The White House was on lockdown Tuesday morning after authorities discovered a man with a suspicious package on White House grounds. The lockdown was in effect until 11:30 a.m., but more details were unfolding as investigations into the incident continued.
As of mid-afternoon it appeared that a bomb squad was still investigating the suspicious package, The Hill reported.
This lockdown did not affect President Donald Trump’s planned event with the Fraternal Order of Police, which was scheduled for 11:00 a.m.
According to a report by NewsOn6:
The Wagoner County Sheriff’s Office said the homeowner and his adult son were in the home when three males wearing masks and gloves tried to break in at about 12:30 p.m. The homeowner’s son shot the intruders with a rifle, deputies said, killing all three.
Deputies say the males were 16, 17 and 18 years old. They said one teen had brass knuckles, one had a knife.
The sheriff’s office said both the homeowner and his son, who’s 23, are cooperating with the investigation and went to the sheriff’s office to give statements to investigators.
Since you don’t every day see groups of left-wingers totin’ semi-automatic rifles, strolling down the sidewalk, I figured I would follow them and record this odd phenomenon via Facebook Live.
Earlier, the spokeswoman told me that someone with the Brown Berets might talk with me, but she later came up as I was recording the group with my iPhone, and told me the Brown Berets were keeping it zipped as well.
She also asked me to stop filming. And I told her I wasn’t going to do that, because we were on public property.
The spokeswoman approached, justifying their request that I not film because they were “trying to protect the safety and identity of our members.”
Since many were hiding their faces already, I didn’t see this as much of an issue. But I informed her that we live in a free society and that means, when you are demonstrating in a public place, the press gets to film you.
Amusingly, a couple of them were filming me with their iPhones as I filmed them. The spokeswoman then raised a new issue: They did not want me to follow them to their cars and film their cars.
After some more back and forth, they told me that their real concern was that I might film their license plates and that’s the reason they were acting this way.
By the way, I did the same thing to the Arizona Liberty Guard at the March4Trump a couple of weeks ago. I followed them, watched them get into their Army surplus trucks, and filmed them until they drove away.
While I was talking to a handful of the lefties, some ran off, got their cars, and came back to pick up their comrades from the south side of Adams Street.
These progressive goons with guns tried to block me, but I did film some them driving away. The denouement of this encounter was especially ludicrous, as you will see if you watch the video that I have posted.
Hasn’t there already been bloodshed?! I’m sorry, but this is almost the next logical step from crazy left-wing extremists. They haven’t exactly been non-violent and non-threatening to date. They burn down towns, beat up people they don’t agree with, shoot people going in to talks by right leaning speakers, riot at the drop of a hat, send death threats to people they don’t agree with, embolden their followers to harm or kill, ambush first responders, and are starting to use ISIS tactics during all of this! Why is a group of armed lefties trying to intimidate people they don’t agree with a surprise to anyone?!
I don’t support this kind of thing from either side. I don’t care who you are. People in the USA have a Constitutional right to hold protests and rallies. You don’t have a right to intimidate them with guns because you don’t agree with their stance. Period.
Every once in a while I like to remind everyone of the power they hold to destroy the national news media and Hollywood. Simply put, there is a one-legged stool propping up both of these malevolent institutions, and it is called bundled cable and satellite television. And nothing is more damaging to either than you making the choice to cancel your television bundle.
You see, ratings don’t really matter much anymore.
The television game has been so expertly rigged that eyeballs have almost nothing to do with revenue.
CNN is an excellent example. Did you know that, on average, CNN is not only in last place behind MSNBC, but that the left-wing outlet’s average viewers are below 1 million? With such poor ratings, there is no way CNN could survive on advertising revenue alone.
So how does CNN stay afloat?
By picking YOUR pocket.
Yes, Genius, YOU are subsidizing a Fake News outlet that is actively trying to destroy you and everything you stand for.
Whether or not you watch CNN (and no one really does), if it is part of your cable package, you are putting money directly into CNN’s pocket with what is called a subscription fee. Somewhere around 50% of CNN’s total revenue comes from suckers like YOU, dupes who continue to pay for obscenely overpriced subscription television packages that enrich our world’s CNNs.
The same is true for the Social Justice Sports Network known as ESPN. One of the reasons ESPN is in real trouble and about to lay off some famous folks, is cord-cutting — people waking up and canceling their cable or satellite subscriptions. The left-wing sports network makes $7 a month per subscriber (CNN makes about $2). In other words, whether or not you watch ESPN, if it is part of your cable package, you are handing them 84 of your hard-earned dollars every year.
In 2011, 100 million Americans paid this fee to ESPN. Today, that has dropped to just 88 million. That’s a loss in the billions for ESPN, and…
That is what I mean when I say you have the power to destroy not just CNN and ESPN, but all of these left-wing networks artificially propped up by bundled TV, including MSNBC and MTV. With the movie industry crumbling, big studios like Disney, Sony, Paramount, etc., all count on these rigged cable fees to keep them afloat.
And YOU have the power to take all of that away from them.
This article kind of reads like a sales pitch, but I wanted to post it anyway because it is correct. The best way to stop the mainstream media and their biased agenda – and yes, that includes Fox News – is to stop giving them money.
We “cut the cord” some time ago. I guess it has been about two years now. I do, obviously, still have internet, but we use Google Fiber, which is still not optimal, but let’s face it… I want to be online, and my options for decent companies are limited. I have Dish, Spectrum (TWC), and I believe Google, AT&T, and maybe Verizon all took their turns digging up my front lawn without my consent.
We switched our TV over to antenna and we use streaming services. And no, Netflix and Hulu are not your only options. There is actually a ridiculous amount of streaming services out there, some of them very specific. There is one that does nothing but horror movies, just as an example. But we brought our massive bill down from almost $200 a month to less than $20 a month (not including internet, which is an addition $70 a month for four times the speed).
We still get local news, which I feel is important. And we do get national news on the same channel as well as what I refer to as the liberal whine fest on Sunday morning. And, honestly, I spend a lot of time watching live streams online of hearings and what not (I link them here from time to time). We gained some antenna only channels like MeTV, which, if you haven’t experienced it yet, you are missing something. That is a heck of a channel.
I find it worth it. I have taken money out of the pockets of the mainstream media and am no longer funding their desire to tell people how to feel and think, etc. And it is saving me a lot of money. And stress. And time yelling at my TV.
And massive amounts of eye rolling.
And fights with my family.
And the desire to run off into the woods screaming.
It really is worth it!
Although… I was glad I had CNN at the hotel during the election. It was nice watching them freak out when Trump came in for the surprise win. 🙂
Hilary [Califano] confirmed the confrontation, telling Page Six, “Sen. Schumer was really rude . . . He’s our senator, and I don’t really like him. Yes, I voted for Trump. Schumer joined us outside and he told me Trump was a liar. I should have told him that Hillary Clinton was a liar, but I was so surprised I didn’t say anything.”
If this actually happened, this man is dangerously unhinged.
“The fact that there was substantiation that the Russians had hacked my emails, the DNC emails, that Wikileaks was an instrument of an attempt by Vladimir Putin and the Russian Federation to undermine our democracy, that could have been reflected in the press and I don’t believe it was,” Podesta said in an interview with the BBC’s Evan Davis.
“And I think that was actually a failing on behalf of the mainstream media and particularly some of the major news outlets in our country like The New York Times,” he continued.
We’ve been hearing about the Russians incessantly for ages. And the media did discuss it before the election. But if they went much deeper into it, they would eventually be forced to discuss Hillary’s dealings with Russia, too. Besides, as has been stated over and over again, there is, to date, no evidence.
From the New York Times:
In each year from 2007 to 2014, more people joined the ranks of the illegal by remaining in the United States after their temporary visitor permits expired than by creeping across the Mexican border, according to a report by researchers at the Center for Migration Studies.
A partial government estimate released last year said that 416,500 people whose business or tourist visas had expired in 2015 were still in the country in 2016. That does not count people who came here on student visas or temporary worker permits.
I believe this is correct. A border wall would not end illegal immigration. But I don’t think anyone – including Trump – believe it would.
The issue is most commonly expired visas. A border wall would certainly be a good start, but it is only a start. A lot of work needs to be done to keep on top of visas, and when they expire, make sure the person has gone home to their country of choice.
A lot of people erroneously believe illegal immigrants only come from Mexico. That isn’t the case at all. And no, a border wall isn’t going to stop illegals from Europe.
I recently attended a local event in my town that was a conversation with the police chiefs of my town and the next town over. One of the reasons I went was because their advertising made it sound like they were turning my town into a sanctuary “city,” and I wanted to see what the heck was going on. I mentioned the event to numerous neighbors, and a good deal of them laughed and said the entire thing was going to have to be done in Spanish. OK. When I got there, sure enough, there were lots of questions from folks about what the police would do during traffic stops, if they would assist ICE, etc. And the questions were being asked not as if they were pushing for more immigration enforcement, but to see how safe they were.
There was one Hispanic woman in the entire audience. Only one. And she didn’t ask a question. All of these questions were coming from people who immigrated from India. (I took video of the event, but it is almost an hour long and painfully boring for people outside of the towns. If you really want to see it, just ask. I put it on YouTube. Otherwise, I won’t torture you with it)
I support the border wall. I wish we were building the damn thing already. But I am not kidding myself – and I am sure none of you are, either. It won’t fix the problem. We need to up the checks on visas. The entire department needs to be overhauled.