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  • Atlanta City Council passes measure opposing state's 'heartbeat' bill

    05/21/2019 9:48:55 PM PDT · by qaz123 · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | 21May2019 | Aris Folley
    The Atlanta City Council has voted unanimously to advance a resolution opposing the state's "heartbeat" abortion bill that passed earlier this month. The legislative body passed the symbolic resolution "expressing the city’s opposition" to the bill banning abortions in the state once a fetal heartbeat is detected in a 13-0 vote on Monday.
  • Washington Post: U.S. WWII Heroes Were Evil Because They Were ‘Racists’

    05/06/2019 2:22:14 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 54 replies
    The Lid ^ | 5/2/19 | Warner Todd Hudson
    The Washington Post is discounting America’s win in World War Two because American forces were all “racists.” I guess that we now have to delete America’s part in World War Two from the history books to suit liberal sensibilities just like we are erasing statues to military people all across the nation. The attack on the Allied Forces in WWII came in an idiotic liberal article with the unwieldy title of, “Allied leaders were anti-Nazi, but not anti-racist. We’re now paying the price for their failure.” The article by a foaming-at-the-mouth lib named John Broich — who claims to be...
  • Pete Buttigieg: Georgia Abortion Law A ‘Cruel Attack’ On Women

    05/13/2019 11:54:37 AM PDT · by madprof98 · 37 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | 5/13/19 | Paul Bois
    South Bend mayor and Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg demonstrated once again that he marches to a rather warped brand of Christian theology. As the Hollywood elite joins hand-in-hand to boycott the state of Georgia for passing a fetal heartbeat bill that bans abortions once doctors can detect a baby's heartbeat in the mother's womb, the South Bend mayor has denounced the newly-acted law as a "cruel attack" on women. According to LifeNews, Buttigieg denounced the law in a tweet last week shortly after Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signed the bill. "A woman has enough to deal with when it...
  • Kamala Harris claims Democrats Gillum, Abrams would have won in 2018 'without voter suppression'

    05/07/2019 7:44:21 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 50 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 07 2019 | Sam Dorman
    Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., claimed Sunday that former Democratic gubernatorial candidates Stacey Abrams and Andrew Gillum would have won in 2018 if not for "voter suppression." “Let’s say this loud and clear: Without voter suppression, Stacey Abrams would be the governor of Georgia; Andrew Gillum is the governor of Florida," she said before calling for a new voting rights act. Harris, a 2020 hopeful, made those comments while appearing at the NAACP Freedom Fund dinner in Detroit. In a statement on Twitter, Harris similarly called for automatic voter registration and making Election Day a national holiday.
  • And Now Kamala Harris Is Peddling Election Truther Nonsense

    05/06/2019 1:52:12 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 44 replies ^ | May 6, 2019 | Matt Vespa
    For some time, if you needed a Democrat who actually didn’t concede an election result because he or she lost, it would be Georgia’s Stacey Abrams. She lost by more than 50,000 votes but refused to concede the race. She feels, like Clinton, that she was cheated out of victory—not that running as a Democrat in a red state had anything to do with it. Abrams lost fair and square, but to her, voter suppression, another liberal unicorn, did her in last year. This is what she said on election night: “So let's be clear, this is not a speech of...
  • 'Tent city' growing in Midtown Atlanta

    05/02/2019 6:00:31 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 61 replies ^ | 4/30/2019 | Mike Dunston
    ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) A tent city is continuing to grow in Midtown Atlanta and one woman is trying to find a permanent solution to the problem. Several transient people have put up tents along the 17th Street bridge and Northside Avenue in Midtown and it's becoming an eyesore. Judy Byrd lives in a nearby neighborhood and she's gotten the attention of Fulton County Commissioner Natalie Hall. "It's something that I wanted to make the county aware of and also wanted to see if any volunteers would participate in the community and it's just been amazing how much response I've...
  • Stacey Abrams WON'T run for Senate 2020 raising speculation she's planning join Dem president field

    04/30/2019 10:11:02 AM PDT · by sevinufnine · 77 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 04/30/2019 | Katelyn Caralle
    Stacey Abrams announced she would not challenge Rep. Senator David Perdue for his seat next year. “I am announcing today that I will not be be a candidate for the U.S. Senate,” Abrams said in a video posted to Twitter Tuesday morning. “The fights to be wages require a deep commitment to the job, and I do not see the U.S. Senate as the best role for me in this battle for our nation’s future.” Abrams decision to drop out of consideration for a Senate seat raises speculation that she could still be planning on adding her name to the...
  • Abrams won't run for Senate seat(Georgia).

    04/30/2019 7:43:13 AM PDT · by Conserv · 46 replies
    Former Democratic state legislative leader Stacey Abrams will not challenge Sen. David Perdue (R-Ga.) next year, a blow to Democrats who hoped to make inroads in a state Republicans have controlled for nearly two decades.
  • Police track down teens accused of taking e-scooters at gunpoint in Midtown [Atlanta]

    04/26/2019 9:33:55 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 19 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 04-25-2019 | Chelsea Prince
    A 13-year-old and a 17-year-old are facing charges after police said a group of teens stole electric scooters at gunpoint near a busy Midtown intersection Tuesday afternoon. A member of the Lime operations team told police he was staging the scooters for use on West Peachtree Street near the North Avenue MARTA station when he was approached by three teenagers about 3:30 p.m. They offered to pay the man if he activated the scooters for them, Atlanta police spokesman Officer Jarius Daugherty told “The victim refused and at that time the suspects presented a handgun,” Daugherty said in a...
  • Should a White Man Be the Face of the Democratic Party in 2020?

    04/20/2019 7:06:43 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 100 replies
    The New York Times ^ | April 20, 2019 | Astead W. Herndon and Matt Flegenheimer
    COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa — As Peter Johnson and Emily Neal waited for Senator Kirsten Gillibrand to arrive at Barley’s, a brick-lined sports bar in southwestern Iowa, they gamed out possible nominees in the Democratic presidential primary. Mr. Johnson, a 27-year-old law student, said the large field was a great equalizer, and “if at the end of it we get an old white guy, someone who represents the status quo, it’ll be because they’ve proven themselves.” Ms. Neal, a dental hygienist, made an agonized face at Mr. Johnson, her boyfriend. Wouldn’t something be lost, she asked, if the historically diverse slate...
  • Morehouse College to begin taking transgender men next year [Atlanta GA]

    04/13/2019 2:19:59 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 13, 2019 | Errin Haines Whack
    The country’s only all-male historically black college will begin admitting transgender men next year, marking a major shift for the school at a time when higher education institutions around the nation are adopting more welcoming policies toward LGBT students. Leaders of Morehouse College told The Associated Press that its board of trustees approved the policy on Saturday. Transgender men will be allowed to enroll in the school for the first time in 2020. Students who identify as women but were born male cannot enroll, however, and anyone who transitions from male to female will not be automatically eligible to receive...
  • Privileged (Utah Jazz Player Kyler Korver's Essay on His Own White Privilege)

    04/08/2019 3:42:25 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 26 replies
    The Players Tribune ^ | April 8, 2019 | Kyle Korver
    hen the police break your teammate’s leg, you’d think it would wake you up a little. When they arrest him on a New York street, throw him in jail for the night, and leave him with a season-ending injury, you’d think it would sink in. You’d think you’d know there was more to the story. You’d think. But nope. I still remember my reaction when I first heard what happened to Thabo. It was 2015, late in the season. Thabo and I were teammates on the Hawks, and we’d flown into New York late after a game in Atlanta. When...
  • Talent or Token? Lawyers Say Diversity Still Can Be Just for Show

    03/28/2019 2:20:30 PM PDT · by Cecily · 7 replies ^ | March 28, 2019 | Meredith Hobbs
    For more than a decade, big law firms have been publicizing their efforts to increase the proportion of women and lawyers of color in their ranks, from stepped-up recruiting efforts to diversity committees to affinity groups. Meanwhile, general counsel have issued multiple “calls to action” demanding more diverse lawyers on their pitches and matters—most recently sparked by Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison’s December announcement of an all-white class of newly promoted partners. Even so, in Atlanta as elsewhere, “the increments of change have been really small and really slow,” said Rebecca Smith, executive director of the state bar’s Georgia...
  • Abrams Adviser Rips ‘Exploitative’ Biden’s ‘Entitlement’...

    03/28/2019 7:11:51 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 27 Mar 19 | Tony Lee
    An adviser to failed Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams on Wednesday evening ripped former Vice President Joe Biden for his “entitlement” for wanting Abrams “to save his ass” in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary. In a BuzzFeed report that details the blowback from Abrams’ supporters that even surprised Abrams after various outlets reported that Biden was considering naming Abrams as his vice presidential pick when he announces his candidacy, an Abrams adviser told the outlet that the stories were “particularly exploitative” because “Biden couldn’t be bothered to endorse Stacey in the gubernatorial primary.” “Now he wants her to save his...
  • Alyssa Milano tells Hollywood to leave Georgia after ‘heartbeat’ abortion bill passed the Senate

    03/24/2019 10:33:40 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 25 replies
    Atlanta Urinal and Constipation ^ | 3/22/19 | Rodney Ho
    Actress Alyssa Milano is going after Georgia again on Twitter, this time over the “heartbeat” abortion bill passed by the Georgia state Senate Friday afternoon. “There are over 20 productions shooting in GA” she wrote late Friday, “& the state just voted to strip women of their bodily autonomy. Hollywood! We should stop feeding GA economy.” Milano ( “Charmed,” “Project Runway All Stars”) stars in Netflix’s dark pageant comedy “Insatiable,” which debuted last year. Season two is currently in production and she was on set Friday in Atlanta. She plays Coralee Huggens-Armstrong,the wife of lead Bob Armstrong, played by Dallas Roberts. She is under contract and her...
  • Biden Will Be A Bust

    03/24/2019 1:04:22 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 18 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/23/19 | Jeff Crouere
    Biden will find it difficult to excite millennial and progressive voters, the base of the new radicalized Democratic Party tIt looks like another heavyweight Democratic presidential contender is on the verge of entering the race. Former Vice President Joe Biden is moving closer to making an official announcement that he will be a candidate in 2020. If he runs, Biden will start at the top of the polls. The latest Emerson national poll has Biden and U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont tied at 26%, leading the large field of candidates.
  • Escaping the Clown-Car Campaign

    03/23/2019 7:14:09 AM PDT · by Twotone · 7 replies
    American Spectator ^ | March 22, 2019 | Robert Stacy McCain
    Four years ago, Democrats were gearing up for a pre-determined outcome, the anointing of Hillary Clinton as the party’s presidential candidate. Convinced they were “on the right side of history,” Democrats believed Hillary was destined to succeed Barack Obama, America’s first black president, by becoming our first female president. The only real opposition to Mrs. Clinton’s nomination came from Bernie Sanders, the socialist senator from Vermont who had never previously identified as a Democrat. The weakness of Hillary’s candidacy was exposed in the 2016 primary campaign, when Bernie and his wild-eyed supporters very nearly derailed her nomination, being foiled by...
  • Joe Biden Continues the Democrat Obsession With Political Losers

    03/22/2019 4:29:12 AM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 15 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    Today’s Campaign Update (Because The Campaign Never Ends) The Democrat presidential nomination battle is already a three-ring circus, and the far left elements of the Democrat base are going to make sure it stays that way. Yesterday, ex-Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper, who is struggling to gain a foothold in the race, found himself in trouble with the social justice warrior crowd when his effort to imply that a woman may well win the nominating contest fell flat with the humorless left. The first mistake Hickenlooper made was accepting CNN’s invitation to get a little (very little, given CNN’s dwindling audience)...
  • VP Pence talks border security, blasts Atlanta mayor for refusing to cooperate with ICE

    03/22/2019 6:55:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    MyNorthwest ^ | 03/22/2019
    ATLANTA (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence’s visit Thursday to Atlanta included a stop at the Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s field office and a conversation about the “broader mission of border security.” He also blasted Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms over her decision last year to bar the city jail from holding federal immigration detainees and thanked the men and women who work for ICE. Pence highlighted some of the ICE arrests made in the area, including one Wednesday night in Riverdale, Georgia, news outlets reported. “Atlanta and Georgia are safer today because of the outstanding work of the men and...
  • Feminist college professor plays 'patriarchy chicken' to inconvenience men on her morning commute

    03/17/2019 10:57:57 AM PDT · by LouieFisk · 131 replies
    Red Alert Politics/Washington Examiner ^ | March 15th, 2019 | John Patrick
    Charlotte Riley, who teaches history at the University of Southampton, penned an interesting op-ed in the New Statesmen last month where she literally suggested standing in the way of busy males on their morning commute to help resist perceived patriarchy in society. According to Riley, such tactics are necessary because males have naturally been raised to believe they have a “right to occupy space.” “The point is that men have been socialised, for their entire lives, to take up space. Men who would never express these thoughts out loud have nevertheless been brought up to believe that their right to...