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  • Organizer of Charlottesville's Unite the Right rally described as onetime wannabe liberal activist

    08/19/2017 10:09:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Richmond Times Dispatch ^ | August 17, 2017 | Chris Suarez
    CHARLOTTESVILLE — After using his blog and Wes Bellamy’s Twitter history to make a name for himself last fall, those platforms are now being used against Jason Kessler, the “pro-white” activist who organized the Unite the Right rally that turned deadly on Saturday. Articles and conspiracy theories about Kessler’s past as a supporter of President Barack Obama and wannabe liberal activist who participated in the Occupy movement abound now as President Donald Trump continues facing backlash for his response to the rally that resulted in one woman, as well as two state police officers in a separate incident, dying. On...
  • Steyn Blasts Chelsea Clinton: 'If the Confederacy is 'Lucifer', Its Church is (Trunc)

    08/19/2017 8:14:46 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 22 replies
    Fox News Tucker Carlson ^ | 18 Aug, 2017 | Tucker Carlson Tonight
    Full title:Steyn Blasts Chelsea Clinton: 'If the Confederacy is 'Lucifer', Its Church is the Dem Party' Mark Steyn criticized former First Daughter Chelsea Clinton for what he saw as hypocrisy in her objection to Confederate monuments. Clinton appeared to compare keeping statues erected of Confederates and slaveowners like Robert E. Lee and Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson to a Christian church featuring a Lucifer statue. She said that Lucifer "rebelled against God," but unlike in the formerly-rebellious South, "I've never been in a church with a Lucifer statue." "I don't think she's very sound on the theology or the history," Steyn said....
  • IT staffers may have compromised sensitive data to foreign intelligence

    08/19/2017 8:02:32 PM PDT · by bitt · 49 replies
    New York Post ^ | august 19, 2017 | Paul Sperry
    Federal authorities are investigating whether sensitive data was stolen from congressional offices by several Pakistani-American tech staffers and sold to Pakistani or Russian intelligence, knowledgeable sources say. What started out 16 months ago as a scandal involving the alleged theft of computer equipment from Congress has turned into a national-security investigation involving FBI surveillance of the suspects.
  • Pro-Trump rally to be moved from Upland (California)

    08/19/2017 8:06:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Inland Valley Daily Bulletin ^ | August 19, 2017 | Liset Márquez
    UPLAND >> A group that had announced plans to hold a rally in Upland next month in support of President Donald Trump’s national security policies is now looking for a new location to assemble. An ACT for America rally was being planned for Sept. 9 in Upland at the Madonna of the Trail, according to a Facebook post. The location of the rally, which now says “Inland Empire ((somewhere))” was changed Friday after a top Upland official made it clear a permit for the rally would be denied. It is part of “America First” rallies being held nationwide that day....
  • Is It Time to Ban the Democratic Party?

    08/19/2017 6:54:56 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 33 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 08/17/17 | Jeffrery Lord
    All of a sudden America is confronted with American leftists abruptly striking out at their own history — pulling down statues of those who were the military leaders of a philosophical belief that is historically recorded and enshrined as the building block of the Democratic Party. In a 2016 commencement address to City College in New York graduates, then-First Lady Michelle Obama said that “every single day” as First Lady “I wake up in a house that was built by slaves.” True enough.   Back there in the stone age of 2008 I authored a piece in The American Spectator which was...
  • Antifa Members are Now Protesting George Soros Demanding Their Payments

    08/19/2017 6:05:36 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 51 replies
    YouTube ^ | 8/18/2017
    More proof that Antifa is a paid terrorist group, more then they are a protest group. A Video tweet posted by Beverley Hills Antifa‏ has been quoted and shows Antifa members demanding payments for their services.
  • Rumors of Trump's demise are, once again, greatly exaggerated

    08/19/2017 5:19:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    CNBC ^ | August 18, 2017 | Jake Novak
    • The "experts" are once again prematurely declaring President Trump's political demise. • By now, they should respect his resilience more and the polls a lot less. • Trump is safe as long as his political opponents remain even weaker. Welcome to the Donald Trump status reality check for dummies, part 276. It seems like the established political and punditry world needs many frequent reminders about President Trump's resilience every time he goes through a wounding incident like he is now with the beating he's taking over his response to the violent protests in Charlottesville last weekend. So here are...
  • Before Charlottesville, Democrats voted for racist policies for more than 100 years

    08/19/2017 4:12:18 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 43 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 08/18/2017 | Jennifer Kerns
    In the aftermath of Charlottesville, an awful lot of awful things have been said about Republicans and race relations. However, the Left's accusations of racism couldn't be further from the truth that has played out in the halls of Congress over the last 150 years. It is shocking that as talk of statues and historical racism is being bandied about, no one has mentioned the Democrats' utterly shameful treatment of African Americans throughout history. Over the last 100 years, Republicans have stood up for African Americans while Democrats not only stood on the sidelines, but in fact served as obstructionists...
  • GOP Doubts and Anxieties About Trump Burst Into the Open

    08/19/2017 2:44:58 PM PDT · by Innovative · 38 replies
    Time Mag. ^ | Aug. 19, 2017 | Julie Pace, Bill Barrow / AP
    President Donald Trump's racially fraught comments about a deadly neo-Nazi rally have thrust into the open some Republicans' deeply held doubts about his competency and temperament, in an extraordinary public airing of worries and grievances about a sitting president by his own party. Behind the high-profile denunciations voiced this week by GOP senators once considered Trump allies, scores of other, influential Republicans began to express grave concerns about the state of the Trump presidency. In two dozen interviews with Associated Press reporters across nine states, Republican politicians, party officials, advisers and donors expressed worries about whether Trump has the self-discipline...
  • Missouri State Senator Shares Holocaust-Themed Tweet in Reference to Jewish Gov. Greitens

    08/19/2017 2:34:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | August 18, 2017 | Jack Heretik
    Democratic Missouri State Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal retweeted a Holocuast-themed tweet on Thursday in reference to Missouri's Jewish Republican Gov. Eric Greitens. Chappelle-Nadal, the state lawmaker who recently wrote she hoped President Donald Trump would be assassinated, shared a tweet that said, "Greitens should know where the Trump Train goes. At the end of the line is this place!" The tweet included a picture showing the gates of a Nazi concentration camp. (TWEET-AT-LINK) The tweet is no longer on Chappelle-Nadal's Twitter page. The picture of the gate of the camp includes the sign with the words, "Arbeit Macht Frei," translated to...
  • The New Civil War

    08/19/2017 9:55:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 48 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | August 19, 2017 | Tom Trinko
    The first “shots” in our new civil war were fired after Charlottesville when many Democratic leaders claimed that they had the right to use physical force against anyone they didn’t like. While cowardly leftist leaders are trying to portray themselves as fighting Hitler they are really fighting anyone they don’t agree with. Remember that some Democrats said that Rep. Steve Scalise had it coming since he opposed gun control and that Democrats have been silent when left-wing violence was used to prevent Republicans marching in a parade in Portland. Facing a continued loss of power because their radical agenda is...
  • Elizabeth Warren Urges Democrats to Champion Gun Control, Shut Down Debate

    08/18/2017 7:36:09 PM PDT · by upchuck · 44 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | Aug 18, 2017
    Just as many in the Democratic Party are seeking to moderate their message in order to once again compete as a national political party, some high-profile Democrats are urging the party to lurch further left with an even firmer embrace of gun control. On June 13, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) addressed those gathered at the “progressive” Netroots Nation conference in Atlanta, Ga. In her usual frenzied style, Warren used the forum to attack those Democrats who would moderate the party’s message, including those who would temper the party’s stance on guns.Going further than most anti-gun activists and politicians, her command...
  • Afghan Taliban Begin Destruction of Ancient Buddha Statues (Sound Familiar?)

    08/19/2017 4:07:11 AM PDT · by broken_arrow1 · 18 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 · 22 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 · 22 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 · 23 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...