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  • Van hits crowd in 'massive crash' in Barcelona

    08/17/2017 8:40:05 AM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 68 replies
    Sky News ^ | 17 August 2017
    A van has been involved in a "massive crash" in the city centre of Barcelona, with "several" injured. Police said a white van mounted the pavement and struck several people. Pictures from the scene show emergency services and civilians attending to at least two people on the ground. The Ministry of the Interior said on Twitter: "There has just been a massive trampling on the Ramblas in Barcelona by a person with a van. There are injured."
  • Woo hoo!! Let's keep this FReepathon moving!! MAGA!! [Thread XLVIII]

    Woo hoo!! Please keep those donations coming in, folks. Let's keep this FReepathon moving. Drain the swamp and Make America Great Again!! Prayers up for continuing progress and success. FR is funded solely by contributions made by the liberty loving patriots who love and use it. We are beholden to no political party. No advertisers, no outsiders, no sugar daddies, no corporate string pullers. Definitely no government subsidies or tax breaks. No 501c or other IRS non-profit status. This means no commercial ads. No annoying pop-ups. No ad tracking. No mail campaigns. No spam. No third-parties -- not even the...
  • The godless Marxist/fascist/globalist conquest of America is in full swing, Trump stands alone

    08/16/2017 4:24:58 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 215 replies
    by Jim Robinson
    History proves you cannot appease Marxist/fascist/socialist/globalist totalitarians. They will never be satisfied and will never stop. Trump is absolutely correct. If you allow them to tear down these historical Civil War monuments, then they’ll be coming after Washington and Jefferson next. In fact, they’ll be coming after the American flag, our national anthem, our Judeo-Christian heritage, the Bible, and anything to do with the founding of this great nation while leaving the institution of slavery intact. And that includes the constitution itself. It did not ban slavery and must therefore be destroyed. And they will continue destroying monuments, burning books,...
  • Democrats move to formally censure Trump over Charlottesville

    08/16/2017 3:45:18 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 135 replies
    McClatchy ^ | 16 Aug 2017 | LESLEY CLARK
    WASHINGTON House Democrats are introducing a formal resolution to denounce President Donald Trump for saying that “both sides” are to blame for a violent encounter between white supremacists and neo-Nazis and the activists who showed up to protest them. While the censure is unlikely to see traction in the GOP-led House, it serves as a rebuke to Trump and mirrors some of the Republican criticism the president has faced for his remarks. “A president of the United States cannot support neo-Nazis. It’s just beyond the pale,” said Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., a member of the House Judiciary Committee. “I hope...
  • Trump's Press Conference Leaves Reporters 'Shaken,' 'Rattled'

    08/16/2017 5:19:43 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 251 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 08/16/17 | Mark Tapson
    Independent Journal Review (IJR) collected a few unintentionally hilarious Twitter responses from journalists who reported being shaken by President Donald Trump’s aggressiveness in an extraordinary press conference Tuesday that was centered on questions about the weekend’s violence at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.Vanity Fair reporter Gabriel Sherman was actually physically ill: “I am totally rattled by that presser. Chest tight, stomach queasy. Feel sick”: Perhaps he should have his testosterone checked. It seems seriously depleted. But then, he does write for Vanity Fair. Magazine editor David Lytle tweeted his empathy for Sherman: “I vomited on election night. Today, I bawled for 20 minutes....
  • Robert E. Lee Memorial in Brooklyn to Be Taken Down

    08/15/2017 11:51:27 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 157 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 15, 20 | Chris Perez
    The South isn’t the only place where Confederate monuments still exist. New Yorkers need only look to Brooklyn — where a plaque honoring Gen. Robert E. Lee has been affixed to a maple tree outside a church for more than 100 years. It won’t remain there for long, though.
  • Sen. Luther Strange will face conservative jurist Roy Moore in Alabama GOP runoff

    08/15/2017 7:45:11 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 86 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 08/15/2017 | David Weigel
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Republican voters here put a bitter Senate campaign into overtime, forcing Sen. Luther Strange (R-Ala.) into a runoff with conservative jurist Roy Moore for the right to represent Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s old seat. Strange was endorsed by President Trump, the National Rifle Association and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s super PAC, which spent $2.5 million on TV ads to boost him in Tuesday’s primary. That helped push him past Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.), saving national Republicans from an embarrassment in a unique mid-summer election marked by low turnout. Democrats, who have not won a Senate race...
  • Alabama Senate Primary tonight. Polls close 8PM. Brooks, Strange, Moore (LIVE THREAD)

    08/15/2017 4:01:37 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 200 replies
    Decision Desk HQ ^ | August 15, 2017
    Race Preview After weeks of ads, mostly on behalf of incumbent Senator Luther Strange, the votes start rolling in tonight after 8pm EDT. Strange faces strong competition from former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore, who has led him in the polling average by about 5-6 points, and from Huntsville Congressman Mo Brooks, who has trailed Strange in the average by a little over the same margin. If polling is correct, Strange and Moore will advance to the September 26th runoff. We anticipate the first results will roll in within thirty minutes of polls closing. We’ll have comparison charts...
  • Trump Says ‘Alt-Left’ Shares Blame for Charlottesville Rally Violence

    08/15/2017 2:18:41 PM PDT · by Hadean · 241 replies
    NBC News ^ | August 15, 2017 | Andrew Rafferty
    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump told reporters Tuesday that the counter-protesters demonstrating against white nationalism were also to blame for the violence at race-fueled riots in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend. “There are two sides to a story. I thought what took place was a horrible moment for the country, but there are two sides to a story,” the president said at Trump Tower in Manhattan. He also said the statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee in Charlottesville was "very important" to the people who participated in the march, and asked whether opponents of such monuments were also prepared...
  • CBS Breaks Into Local Programming To Castigate An "Enraged" Trump For "Outbreak".

    08/15/2017 3:20:31 PM PDT · by Diogenez · 120 replies
    CBS Network News ^ | 8/15/2017 | CBS Network News
    Anybody catch this at about 4:00 PM EDT? CBS broke into local programming (Judge Judy in New York City WCBS 2) with a nervous making BREAKING NEWS slide and then an even more ominous 3-2-1 countdown - after which A nervous sounding Anthony Mason appeared to announce that just moments ago, an enraged Donald Trump had unleashed a torrent of rath at the press beginning with an angry outburst at John McCain. Mason appeared to get flustered when he began his exposition with "This debate with the press...umh..." and corrected to "...this defense of his position taken 2 nights ago..."...
  • LIVE: President Donald Trump EXPLOSIVE Press Conference 8/15/17

    08/15/2017 1:17:14 PM PDT · by DouglasKC · 426 replies
    Trump Press Conference ^ | 8/17/17 | self
    Anyone watching Trump?? Taking it to the MSM and left!
  • Rasmussen Poll: Trump Approval Up 6 Points

    08/14/2017 7:22:58 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 31 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 8/11/17 | Jeffrey Rodack   
    President Donald Trump's approval rating stands at 45 percent — a jump of six points from last week, according to the Rasmussen Reports Daily Presidential Tracking Poll. On Aug. 4, 39 percent of those polled had said they approved of the job the president was doing, according to the survey. But Friday's approval rating is Trump's highest daily mark since July 12 when he also received a 45 percent favorable response, figures provided by Rasmussen reveal. Trump's highest approval rating is 59 percent — recorded on Jan. 26 — less than a week after he took the oath of office The poll...
  • North Korea Backs Off Guam Missile-Attack Threat

    08/14/2017 8:49:31 PM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 66 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 08/14/2017 | Jonathan Cheng
    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has decided not to launch a threatened missile attack on Guam, Pyongyang’s state media reported on Tuesday, but warned that he could change his mind “if the Yankees persist in their extremely dangerous reckless actions.” The report, published early Tuesday, could help dial back tensions that had spiraled last week following an exchange of threats between North Korea and U.S. President Donald Trump. Mr. Trump warned Pyongyang last week that the U.S. military was “locked and loaded” and could engulf the North in “fire and fury,” while North Korea, through its state media, had...
  • China hands Trump a win on North Korea crisis

    08/14/2017 5:48:45 PM PDT · by ifinnegan · 102 replies
    CNBC ^ | 8/14/17 | Jake Novac
    In a matter of a days, tensions with North Korea appear to have calmed down considerably. Most of that is thanks to China making a series of positive moves and statements. This is shaping up to be a big win for the Trump administration. -- Less than a week ago, the world seemed to be on the edge of a nuclear confrontation or at least a bloody military conflict in East Asia. What a difference a few days make. After a weekend filled with a series of conciliatory statements from China, some of them downright surprising, the situation with North...
  • Left-Wing Agitators Call For Escalated Tactics In Response To Charlottesville

    08/14/2017 2:13:23 PM PDT · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 176 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 08/14/2017 | Peter Hasson
    Far-left agitators are calling for an escalation in tactics following this weekend’s violence at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville. Many of the same groups that have organized violent demonstrations in Berkeley, California and elsewhere are now calling for an aggressive response to the violence in Charlottesville. Far-left “anti-fascist” (or antifa) figures are advising agitators to do the job that police won’t: shutting down “fascists” and prevent them from organizing. Radical left-wingers have for months justified violence as a way to fight back against “fascism” and “racism” — terms that they have applied not just to white nationalist fringe groups...
  • Sessions Says ‘Evil Attack’ in Virginia Is Domestic Terrorism

    08/14/2017 7:57:52 AM PDT · by Kevin C · 193 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 8/14/2017 | EILEEN SULLIVAN
    WASHINGTON — Attorney General Jeff Sessions said on Monday that the “evil attack” in Charlottesville, Va., over the weekend meets the legal definition of an act of domestic terrorism, an early declaration in an investigation after a car plowed into a crowd of protesters. “It does meet the definition of domestic terrorism in our statute,” Mr. Sessions said on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” referring to a fatal attack on Saturday when a vehicle drove into a crowd protesting white nationalists, killing one woman and injuring others. A 20-year-old man has been arrested and charged by Virginia authorities with second-degree murder,...
  • Hill Reporter Taylor Lorenz:"police officers at station: guy wasn’t malicious,was scared”

    08/13/2017 5:20:44 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 267 replies
    Twitter of Hill Reporter Taylor Lorenz ^ | Aug 12, 2017 | Taylor Lorenz
    Pulled Tweet By Hill Reporter: “Anyway several police officers at the station here think the guy running people down wasn’t malicious. They said the driver was scared” CACHE of Pulled Tweet By The Hill Reporter Taylor Lorenz (@TaylorLorenz) https://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:-18I2l2UC9UJ:https://twitter.com/TaylorLorenz/status/896444548171182080+&cd=5&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us
  • Reporter: Police Were Called Off When Violence Started – They Said, "We’re Leaving"

    08/13/2017 4:16:12 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 206 replies
    thegatewaypundit.com ^ | Aug 13th, 2017
    FOX News reporter Doug McKelway attended the violent protests Saturday in Charlottesville, Virginia. McKelway told FOX News viewers the police pulled out of Lee Park after the violence started. The police told him, “We’re leaving. It’s too dangerous.” Doug McKelway: We are now beginning to hear criticism bubble up on all sides of this event about the initial slow response by the police. When I got out of my car yesterday in Charlottesville about 10:30 in the morning you knew this was a bad scene and bad things were going to be happening because people were congregating at Lee Park...
  • Heavy Fire! Under a Coordinated Denial of Service Attack

    08/13/2017 9:48:50 AM PDT · by John Robinson · 127 replies
    <p>The illiberal progressives are trying to knock us offline. We're fighting the good fight and will not succumb. I'm sniping the most annoying ones by hand, then two more show up to replace him. Going to experiment with an automated system to nuke 'em. SkyNet lives.</p>
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 13 August 2017

    08/13/2017 4:55:08 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 200 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 13 August 2017 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows Aug 13th, 2017 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): CIA Director Mike Pompeo; Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): National security adviser H.R. McMaster; former Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Mike Mullen; Richard Cohen, president, Southern Poverty Law Center. FACE THE NATION (CBS): Pompeo; Rep. Mac Thornberry, R-Texas; former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta. THIS WEEK (ABC): McMaster; former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): White House national security adviser Tom Bossert; Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo.; Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Mich.; former National Intelligence Director...