Department of Education’s Candice E. Jackson is a Fraud

First published on: http://crooksandliars.com/2017/06/dept-education-s-candice-e-jackson-fraud

The New York Times just reported that the Department of We Don’t Need No Education has decided that the United States no longer needs to have much of a civil rights office. A memorandum written by Candice E. Jackson, acting head of the civil rights division, has effectively removed federal oversight in all civil rights matters and will allow individual states to decide how to deal with their cases. You know, because there’s no such thing as racism, sexism or prejudice in Trump’s America anymore.

During the Obama presidency, the department attempted to identify and address systemic issues in education whether it was racial, gender, gender identity etc. This in-depth approach and a lack of funding from Congress caused a backlog of cases. With Trump’s budget proposal to starve the department and further cut 46 more full time positions, Betsy DeVos has decided to do what all rich, entitled white people do and simply walk away from the problem, pretending it doesn’t exist.

What this means to you and your children is that your states will now determine how to handle civil rights complaints. So, if your teen is transgendered and you live in North Carolina, he/she gets to hold his/her pee all day. If your daughter is date raped at a university that cares more about the careers of its football players or swimmers, it will be labeled as consensual sex. If you think your for-profit charter school district is purposefully segregating students based on the color of their skin, be sure you’re a citizen before you complain or ICE will deport you.

But what I find enlightening about this memo is who wrote it, because it’s when we look at the author and who she is, we see just where all this nonsense is coming from.

Candice E. Jackson is a right-wing nut job busily retweeting every Alex Jones, David Horowitz (Holocaust denier) and Anne Coutler keyboard vomit she can find. And just like all the other Trump administration jokers, she’s never worked in government or managed a group of people. Yet she was hired by Trump to lead a large civil rights department…er…I mean destroy the Department of Education’s civil rights department, and that’s the whole point, right? Right.

In her senior year at Stanford University, after having lived the hard life of being raised white in Washington state, in a doctor’s family, Candice wrote:

“In today’s society, women have the same opportunities as men to advance their careers, raise families, and pursue their personal goals.”

Wait it gets better:

“College women who insist on bonding together by gender to fight for their rights are moving backwards, not forwards.”

Candice also did a summer fellowship at the Ludwig von Mises Institute, an economic think tank founded by Llewelyn Rockwell, Jr. The Institute states that it is based on an Austrian economist’s teachings that promotes free markets and that government interference is the absolute worst idea, which is interesting since it is a 501c3 nonprofit benefiting from not paying taxes on its donations. Apparently, that type of government intervention on their behalf is just fine. And speaking of donors: the Institute is funded by the Koch brothers’ Donor’s Trust foundation which is funded by the Mercers and…wait for it…the DeVos family!

Perhaps it was at the Institute that Candice became a minority hating bigot. I say that because the Ludwig von Mises Institute’s founder, Rockwell and a researcher, Jeffrey Tucker are also founding members of The League of the South, a neo-Confederate white supremacist organization that thinks the southern states should secede from the United States. Tucker has written articles for the League and many of the League’s members have been speakers at the Institute’s conventions. In fact, the Institute has argued that, “Desegregation in the civil rights era, resulted in the ‘involuntary servitude’ of (presumably white) business owners.” The Institute has been labeled a white supremacist hate group since 2000 by the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Think about that for a moment. The acting head of the civil rights division of the Department of Education of the United States under the Trump administration attended a fellowship at a neo-Confederate, white supremacist institute.

Candice is also a lawyer who got her start at the ultra-right Judicial Watch, but it’s not through law that she’s made her name known among the right-wingers. She’s best known for writing a book, Their Lives: Women Targeted by the Clinton Machine. As the title suggests, it is an account of abuses alleged by the women in President Bill Clinton’s life. After releasing the book in 2005, she held events at the Clinton library to try and sell herself as the expert on this subject.

As you may have already guessed, it was Candice and Roger Stone who conspired to use PAC money to pay to have these women flown in for the 2nd debate of Trump vs. Clinton in the 2016 election. Additionally, she runs the Their Lives Foundation that claims Hillary Clinton mistreated women throughout her career. On her Facebook page, which she scrubbed, she called the Trump sexual assault accusers fake and said they were merely doing it for “political gain.”

In other words, Candice has made a living from using the stories of Clinton’s accusers, but says Trump’s accusers are frauds. Candice E. Jackson has made a career, if you can call it that, out of being the judge and jury of women’s sexual assault allegations against famous men, spreading lies about a woman who was a 1st Lady, senator, secretary of state and Democratic nominee for president. This and making sure that minorities have no recourse for when their civil rights are violated in our education system have been her contributions to our society.

Bravo Candice, bravo

 

ICE Arrests High School Student Hours Before His Senior Prom

First published in: http://crooksandliars.com/2017/06/ice-arrests-high-school-student-hours-his

Just when I thought the Trump Administration couldn’t sink any further, news broke yesterday that 19-year-old Diego Ismael Puma Macancela of Ecuador was arrested by ICE agents just hours before his high school senior prom. The only crime Diego was charged with was being brought to live in Ossining, New York years ago by his mother who had been arrested by ICE the day before. Trump’s ICE Gestapo has once again protected Americans from another “bad hombre” who was guilty of attending high school, dating and hoping to attend his senior prom.

Week after week, reports of noncriminal immigrant arrests are becoming more frequent and normalized. It is now common for ICE agents to suddenly appear in municipal courts to round up noncriminal immigrants. Large cities like San Francisco, Denver, Nashville and Memphis all reported arrests by ICE agents at their court houses. More shockingly though, raids are being conducted in smaller towns like those that occurred on Thursday night in Monterey and Santa Cruz, California.

Now Reuters is reporting that the administration is arresting and deporting immigrants who were given protected status from deportations by the Obama Administration. These immigrants were deemed to be of no threat to the American public and typically came from war torn countries such as El Salvador. Many of these immigrants have children who are U.S. citizens.

Trump previously claimed that noncriminal aliens had nothing to fear from his administration, even going so far as to feign sympathy for those children who were brought here by their parents and were registered under the DACA Program. For these immigrant children, the United States is the only home they’ve ever known. They have never even been to their birth countries. Yet day after day, the Trump Administration is quietly picking them up at their homes, schools and neighborhoods and shipping them back to these unfamiliar countries.

DACA registered immigrants have even more reason to fear ICE since the government has all their information: addresses, schools, churches and relatives. Should they try to move and not report their change of address, they will be violating the law drawing even more attention to themselves.

Of a more curious note is the trend of deportations that involve students who are known immigrant rights activists. Claudia Rueda is but one example of who Trump is targeting and silencing with deportation orders. Rueda has lived in the U.S. since she was 7-years-old and could not register as a DACA immigrant because her family couldn’t afford the nearly $500 fee. This “bad mujer” was studying immigrant rights at Cal State and was an outspoken activist. That was until a month ago when ICE secretly arrested her and detained her more than 130 miles away in San Diego without notifying her family of her whereabouts.

Rueda was released from jail this weekend by immigration judge Annie Garcy who found that her detention without a bond and for such a lengthy time was severe. Trump’s immigration lawyers argued that she should at least have to wear an ankle bracelet monitoring her whereabouts because of her criminal history of protesting in support of immigrant rights. Justice Garcy scoffed at this claim stating, “Really?” and ordered her release.

According to a Salon.com report that analyzed ICE statistics for the 1st quarter of 2017, only 6% of immigrant arrests under Trump have involved those convicted of violent crimes. The administration claims that upwards of 75% of those arrested had criminal convictions, but as the author pointed out, “criminal” can mean many things. The data does not state what crimes these immigrants are convicted of. They could have been convicted of driving without a license or working without a green card; both of which are not afforded to undocumented immigrants. Overall, ICE arrests are up 38% since Trump took office. Over 10,000 of those arrests were of noncriminal aliens.

If noncriminal immigrants and DACA registered aliens have nothing to fear from Trump, why then do they not release these children and young adults? Why are they not focusing on criminal aliens like they promised they would? As I recall during the election, Trump trotted out those who had family members murdered by criminal aliens and promised to arrest those responsible. I’m old enough to remember his claim of criminal immigrants lurking around every corner just waiting to attack helpless American citizens.

Once again, Trump has lied to the American voter.

What if Trump Told the Truth?

First published on: http://crooksandliars.com/2017/06/what-if-trump-told-truth

The following is taken from Trump’s national security speech he gave to Congress in February of this year. It is what I imagine we would hear if he gave that speech today and miraculously told the truth. These are Trump’s actual words. Changes I’ve made to update events and state truths will be in bold.

TO THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES:

Tonight, as we attempt to ignore that this month is LGBTQ Pride month, we are reminded of our Nation’s path toward civil rights and the work that still remains to dismantle that path. Recent threats targeting African Americans by leaving nooses at the Museum of African American History and Culture and the murder of 23-year-old Richard W. Collins, III , a 2nd lieutenant in the US Army, as well as the recent Portland, Oregon murders of two young men who attempted to defend a pair of Radical Islamic Extremist young girls, remind us that while we may be a Nation divided on policies, we are a country that stands united in eliminating these potential terrorist threats from people of color and the dangers they pose to our European heritage.

Each American generation passes the torch of truth, liberty and justice – in an unbroken chain all the way down until now.

That torch is now in my hands. And I will use it to light the world on fire! I am here tonight to deliver a message of divisiveness and self-interest, and it is a message deeply delivered from my heart.

A new chapter of American racism, sexism and bullying is now beginning.

A new national white pride is sweeping across our Nation!

What we are witnessing today is the Renewal of the American Spirit of anti-immigrant, non-white and non-Christian hatred.

Our allies will find that America is once again ready to isolate itself from the world and other cultures that are full of drug dealers and rapists.

In 9 years, the United States will celebrate the 250th anniversary of our founding – 250 years since the day we declared our independence.

It will be one of the great milestones in the history of the world.

But what will America look like as we reach our 250th year? What kind of country will we leave for our children?

I will not allow the so-called greatness of recent decades past to define the course of our future.

For far too long, I have watched our upper classes shrink as we’ve forced them to pay higher taxes, forced them to provide healthcare for their employees and demanded that they provide equal pay for equal work.

We’ve financed and built one global project after another, but ignored the fates of our rich, white children in Beverly Hills, The Hamptons and in Trump Tower—and so many other places throughout our land.

We’ve defended the borders of our nation, while working to bring Dreamers and their families into the open, for anyone to become an American—and for minorities to be able to enroll in colleges at a now unprecedented rate.

No more. No more.

In 2016, the earth shifted beneath our feet. The rebellion started as a quiet protest, spoken by white families of all classes—families who just wanted a privileged shot for their children, and a biased hearing for their concerns.

But then the quiet voices became a loud chorus—as thousands of white nationalistic citizens now spoke out together, from cities small and large, all across our country.

Finally, the chorus became an earthquake—and the white nationalists, white separatists, anti-Semitics, immigrant haters, Islamophobes, homophobes and misogynists turned out by the tens of millions, and they were all united by one very simple, but crucial demand, that America must put its white citizens first—because then and only then, can we truly MAKE AMERICA WHITE AGAIN!

To protect our citizens, I have directed the Department of Justice to form a Task Force of green shirts to round up and deport any persons with skin darker than my own.

I have further ordered the Department of Homeland Security and Justice, along with the Department of State and the Director of National Intelligence, to coordinate an aggressive strategy to dismantle the investigations into police brutality and violations of civil rights.

At the same time, my Administration has answered the pleas of the racist Americans for immigration enforcement and border security. By finally arresting immigrant parents as they try to pick their children up at school we will raise food costs, help the private prison industry make billions off of taxpayer dollars, and make our communities less safe for everyone. We want white Americans to succeed—but that can’t happen in an environment with people of color. We must restore white, Judeo-Christian values, and the rule of intolerance to our borders.

For that reason, we will soon begin the construction of a great wall along our southern border. It will be started later rather than sooner, and when finished, Mexico will never pay for it. You will.

Our obligation is to serve, protect and defend the white, rich people of the United States. We are also taking strong measures to protect our Nation from feminism and women’s so-called rights.

With the help of the Christian right, we have eliminated healthcare for women around the world to help ensure that women remain barefoot and pregnant throughout their lives.

By the way, the first Republican President, Abraham Lincoln, was actually a Republican. Did you know that Pence? Ryan? I just read that, and now I’m educating all of you losers. You’re welcome.

Another Republican President, Dwight D. Eisenhower, initiated the last truly great national infrastructure program—the building of the interstate highway system. The time has come for a new program of national rebuilding where everything is built by private companies that donated to my campaign. All buildings, bridges and highways will have TRUMP written on them in gold.

This effort will be guided by two core principles: Buy TRUMP and sell TRUMP.

Free nations are the best vehicle for sabotaging and suppressing the will of the people—and I don’t respect the rights of any nation. My job is not to represent the world. My job is to represent myself, my family and my pay for play donors.

America is willing to find new friends, and to forge new partnerships, where my interests align. I want money and power, not harmony and stability.

Currently, when we order our Trump products be made by foreign workers in foreign countries, we can’t get our permits approved fast enough. This is hurting our ability as Trump’s to make millions more that would allow us to buy our fifth plane and tenth house. This hurts Americans who could be hired to fly those planes and clean those houses.

Thankfully, since I became President, at our meeting with China, I asked them, “How can my daughter get her permits passed?” They said, “Don’t label us currency manipulators.” So, I didn’t, and three days later, Ivanka got her permits!

They weren’t even asking for anything else, but just to be nice, I gave them top secret intelligence like I did with the Russians.

Tonight, I am also calling on this Congress to repeal and replace Obamacare with reforms that deny choice, decrease access, increase costs, and at the same time, provide little to no actual healthcare.

Mandating every American to buy government-approved health insurance as we do with home and car insurance, was never the right solution for America. The way to make health insurance companies and their CEOs more money is to increase the cost of health insurance, and that is what we will do.

Obamacare premiums nationwide will increase by double and triple digits because of my direct manipulation to make it fail. We know that all those promises have been broken thanks to my interference.

Here are the guiding principles that should guide the Congress as we move to create a better healthcare system:

First, we should tell Americans with pre-exiting conditions that they will be covered though they won’t.

Secondly, we should make Americans purchase their own coverage, through the use of tax credits and expanded Health Savings Accounts—without letting them know that they cannot afford these programs and that they only benefit the wealthy.

Thirdly, we should give our great state governors the resources and flexibility they need with Medicaid to screw over their poor constituents. That way, they take the blame when we kill Medicaid, Medicare and Social Security.

In fact, our children will grow up in a Nation of miracles. But to achieve this future, we must enrich ourselves.

Education is the next big money maker of our time!

I am calling upon members of both parties to pass the education bill that funds school choice for white Christian youth. These families should be able to be free to self-segregate so they don’t have to learn about other cultures and yet still have the taxpayers pay for it. And private companies should be free to exploit this system at the cost of American children’s education.

Since my election, the stock market has become volatile and our neighbors are heading to war thanks to my insatiable need to tweet late at night. We’ve cost taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars by causing investigations into my relationship with Russia, into mine and my children’s blatant violations of the Emoluments Clause and my many lies.

Oh, so many lies.

We have begun to fill the swamp of government corruption by imposing a 5-year ban on lobbying by executive branch officials—and then issuing waivers to all of my staff.

We have cleared the way for the construction of the Keystone and Dakota Access Pipelines so I can make tons of money from my investments in them—and I’ve issued a new directive that American pipelines continue to be made of Chinese steel even though I promised they would be made of American steel.

We have withdrawn the United States from the Paris Climate Accord because France’s President Macron made me feel inadequate about the size and strength of my hands.

Hopefully, the 250th year for America will see a world that has more TRUMP signs and more money and power for me.

When I have all of this, I will have made America greater than ever before. For all of my family.

This is my vision. This is my mission.

But I can only get there with your degradation and acquiescence.

We will be one people, with one destiny.

We will all bleed the same blood.

We will all salute the same flag.

And we will all be made by the same Christian God.

And when I fulfill this vision, when we celebrate our 250 years of glorious freedom, Americans will look back on tonight as when this new chapter of Trump/Russia began.

The time for thinking is over. The times for fighting has begun.

From now on, America will be empowered by Russia, not by the free and the brave—inspired by me and guided by my vision.

I am ordering citizens to embrace this Renewal of the TRUMP Spirit. I am demanding members of Congress to stay the hell out of my way.

Believe in me.

Believe in me.

And believe, once more, in me.

Thank you, God bless me, and God bless Putin.