Conservative intellect and commentator Dinesh D’Souza was convicted of a campaign violation that is laughably minor compared to ones that have been committed more numerously by liberals in similar circumstances. Predictably, the liberals have had their wrists slapped and continued with business as usual. D’Souza instead faced jail time and was sentenced to eight months supervised detention and five years’ probation. During the day he was free to travel anywhere with permission as long as he was back in San Diego by the end of the day. This is how he continued making speeches (his prime income), and performed community service tutoring.
However, a trip to do an interview with Fox News Megyn Kelly – all accomplished in one day – raised the ire of liberal power brokers who demanded that the judge ‘clarify’ D’Souza’s sentence so as to restrict his movements to San Diego County with no more media interviews or speeches or tutoring save by explicit permission of the judge. So as in the case of the liberals' assault of conservative organizations in Wisconsin, D'Souze also has effectively been muffled above and beyond the constraints of his original sentence (more here) by the Left's cynical use of our judicial system.
This again demonstrates how the judiciary has become politicized by the Left who are now able to go back and have re-sentencing imposed when the original sentence no longer suits them. The factors that led to D’Souza’s indictment and conviction are another matter that has been well covered over the last year, we won’t repeat it. But I do want to draw the attention of readers to our steady march toward an autocratic cum tyrannical state. More here.
Obama administration’s mismanagement of the Ebola epidemic has now reached new depths of incompetence. The governors of New York and New Jersey have overridden the ineffective federal security procedures to impose their own executive orders quarantining travelers from Africa’s Ebola hotzone. It is literally incomprehensible that our federal government has not done ANYTHING to slow the flow of Ebola carriers into the country.
With this week’s arrival of Dr Craig from West Africa, who immediately became symptomatic and admitted himself to a Manhattan hospital, we have clear evidence that the government’s management of this crisis is carried out by hacks and imbeciles whose only concern is how the day-to-day ‘optics’ will play out on the Democrats’ performance in the upcoming election.
Can you imagine that today it is just as easy for anyone to replicate the entry of Mr Thomas Duncan, patient one who died of Ebola in Texas over a month ago. And Dr Spencer's passage through this screening gap confirms this conclusion. As I stated before, the media has been complicit in this because there is yet a journalist with the wits to ask the direct and most important question –
‘Have any security procedures been put in place that would prevent another infected Ebola carrier like Mr Duncan to pass through airports and proceed on into the countryside?’
Instead, the questions are of such obtuse and fuzzy nature about diseased people getting in that Obama’s mouthpiece Josh Earnest can tell us that “there is no gap in our security procedures” because people are being “screened in Africa and again screened when they arrive”. That is a patent lie or the man is dumber than a 2x4. The incubation period and progress of the disease is known well enough that no passenger temperature readings would close any conceivable 'gap' through which Ebola carriers can daily enter by the tens if not hundreds. And this is just one of now uncountable number of areas and issues roiling the country in which the administration has shown itself to have totally failed in carrying out its constitutional mandates.
Let’s see how they quietly eat/deny their words as the feds attempt to play catch-up to follow the lead of states’ governors forced to take matters into their own hands.