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PRICELESS! State Senator Wants To Slash All Funds To Obama’s Presidential Center, Here’s Why:

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Rep. William “Sam” McCann is a Republican currently representing the 50th district in central Illinois. He turned heads when he announced he was running for governor as the nominee of the newly founded Conservative Party in April 2018. He is now turning heads for a very different reason and it has many Conservatives as well as many other residents of the city of Chicago cheering.

McCann has filed a bill in an effort to redirect $180 million set aside in a grant by the state of Illinois for infrastructure surrounding the Obama Presidential Center. It is a grant the heavily indebted state can ill afford. McCann states it is not fair to the people residing downstate to see their already high taxes increase even further to pay for infrastructure improvements in the Chicagoland area that they may never see or receive any benefit from.

The project has faced a significant amount of criticism even from those local to Chicago’s South Side. Professors and faculty members from the University of Chicago, where former President Barack Obama once taught, voiced significant objections as well. They along with many neighborhood residents and activists do not believe the Obama Center will deliver any sort of “economic benefits” to Chicago’s South Side.

Other critics say that the use of government-owned land to build a private facility will hurt instead of help Chicago’s South Side neighborhood.

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“We remain steadfast in our opposition to the confiscation of public parkland for the Obama Presidential Center, which is a private facility,”  Charles A. Birnbaum, President & CEO of The Cultural Landscape Foundation.

Birnbaum added – “The people of Chicago were told they would get a presidential library administered by the National Archives, a federal facility, in exchange for the confiscation of historic parkland, listed in the National Register of Historic Places – instead, they’re getting a privately-operated entertainment campus with a 235-foot-tall tower, a recording studio, auditorium, and sports facility, and other amenities.”

The Obama Foundation has stated that the proposed site on designated historic parkland would not be administered by the National Archives and Records Administration and would not function as a presidential library housing records, manuscripts, and papers from the Obama White House, as is the norm. Instead, the proposed center would include a museum, a public plaza, a library, and an athletic center, essentially functioning as a community center for the privileged. This announcement has sparked significant questions of just how useful is a presidential library if there is nothing for scholars to research housed within it.

“According to the Chicago Tribune, the Obama library seems more like a playland, than a presidential archive. The facility will house, “a children’s play garden, sledding hill, green spaces for picnics and outdoor gatherings, basketball courts, and even a recording studio.”

After months of deliberations and planning with the University of Chicago, the University of Hawaii, and New York City’s Columbia University all vying for the honor of hosting the Obama library, in April 2015 the Obamas chose Chicago as the location for the facility. Yet many months later the University of Chicago is wondering if all they are actually getting is an overgrown community center.

Other presidential libraries hold the full archives of its namesake’s papers and it is a place where scholars go to do deep and extensive research in an effort to discover what happened during a president’s time in office as well as their life prior to the White House. Many of Obama’s classified documents are still in the hands of the federal government in Washington D.C., but the remainder of his records are currently located in a suburban storage facility near Chicago.

Without these papers and archives exactly what use will Obama’s library be for the city of Chicago? Why would the state grant land, reduce the city’s green space in a historic parkland, forgo future profits from the parking garage, and force the entirety of the already overburdened tax paying populace of the state of Illinois to pay for it?

These are the questions McCann is asking and he states it is the exact reason for the bill’s proposal. In a statement,  McCann announced that he filed legislation to reverse the $180 million appropriation on grounds that there are better uses for the money than dropping it on a “high-profile luxury project.”

“I am calling on my fellow legislators to join me in making the fiscally responsible decision to put this $180 million back in our Road Fund,” McCann said. “Illinois hasn’t had a comprehensive capital bill since 2010 and the American Society of Civil Engineers gave our roads a ‘D’ grade last year. If we cannot provide central and southern Illinois with safe and efficient roads, we cannot afford to pump money into high-profile luxury projects.

“Citizens in central and southern Illinois are counting on us to make sure that their tax dollars make a positive difference in their lives, and that is what this bill will do,” McCann added. “It also sends an important message that we will support economic development efforts throughout the entire state.”

There has also been significant pushback from within the Hyde Park community, yet critics are attempting to silence these criticisms with cries of racism, class, segregation, and so-called privilege.

The Chicago Tribune reports – “The Obama Foundation’s plans to build the Obama Presidential Center in Jackson Park have sparked a complicated, and at times emotional, conversation about race, class, segregation, privilege and power on the South Side.

The conversation has raised delicate and fragile issues: who gets a voice in the discussion, who gets heard, who gets action, and how the history of racial and class segregation shapes expectations.

There are those who see the development as an opportunity for longtime homeowners to finally get investment and an increase in property values.

Others worry that rising rents will push out poor African-Americans. They fear development will cater to elite, highly educated blacks while working-class families lose access to lakefront communities. Residents who are pushing for a community benefits agreement (CBA) — a contract guaranteeing property tax freezes and jobs — have been told they should find entrepreneurial ways to benefit from the coming attraction.

Meanwhile, white Hyde Park residents have been accused of being silent about displacement, affordable housing and unemployment — while using their voices to save birds, butterflies and nature sanctuaries, or to object to longer commute times. And when black residents have voiced their desire to preserve park and green space, they have been told that with all the inequities African-Americans have to deal with, parkland should be the least of their worries.

In some ways, it’s the collision of issues facing the entire city, but playing out dramatically in four neighborhoods: Hyde Park, Washington Park, South Shore and Woodlawn. The center will cost more than $300 million to build and is expected to bring hundreds of jobs and visitors that could ultimately transform the South Side. Yet what that will mean varies among the different constituencies that share the neighborhood.”

 

 

 

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VIDEO: Migrant Caravan That Threatened To ‘Drop-In’ On Trump Tears Down Border Fence, Storms Mexico

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Someone is putting these people up to this, I swear. It’s to close to our midterm election for it to be a coincidence.

Just a few days ago, one of the migrants told Yahoo News that they were going to “drop in” on Trump and that he would have to take them in.

Trump needs to send in the military immediately.

Breitbart is reporting:

“More than 4,000 migrants forced their way into Mexico after storming a border fence with Guatemala.

Video captured by Noticias Telemundo shows the moment when hundreds of migrants force the gate open and rush into Mexico despite officials efforts to keep the migrants out.

Mexican authorities previously vowed to turn back any migrants who did not follow immigration law.

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The rush is the latest development for the caravan originating in Honduras, when approximately 1,300 migrants began an organized march to Mexico with some making their way to the U.S. Border.

The caravan caused the Mexican government to announce it would enforce immigration laws and turn back those who did not obtain a visa to travel through country. Despite the threat, the caravan grew in size to more than 4,000, pushing President Donald Trump to state he would remove all financial aid to Central American countries if the migration was not halted.

It remains unclear how many migrants were able to successfully enter Mexico by force.”

The Independent UK reported:

“Migrants in a caravan making its way north through Central America towards the US border have torn down gates and are making their way over a bridge into Mexico – with officials warning the trip will bring swift retribution from the Trump administration.

Young men in the caravan reportedly began on Friday violently tugging at a tall yellow fence in the way of the group before eventually tearing the barrier down. Men, women, and children then began rushing towards the bridge to Mexico that stands about 150 years (137 meters) away.

The fence toppling came just after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray to discuss the caravan, which started in Honduras last weekend.

“It’s a challenge that Mexico is facing, and that’s how I expressed it to Secretary Pompeo,” Mr Videgaray said in a news conference with the US secretary of state.

The Mexican government has asked for assistance from the United Nations refugee agency to help it process migrants arriving on the country’s southern border and seeking refugee status.

Processing those refugee claims could allow the Mexican government to disperse the caravan, and placate President Donald Trump, who is adamantly opposed to allowing any of the individuals into the US.

The caravan that is now at the Mexico border is composed of several thousand Honduran migrants who are seeking to escape violence and poverty in their home country. Mr Videgaray said earlier on Friday that the caravan was composed of some 4,000 people and each could present their claims to enter the country with refugee status.

“We haven’t had a caravan or group of this size seeking refuge at the same time, that’s why we’ve sought the support of the United Nations,” he said on Mexican television.

The Mexican government is taking a different tact with this caravan than a similar one that made its way north earlier this year, similarly drawing anger from Mr Trump.

Unlike that caravan, which made its way into the heartland of Mexico before officials attempted to process claims, the Mexican government this time is focusing on processing the individuals as they arrive on the border.

In response to the advancing caravan, Mr Trump has threatened to instruct the US military to “CLOSE THE SOUTHERN BORDER”, and said that he would cut aid to Central American countries where the migrants are arriving from.

It is not clear if Mr Trump is seriously considering closing the US-Mexico border, and it is not clear that he could conceivably do so, either. But, if he did, experts say that such a closure would have a major impact on the economy and ability of people to travel in and out of the US.”

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Migrantes logran romper cerca en la frontera y entran corriendo a México

Migrantes rompen cerca en la frontera y entran corriendo a México

Posted by Noticias Telemundo on Friday, October 19, 2018

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Watch How Left-Wing Protester Who Harassed 9/11 Widow Reacts When Confronted By Her Large ‘Son’

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Oh man, this is the best ever.

Don’t you just love it when angry, hostile left-winger, antifa types turn tail & run when the other side stands up to them.

We need more of this in America!

The Daily Caller is reporting:

Video of a left-wing protester telling an alleged 9/11 widow that her late husband should “rot in the grave” has gone viral.

The harassment of the woman took place in Portland, Oregon, during clashes between Antifa and pro-Trump factions.

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The protester screamed at the woman in the video and looked to be ready for a physical confrontation. After the woman said “My husband died in 9/11,” the protester yelled “Good for him! Good. Good. NYPD were a bunch of sodomized — fucking sodomizing immigrants with their bully sticks. Your husband should probably fucking rot in the grave.”

The woman walked on.

However, the leftist protester was not so empowered when a large man approached him and asked, “Did you call my mom out?” (RELATED: Antifa Protesters Block Portland Traffic, Nearly Start Riot During Kimmons Vigil)

The protester said “What?” and then took off running.

“Why are you running?” the man yelled.

There was a standoff between the leftist and far-right protesters, but when a large group of Trump-supporting activists looked to confront him, the man who insulted the widow suddenly lost his nerve.

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Extra footage posted on Twitter shows the same man who was harassing the woman earlier running for his life down the street as fast as he could.

A professional skateboarder was mistaken for the man in the video and received death threats.

Oregon Live reported:

Portland professional skateboarder Charlie Wilkins faced violent threats on social media Thursday after video of an Oct. 13 protest went viral that showed an Antifa protester yelling at a woman.

“Your husband, should probably … rot in the grave,” the man rants at the woman, who claimed to be a 9/11 widow.

The man in the video resembles Wilkins, but the skateboarder insists it’s not him.

He and his wife Victoria say they avoid protests and were at a pumpkin patch that day.

“I just think he’s horrible to say that to anybody,” Wilkins told KGW, referring to the protester in the video. “I would never say that to anybody.”

Brandon Farley, who shot the video of the protest, weighed in on Wilkins’ behalf, tweeting:

“I don’t want to ruin an innocent man’s life! Stop this thoughtless tirade, immediately! Get the facts! He’s not the guy in my videos. Keep searching or move on, please.”

Wilkins is a longtime professional skater, and so his image is widely available online, which is likely the reason people made the connection between him and the Antifa protester.”

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