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  • Afghan Taliban Begin Destruction of Ancient Buddha Statues (Sound Familiar?)

    08/19/2017 4:07:11 AM PDT · by broken_arrow1 · 10 replies
    Common Dreams ^ | March 01, 2001 | Common Dreams
    An edict announced Monday by the militia's supreme leader, Mulla Mohammad Omar, calling for the destruction of all statues in line with "Islamic" laws, has caused shock around the world. Afghanistan is home to an array of pre-Islamic historic treasures from its days as a key stop on the ancient Silk Road and a strategic battleground for conquerers dating back to Alexander the Great and the Aryans before him. The two massive Bamiyan Buddhas, carved into a sandstone cliff near the provincial capital in central Afghanistan, stand 50 meters (165 feet) and 34.5 meters (114 feet) tall and were built...
  • The fight over Confederate statues could make or break Democrats

    08/18/2017 10:50:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Vice News ^ | August 18, 2017 | Alex Thompson
    In February of 2003, then-aspiring Democratic presidential candidate Howard Dean got applause at a Democratic National Committee meeting when he argued that “white folks in the South who drive pickup trucks with Confederate flag decals on the back ought to be voting with us.” More than a decade later, in the wake of the violent white supremacist rally surrounding a statue of Robert E. Lee in Charlottesville, Virginia, last wekend and President Trump’s full-throated defense of Confederate monuments, the politics have changed. What used to be a series of low-key, local fights has turned into a party-defining wedge issue with...
  • The News Media Thinks They Finally Have Trump Cornered. They Are Wrong (Mixed bag)

    08/18/2017 8:01:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Mediaite ^ | August 18, 2017 | John Ziegler
    It has long been said that the definition of insanity is to keep doing the same thing over and over while expecting a different result. Such a strategy never worked out well in Wile E. Coyote’s endless pursuit of the Roadrunner, and it is still very unlikely to do so in the mainstream news media’s quixotic quest to bring down Donald Trump (after having gleefully given him billions in free advertising just over a year ago). This week, after Trump’s bonkers press conference — which would have been great had he been a television guest on Fox News, but performed...
  • Dems risk culture war fight in Charlottesville response

    08/18/2017 7:25:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | August 18, 2017 | Bill Barrow
    ATLANTA (AP) — President Donald Trump’s widely criticized response to white supremacist violence in Virginia has left Democrats in a quandary: how to seize the moral high ground without getting sucked into a politically perilous culture war. Democrats have denounced Trump for blaming “both sides” for deadly protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, and, more recently, for defending Confederate monuments. But the party faces a complex task: While addressing race and history in ways that reflect the party’s values, Democrats also need to focus on issues like jobs and the economy that resonate with a wider range of voters, including white independents,...
  • Lawmaker who made Trump assassination remark may face ouster

    08/18/2017 5:53:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Palm Beach Post ^ | August 18, 2017 | The Associated Press
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.— A Missouri lawmaker who temporarily posted a Facebook comment expressing hope that President Donald Trump would be assassinated could face an effort to remove her from office. Gov. Eric Greitens and Lt. Gov. Mike Parson, both Republicans, said on Friday that state senators should oust Democratic Sen. Maria Chapelle-Nadal, who has continued to reject calls for her resignation. "If she will not resign, the Senate can vote to remove her. I believe they should," Greitens said in a written statement....
  • Democratic, GOP leaders call for Chappelle-Nadal to resign over Trump assassination comment

    08/18/2017 3:57:02 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 14 replies
    KCUR.org ^ | 8/18/2017 | JASON ROSENBAUM
    Updated 2:20 p.m. Aug. 18 with lieutenant governor calling for expulsion — Missouri Lt. Gov. Mike Parson said Friday the state Senate should expel Maria Chappelle-Nadal due to her Facebook comment in which she hoped President Donald Trump would be assassinated. Parson and other top Missouri Republicans and Democrats, from Washington, D.C., to Jefferson City, already have called for Chapelle-Nadal to step down. The University City Democrat has so far resisted numerous bipartisan calls for her resignation after the comment was posted and later deleted Thursday. Parson went a step further Friday, saying that if she doesn't resign by the...
  • Political Party To-do Lists (vanity)

    08/18/2017 10:25:22 AM PDT · by Calvin Cooledge · 6 replies
    Vanity | 8/18/2017 | calvincooledge
  • Virginia State Police: No Weapons Caches Found, Despite Gov. McAuliffe’s Claims

    08/18/2017 9:13:06 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 25 replies
    The Federalist Papers ^ | 8/17/2017 | Seth Connell
    After the horrendous clash between white supremacists and Antifa Communists in Charlottesville, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe (D) claimed that the police did not break up the fight because of the fact that the Neo-Nazis were so heavily armed that separating the groups would have been explosive. During an interview with Black Lives Matter activists DeRay McKesson, McAuliffe stated that the police had found weapons caches around the city, and that intervention would have created an even more violent situation, “They had battering rams and, you know, we had picked up different weapons they had stashed around the city,” McAuliffe told...
  • Maxine Waters Embarrasses Herself AGAIN: Ben Carson is a ‘White-Wing Nationalist’ (VIDEO)

    08/18/2017 8:11:14 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 27 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | August 18, 2017 | Joshua Caplan
    While addressing a community gathering in Los Angeles, the 79-year-old Democrat Congresswoman Maxine Waters embarrassed herself yet again. This time, Auntie Maxine smeared Housing Secretary Ben Carson as a “white-wing nationalist.” MAXINE WATERS: “Of course, there’s so much uncertainty, now with this president and with this administration.Mr. Mnuchin, who is the Treasury Secretary, who is responsible for over 36,000 foreclosures in this area, is now the Secretary of the Treasury. Standing next to him just yesterday, or day before yesterday, I’m getting these days mixed up.While the president was defending the white-wing nationalists and the KKK and all of those...
  • The Democrats Wanted Charlottesville (This is good)

    08/18/2017 3:05:34 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 52 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | William L. Gensert
    The riots were not about a statue and it was not about the alt-right. Antifa (an umbrella term for different nominally “anti-fascist” groups) has been itching for a real fight for a long time. It was only fun attacking Trump supporters for so long (as they did in Seattle over the weekend), and their exposure in the press has been diminishing. What’s the point of rioting if you can’t get your group on CNN? Sure, you can’t let your identity be known because of potential criminal charges but the mask takes care of that. Then, you can tell your friends...
  • Rohrabacher: Assange Info Will Have ‘Earth-Shattering Political Impact’

    08/18/2017 3:07:18 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    Roll Call ^ | August 17, 2017 | Eric Garcia
    Republican Rep. Dana Rohrabacher met with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who the congressman said denied that Russia was involved in sending him emails from the Democratic National Committee. WikiLeaks published emails from the Democratic National Committee, which led to the resignation of DNC Chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz. “He reaffirmed his aggressive denial that the Russians had anything to do with the hacking of the DNC during the election," Rohrabacher said of Assange, the Orange County Register reported. Rohrabacher’s statements come despite the fact that U.S. intelligence authorities have said with “high confidence” that Russia interfered with the 2016 presidential...
  • Democrats plan events to boost support after Charlottesville

    08/17/2017 11:49:03 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 17, 2017 3:06 PM EDT
    The Democratic National Committee plans more than 160 events across the United States this weekend, aiming to seize on the outrage following last weekend’s white supremacist rally in Virginia. DNC officials have declared a “Weekend of Action” with a theme of “Rise and Organize.” A DNC statement says the plans are a response to President Donald Trump blaming “both sides” for the deadly violence that erupted in Charlottesville, Virginia. …
  • Beauvoir to America: Send us your unwanted Confederate statues

    08/17/2017 11:20:28 PM PDT · by Kenika · 12 replies
    WLOX Television station/WEB site ^ | August 17th 2017 | WLOX Staff
    BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - Confederate statues and monuments across the country are coming down. Officials at Beauvoir said the statues would be welcomed at the last home of Jefferson Davis with open arms. “We ask the cooperation of any and all fair-minded people to help with Beauvoir’s acquisition of these statues,” said assistant director Andrea Little in a news release. Many Americans find monuments to the Confederacy offensive and feel they should not be displayed publicly. Officials at Beauvoir believe they have the proper place to display the statues with historical context. “Our vision is to include the monuments as...
  • Democratic congressman to introduce articles of impeachmen

    08/17/2017 8:11:32 PM PDT · by Innovative · 34 replies
    CBSNews ^ | Aug. 17, 2017 | Reuters
    Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tennessee, announced Thursday that he plans to introduce articles of impeachment against President Trump. Cohen cited potential obstruction of justice and violations of the Constitution's Foreign Emoluments Clause as the reasons for impeachment while also addressing his own strong moral opposition to the president's words and actions relating to the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend.
  • Articles of Impeachment Against Trump Coming Over Charlottesville

    08/17/2017 7:54:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 99 replies
    The Daily Express ^ | August 17, 2017 | Staff
    Articles Of Impeachment Brought For Third Time Against Republican Donald Trump Polls have now shown a majority of Americans thought the response to the Charlottesville domestic terror attack by Republican Donald Trump was incredibly weak. Despite that reality, Trump has now tripled down on his affinity for the traitorous past of the Confederacy with another early morning Tweet storm in support of the statues representing that ugly history. Now, it appears one Democrat has had enough of the dog whistles and will introduce articles of impeachment against Trump over his continued olive branches to white supremacists. Democrat Steve Cohen of...
  • Kentucky shows why Democrats need a new message to attract moderate voters

    08/17/2017 6:29:07 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 17 replies
    Pally.com ^ | August 17,2017 | Salena Zito
    In truth, she didn’t — her party did. The Democratic Party has suffered broadly in the middle of the country in the last few years, largely on the backs of its pull left under the presidency of Barack Obama. Though progressivism fit well for Democrats in urban areas, it fell flat and was widely rejected in places like Madison County. It is not that voters liked or loved Republicans or found them more virtuous; it is that they found Democrats less aligned with their values, more likely to look down their noses at them, and not at all interested in...
  • 9 White Celebs, World Leaders Whose Families Owned Slaves

    08/17/2017 3:21:11 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 36 replies
    9 White Celebs, World Leaders Whose Families Owned Slaves Anderson Cooper A rule of thumb is: where there is old money, you will find some connection to slavery. So of course it wasn’t hard to determine that Anderson Cooper was connected, in a familial way, to slavery. His bloodline is tied to the Vanderbilts, one of the richest families in American history. Cooper’s great-great-grandfather, Cornelius Vanderbilt – who was also Cooper’s cousin through inbreeding – was a tycoon who built his wealth from shipping and railroads. He also owned plantations: one in particular was in Georgetown, S.C., where Michelle Robinson...
  • Selective Outrage: Sen. Robert Byrd, Democrat KKK Leader and More

    08/17/2017 3:32:43 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 12 replies
    GOPUSA ^ | 8/17/2017
    Hate is hate, dead is dead. We should stop politicizing bigotry and violence by demonizing some demographics and giving others a veritable pass. The demonstration by white nationalist haters in Virginia last weekend resulted from the removal a statue of confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. Confederate flag and statue controversies are raging throughout the South. Some view Confederate symbols as disgusting tributes to slave states defeated in the Civil War. Others warn against censoring symbols of a history we should never forget. On the margins are people who wish the South had won. The movement to eradicate confederate symbols began...
  • List of things Democrats, liberals and their leaders MUST Condemn and Apologize for

    08/17/2017 12:28:09 PM PDT · by Cubs Fan · 8 replies
    I think its time we played the "you must condemn and apologize for ___" on liberals, democrats and their leaders. They must Condemn and apologize for James T. Hodgkinson's shooting of Steve Scalise and the others he shot. They must condemn and apologize for the 15 murders of police associated with black lives matter, as well as the hundreds of people beaten and the hundreds of millions of dollars in property damage and looting. They must condemn and apologize for the rioting and beatings at Berkeley surrounding the Milo event. They must condemn and apologize for all the violence toward...
  • Democrat Introduces Articles of Impeachment Against Trump for Charlottesville Response

    08/17/2017 2:17:40 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 40 replies
    CNS News ^ | August 17, 2017 | By Melanie Arter
    Seizing on the outrage at President Donald Trump's response to the violence in Charlottesville, Va., Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) announced Thursday that he is introducing articles of impeachment against the president, saying Trump "has failed the presidential test of moral leadership." Cohen had already expressed that he had no confidence in the president, when he introduced the Resolution of No Confidence last month. “I have expressed great concerns about President Trump’s ability to lead our country in the Resolution of No Confidence (H.Res. 456) that I introduced in July with 29 of my colleagues; however, after the President’s comments on...