In the news today, how cool is this. Watch this all-electric ‘flying car’ take its first test flight in Germany
Today is San Jacinto Day
Did You Know?
The Battle of San Jacinto lasted for only 18 minutes. However, hundreds of Mexicans were killed, injured or captured. Nine Texan soldiers were killed and 26 were wounded. More here. San Jacinto Day in the United States
In other news:
“A Silicon Valley man who provided logistical support and recruited for al-Qaida had his U.S. citizenship revoked by a federal judge Thursday.
Egyptian-born Khaled Abu Dahab, 57, confessed to being a member of the Egyptian Islamic Jihad, an al-Qaida affiliate, and said he had personal ties to Osama Bin Laden.” More here. Feds Revoke Citizenship Of California Al-Qaida Recruiter
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — “The suspect in this week’s racially motivated shooting rampage in Fresno entered a cramped courtroom early Friday shouting that natural disasters striking America will increase.
Kori Ali Muhammad, 39, then shouted twice during a brief hearing: “Let black people go” and a phrase similar to “in reparations” that was not clearly enunciated.” More here. Fresno killing suspect shouts out during 1st court hearing
“Teachers at Horace Mitchell Primary School in Maine read a book to children about a young child with a boy’s body but a girl’s brain. What happened to good old-fashioned nursery rhymes?”. Video here. Starnes: School teaches 5-year-olds about transgenderism
“Judicial Watch Director of Investigations Chris Farrell on why the organization is suing the State Department and USAID for George Soros’ records.” Video here. Judicial Watch sues State Department and USAID for Soros’ records
April 21 (UPI) — “The Trump administration on Friday denied a waiver request by U.S. oil companies including Exxon Mobil to drill for oil in Russia while economic sanctions are in place.” More here. Treasury Dept. rejects Exxon’s Russia waiver request
“The media is downplaying, and in most cases ignoring, the extreme nature of the crisis currently going on in socialist Venezuela under the Maduro regime. Most of the cries for help are from people begging the international media to cover their plight.
Some of the video and photography are stunning as millions of people take to the streets to protest a collapsing economy and food shortages while being met with tanks, guns and rogue militias hired by the government.” More here. Venezuela On The Brink – Images and Video…
“Bold leadership is not a trait often associated with House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, which is largely why the establishment GOP leadership was marginalized in the last election. For years, they have known that the H-1B guest worker visa program was not merely passively broken, but was actively undermining American workers. Heck, they could have found that out just by watching 60 Minutes.
On Tuesday, President Trump used his executive authority to change the parts of the broken H-1B program that were within his constitutional power to fix. The Executive Order calls for ending the allocation of H-1B visas by lottery and suggests that those visas be allocated to the most-skilled or highest-paid foreign workers. In addition, it seeks to curtail foreign labor contractors from turning the H-1B program into a cash cow by snapping up the majority of visas available each year and then subcontracting workers to American businesses.” More here. PSST…PAUL RYAN, MITCH MCCONNELL: JUMP IN, THE WATER’S WARM ON H-1B REFORM
WASHINGTON (AP) — “The Trump administration intensified its threats to crack down on so-called sanctuary cities that refuse to comply with federal immigration authorities, sending letters Friday to nine jurisdictions warning it would withhold coveted law enforcement grant money unless they document cooperation.
The letters went to officials in California and in major cities including New York, Chicago, Philadelphia and New Orleans, all places the Justice Department’s inspector general has identified as limiting the information local law enforcement can provide to federal immigration authorities about those in their custody.” More here. Justice Dept threatens sanctuary cities in immigration fight