Minnesota

When Omar remains silent

Featured image Earlier this year Minnesota’s ethically challenged Fifth District Rep. Ilhan Omar received a substantial cash advance — Forbes pegs it in a range from $100,00 to $250,000, but I’m told it was $300,000 — for a book someone is writing on her behalf. The book is to be published next April. Forbes picked up the Publishers Marketplace notice of Omar’s book deal in a report dated January 16, 2019. I »

An Omar sideshow (2)

Featured image David Steinberg notes Ilhan Omar endorsing his dismissal of the story that she is a Qatari asset. The endorsement came via a retweet (below). In that David is the investigative reporter who has nailed down the story that Ahmed Elmi — the guy whom Omar married under the auspices of a Christian minister in 2009 — is Omar’s brother, it’s a notable moment. See David’s Power Line post “Tying up »

An Omar sideshow

Featured image For the past several weeks a deposition transcript has been floating around implicating Ilhan Omar as a Qatari asset. Bona fide news outlets have hesitated to report on the allegations without some confirmation. Now the Jerusalem Post has stepped forward to serve up the story without confirmation. Al Arabiya English does likewise here. A spokesman for Omar has dignified the story with an outright denial that is included by the »

The peasants are revolting, cont’d

Featured image Star Tribune readers seem to have escaped the impeachment hysteria that has manifested in a big way among the Democrats and their media adjunct. I refer, of course, to Schiff impeachment theater. The Star Tribune features syndicated articles peddling the hysteria as big news every day on its home page, yet its readers continue to direct their attention elsewhere. Below are the Star Tribune’s top five most read online stories »

The peasants are revolting

Featured image The Star Tribune home page turned its online home page into a hotbed of Trump Derangement Syndrome from the first days of the administration. Of course, every jot and tittle of the Democrats’ impeachment theater has found a prominent place on it. For some reason, however, Star Tribune readers prefer stories pursuing other interests. The screenshot below captures the Star Tribune’s top 5 most read stories this morning. Go Gophers, »

An Ilhan Omar update

Featured image The Daily Mail has recently published two stories — here (October 21) and, most recently, here (November 12) — covering the tabloid-friendly aspects of Ilhan Omar’s life and career. These stories directly demonstrate a few of the lies that Omar is living and indirectly illustrate the protective cover provided by the Star Tribune. The Daily Mail is doing the work that the Star Tribune refuses to do, as I am »

Stand by your sham: Conspiracy theory (4)

Featured image I had intended to finish this particular series on Ilhan Omar’s 2009 marriage to her brother with a summary of the case supporting it. This is more of a closing comment for the series than a recapitulation of the evidence, which I will leave at present to my post “Stand by your sham: Datapoints.” Later this week I will move on to update the Omar story with notes on the »

Meet Amy Whinehouse

Featured image I have observed Amy Klobuchar up close for a long time. The first time I saw her in court the court reporter asked her to spell her name for him. The judge asked his court reporter in open court, “Good God, man, don’t you read the newspaper?” Klobuchar’s rise in Minnesota politics is attributable in good part to her father’s prominence as a sports reporter and daily columnist for the »

Enes Kanter calls foul

Featured image Catching up with my accumulated hard copies of the Wall Street Journal over the weekend I came across Elizabeth Winkler’s excellent profile “Boston Celtic Enes Kanter Calls Foul on Repression in Turkey.” Subhead: “The outspoken NBA center has been labeled a ‘terrorist’ by his native country’s government for his association with an exiled cleric.” His family is trapped in Turkey and he has had to disavow them as they have »

Omar strikes again

Featured image Minnesota Fifth District Rep. Ilhan Omar continues to disgrace Minneapolis’s Somali community, the Minnesota DFL Party, the Democratic Party, and the Congress of the United States with her animus against Jews. Omar’s fans need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows in this Omar tweet, but I think the rest of us get the gist. As she has explained previously — students of ancient history may recall her »

Divorce, Minnesota style

Featured image Ilhan Omar only got around to marrying husband Ahmed Hirsi last year, but yesterday she she was legally divorced from him. She had been divorced from him earlier this year “in her faith tradition,” as she likes to say, when Hirsi discovered her affair with her consultant and fundraiser, Tim Mynett. Expertly working the tabloid angle, the Daily Mail originally reported the story of Omar’s affair this past July. Power »

Omar votes present

Featured image Having concluded that Rep. Ilhan Omar married her brother for fraudulent purposes in 2009, I find her hard to take seriously as a public figure. The Star Tribune has gone silent on the story since the publication of its June 23 story on the Omar case. Reading that June 23 story closely, I’m going to go out on a limb and say the Star Tribune knows of her fraud. It »

Ilhan Omar, tabloid style

Featured image The Daily Mail has devoted substantial resources to documenting Ilhan Omar’s tabloid life apart from her husband and children. In today’s installment the Daily Mail reports “EXCLUSIVE: ‘She’s not fooling anyone.’ Ilhan Omar lives a double life of secret hookups and romantic vacays to Jamaica with her married aide, as they live together ‘on and off’ and even talk of MARRIAGE (once their divorces are finalized).” To the tabloid aspect »

The Donald Trump Experience (2)

Featured image Sitting in the audience at the great Trump rally in Minneapolis on Thursday evening, I couldn’t help but watch the event in part through the eyes of my Somali sources. When he turned to the subject of immigration, the president singled out Minnesota’s Somali community. “For many years, leaders in Washington brought large numbers of refugees to your state from Somalia without considering the impact on schools and communities and »

The Donald Trump Experience

Featured image On Wednesday night I got a call from the White House asking if I planned to attend last night’s rally at Target Center. I wanted to avoid the unpleasantness the left had planned for the president and his supporters, so I had not. I was invited to attend as a guest of the president and given the impression he wanted to discuss my work on Ilhan Omar with me. I »

Omar feels the heat, Trump edition

Featured image Speaking of Esme Murphy, as I did here this morning, I would like to reiterate that Ilhan Omar lied baldly to Murphy about her affair with Tim Mynett and the disintegration of her relationship with current husband Ahmed Hirsi when Murphy interviewed her a few weeks ago. Recall that Omar just got around to marrying Hirsi last year even though she has had three children with him since 2002 and »

The case for Trump, Lindell style

Featured image In advance of President Trump’s rally at Target Center in Minneapolis tonight, Esme Murphy invited MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell to appear on her Sunday morning WCCO TV show and talk about his support of President Trump. Esme is a pillar of the liberal Minnesota media establishment. You can’t mistake where Murphy is coming from, but Lindell is able to make his case in this terrific segment. Lindell prefaces the tale »