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  • Hungary: How to Overthrow a Government Voted by the People

    12/08/2014 4:46:33 PM PST · by Enza Ferreri · 11 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 8 December 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    The policies enacted by the Orban administration, in defense of national interests against the world's great capitalists, are being fought by underhanded means and by resorting to street protests organized and financed by foreigneres. By Kovács Andras - Translated by Alessandra Nucci from Riscossa Cristiana. The street demonstrations against the Orban administration which are taking place in these days are useful to the European Union and the United States who aim to carry out a coup d'état. Why? Because Viktor Orbán isn't doing their bidding. It isn't the Hungarian people who want to topple the government. Last April the...
  • Protesters demand McCain, Flake stand up to Trump

    05/10/2017 10:14:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    KPHO-TV ^ | May 10, 2017 | Jared Dillingham
    PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) - A crowd of people lined both sides of Camelback Road Wednesday evening, protesting outside the offices of Arizona Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake. "I don't regularly come to protests, but I hope they pay attention and hear us," Martha McCoy of Mesa said. President Donald Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey prompted the protest. "Somebody needs to stand up. If enough people protest, maybe something will be done about this," Larry Brusuelas said. He and the others held signs, demanding an independent prosecutor be appointed to look into possible ties between members of the...
  • Native American groups plan to overrun Trump hotel in Washington

    04/21/2017 12:54:34 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 103 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 21, 2017 | John Siciliano
    Native American groups plan to make the Trump Hotel in Washington ground zero in their major protest next weekend against the president's energy and environment policies. Tribal groups will descend Thursday night on the grounds near the hotel to flash projections on its walls, dance, chant and give speeches ahead of Saturday's main event, the People's Climate March. The Indigenous Environmental Network, tribal nations, and aligned groups will hold the pre-protest rally at Trump's flagship hotel.
  • How Jon Ossoff Became the Face of the Anti-Trump Fight

    04/19/2017 4:57:25 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 65 replies
    rollcall.com ^ | Apr 19, 2017
    In the days after Donald Trump was inaugurated in January, liberals in America were depressed, despondent, and asking themselves what to do next. David Nir, the political director of the liberal blog Daily Kos, had an answer and that answer was Jon Ossoff. Nir and the Daily Kos team had been crunching the numbers from Trump’s election since the day after it happened. Which districts did Trump underperform in? Where were the opportunities for Democrats? They quickly noticed that in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District, which Mitt Romney won by 23 points in 2012, Trump had won by just a point...
  • Republican Sen. Jeff Flake gets slammed in raucous town hall meeting

    04/14/2017 1:47:51 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 69 replies
    Sen. Jeff Flake encountered a raucous audience at a town hall meeting in Mesa, Arizona, on Thursday night. Constituents peppered the Republican lawmaker with questions about President Donald Trump's actions in office, and his broader agenda on climate change, the president's taxes, the Supreme Court and Planned Parenthood. Much like other GOP town halls held since Trump assumed the Oval Office, attendees railed against Flake, many of whom accused him of being a rubber stamp for Trump. Flake, like Reps. Jason Chaffetz, Mike Coffman, and Sen. Mitch McConnell before him, attempted to answer the audience's concerns, though most explanations drew...
  • How did ‘less than stellar’ high school student Jared Kushner get into Harvard?

    04/07/2017 7:38:16 PM PDT · by AC Beach Patrol · 108 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 11/18/2016 | Daniel Golden
    would like to express my gratitude to Jared Kushner for reviving interest in my 2006 book, The Price of Admission. I have never met or spoken with him, and it’s rare in this life to find such a selfless benefactor. Of course, I doubt he became Donald Trump’s son-in-law and consigliere merely to boost my lagging sales, but still, I’m thankful. My book exposed a grubby secret of American higher education: that the rich buy their underachieving children’s way into elite universities with massive, tax-deductible donations. It reported that New Jersey real estate developer Charles Kushner had pledged $2.5m to...
  • Join a People’s Filibuster in Your City ( Anti-Gorsuch Whackos)

    04/01/2017 1:23:27 PM PDT · by Candor7 · 26 replies
    The People's Defense ^ | 1 April 2017 | Staff
    Join a People’s Filibuster in Your City Americans are coming together to join People’s Filibuster events across the country. All times are in the morning, shown in the local time zone. Find an event in your local city below or host your own.
  • $15,000 a Month Offered to 'A Teams' To Fight Trump Agenda

    03/21/2017 11:57:45 AM PDT · by drewh · 75 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 3/21/17 gmt | Paul Bedard
    A group known for its successes fighting digital wars, notably net neutrality, is offering $15,000 to activists who quit their jobs and form "A-Teams" to jump into a war on President Trump's agenda. Fight for the Future, started in 2011 as a digital activist group, on Monday issued the offer with this eye-catching opening: "Terrified about Trump? Quit your job, start an A-Team. We'll fund it." "We're currently taking applications for an initial launch of the project, and will be providing a few select teams with funding, guidance, and support," said Evan Greer, campaign director for Fight for the Future....
  • Flashback: Andrew Breitbart Confronts Hateful Protesters At Right Nation 2010

    03/11/2016 10:42:10 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 9 replies
    Andrew Breitbart Confronts Hateful Protesters At Right Nation 2010 In the name of 'ending the hate' Democratic Party Protesters use homosexual slurs against Andrew Breitbart, and engage in name calling, using terms like 'crazy' and 'tea baggers' in their political discourse. These Alinsky trained Progressives were organized and delivered by President Obama's and the DNC's Organizing For America, and the SEIU.
  • Shree Chauhan: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know (Spicer Apple store Harasser)

    03/13/2017 2:02:23 PM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 58 replies
    Heavy ^ | 3-13-07 | Jessica McBride
    A 33-year-old woman who works for a non-profit confronted Donald Trump’s press secretary Sean Spicer in an Apple store and unleashed a stream of questions at him, asking how it felt to “work for a fascist.”....... .....5. Chauhan Was Involved in Organizing the Blocking of Betsy DeVos From a D.C. School & Was Born in Florida...."
  • Study: 60% of online Obamacare defenders are paid

    02/28/2017 7:46:26 AM PST · by pgkdan · 24 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 02/28/17 | Rick Moran
    A data analyst conducted a study of Obamacare posts on Facebook and discovered that 60% of more than 225,000 posts published by 40,000 profiles were actually posted by 100 people. Kenneth Brown also found that most of those posts were published between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM, strongly suggesting that the people who were writing up pro-Obamacare Facebook posts were getting paid for it. Brown appeared on Sheryl Attkisson's show "Full Measure" broadcast. Washington Examiner: He began investigating it after his criticism of the former president's health insurance program posted on the Obamacare Facebook page. He was hit hard by...
  • [ Louisiana ] Leaked Audio Reveals Anti-Trump Forces Manufacturing Hostile Town Hall

    02/27/2017 1:23:13 AM PST · by Mechanicos · 32 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2/27/17 | Peter Hasson
    ... The activists split up into an “inside team” — tasked with occupying “as many seats as we can” and an “outside team,” whose job was to “give [the media] the coverage they want” before joining the others inside. Activists were instructed to dress like conservatives and leave at home “any signifier that you’re a liberal” in order to blend in with constituents. ...
  • Secret Report Ordered by Obama Identified Potential Uprisings

    02/16/2011 7:40:42 PM PST · by Nachum · 111 replies
    NYT ^ | 2/16/11 | Mark Landler
    WASHINGTON — President Obama ordered his advisers last August to produce a secret report on unrest in the Arab world, which concluded that without sweeping political changes, countries from Bahrain to Yemen were ripe for popular revolt, administration officials said Wednesday. Mr. Obama’s order, known as a Presidential Study Directive, identified likely flashpoints, most notably Egypt, and solicited proposals for how the administration could push for political change in countries with autocratic rulers who are also valuable allies of the United States, these officials said.
  • Obamascare: 60% of online Obamacare defenders 'paid to post' hits on critics

    02/25/2017 12:45:35 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 6 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Feburary 25, 2017 | By Paul Bedard
    A majority of online and social media defenders of Obamacare are professionals who are "paid to post," according to a digital expert. "Sixty percent of all the posts were made from 100 profiles, posting between the hours of 9 and 5 Pacific Time," said Michael Brown. "They were paid to post." His shocking analysis was revealed on this weekend's Full Measure with Sharyl Attkisson, broadcast on Sinclair stations and streamed live Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Her upcoming show focuses on information wars and Brown was describing what happened when he had a problem with Obamacare and complained online. Brown said...
  • Here’s how liberal activists astroturfed town hall protests against Rep. Tom Reed (#NY23)

    02/25/2017 6:41:34 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 30 replies
    Legal Insurrection, All Rights Reserved. ^ | 02/24/17 | William A. Jacobson
    <p>You probably have seen viral videos of the disruption of town halls held by Congressman Tom Reed.</p> <p>The media narrative is that there was an organic, grassroots uprising by concerned citizens.</p> <p>Don’t believe it. As detailed below, there was a well-organized national and local campaign to get activists to Reed’s town halls for the specific purpose of creating a protest environment. Instructions how to protest and what questions to ask were circulated. Though the town halls were in the western part of the district, liberal groups in Ithaca and Tompkins county organized protests and got their members there. Other liberal groups like Planned Parenthood also got their people out.</p>
  • Wall Street Journal Sets Record Straight, Puts All You Conspiracy Whackadoodles In Your Proper Place

    02/23/2017 5:34:41 PM PST · by Mount Athos · 18 replies
    Ace of Spades blog ^ | February 23, 2017 | anonymous author
    Some of you might suspect (for some crazy reason probably having to do with your ignorance, racism and homophobia) that these pro-Obamacare "town hall" meetings simultaneously popping up all over the country are somehow being organized by paid agitators. That's dangerously Neanderthalic thinking, my friends. It's a good thing that the j-school geniuses of the Wall Street Journal are here to set you straight with this just-the-facts headline: "America's Rowdy Town Halls: More Organic Than Organized" Bam! That's some real talk, yo! How you like that, haterz? And it's not just the headline. They did their research, bitches. See, they...
  • Soros-Linked Former Clinton Staffer Behind 'Organized' Townhall Protests

    02/23/2017 3:11:06 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 28 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 02/23/17 | Tyler Durden
    Democrats have insisted that recent town hall outbursts against Republican politicians occurred organically, likening them to the Tea Party. President Donald Trump yesterday tweeted that the "so-called angry crowds in home districts of some Republicans are actually, in numerous occasions, planned out by liberal activists. Sad!" It is now clear that Trump is correct and this so-called 'Townhall Project' is organized and centralized, not organic... FreeBeacon's Joe Schoffstall reports that a group serving as a central hub of information for congressional town halls was founded by a former Hillary Clinton campaign staffer and its parent company is located at the...
  • Town Hall Project Founded By Former Clinton Staffer

    02/22/2017 7:22:13 PM PST · by MarvinStinson · 10 replies
    freebeacon ^ | February 22, 2017 | Joe Schoffstall
    A group serving as a central hub of information for congressional town halls was founded by a former Hillary Clinton campaign staffer and its parent company is located at the same address as an organization funded by liberal billionaire George Soros. Democrats have insisted that recent town hall outbursts against Republican politicians occurred organically, likening them to the Tea Party, while President Donald Trump yesterday tweeted that the "so-called angry crowds in home districts of some Republicans are actually, in numerous occasions, planned out by liberal activists. Sad!" The Town Hall Project, a group that serves as a one-stop shop...
  • Sure: CNN’s Baldwin Says It’s ‘Dangerous’ to Wonder If Town Hall Protesters Are Organized

    02/22/2017 3:34:49 PM PST · by markomalley · 52 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 2/22/17 | Curtis Houck
    The double standard continues, folks. On Tuesday afternoon’s CNN Newsroom, host Brooke Baldwin seemed dismayed and testy when it came to questioning whether or not the attendees at solid congressional Republican town halls are liberal protesters, bemoaning the idea as “dangerous” rhetoric to be articulating.  Of course, NewsBusters readers will find this story to be quite humorous after recalling how this same network dismissed conservatives at town halls in 2009 and 2010 as astroturf or paid brown shirts. (video at link) After Baldwin applauded ABC’s Jonathan Karl for asking White House press secretary Sean Spicer about the town halls, she...
  • In New York, protesters take to the streets to say 'I Am Muslim Too'

    02/20/2017 1:03:00 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 70 replies
    Rediff ^ | Monday, February 20, 2017 | Yoshita Singh, PTI
    Rediff News  All News  Rediff.com  » News » In New York, protesters take to the streets to say 'I Am Muslim Too' In New York, protesters take to the streets to say 'I Am Muslim Too' February 20, 2017 13:05 IST 'We will fight hatred with love, we will fight bigotry with inclusivity. And today I am a Muslim too.'New Yorkers by the thousand, representing myriad backgrounds and faiths, converged on Times Square, to let Muslims know their fellow Americans stood by them. Why Trump's immigration ban should worry IndiansFamilies torn apart: Toll of Trump's immigration order IMAGE: People take part...