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  • Missouri Senator: ‘I Hope Trump Is Assassinated!’

    08/17/2017 10:26:31 AM PDT · by rktman
    dailycaller.com ^ | 8/17/2017 | Chuck Ross
    A Missouri state senator said in a now-deleted Facebook post that she hopes President Donald Trump is assassinated. Maria Chappelle-Nadal acknowledged on Thursday that she wrote a post which read: “I hope Trump is assassinated!” She made the comment in an exchange with a left-wing activist who claimed that his cousin is a Secret Service agent. A Missouri State Senator from St. Louis has now called for the assassination of @realDonaldTrump. Keep it classy @MariaChappelleN. pic.twitter.com/JTrkxk4Pkz — Mark Reardon (@MarkReardonKMOX) August 17, 2017 Chappelle-Nadal confirmed to a reporter with St. Louis TV station KMOX that she posted the comment. “I...
  • 'Punching Nazis should not be a crime'

    08/17/2017 10:25:19 AM PDT · by Teotwawki
    Daily Mail ^ | August 17, 2017 | Darren Boyle
    Full Title: 'Punching Nazis should not be a crime': Middle School teacher charged with assaulting Californian white nationalist calls on a judge to throw out her case' A middle school teacher filmed punching a white nationalist during a demonstration has called on all charges against her to be dropped as 'standing up to Nazism is not a crime'.
  • Rev. Franklin Graham Issues Brutal Response to Charlottesville… Libs Furious

    08/17/2017 10:16:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    In a scathing, and what many might call unexpected, missive posted to his Facebook account, the Rev. Franklin Graham fired back at critics who would blame President Trump for the attack in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend. That attack claimed the life of one counter-protester, according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch, in addition to two Virginia State troopers who died in a helicopter crash while monitoring the white supremacist demonstration that started the unrest. Posted Sunday night, Graham’s statement said that if earthly political figures don’t want to put the blame where it belongs — on evil itself — that there’s...
  • Twelve Memorials That Must Be Removed If Democrats Are Serious About Erasing Racism

    08/17/2017 10:10:54 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    Big Government (Breitbart) ^ | August 16, 2017 | AWR Hawkins
    If Democrats seeking the removal of historical memorials tied to racist history are serious, they should be tripping over one another to get in front of a camera and call for the removal of memorials and namesakes to Presidents Andrew Johnson, Woodrow Wilson, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Lyndon Baines Johnson, and Sen. Robert C Byrd. These five men had two things in common–all had a penchant for racism to one degree or another, and all were Democrats. Some of the memorials to them are monuments, some are groves, others are highways, bridges, colleges, and even cemeteries. Of course, the cemeteries ought...
  • Apple denounces neo-Nazis as Spotify bans ‘white power’ tracks

    08/17/2017 10:10:05 AM PDT · by rktman · 6 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | 8/17/2017 | Samuel Gibbs
    Apple, LinkedIn, Spotify and Twitter have joined a growing chorus of technology companies to hit out at the far right and Donald Trump’s attempt to put white supremacists and leftwing counter-demonstrators at Saturday’s Charlottesville protest on the same moral plane. Following the lead of Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, Google, Go Daddy and others, Apple CEO Tim Cook pledged $1m donations to the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) and the Anti-Defamation League and sent a strongly worded memo to staff, quoting Martin Luther King, about the violence in Charlottesville on Saturday.
  • Republican Party is walking away from the GOP president: Stuart Varney

    08/17/2017 10:01:49 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 45 replies
    Fox Business ^ | 8/17/17 | Stuart Varney
    The congressional calendar is jammed. There are serious doubts that there's room for all the legislation that's lined up waiting for a vote. ... There are just 12 days before the end of September, when the House and Senate are in session together. In those 12 days, Congress has to pass a budget and a debt ceiling extension. That's surely very difficult. Now throw in the Republican Party walking away from the Republican president. That is what's happening. And the chances of getting a budget, debt ceiling, health care, tax cuts and infrastructure done this year are surely slim and...
  • Pelosi wants Confederate statues out of Capitol

    08/17/2017 9:58:22 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 34 replies
    Pelosi wants Confederate statues out of Capitol By Mike Lillis - 08/17/17 12:25 PM EDT House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Thursday joined the growing chorus of Democrats calling for the removal of Confederate statues from the Capitol. Calling the monuments a “reprehensible” symbol of a racist era, Pelosi urged Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and other GOP leaders to support an effort to purge the statues from the building. “There is no room for celebrating the violent bigotry of the men of the Confederacy in the hallowed halls of the United States Capitol or in places of honor across...
  • Canadian woman, 84, finds long-lost diamond ring wrapped around carrot

    08/17/2017 9:56:01 AM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 18 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 8/16/17 | Ashifa Kassam
    After losing her engagement ring on her family farm more than a decade ago, Canadian Mary Grams resigned herself to the idea she would never see it again. That is, until the diamond ring showed up this week – 13 years after she lost it –wrapped tightly around a misshapen carrot that had been freshly plucked from the garden. The 84-year-old said she likely lost the ring as she was pulling a large weed from her farm in central Alberta in 2004, prompting a frantic search. “We looked high and low on our hands and knees … we couldn’t find...
  • Occidental College: Stuck on “Stupidity”

    08/17/2017 9:49:37 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 3 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | August 17, 2017 | Alex Nitzberg
    While universities notoriously serve as Petri dishes that cultivate the doctrines of social justice and inculcate students with its dogmas, Occidental College actually offers an undergraduate degree program in "Critical Theory and Social Justice. (CTSJ)" Describing the program as "interdisciplinary," the syllabus explains: "'Critical' refers to various bodies of theory and method: Marxism, psychoanalysis, the Frankfurt School, deconstruction, critical race studies, queer theory, feminist theory, postcolonial theory, and intersectionality that interrogate the essentialist assumptions that underlie social identities. 'Social justice' refers to an extra-juridical concept of fairness that is focused on exposing and ending social inequalities. The aim of the...
  • Hillary Clinton’s book release has Dems worried, irritated

    08/17/2017 9:42:02 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 38 replies
    FOX News ^ | August 17, 2017
    Democrats are on edge over Hillary Clinton’s forthcoming book that is likely to dredge up the controversies surrounding her 2016 defeat to President Trump, just as the out-of-power party is trying to "move on" and chart a course back to the majority. The former secretary of state, U.S. senator and first lady who added Democratic presidential nominee to her resume last year apparently isn’t done with public life. She plans to release her book, “What Happened,” next month. But Bloomberg reports that Democrats are privately concerned that Clinton’s book will help Trump, by fueling his case that Democrats are going...
  • Democrats launch #RiseAndOrganize campaign to build on Charlottesville protests

    08/17/2017 9:33:58 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 17, 2017 | By David Weigel
    The Democratic National Committee is jumping into the ongoing waves of protests that have followed Saturday’s events in Charlottesville, launching a #RiseAndOrganize campaign to direct activists toward electoral politics. “In addition to calling on Republicans to denounce Trump, the next step is getting people to commit to vote,” explained DNC chief executive Jess O’Connell. “This is a galvanizing moment.” The DNC has spent weeks on a “Resistance Summer” campaign, one of several simultaneous national efforts to galvanize protesters and get them working on achievable political wins. The #RiseAndOrganize campaign, explained O’Connell, would involve Democrats finding the best opportunities to grill...
  • California Proposes Jail Time for Using the Wrong Pronoun for Transgenders

    08/17/2017 9:27:38 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 47 replies
    California is on its way to passing a new law that makes it illegal to call transgender senior citizens a pronoun they don't like. For example, if an elderly person who was born male and lives in a long-term care facility wishes to be called "her" or "she," the workers there had better do it or face the consequences. The proposed law would even apply to Christian facilities. SB 219, titled the "Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Long-Term Care Facility Resident's Bill of Rights," states, "It shall be unlawful for a long-term care facility or facility staff to.... willfully and...
  • Nazis and the left wing

    08/17/2017 9:08:50 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 8/17/2017 | Tom Trinko
    The normal political spectrum used by liberals and the MSM runs from Nazis on the right to communists on the left. That is, it runs from a Jewish-hating totalitarian socialist philosophy on the right to a Jewish-hating totalitarian socialist philosophy on the left. Clearly, that's insane, since the extremes are identical. But it serves the purposes of liberals because it disguises the fascist nature of liberal positions. It also allows liberals to hang the shame of Nazism over conservatives, who all oppose the big-government philosophy of Nazism as well as Nazis' hatred of Jews.
  • Here are the Confederate memorials that will be removed after Charlottesville

    08/17/2017 9:07:32 AM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 32 replies
    CNN ^ | 8/19/17 | Jessica Suerth
    (CNN)More than 150 years after the Civil War ended, the Confederacy is memorialized with statues, monuments and historical markers across the United States. Some say they mark history and honor heritage. Others argue they are racist symbols of America's dark legacy of slavery. A nationwide debate surrounding this issue has been underway since Dylann Roof killed nine African-Americans in a Charleston, South Carolina, church in 2015 in an effort to "start a race war." And it flared up again after white nationalists marched last weekend to protest the removal of a Robert E. Lee statue in Charlottesville, Virginia, where a...
  • Really Chuck? MSNBC’s Todd Aids in Promotion of Antifa Violence

    08/17/2017 8:27:59 AM PDT · by rktman · 28 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 8/17/2017 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    President Trump drew tremendous criticism from the liberal media when he noted that there was violence in Charlottesville, Virginia “on all side.” But despite its own hammering of the President, MSNBC brought on a staunch supporter of Antifa during MTP Daily to champion their violent approach to stopping opponents, as they displayed in Charlottesville. Host Chuck Todd, a self-proclaimed political referee, offered little to no push back against his violently radical guest. The MSNBC host welcomed his guest with open arms, asking: “Mark Bray, you are writing this book Antifa, the Anti-Fascist Handbook. Explain this movement and its roots.” “So...
  • Noam Chomsky: Antifa is a 'major gift to the Right'

    08/17/2017 8:23:14 AM PDT · by deplorableindc · 40 replies
    The left-wing "Antifa" movement is rising in prominence after clashing with white supremacists in Charlottesville, Va., but one progressive scholar says the anti-fascists feed the fire they seek to extinguish. "As for Antifa, it's a minuscule fringe of the Left, just as its predecessors were," Noam Chomsky told the Washington Examiner. "It's a major gift to the Right, including the militant Right, who are exuberant." Many activists affiliated with the loosely organized Antifa movement consider themselves anarchists or socialists. They often wear black and take measures to conceal their identity.
  • Trump: 'Country being ripped apart' by monument removals

    08/17/2017 8:14:34 AM PDT · by rktman · 54 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 8/17/2017 | Cody Derespina
    President Trump on Thursday refused to back down from critics who've ripped him for failing to condemn protests surrounding the removal of Confederate monuments, doubling down on his belief the statues should stay and questioning if the progressive movement would turn on America's Founding Fathers next. In the aftermath of a deadly car attack Saturday -- following clashes at a largely white nationalist rally protesting the University of Virginia's plan to remove a statue of Confederate general Robert E. Lee -- Trump bemoaned the accelerated effort by many on the left to take down other symbols of the Confederacy. "Sad...
  • The Time Has Come For Gridlock Reform

    08/17/2017 7:49:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 17, 2017 | Ken Blackwell
    When the Senate confirmed Judge David Nye to a federal district judgeship in Idaho, he became an acute illustration of what’s wrong in Washington right now.  Judge Nye was originally appointed by President Obama for the judgeship and enjoyed wide support from Senate Democrats, but when President Trump – in a good will gesture toward bipartisanship – re-nominated him those same Democrats delayed his confirmation for the maximum amount of time under Senate rules.Now, why would they do that?Senate Democrats have now become the doctors of gridlock. Forsaking the good will the minority party usually shows to the new party...
  • An education in terror

    08/17/2017 7:45:52 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 1 replies
    BBC ^ | August 17, 2017 | By Quentin Sommerville and Riam Dalati
    On the streets of Europe, we meet teenage boys trained by IS. Their testimony reveals wide-ranging plans to turn children into killers. Mutassim is nervous. The 16-year-old has never flown in a plane before. He is looking around at the other passengers waiting at the departure gate in Athens airport. As the flight is called, the Syrian boy runs through the few phrases of Spanish he's learned. The authorities may ask him questions, and he's travelling on a fake Spanish passport. It's cost more than €3000, bought from a chain of people smugglers who helped him escape from Syria, to...
  • NBC and the BBC: There were violent left-wing protesters in Charlottesville

    08/17/2017 7:42:23 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 41 replies
    HotAir.com ^ | 8/16/2017 | John Sexton
    Both NBC News and the BBC have put out videos offering fact-checks on some of President TrumpÂ’s claims about what took place in Charlottesville. Both agree there were violent anti-fascist protesters who came to the protest looking for a fight. First, hereÂ’s NBCÂ’s report. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=73VkD5CeEv8 "Since the weekend, witnesses have told us that in fact, both sides were antagonizing for a fight,"; NBC's Tom Costello says. Later, the report shows a clip of Trump's Tuesday press conference in which he said, "What about the alt-left? What about the fact that they came charging ... with clubs in their hands, swinging...