Mohamed Abdi must have been under the same assumption.

From KNSI Radio (hat tip: Bob):

POLICE: MAN SEXUALLY ASSAULTED GIRL

(KNSI) – A young man is accused of forcing a 13-year-old girl to perform a sex act on him in St. Cloud.

Police say 18-year-old Abdisalan Mohamed Abdi was in a relationship with the girl.

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New American! Abdisalan Mohamed Abdi

According to the criminal complaint, police began investigating in January.

The girl told police she was in a car with Abdi in July 2018 in St. Cloud when he asked her to perform a sex act.

According to the complaint, the girl said “no,” but Abdi then forced her.

Investigators say the girl had told Abdi she was 13.

He’s been charged with two counts of 3rd degree criminal sexual conduct.

 

I guess one will get his day in court, the other will face his voters (and the Democrat Party)!

What more is there to say other than YUK!

Nevada Governor Announces his Desire for Office to Make “New Americans” Feel Welcome

“So, they will feel there is an office within the state that recognizes their contributions and that they are a part of our state and also of the country.”

Francisco Morales, a Sisolak spokesman

 

I would say the Governor’s timing stinks as Fox News reports this morning that the police in Carson City are about to file murder charges against an illegal alien from El Salvador.

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Sisolak’s New American!

I don’t see the story posted yet, but a Fox & Friends reporter says that Wilbur Martinez-Guzman pawned jewelry belonging to two of those murdered earlier this month.

From the Nevada Independent (Emphasis is mine):

Sisolak Unveils Details of Proposed Governor’s Office for New Americans

This story has been edited for brevity and clarity and translated from Spanish.

In an inaugural State of the State address that touched on the economy, education, taxes and school security, Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak also announced a smaller but notable initiative — the creation of a center in Las Vegas that will help the immigrant community better adjust to American life.

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Democrat Governor Steve Sisolak

Francisco Morales, a Sisolak spokesman, said that the Governor’s Office for New Americans is expected to open its doors in October if funding is approved. Sisolak’s budget calls for an administrator and one support staffer, at a cost of $184,000 in the 2020 fiscal year and $205,000 in the 2021 fiscal year.

Morales said the office will have its headquarters in Southern Nevada, within the governor’s office at Grant Sawyer State Office Building, located on Washington Avenue, near Las Vegas Boulevard.

“The focus will be on helping people blend in to our society more easily and learn about all the services and benefits our state offers,”  [Services of course is welfare!—ed] Morales said in an interview during the Cafecito with Luz and Michelle radio show. “So, they will feel there is an office within the state that recognizes their contributions and that they are a part of our state and also of the country.”

Morales said the plan is to combine efforts with non-profit organizations that provide assistance to the immigrant community, such as the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada, Casa del Immigrante Foundation, and the UNLV Immigration Clinic. [Joining forces means helping those non-profits get their hands in taxpayers’ wallets!—ed]

“The goal is to try to centralize services and to serve as a source of information people can trust. I think sometimes people are afraid, they’re shy when it comes to approaching their government and that’s why we want to create an office where they’ll feel comfortable,” he said. “And to have people who speak Spanish, people from the community.”

 

More here. The governor especially says they want to help the DACA kids get their benefits too.

Wouldn’t it be something if Wilbur Ernesto Martinez-Guzman was a DACA darling.

Pay attention to the vast increase in the number of times you see the phrase “new Americans.” 

That is what the Open Borders Left calls immigrants of all stripes (legal and illegal) and by controlling the language they control the narrative and wipe out any opportunity to make the distinction between legal and illegal entry in to our country.

The Left also uses the word “refugee” very loosely because they want you to think that anyone on the move anywhere in the world is a legitimate refugee.  An asylum seeker is not a refugee until they have been granted refugee status.

You, obviously should continue to use the phrase “illegal alien” if you know someone is here illegally. If the illegal alien is a criminal you might also tag them with the “new American” phrase to mock the Left.

I  generally use the word “migrant” when I don’t know the immigration status of someone or some group.

question markWant something to do?
Watch for it—the “new American” verbiage—and try to set the record straight whenever and wherever you can! Don’t let the Left control our language with their politically-correct mumbo-jumbo!

 

Endnote: If you are just arriving at Frauds and Crooks for the first time, see my Welcome post from January 1 and you will see what my mission here is. I want visitors to not just read and shake their heads about the news, I want readers to take some action about what they read.

Also, take note, I have a new feature in the right hand column and it is called “Trending” which shows which posts of the forty-plus I’ve published thus far are the most-read.

 

Limbaugh: Pelosi’s Message is that she and the Democrats Hate Trump and YOU!

If the Democrats’ intransigence on border security for which a small amount of money is required for a barrier along our southern border (as another caravan is on the way) puzzles you, radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh describes this as a much larger pivotal moment for America.

We all know the Democrats depend on immigrant voters—they want more of them and want the ones they have to be happy (with their social services!).  The immigrant numbers beef-up certain Congressional districts controlled by Dems as well.

In addition, the business community wants the cheap “new American” laborers and both the Dems and some Republicans are working to provide them with an uninterrupted supply of those.

Yeh, we get that.

Of course we have no idea what the President will say to the nation today at 3 p.m., but he can’t give an inch because as Limbaugh said on Thursday, the stakes are too high.
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Important day in US history? What will the President say today?

 

(An aside:  As you know I watch the phony baloney at CNN each morning to see where the Leftwing media is going on any given day. Yesterday they were all a tither (we got him now!) about the now discredited BuzzFeed story. Today they quietly, and not as their lead story, reported the bombshell of last evening that Mueller’s team has said the story is wrong. Of course the reporting yesterday gives all of us more evidence of the media bias against this President and frankly against us!)

What follows is a transcript of the Rush Limbaugh show on Thursday, hat tip: Paul.

For all of us wondering how Nancy Pelosi could even have thought going on a foreign taxpayer-funded junket right now made any political sense, Rush’s comments make it clear.  To heck with the poor government workers who aren’t being paid, creating chaos and strife and making sure Trump loses is key to the Democrat’s (and the Swamp’s!) future.

I know it is long and although Rush (effectively) repeats his points, read it all. Added emphasis is mine.

 

RUSH: I want to try to have as many people as possible understand what is really going on here.

And the first thing that I have to tell you, and I mean this from the bottom of my heart, and I’m not exaggerating, and I’m not trying to be provocative, and I’m not trying to make anybody mad. Nancy Pelosi doesn’t care one whit about the hardships of anybody or anything during this shutdown. Nancy Pelosi and the Democrat Party care about one thing: making sure that nobody like Donald Trump ever tries this again.

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The message being sent here is that somebody Washington disapproves of being elected president is going to be shut down and will not be cooperated with and nothing will ever get done because the objective here is twofold. It’s to get rid of Donald Trump and then to paralyze Donald Trump. Paralyze him first, get rid of him, and then send the signal, you Republicans better never, ever send somebody like this, because it’s gonna end up being like this every damn time, ’cause we’re not gonna do business with somebody like this. We’re not gonna let somebody like this ever be legitimate.

That’s what this is. It is nothing about the shutdown. It’s nothing about the hardships that are being faced. It’s not even about the wall! Pelosi and the Democrats, as you said, have supported a wall in the past. This is about making sure, about doing everything they can do to make sure that this guy who they despise does not have one demonstrable success so that nobody like him will ever, ever try this again.

This is a long-term message to everybody outside Washington, everybody outside the Washington political class, the elites, whatever, you’re not welcome here, and we will damage whatever it takes to make sure none of you ever end up here again. And those of you who voted for this, don’t you ever do this again. Your votes are wasted. You’re not gonna get one thing you want, you’re not gonna get anything, and we’ll be glad for all this destruction to send the message that you don’t get to do this.

BREAK TRANSCRIPT

RUSH: Right after I just made my point to the last caller and to — let me briefly repeat it. Nancy Pelosi and most of the Democrats have a singular message in all this, and it has nothing to do with the wall or with the money or any of this. We have two years until the — actually less — ’til the next presidential election. And that’s all this is.

This is Pelosi and the Democrats swearing that no matter what Trump wants, if it’s gonna make him look good, presidential, if it’s gonna help the Republican Party, it isn’t happening. But there’s more than that. This is really about Nancy Pelosi — I cannot — I’ve tried to describe this numerous times. I’ve tried a bunch of different ways. I cannot, I don’t believe, adequately describe for you how personally despised and resented Donald Trump is and those of you who voted for him.

I mean, folks, there is visceral hatred. Donald Trump being elected president, not just beating Hillary, but just being elected is the equivalent of a killer virus being released in Washington. And they have stop it. They have to kill the virus. That’s Trump and you who voted for him. This was never supposed to happen. The governed are never supposed to have this much influence over what happens in that town. You’re not supposed to have anywhere near this much say over what your government does. You’re not supposed to have much say at all.

You get to vote, but beyond that, (raspberry) you. And Trump brought you with him to Washington. Trump is doing everything he can to keep every promise he made. I cannot tell you how offensive that is to them. I can’t tell you how disruptive it is. I can’t tell you how they are livid about it. And this whole government shutdown and the intransigence that Pelosi has, the unwillingness to even negotiate anything here is purely and simply about making sure that none of this is ever seen as legitimate.

It’s always, if she has her way, gonna be seen as one of the most oddball things that ever happened in American history that was a pure quirk of fate, it was abnormal, it was not supposed happen, and because of that, it’s not going to be legitimized. The previous two years have been all about that, not legitimating President Trump, his agenda, his voters, especially now, ’cause everybody’s racing to get ready for the 2020 presidential election.

As far as Pelosi and her side are convinced, it’s all about getting rid of Trump and it’s all about erasing these past two years, it’s about erasing the two years of the campaign that led to Trump. And it’s personal. And it is literally governed by a visceral hate. This is why there is no compromise here. Some of you are saying, “Well, how do you think Trump can win?” I think the longer this goes on, the more people are gonna see this for what it is. The longer it goes on, the greater opportunity for people to finally see the Democrat Party as they are, who they are and so forth. Not a slam dunk.

But there is no way in my book they get away with delegitimizing you and your votes in 2016. There’s no way they get away with essentially saying, “You don’t really count. You count on Election Day if you vote the right way, but other than that we couldn’t care less about you.” The Democrat Party agenda is aimed at undermining everything you believe in. The Democrat Party is championing everybody who isn’t you. Sanctuary cities, open borders, anything that disrupts the foundational structure of this country — and I mean foundational, from the days of the founding — that’s their agenda.

So here’s the tweet from Charles Grassley, senator from Iowa. “Good news for Iowa farmers: USDA will reopen 37 Farm Service Agency offices in Iowa during partial govt shutdown. Seems to me Trump admin trying to help ease burden of shutdown & Pelosi trying to maximize + refusing to negotiate or even show up.”

Exactly! Exactly! I got this tweet during the break, after I had made my original point, but he’s exactly right. Pelosi is trying to maximize the burden on everybody so you’ll not never (sic) do this again. She wants you getting hurt! She wants you suffering! She wants you thinking you’re responsible for this. You elected Trump! This is what happens when you send somebody to Washington they don’t prove of. You deserve to be suffering, damn it, for this act of insolence of yours. It’s bad enough when you elect a traditional Republican like George W. Bush, but this? You’re going to pay.

And Grassley here is exactly right. And it is about exactly that, folks. It’s, “I wish Pelosi would negotiate, we need to put the air traffic controllers back, certainly some –” Pelosi doesn’t care about the air traffic controllers! She doesn’t care! In fact, the more chaos and the more disruption, the bigger the opportunity for her and others like her and her party.

Creating chaos and disruption is a tired old strategy of the Communists and Socialists as they attempt to undermine governments, but it’s a long subject for another day!

More from Rush here.

Sure hoping and praying the President stays strong this afternoon!