Sunday, October 28, 2018

Democratic Voter Fraud Over The Years- yes it has happened and still does

Most liberals are loathe to believe members of their own party have encouraged and/or even participated in voter fraud in the past. No, the holier-than-thou left think they are above trying to steal votes, so I have compiled a list of resources that chronicle the ways in which it HAS happened. Past and present.  Yes, I know there has been some of that happening within our own ranks, but at least we are willing to acknowledge it. This is so you have some ammunition when they vehemently deny it.


Modesta Vela, 60, arrested for voter fraud.  Texas Democrat.


Alleged voter fraud in Atlanta, Georgia for a mayoral race.


The following is an edited version of a Project Veritas sting, and though James O'Keefe has been criticized in the past for 'selective' editing, the political operatives who were interviewed stepped down.

A Hillary Clinton campaign contractor was caught in several video stings conversing about how to commit voter fraud, and ways to disrupt Trump rallies by paying liberals to start fights.


Veronica Saldivar, Rebecca Gonzalez, Guadalupe Escamilla, and Diana Castaneda, all Texan Democrats, charged with voter fraud. Gonzalez bought votes for a local County Commissioner, in some cases with cocaine.

Voter fraud in Wisconsin 2012. 10 people charged with everything from double voting to illegally voting as a felon.

Melowese Richardson, poll worker, Ohio Democrat, charged with double voting for Obama in 2012, and also illegal voting in 2009, and 2011.


State Rep Hudson Hallum and his dad Kent, plus police officer Sam Malone and Councilman Philip Carter, Arkansas Democrats, bought votes for chicken dinners, alcohol, and cash.


In the 2010 Miami congressional race, an aide/campaign manager to the Democratic candidate Joe Garcia was involved in some strange election shenanigans.

Jeffrey Garcia, convicted of a misdemeanor in a plea deal, faced up to one year in prison for illegally financing the campaign of a ringer tea party candidate whose role in the 2010 congressional election was designed to help the Democratic bid of Garcia’s boss, Joe Garcia, against Republican David Rivera. The district was based in southwest Miami-Dade County.
Jeffrey Garcia, 43, who served first as Joe Garcia’s campaign manager and later as chief of staff, already had a criminal record: He served 65 days in jail in 2013 after pleading guilty to state charges that he unlawfully submitted online absentee-ballot requests for unsuspecting voters in the 2012 congressional election. No ballots were sent out, so no votes were stolen.
After accepting responsibility in that case, Jeffrey Garcia approached federal authorities to admit his role in the 2010 campaign, Bell said.
In June, Jeffrey Garcia pleaded guilty in Miami federal court to financing the “shadow” tea party candidate, Jose Rolando “Roly” Arrojo, in a scheme to siphon votes from Rivera in the 2010 congressional race. Arrojo, 42, a longtime friend of Jeffrey Garcia’s, also pleaded guilty to the same misdemeanor charge. On Monday, Arrojo was sentenced to one year of probation with six months of home confinement and no fine, after his defense attorney, Robert M. Perez, sought even greater leniency
A little confusing, but bottom line. Fraud.

Read more on Miami Herald.

The Heritage Foundation has a list of election fraud cases that you can refine by State, year, and criminal offense.  Now it doesn't mention which party, but I would venture to say much of it was in favor of the Democratic Party, including Tyron Davis, Texas Democrat. Jeanene Johnson, Texas Democrat.  That's the first two on the Texas page.

The Federalist has more information on alleged voter fraud prior to 2016.

The DailyMailUK has a more listed, including an Ohio Nun.

And more on Townhall.

There's plenty more, but I don't have the time to delve any further. But it's out there. I think this is more than enough proof that voter fraud exists, and that Democrats are more inclined to cheat.

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Iranians Posed As Anti-Trump Americans On Facebook- Accounts deleted

Looks like Iran was following the Russian bot playbook to influence American politics, but in this case it was anti-Trump.  According to The Daily Caller, 

Facebook on Friday deleted 82 pages, groups and accounts that it determined were part of an online influence operation located in Iran.
The Iranians operated 30 Facebook pages, 33 individual accounts and three groups, as well as 16 accounts on Facebook-owned Instagram, Facebook head of cybersecurity policy Nathaniel Gleicher said in a statement Friday.
The pages had over a combined 1 million followers and the groups had more than 25,000 members, Gleicher said.
Facebook provided several examples of the Iranian propaganda, which promoted former National Football League (NFL) quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s activism while criticizing President Donald Trump and Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
For more info and photos of some of the memes posted on various accounts that have been deleted- like Wake Up America and No Racism No War read on Daily Caller.

Texan Robert 'Beto' O'Rourke Raises An Obscene $70 Million In Campaign Funds

Anyone else sick of the endless, overwhelmingly negative campaign ads?  Morning. Noon. Night. And they're not just on TV. I get the robocalls- thankfully not many of those. Even received one text from a Florida Democrat asking me when he could expect me to send my ballot back.

Me: hahaha... never.
Dem: Vote by mail ballots need to be received by the Supervisor of Elections by 7 pm on Election Day, November 6 - but we say the sooner the better.
Me:  Did you read my reply?
Me:  How did you get my number?
Dem: We get our numbers from the state voter file.
Me: Well I'm not a Democrat.
Dem: Sorry to hear that.
Dem: best of luck sleeping at night.
Me: Yeah best of luck to you too. I sleep very well. I'm a moderate but I am at peace.

And my Twitter feed- replete with promoted ads begging for money.  All of them from Democrats. Especially Irish American Texan Robert Francis O'Rourke, better known as 'Beto' to appeal to the Hispanic voters no doubt. Here's a man who has hauled in a whoppingly obscene amount of campaign funds- over $70 million to date- who is still begging for money on Twitter. Last week I saw his ads claiming he had $38 million but needed more to win. What the hell?  How many people could $70 million house and feed.

Sen Ted Cruz, who O'Rourke is trying to beat has raised almost $30 million since 2017. That's still a colossal waste of money, but nothing like greedy Beto's haul.

We need campaign finance reform- now more than ever. I will soon write a post about what I think that should be.  I have some great ideas.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Why The Migrant Caravan Is More Like A Dangerous Invading Army

I want to preface this by saying that other than the American Indians every single one of us is a descendant of an immigrant. I am not against immigration, but coming here is NOT an entitlement. It is NOT a right. If you want to live in this country, you better be darned sure you do it the legal way, or are allowed here as a refugee due to dire circumstances in your homeland- like the persecuted Jews in Nazi Germany (many of whom were tragically turned away), or Christians in ISIS riddled lands.  Running away from poverty and crime doesn't cut it. I feel for them, I do. I have plenty of empathy, in spite of what liberals might think of those of us who oppose this. But we have a terrible problem with crime and poverty right here in the USA, and we need to tackle that before we allow thousands upon thousands of migrants to cross over our border to add to that burden.

So we currently have an ever increasing army of migrants marching towards the U.S. Yes, I call it an "army" because that's what it appears to be. The media, bleeding-heart liberals, and immigration activists are calling it a caravan, but this caravan is marching towards our country waving flags- and not the Stars and Stripes- their country's flag. And some have even burned our flag. Way to endear Americans to your cause.

Tearing down walls with a fierce sense of entitlement.

Claiming: "To emigrate is not a crime. We are free. Without borders."

Yes, it is a crime if you are trying to cross a border, uninvited, without legal documents. And no, you are not free to emigrate to any country you choose without proper documents. Countries have borders, even yours.

I've also noticed that the bulk of the trekkers in the videos and photos I've seen are young men- how many of these are criminals, drug dealers, and even terrorists? Guatemala's president Morales told attendees at the 2nd Conference on Prosperity and Security in Central America that they had apprehended and deported almost 100 ISIS-affiliated terrorists. How easy it would be to take advantage of this horde of humanity making its way here by foot, truck, and bus and tag along. We don't know for sure, but what if?  It's not like we haven't apprehended terrorists at our border before.
PBS's Frontline writes about how easy it is for a terrorist to obtain a fake passport and enter a country as an asylum seeker. In fact, some Bangladeshis were detained, although there was no mention as to whether they were tagged as terrorists. And we certainly don't need any more criminals. And I can guarantee there are criminals in that throng.

There are now 7,000 and counting, and no doubt there will be more. And you know they have to be getting help from somewhere. Some think Soros. I don't know. There's no proof. But there have been videos floating around the Twittersphere of people handing over money to the migrants. And the timing is mind-blowing. Just ahead of the mid-terms and this happens? It smacks of U.S. liberal politics and Latin leftist activism. Take Andrés Manuel López Obrador, who is lobbying to become the next president of Mexico. He recently said:

“Soon, very soon, after the victory of our movement, we will defend migrants all over the American continent and the migrants of the world who, by necessity, must abandon their towns to find life in the United States,” Lopez Obrador said during a rally in the Mexican city of Culiacán, reports.
“It’s a human right we will defend,” he added. 
Say what?! Uh, no it's not, and no you won't! Problem is- they vote next July, and he could win. He's very popular. Without help from the Mexicans we could be in for some scary times ahead.

DailyMail has a bunch of photos of the migrants here.

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Conservative Street Artist Sabo Places Maxine Water's Head on "Halloween" Movie Billboard

Most of you know that Rep Maxine Waters, the Democratic Senator from loony California, has recklessly called on liberals to harass any official affiliated with President Trump's administration wherever they happen to be.

In her own malicious words at a recent rally:

"If you see anybody from that Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd." "You push back on them and you tell them they're not welcome anymore, anywhere."
It's already happening. 

Then you have Hillary Clinton encouraging the left to be "uncivil." Eric Holder telling people "When they go low, we kick them!" Cue the laughter. As unhinged as the left has become, these are dangerous words that could eventually lead to someone getting killed.

So conservative street artist Sabo came up with the following:

There's a Halloween movie billboard in West Hollywood, on Pico Blvd, and apparently Sabo did a little redecorating, placing Maxine's head onto evil killer Michael Myers body adding the hashtags #UNCIVIL DEMOCRATS

I had a good ol' hearty laugh when I saw this.

Not so funny is that the comments from our leaders and former leaders are inciting people to do exactly what they are encouraging.

Since then, several notable Republicans have been confronted in public places, including Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, presidential senior adviser Stephen Miller and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen.
Never liked slasher films, and have never seen any of the Halloween franchises, and don't plan on seeing this one. But well done Sabo!

Hollywood Reporter

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Kristen Bell Not Cool With The Prince's Kiss In Snow White - #MeTooFar

It appears that Fairy Tales are now the target of the liberal, feminist, p.c. movement. Yep. Apparently, people are taking offense to the kiss that the Prince bestows upon Snow White while she's "sleeping." Although I thought that was Sleeping Beauty? But what do I know- I never had kids, unless caregiving my 92-year-old mother qualifies as motherhood, and it's far too long ago to remember the details of the story. I do remember there were seven dwarfs and a poisoned apple, but that's about it.  Anyway, actress Kristen Bell, mother of two little girls, is not too happy about the apple or that kiss.

"Don't you think that it's weird that the prince kisses Snow White without her permission?" Bell recalls asking her daughters. "Because you can not kiss someone if they're sleeping!"
Uh, hello Kristen, it's a Fairy Tale. Get a grip. Plus, both Sleeping Beauty and Snow White would have remained forever in limbo had not the Princes lovingly brought them back to the living with those kisses.

Keira Knightley has similar feelings about certain Disney stories. Her 3-year-old is forbidden to watch:

"Cinderella, banned because she waits around for a rich guy to rescue her. Don’t. Rescue yourself, obviously," Knightley said. "And this is the one that I’m quite annoyed about because I really like the film, but… Little Mermaid. I mean, the songs are great, but do not give your voice up for a man. Hello!”
Uh, speechless.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Louis Farrakhan Compares Jews To Termites on Twitter, Twitter Does Nothing

Anti-Semitic hater Louis Farrakhan, head of the Nation of Islam, just posted a video of himself comparing Jews to termites while his congregation laughed, and Twitter won't do a damn thing about it because it doesn't yet violate its Terms of Use. Apparently, there is a policy on "dehumanizing language" but it hasn't been implemented yet. But a slew of conservative Twitter users have been locked out of their accounts, or suspended, for no good reason. Some yes, but most don't even have a clue why.  It happened to me the weekend of the Kavanaugh confirmation.

In the short video Farrakhan says:

“Now, white folk don’t like Farrakhan. Some of them respect me. But those who have been our deceivers, they can’t stand me. I’m not mad with you. In fact, to the members of the Jewish community that don’t like me, thank you very much for putting my name all over the planet because of your fear of what we represent, I can go anywhere in the world and they’ve heard of Farrakhan. Thank you very much. I’m not mad at you, because you’re so stupid. Don’t you know my teacher, Elijah Muhammed, taught me one day: he said, ‘There once was a donkey that fell in a ditch, and everybody came along and picked up a stone and threw it at the donkey. They threw so many stones til the ditch got filled up, and the donkey walked out.’ So my teacher said, ‘Brother, remember: every knock is a boost.’ So when they talk about Farrakhan, call me a hater, call me anti-Semite…I’m anti-Termite. I don’t know nothing about hating somebody because of their religious preference.”

Read more and watch the video on Buzzfeed. If you can stomach looking at him.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

The First Rapper Was a 1920s Soviet-Era Poet According To Russian Culture Minister

Al Gore invented the Internet, at least according to Al Gore. Now Vladimir Medinsky, Russia's culture minister, is laying claim to rap.  On October 16, he told a group of people at the Valdai Discussion Club that the first rapper was actually Vladimir Mayakovsky, a poet/actor during the 1920s and 1930s Bolshevik era.

He argued that whereas Russia did not invent ballet as an art form, it is now very much a Russian art. Same with rap.
"It's bothered me for some time now, I wanted to say, it infuriates me: this fascination of modern urban youth with rap, but when I try to dig into this business more closely, I'll chat with my son, listen to what he's listening to, and read, and I get the feeling that soon we'll be saying that rap is Russian art," Medinsky was quoted by Russian news agencies are saying. "Of course, it was born somewhere in America, but its flourishing occurred with us, of course."
Medinsky also said he told his son that Mayakovsky -- whose avant-garde poetry in the 1910s and 1920s made him a darling of the new Bolshevik leaders of the Soviet Union -- was in fact the first rapper.
"And now he's going around in class telling everyone that. And they're reading Mayakovsky and they all agree," he said.
Then again this is a man who has some other wacky ideas, including nefarious U.S. government ties to Netflix. You can read more about those on RFERL.

discussed the possibility that Netflix was a way for the US government plot to take over the world's tv sets.

And a short video of his oh-so-rapper-like poetry. Not.

Mayakovsky wound up committing suicide at the age of 36 possibly as a result of unrequited love.

One of his poems A Cloud In Trousers, from the prologue:

Your thoughts,
dreaming on a softened brain,
like an over-fed lackey on a greasy settee,
with my heart's bloody tatters I'll mock again;
impudent and caustic, I'll jeer to superfluity.

Of Grandfatherly gentleness I'm devoid,
there's not a single grey hair in my soul!
Thundering the world with the might of my voice,
I go by – handsome,
Well, maybe this is a little rapperesque.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Pakistani Christian Woman Asia Bibi Still Waiting For Verdict On Final Death Penalty Appeal

Asia Bibi, a Pakistani Christian woman who has been rotting away in jail on Death Row since 2010 for blasphemy, will soon find out if the Islamist fanatics of that country will get their wish. Unbelievably, death for blaspheming Prophet Mohammad is still part of Pakistan's penal code.

Back in 2009 Bibi was working in the fields picking berries when an argument ensued after her Muslim coworkers took offense when she allegedly drank water from the same container. Or handled the bowl. Or something. Stories differ, so who knows what the actual truth is. But after the quarrel, the Muslim women ran to the local cleric claiming Bibi had blasphemed. Whether she did or not is irrelevant, it's a barbaric practice that should be abolished but continues to this day. In fact, hardliners are calling for stricter enforcement of the law.

 Over the past 8 years there have been a series of appeals all of which have failed. This was the final one, and though the Supreme Court has actually made a decision, they are waiting to announce the verdict. This could be good news, but considering the hardliners are gaining numbers, I tend to think it's not. According to the DailyMail:

On Wednesday Tehreek-e-Labaik Pakistan (TLP), a hardline religious political party -- which had a strong showing in nationwide elections earlier this year -- said in a press conference aired via YouTube that if she was freed the justices responsible would meet a "horrible" end.
That's not just an idle threat, people have been assassinated for trying to reform that part of Pakistani  law. And more often than not, angry mobs take the law into their own hands. Back in 2014 I wrote about a Pakistani Christian husband and wife who were beaten to death and then burned for allegedly desecrating a Quran. And a governor back in 2011 was killed for opposing the law and supporting Bibi.

There are some in Pakistan who believe that the blasphemy law needs to go the way of the dinosaurs, but few have the courage to lobby for change because they could wind up dead. That's what happened to Salmaan Taseer in 2011. The politician and businessman, who was governor of Punjab at the time, was murdered by Mumtaz Qadri, one of his bodyguards, because Taseer was very vocal about his opposition to the blasphemy law. Taseer was also asking for a pardon for Aasia Bibi. He was shot 27 times with a sub-machine gun. And who was considered the hero? Qadri. He even got a mosque named after him. In a middle-class neighbourhood, to boot.
She could ask the President for clemency, but there's no way she could remain in the country. She and her family would be sitting targets, but the hardliners are trying to prevent her from leaving.

Separately on Wednesday, a former spokesman for Islamabad's notorious Red Mosque moved to prevent Bibi from leaving the country by petitioning the capital's High Court to put her on the no-fly list.
Hard to believe that in the 21st century there are brutal, inhumane laws that still exist, supported by blood-lusting religious fanatics.

Read more at Christian Post, and News18.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Halloweeners over 13 could get jail or fined for 'Trick or Treating'

It appears Halloween has now become a target of the scaredy-cat, bah-humbug scrooge crowd and age restrictions are now being implemented in some cities across the nation. Not only that, in Chesapeake, Virginia, anyone over the age of 12 could land up to a 6 month jail term, and a $25.00 to $100.00 fine. Yep, "Trick or Treating" could get a young teen a misdemeanour charge.  Newport News and Norfolk, also in Virginia, have similar restrictions.

Are 13 and 14-year-olds no longer considered kids? I remember trick or treating, many moons ago, when I was 16. They claim they are trying to prevent any mischief, but come on.

And that's not all. According to Care2 Causes:

A bunch of towns in North Carolina cut kids off by 12 or 13. In Upper Deerfield Township, New Jersey, trick-or-treaters can’t exceed 12 and there’s a strict curfew ending the festivities by 7 p.m. — it’s barely dark by then!

Care2 has a petition you can sign.

More here.

If kids want to have a little fun begging for candy, let 'em!

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Quiz- Which President is your twin

On a lighter note, here's a fun little 30 question quiz on the website How Stuff Works. You don't have to sign up for anything, share your email, give access to anything.

Take the quiz to find out which president, past or present, you are most closely aligned with.

Take the quiz here.

I got Thomas Jefferson. Go figure.

The Unhinged Left In Their Own Words- Latest RNC GOP Ad Video

The RNC's latest ad demonstrates just how "unhinged" the left has become, and it's getting  progressively worse with each Trump win. Unhingedness can eventually lead to violence- we're seeing it now in the anti-Kavanaugh protests. And remember what happened last year to Congressman Steve Scalise and several others, when an unhinged left-wing activist opened fire  on bunch of Republicans at baseball practice? They survived, but one day someone is going to get killed, and I will hold responsible every celeb, journalist and politician who encouraged others to violence.

Even California Rep Maxine Waters urged her supporters to harass Trump officials wherever they might happen to be. (See video below) That kind of encouragement is irresponsible and extremely dangerous, especially coming from a politician. Shame on her!

We've already seen Trump officials being harassed, demeaned, chased out of restaurants. I didn't realize there were so many, but here's a list that doesn't even include the latest on Ted Cruz.

What is happening to this country? I don't recall the right ever being as hateful as this during the 8 years of Obama.

Friday, October 05, 2018

Silencing and Censoring Conservative Voices- It Happened To Me!

I consider myself a moderate, always have. So I never thought I'd see the day that any of my social media accounts would be censored. But it happened. Today. On Twitter.

I haven't been blogging or Tweeting for a good long while, since caregiving my mom these past 4 plus years has taken its toll as far as time commitment goes. Plus taking care of someone else leaves one less than inspired to sit down and write. But recent events, including the upcoming midterms and the upswing in uber progressive candidates winning primaries, and the current Kavanaugh travesty, I felt compelled to get back into it.

So I've been Tweeting. A LOT these past few weeks. And today was no exception. It's hard not to respond to liberal tools who have their heads so firmly stuck in the sand of ignorance.

 I was on Twitter for a while after breakfast, took a break, did an errand, and was inspired to thank Sen Susan Collins for her speech this afternoon when I noticed something odd on my page- it wasn't refreshing, and every time I tried to tweet the Senator, I got the following message:

Automated? What? I was totally flummoxed because I don't use any kind of software to post for me. I use my little fingers and my keyboard to write. I'm certainly not a spammer- I wish they'd all curl up and die. I have no malicious intent- trying to enlighten liberals I consider a service not malice.

I googled and figured I must have been 'locked out' for some unknown reason.  I immediately contacted Twitter and received the following message from some unknown Twitter entity:

Your account appears to have exhibited automated behavior that violates the Twitter Rules:
In order to continue safely using Twitter, please follow these steps:
Log in to your account on the web or open your Twitter app (iOS or Android).
You’ll see a prompt letting you know your account has been locked. Click or tap “Start”.
Select your country/region from the drop down menu, and then enter your phone number.
Click “Send code” and Twitter will send you a text message with a confirmation code (note that your standard message rates may apply).
Enter the code you received in the “Your code” box and click “Submit”.
You will see a confirmation message that your account is now unlocked.
Once you confirm your identity, it may take up to a few minutes for your account to be unlocked.
If you’re still experiencing an issue after confirming your identity, please reply to this message and provide us with specific details of the problem you're experiencing. We’ll do our best to help!
Twitter Support
I have a measly 178 followers, quite a few of whom have followed me from my recent Twitter posts and comments. I have reciprocated. Certainly not enough to have violated Twitter TOS. And I have done nothing else out of the ordinary.

None of their suggestions work. No prompt. Nothing. My page is stuck in locked down mode. I can see it, but I can't do anything with it. I wrote back and am now awaiting another response.

This is what I see when I use another unrelated Twitter account.

Maybe I was flagged by one or more of those liberals I was trying to educate and enlighten.  Or maybe it was Twitter censoring me, but censoring it most definitely is. I'm sure this would not have happened had I not been standing up for Brett Kavanaugh.

Wednesday, October 03, 2018

Rapper Hip Hop Artist AnOmaly's Latest Song "I Like Trump"

Not my favorite genre of music but kudos to AnOmaly- a young rapper/hip hop artist and former Bernie Sander's supporter who last year saw the light and jumped ship- for releasing a pro-Trump song titled "I Like Trump."


"All these rappers complain about taxes
But don’t realize who tax ‘em
Under control of the mind, got the culture hijacked
& the people moving backwards
Kanye be trying to tell you the truth…
But the critics still slashed him.."

In this viral video he explains why a Democrat who supported Jill Stein and then voted for Bernie Sanders now supports Donald Trump.

From Gateway Pundit:

Observing the media attempt to manipulate the 2016 presidential election, prompted An0maly to speak out on social media.

“I just got tired of the media basically lying about everything,” he said. “I saw how deceptive they were and how much control they had and how much they were fighting against independent voices and quite frankly the truth — so I started putting out my own. I had a couple of hundred million views or so in the last year or two.”

Besides being a singer he also considers himself a news analyst.

Well done young man!

His Facebook Page.

Read more on Gateway Pundit

Dummies For Liberals- Joke of the day

For a little levity- though it really is nothing to laugh about- I present a different take on the "For Dummies" books.

"Dummies For Liberals"

In case you can't read what the meme says:

Learn to:

-believe your own bullshit
-gaslight and manipulate others
-find joy in destroying the families you hate
-hate the country with pride
-attack conservatives in public
-abuse the kids of public officials to win an election
-use emotional blackmail
-break laws instead of change them
-report someone who has hurt your feelings

I'll add one:

-destroy a man's life for political gain

I am so sick of them all.

Monday, October 01, 2018

The Crazy Reason Why The French Government Ordered Psychiatric Eval For Marine Le Pen

When I first saw a Tweet about the French government ordering psychiatric tests of far right leader Marine Le Pen I figured it must be some kind of joke from one of those numerous satire sites that poke fun at all things ludicrous. I mean, what could she possibly have done to warrant a psych eval from the government no less. And what kind of democratic government would do such a thing?! So I googled, as I always do when something seems too outrageous and I don't want it to come back to bite my blogger butt- but there it is, on numerous mainstream news sites including the left-leaning The Guardian. 

So what was this horrific thing that Le Pen did to get the government involved?  Back in 2015, she apparently shared photos of Islamic State horrors on Social Media. That's it. Rien de plus. 

And not only that, should could wind up with jail time, or a hefty fine, for those tweets.
Le Pen’s immunity as a lawmaker was lifted in order for her to face prosecution in France for posting images considered to “incite terrorism or pornography or seriously harm human dignity”.
If convicted, she could face up to three years in prison or a €75,000 fine.
She voiced outrage on Thursday at a court order demanding she undergo psychiatric evaluation in the case.
“I thought I had been through it all: well, no! For having condemned Daesh (IS) horrors in tweets, the ‘justice system’ is putting me through psychiatric tests! Just how far will they go?” she tweeted

I'm gobsmacked. What the heck is going on? I'm not a fan of either the far right or the far left, but this is extremely frightening.

The rest on The Guardian. More from Time.

Here's Le Pen's Tweet of the notification.