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  • Huckabee rips Ocasio-Cortez over 'astonishing' remarks about uptick in NYC crime

    07/13/2020 12:15:34 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07 13 2020 | Joe Concha
    Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) ripped Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) on Monday for her "astonishing" remarks on New York City's increased crime rates. Huckabee, speaking on Fox News, criticized the first-term Democratic lawmaker for saying at a recent virtual town hall meeting that factors contributing to the increased crime could include high unemployment and people who "need to feed their child" because "they don't have any money." “There’s a big difference between shoplifting and cold-blooded murder, and for her not to know the difference is frankly astonishing,” Huckabee said on “America's Newsroom." Shootings in New York are up 46...
  • Lincoln Project offers list of GOP senators who 'protect' Trump in new ad

    07/08/2020 8:15:01 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07 08 2020 | Marina Pitofsky
    The Lincoln Project, a Republican super PAC, in a new ad slammed some of President Trump’s top GOP allies in the Senate, accusing a slate of Republican lawmakers of “cowardice” and “betrayal.” The ad, released Wednesday, states, “Someday soon, the time of Trump will pass. This circus of incompetence, corruption and cruelty will end. When it does, the men and women in Trump’s Republican Party will come to you, telling you they can repair the damage he’s done. They’ll beg you to forgive their votes to exonerate Trump from his crimes, ask you to forgive their silence, their cowardice and...
  • WATCH: Black Lives Matter protesters shut down two Walmart locations in Arkansas

    07/05/2020 5:43:15 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 68 replies
    WPXI ^ | July 5, 2020
    SHERWOOD, Ark. — Protesters supporting the Black Lives Matter movement blocked the entrances and exits of two Arkansas Walmart locations Sunday afternoon, forcing the stores to close. Dozens of demonstrators, chanting “Black lives matter,” “Defund the police” and “Defund Walmart,” marched in front of Walmart locations in Jacksonville and Sherwood, KARK reported. A few protesters at each site carried signs that read, “Walmart is destroying public education,” among other messages. The retail giant is based in Bentonville, Arkansas, but it was not immediately clear if proximity to the corporate headquarters had any bearing on Sunday’s protests. According to the Arkansas...
  • Time for cancel culture to ditch the Kennedys

    07/05/2020 9:25:49 AM PDT · by billorites · 23 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | July 5, 2020 | Howie Carr
    If Abraham Lincoln and Christopher Columbus no longer pass woke muster in Boston, then it’s time for the Kennedys to go. And everything with their names plastered on it — the JFK Library and JFK federal building, his statue at the State House, the Kennedy School of Government across the river, the Rose Kennedy Greenway, the Edward M. Kennedy Whatever They Call It, etc. Everything must go! Profiles in Courage? The Kennedys were more like Profiles in Caucasity, as that woke Harvard gal said this week before she too got canceled. Let’s start with President Kennedy. Just for starters, he...
  • 6-year-old girl kicked out of Arkansas daycare after wearing 'Black Lives Matter', racial justice shirts

    07/02/2020 9:19:27 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07 02 2020 | Marina Pitofsky
    A mother in Russellville, Ark., claimed that her six-year-old daughter was banned from a daycare because she wore a shirt that said, “Black Lives Matter.” Journei Brockman has attended daycare at “His Kids Preschool” for six months, according to area outlet FOX 16. She was told last Friday she could not return. Brockman’s mother, Deval Brockman, told the outlet her daughter’s school called her last Thursday, and an employee told her that she didn’t “like” or “agree” with the shirt. The employee also asked that that Brockman not send her daughter to the school wearing it again. Brockman said she...
  • California sues Cisco for bias based on Indian caste system

    07/02/2020 12:43:49 AM PDT · by thecodont · 35 replies
    Associated Press via San Francisco Chronicle / sfgate.com ^ | Updated 5:47 pm PDT, Wednesday, July 1, 2020 | Tali Arbel, Ap Technology Writer
    NEW YORK (AP) — California regulators have sued Cisco Systems, saying an engineer faced discrimination at the company's Silicon Valley headquarters because he is a Dalit Indian. India’s caste system long placed Dalits at the bottom of a social hierarchy, once terming them “untouchables.” Inequities and violence against Dalits have persisted for decades after India banned caste discrimination. The engineer worked on a team at Cisco’s San Jose headquarters with Indians who all immigrated to the U.S. as adults, and all of whom were of high caste, according to the lawsuit filed Tuesday by the California Department of Fair Employment...
  • Higher Taxes, Layoffs, And Service Cuts: The State And City Budget Crisis Is Here

    06/30/2020 9:56:59 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 21 replies
    Forbes ^ | Jun 30, 2020,11:53am EDT | Richard McGahey
    The recession is hitting state and city budgets hard in the new fiscal year that starts on July 1. They are responding by firing workers, reducing services, and even increasing taxes. Massive federal aid is the only real solution. The new fiscal year for 46 states and many cities begins on Wednesday. And a flood of red ink caused by the deep pandemic recession is forcing them to fire workers, reduce spending and services, and even raise taxes (one of the worst things you can do in a recession). Without Congress providing up to $1 trillion in federal aid, non-federal...
  • 4 Walmart stores closed in Little Rock due to protests

    06/14/2020 8:09:03 PM PDT · by Morgana · 40 replies
    KATV ^ | June 14, 2020 | KATV
    LITTLE ROCK (KATV) — At least four Walmart stores are closed in Little Rock due to protests, according to Walmart. “We’re monitoring this situation closely and will continue closing stores as a safety precaution for our customers and associates. We recognize the important role we play in the Little Rock community and plan to reopen stores at an appropriate time," said John Forrest Ales with communications in a press release on Sunday.
  • Rolling Stone Liberal Editor's Key Observation About the George Floyd Unrest Will Probably Infuriate the Left

    06/13/2020 8:07:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Townhall ^ | 06/13/2020 | Matt Vespa
    I’d never thought that some liberals would actually take a stand and call out their colleagues for being totally unspooled for caving to the progressive mob. For some, the liberal agenda they grew up with is now considered right-wing in some circles. Why? Well, it doesn’t go far enough. It has to be far left and quasi-Marxist. The woke clowns we used to mock on The College Fix and Campus Reform have graduated. And now, their toxic agenda is spreading like a brush fire. No dissent is permitted. Just one slip-up or differing opinion from that of the far-left mob...
  • Washington Post columnist: It's 'acceptable' for journalists to be activists, 'they should stand up for civil rights' (Media Propagandists Exposing themselves.)

    06/08/2020 8:20:51 PM PDT · by TexasGurl24 · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | 06/08/2020 | Joseph A. Wulfsohn
    Washington Post media columnist Margaret Sullivan suggested that on Sunday that it's "acceptable" for journalists to be activists for civil rights. Sullivan addressed the inner turmoil that took place at The New York Times last week involving the uproar over an op-ed penned by Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., as well as obstacles journalists have faced in recent weeks like sustaining injuries from the George Floyd protests and the massive layoffs due to the coronavirus pandemic by insisting that journalists "could come out of stronger and better" if they "grapple with some difficult questions." "The core question is this: In this...
  • GOP Ends Democrats’ Illegal Funneling Of Stimulus Aid

    05/31/2020 8:44:23 AM PDT · by yoe · 4 replies
    National Insiders ^ | May 30, 2020 | Caitlin McFall
    [snip] The legislation put forward Thursday serves as a companion bill to the legislation Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., introduced in the Senate earlier this month. “I am working with Sen. Cotton on this effort to make sure COVID-19 resources go to taxpaying Americans, not non-citizens who broke our immigration laws,” Buck told Fox News. The No Bailouts for Illegal Aliens Act is a direct response to states providing coronavirus funding to undocumented migrants who did not receive stimulus checks from the CARES Act, which Congress passed in March to provide economic relief to Americans struggling from the coronavirus shutdowns.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Jeffrey Epstein had surveillance cameras hidden throughout his properties worldwide in a 'blackmail scheme' to extort his powerful friends, victims tell new Netflix doc about the pedophile

    05/27/2020 11:02:40 AM PDT · by kevcol · 51 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | May 27, 2020 | Daniel Bates
    Jeffrey Epstein's surveillance cameras were part of a 'blackmail scheme' meant to extort his powerful friends, a major new documentary about the pedophile claims. Netflix's Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich makes the bombshell claim that will add to the intrigue surrounding his death last August while he was awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges. There has long been speculation that Epstein had all his properties under surveillance but Virginia Roberts (now Giuffre), one of Epstein's most prominent victims, revealed in the four-part documentary it was used as an insurance policy. She said 'when Epstein told me "people owe me favors and...
  • Epstein’s brother doubts suicide, ‘refused’ info on jail cell hanging: Book

    05/27/2020 6:38:16 AM PDT · by kevcol · 9 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 27, 2020 | Paul Bedard
    In the book set for release next week from publisher Sentinel, he said, “If you look at the picture of the ligature...it was not cut and it doesn’t look like it was tied to anything....look at the angle of the ligature. It was a hemmed edge; it was not cut.” He also noted that the death photos of his financier brother showed no blood on the noose and that the bruises were inconsistent with a hanging. Dr. Michael Baden, hired by Mark Epstein's brother to investigate the death, has said that he believed the bruise indicated a wire strangulation, not...
  • Bill Clinton was seen with Jeffrey Epstein on the convicted sex offenders' Caribbean island where young girls were allegedly abused and trafficked, claims an explosive new Netflix documentary

    05/26/2020 3:44:43 AM PDT · by kevcol · 29 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | May 26, 2020 | Rachel Sharp
    Steve Scully, a 70-year-old former worker on Epstein's private Caribbean island of Little Saint James, said he saw the former president sitting with the pedophile in the porch of the island's villa. . . . Clinton has reportedly denied ever visiting the Caribbean island but has admitted flying in Epstein's private jet on a handful of occasions. . . . The new claims come on the heels of those made by Epstein's 'sex slave' Virginia Roberts Giuffre who previously alleged in legal papers that she saw Clinton on the island. Giuffre alleged she had dinner with the former president, Epstein,...
  • Biden is missing one big endorser: Bill Clinton

    05/10/2020 3:57:58 PM PDT · by kevcol · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 10, 2020 | Amie Parnes
    One name has been noticeably absent from Joe Biden’s string of endorsements in recent weeks: former President Clinton. . . . Some Democrats say that’s likely not unintentional, arguing that a high-profile endorsement of Biden by Bill Clinton would be off-key as the former vice president deals with a 1993 charge of sexual assault from a former staffer. “Talk about a man who doesn't fit the moment,” said one longtime Democratic fundraiser.
  • 'A personal project for him': Bill Clinton will produce History Channel documentary series on US presidents

    05/07/2020 10:21:14 AM PDT · by kevcol · 57 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 7, 2020 | Spencer Neale
    Following in the footsteps of Democratic colleagues such as Barack Obama and Al Gore, former President Bill Clinton is ready to make his TV producer debut. This week, History Channel announced its partnership with Clinton, who will act as executive producer on a project examining the response of presidents during challenging times throughout U.S. history.
  • Appeals Court Rules Arkansas Can Ban Abortions, Protect Unborn Babies

    04/22/2020 2:05:55 PM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    Life News ^ | April 22, 2020 | Steven Ertelt
    A federal appeals court has overturned a judge’s ruling and allowed the state of Arkansas to ban abortions under an order to stop medically unnecessary procedures during the COVID-19 pandemic. Arkansas is one of several states that included elective abortions in its restrictions on non-essential medical procedures during the pandemic. Earlier this spring, the state Department of Health ordered a halt to procedures “that can be safely postponed” except for instances to prevent the death, permanent physical damage or disease advancement of a patient. State leaders included the killing of unborn babies in abortions in their order. However, the Little...
  • Judge blocks Arkansas order banning elective abortions during pandemic

    04/14/2020 6:51:40 PM PDT · by Morgana · 15 replies
    KTAV ^ | April 14, 2020 | AP
    <p>LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday blocked Arkansas’ order preventing the state’s only surgical abortion clinic from performing the procedure during the coronavirus pandemic.</p> <p>The decision came as health officials announced that at least 1,498 people in the state have been infected with the coronavirus, an increase over the 1,410 reported a day earlier. Two more people died because of the virus, bringing the state’s death toll to 32.</p>
  • Judge rejects Mike Huckabee request for Florida beach access amid coronavirus

    04/14/2020 10:50:21 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 77 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04 15 2020 | John Kruzel
    A federal judge in Florida on Monday shot down an emergency request from former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) and fellow beachfront property owners to be exempted from a public health order that cut off beach access during the pandemic. Huckabee, the father of President Trump’s former White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders, argued that a county ordinance blocking him from access to the Gulf of Mexico shoreline behind his estimated $3.3 million home violated his constitutional rights. U.S. District Court Judge Roger Vinson on Monday denied the suit brought by Huckabee and more than a dozen other plaintiffs that...
  • Clinic sues Arkansas over order banning abortions during pandemic

    04/13/2020 5:45:12 PM PDT · by Morgana · 2 replies
    KTAV ^ | April 13, 2020 | KTAV
    LITTLE ROCK (KATV) — A women's health clinic is suing Arkansas over a state order banning elective abortions during the COVID-19 pandemic. Little Rock Family Planning Services says in the complaint that 20 potential patients will have their appointments canceled this week because of the order. It says the ban endangers the lives of patients because they might leave the state to seek an abortion elsewhere. The American Civil Liberties Union filed the suit in federal court Monday on the clinic's behalf. Arkansas on Friday ordered health providers to postpone abortions that aren’t immediately necessary to protect the life or...