Ben Garrison’s cartoons grace many people’s twitter feed and Facebook feed if they are following him. His graphics tell a whole story sometimes with text connected to it. Sometimes the picture suffices. Everyone has a personal favorite. Mine is this comprehensive depiction of the incredible historical events unfolding before our eyes.
According to his own about page “Ben Garrison is an independent political cartoonist based in Northwest Montana. Ben began drawing cartoons in 2009 to protest the central banker bailout, bloated government and the slide toward tyranny. Ben’s cartoons have been seen by millions of people around the world. Ben is not part of the mainstream media and editors do not tell him what he can and cannot draw.”
On Sunday afternoon after posting his most recent cartoon post titled “Ten Reasons Not to Mourn McCain” his website was taken down for over 8 hours indicating that apparently he had some code that was “bloated” and said they needed to rectify it unless they rectified and it didn’t make sense as to how it worked earlier and suddenly didn’t . He later found out that the problem was his John McCain cartoon .
His cartoon was accompanied with ten valid points all nicely written, all factual and all supportive of the title’s main theme. Regardless, if one agrees with the post or not (I absolutely loved it) the fact of the matter is his whole site was taken down. This was not a social media censorship , this was “take you down and you have no server” censorship which is alarming. If social media can no longer censor so blatantly in a discriminatory manner can web hosting sites literally shut down your website because they don’t agree with your point of view? This attack and collective effort of censorship by Big Tech is threatening our First Amendment and is christening the beginning of silencing those that oppose the “approved” narrative. The real question is WHO’S approved narrative? It’s not the President and definitely not the people … then who?
Bypass Tech Censorship!
Facebook, Twitter and Google are actively restricting conservative content through biased algorithms. Silicon Valley doesn't want you to read our articles. Bypass the censorship, sign up for our newsletter now!
Appeals Court Refuses to Expunge Joe Arpaio’s Contempt Conviction After Presidential Pardon
A judge isn’t happy about the pardon.
A federal appeals court is refusing to expunge former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpario’s contempt of court conviction, after the sheriff was granted a presidential pardon by President Trump.
Such a legal move is rare if not unprecedented for the recipient of a presidential pardon. Usually federal and state court systems dismiss the convictions of people granted presidential pardon.
Arpaio was convicted of contempt of court in 2017 for refusing to change the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Department’s practices after a judge mandated that the agency cease immigration raids.
Three judges of the liberal San Francisco-based 9th Circuit Court upheld a ruling from a lower circuit court refusing to expunge the legal record of Arpaio’s conviction. The move sets new legal precedent for a recipient of a presidential pardon.
Arpaio was a frequent target of Eric Holder and the Obama administration, often coming under intense DOJ scrutiny for the practices of the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Department.
Arpaio ran for the United States Senate in 2018, coming in third in the Republican Primart behind Martha McSally and Kelli Ward. He’s now running for his old position as Maricopa County Sheriff once more at the ripe age of 87.
In any case, presidential pardons have traditionally resulted in dismissal of criminal convictions in federal and state courts. It’s hard to think of the 9th Circuit’s decision to maintain the conviction as anything more than a political slight to President Trump.
Trending on BLP
Big League Wellness3 days ago
VIDEO: Chinese Factory Worker Caught Contaminating Hundreds of Medical Face Masks
Politics3 days ago
Hospital Exec Who Called for Trump Supporters with Coronavirus to ‘Give Up Their Ventilators’ and Die is Fired
Big League Wellness3 days ago
Yale Disease Historian: Coronavirus a “Disease of Globalization”
News3 days ago
Reporter Calls America a S***hole for Leading the World in Wuhan Virus Cases
Big League Wellness2 days ago
Biden Says President “Has To Be Able to Provide For Providing Significantly No More Masks”
Campaign 20203 days ago
POLL: 15% of Sanders Supporters Plan to Vote For Donald Trump in November
Congress2 days ago
Pelosi is Emboldened by Coronavirus Bailout, Vows to Dupe Republicans Harder Next Time
Big League Guns2 days ago
Nevada Governor Uses Coronavirus Emergency to Illegally Stop Residents From Buying Guns