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  • New York Conservatives and Leftists Unite Against Gov. Cuomo

    07/09/2020 7:59:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | July 9, 2020 | Larry Provost
    Discontent in the state of New York regarding Governor Andrew Cuomo’s refusal to give up emergency executive powers has reached new heights. An unlikely coalition of conservatives and leftists has emerged, calling on the governor to return those powers to the New York State Legislature, a notion Gov. Cuomo has dismissed as “stupid.” While Republican opposition to Gov. Cuomo’s use of emergency powers is not surprising, the reaction of traditional allies is an unexpected sign of trouble for him within New York State politics. Left-leaning groups such as the League of Women Voters and NYPIRG sent a letter to Gov....
  • Don Lemons devastating admission - His recent interview with Hollywood star Terry Crews was a complete and utter catastrophe for the Black Lives Matter narrative.

    07/09/2020 7:45:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/09/2020 | Howard Bland
    Major Democrat media figurehead and CNN golden goose Don Lemon’s  recent interview with Hollywood star Terry Crews was a complete and utter catastrophe for the Black Lives Matter narrative. Lemon essentially – no, not essentially, literally admitted on live television that Black Lives Matter has absolutely nothing to do with 97% of black victims of violent crime. I’ll explain why after briefly reviewing Don Lemon’s shambolic performance: First, Lemon attempted to con his guest – an ordinary if famous black man simply wondering why yet another horrendous black body-count over an American holiday weekend didn’t arouse the slightest acknowledgement...
  • What Not Liking Hamilton Taught Me About Arguing on Social Media

    07/09/2020 7:41:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 9, 2020 | Gary Schneeberger
    It was a lark, really. Rhetorical misdirection. I had no agenda other than being cheeky, and hoping someone would think I was funny. So imagine my surprise when I wound up with a blueprint for how we all can most constructively engage social media when interacting with those who hold different views than we do. The occasion? The relentless barrage of posts that tsunamied my Facebook page in the days leading up to, and following, the 4th of July. What I kept reading from my friends prompted this post from me Tuesday morning: I know I will be flamed for...
  • Trump rally 'likely' source of virus surge, Tulsa health official says

    07/09/2020 7:28:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    AP Via Fox News ^ | 07/09/2020
    President Donald Trump's campaign rally in Tulsa in late June that drew thousands of participants and large protests "likely contributed" to a dramatic surge in new coronavirus cases, Tulsa City-County Health Department Director Dr. Bruce Dart said Wednesday. Tulsa County reported 261 confirmed new cases on Monday, a one-day record high, and another 206 cases on Tuesday. By comparison, during the week before the June 20 Trump rally, there were 76 cases on Monday and 96 on Tuesday. Although the health departments policy is to not publicly identify individual settings where people may have contracted the virus, Dart said those...
  • Driving on Americas highways is like driving in a Third World country

    07/09/2020 7:24:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/09/2020 | Monica Showalter
    This past weekend, a car hit two activists protesting on a Seattle freeway, killing one and injuring the other. While that made headlines, the real story is whats happening to drivers, many of whom are deciding that it's preferable to commit manslaughter by running over protesters, rather than being sitting ducks in their cars, with leftists scrabbling at their windows like movie zombies hungry for brains. When cars run through protesters, the leftist media reports the story as if white drivers are in Mad Max mode, gunning for innocent blacks protesting for their rights. Thats what happened in Minneapolis shortly...
  • Why Conservatives Must Vote in the 2020 Primaries and General Election

    07/09/2020 7:22:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 9, 2020 | Lloyd Pettegrew
    Editor's note: Jim McCoy coauthored this column.  We offer you this pleading to vote in this year’s primaries and general election. The 2016 election was a squeaker and while our president lost the total vote count, he won the electoral college, count 304-277, with seven faithless electors not voting or having their vote dismissed by the respective states. The Supreme Court ruled Monday, July 6th that all states can require Electoral College members to cast their vote for the candidate to whom they were pledged to support. This decision was unanimous.Since Hillary Clinton lost the 2016 election, there have been myriad...
  • Joe Biden: A senile old man being led by the hand by Bernie Sanders

    07/09/2020 7:20:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/09/2020 | Monica Showalter
    Ordinarily, you'd call it elder abuse for some manipulative character to lead aninfirm elderly old man where hemight not want to go. But then there Joe Biden, running for president, unable to recall his own political proposalsfor running our lives, even with a teleprompter before him, clearly being led by the hand by agile Bernie Sanders minions. Here's how bad it was, from Bronson Stocking at Townhall: Appearing virtually at the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers' 2020 Virtual Political Conference on Wednesday, Biden appeared to be reading from a teleprompter when he repeatedly lost his train of thought. "Lonnie...
  • A 100% American

    07/09/2020 6:53:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 9, 2020 | Emmett Tyrrell
    Washington -- Many Americans, after they have been in Washington, D.C., for a few years, become less fervent about their beliefs. President Donald Trump has become more fervent about the things he believes. After this past weekend and Donald's solemnly expressed indignation about the shredding of our shared values and beliefs, he is being excoriated by the media -- the Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, The Washington Post -- for being divisive, racist and provocative. For some reason, Americans both on the left and the right have taken a pass on defending American values and beliefs. Trump is...
  • Councilwoman (Tulsa) compares police who kill Black people to OKC bomber in social media post

    TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) Oklahoma City Councilwoman Jobeth Hamon is coming under fire for a controversial post she shared on Facebook earlier this week, in which she compares police who kill Black people to Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh. In her post, she said, 25 years ago at the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, mass murderer Timothy McVeigh took the lives of 168 innocent people. That was senseless violence. That was terrorism. The continued violent murder of Black lives by police is terrorism. A burned car is property damage. The post, which is allegedly from Black Lives Matter OKC, is...
  • Little Crimes, Big Crimes

    07/09/2020 6:27:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Towhall.com ^ | July 9, 2020 | Laura Hollis
    "I can't imagine why you're bothering me when there's rioting in the streets." -- Dr. Whiteface "Ah, well ... we shall deal with that later. But Captain Vimes always told me, sir, that there are big crimes and little crimes. Sometimes the little crimes look big and the big crimes you can hardly see, but the crucial thing is to decide which is which." -- Corporal Carrot One subtheme running through Sir Terry Pratchett's Discworld series of fantasy novels is the desire of some residents of the principal city, Ankh-Morpork, to overthrow the existing government and install a king. In...
  • Kanye West rips Planded Parenthood as White Supremacy (YouTube)

    07/09/2020 6:22:58 AM PDT · by Morpheus2009 · 22 replies
    John Matrix ^ | July 10, 2020 | John Matrix
    Kanye West, in his run for President of the United States, called Planned Parenthood a racist organization for its original mission as stated by Margaret Sanger.
  • 'White Lives Matter' written on Martinez street 3 days after Black Lives Matter mural vandalized

    07/09/2020 6:10:45 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 32 replies
    ABC 7 News ^ | July 9, 2020 | J.R. Stone
    More racial tension is coming out of the East Bay City of Martinez where the words, "White Lives Matter" were painted on a roadway.
  • Cult Programming in Seattle. The city is training white municipal employees to overcome their internalized racial superiority.

    07/09/2020 6:08:21 AM PDT · by karpov · 15 replies
    City Journal ^ | July 8, 2020 | Christopher F. Rufo
    Last month, the City of Seattles Office of Civil Rights sent an email inviting white City employees to attend a training session on Interrupting Internalized Racial Superiority and Whiteness, a program designed to help white workers examine their complicity in the system of white supremacy and interrupt racism in ways that are accountable to Black, Indigenous and People of Color. Hoping to learn more, I submitted a public records request for all documentation related to the training. The results are disturbing. At the beginning of the session, the trainers explain that white people have internalized a sense of racial superiority,...
  • North Carolina Governor Vetos Volunteer Security in Churches Co-Located with Schools

    07/09/2020 6:04:05 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 6 July, 2020 | Dean Weingarten
    On 2 July, 2020, the Democrat Governor of North Carolina, Roy Cooper, vetoed Bill H652, also known as The Second Amendment Protection Act. From the Bill: AN ACT TO PROVIDE THAT A PERSON WHO HAS A CONCEALED CARRY HANDGUN PERMIT MAY CARRY A HANDGUN ON EDUCATIONAL PROPERTY THAT IS THE LOCATION OF BOTH A SCHOOL AND A PLACE OF RELIGIOUS WORSHIP AND TO ENACT THE 2ND AMENDMENT PROTECTION ACT OF 2020.H625 has three other mild and incremental reforms of North Carolina weapons law. Allows a person who allowed their permit to carry to lapse, to renew it within 60 days...
  • This New Animated Series Sets Out To Tell The History Of White People In America

    07/09/2020 6:00:26 AM PDT · by Stravinsky · 28 replies
    Cartoon Brew ^ | July 8, 2020 | ALEX DUDOK DE WIT
    As debate about representation in the animation industry rages, a new documentary show has arrived with perfect timing and a tartly ironic title. Its called The History of White People in America. Of course, the title doesnt signal that the characters are exclusively white. The first episode explains how whiteness was first defined in the context of early American legislation for slavery, setting the tone: the series is an exploration of race relations in the nation, ranging from the colonies to Obama. This long and painful narrative is told as a musical, the original score mixing song and spoken word....
  • Why Does Flyover Country Vote GOP?

    07/09/2020 5:53:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | July 9, 2020 | Chris Talgo
    It goes without saying that regional voting preferences and patterns in American presidential elections have varied over time. To date, the United States has held 58 presidential elections. As the Electoral College results of these elections shows, swaths of states have voted red and blue back-and-forth over time. For instance, once upon a time, California, Illinois, and New York were reliable Republican strongholds. Even more mind-blowing, a few decades ago, Texas was a solid Democratic state. My, how things have changed. Obviously, gradual electoral shifts should be expected. However, in the past few years, these shifts have abated. We seem...
  • Black America: Before Y'all Sign On to BLM...

    07/09/2020 5:48:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | July 9, 2020 | Lloyd Marcus
    During the opening monologue of his show, Arsenio Hall included a running gag titled, Things that make you say hmmm. To my fellow blacks, here are things that should make you say hmmm about Black Lives Matter. BLM's mission statement says they want to destroy the nuclear family. Rejecting BLM's war on the family, black former NFL star Marcellus Wiley offered these stats. Children from single-parent homes verses two-parent homes. Children from single-parent homes are 5 times more likely to commit suicide -- 6 times more likely to be in poverty -- 9 times more likely to drop out of...
  • In echo of Mao era, China's schools in book-cleansing drive

    07/09/2020 5:37:32 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 9, 2020 | by Huizhong Wu
    BEIJING - As schools reopened in China after the COVID-19 outbreak, they have thrown themselves into a nationwide exercise to remove books deemed politically incorrect, deepening Chinese President Xi Jinpings push to instil patriotism and ideological purity in the education system. A directive from the Ministry of Education last October called on elementary and middle schools to clear out books from their libraries including illegal and inappropriate works. Now teachers have removed books from schools in at least 30 of mainland Chinas 33 provinces and municipalities, according to a Reuters review of social media posts, publicly available school and local...
  • The Media and 2020: Deja vu All Over Again

    07/09/2020 5:33:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | July 9, 2020 | David Keltz
    Some things never change for the mainstream media. After being blindsided by the results of the 2016 election, the New York Times and other media outlets professed that they would make a concerted effort to be more introspective. They claimed they would try to better understand Trumps appeal that won over the hearts and minds of so many of the 63 million people who voted for him. As Michael Barboro wrote in the Times on November 9th, 2016, the morning of Trumps historic victory, Its 3:30 a.m. in the newsroom, and were in a state of shock. Donald J. Trump,...
  • Back clean energy post-virus, UN chief urges leaders

    07/09/2020 5:25:23 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 4 replies
    France24 ^ | July 9, 2020
    Paris (AFP) -- United Nations chief Antonio Guterres on Thursday urged world leaders to favour clean energy solutions as they pour money into their economies to save them from a coronavirus-induced meltdown. Governments should exit coal, stop subsidising other fossil fuels, and pressure polluting industries to clean up their act in exchange for bailing them out, the UN Secretary-General told an International Energy Agency conference by video link. "Today I would like to urge all leaders to choose the clean energy route for three vital reasons -- health, science and economics," Guterres said. "Bailout support to sectors such as industry,...