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  • Juvenile hurt in shooting during ‘melee’ at Marion County Fair; numerous juveniles arrested (Indy)

    07/19/2020 11:14:07 AM PDT · by digger48 · 35 replies
    WISH TV ^ | July 19, 2020 | Staff Reports
    INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A minor was shot and numerous others were arrested Saturday night amid what authorities called a “melee” at the Marion County Fair. Around 8:40 p.m., deputies with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office were escorting some juveniles out of the fair gates when 100-150 other kids forced their way through the gates and into the fair, leading to multiple fights, Maj. Michael Hubbs with MCSO and IMPD Officer Genae Cook said during a joint briefing near the fairgrounds. Hubbs said the juveniles being escorted out of the fairgrounds were being arrested for disorderly conduct, and that was when...
  • The Next Coronavirus Bill Is Democrats’ Last Chance to Ensure a Fair Election

    04/07/2020 4:24:22 PM PDT · by Libloather · 38 replies
    NY Mag ^ | 4/07/20 | Jonathan Chait
    As House Democrats set to work on the next round of economic relief legislation, they face a more urgent choice than they seem to realize. If they send that bill to President Trump without measures guaranteeing voting rights during the pandemic, they are signing a death warrant for the 2020 election. A vision of the future sits before us in Wisconsin. The coronavirus has devastated in-person voting. Due to a shortage of poll volunteers willing to risk their lives, 175 of Milwaukee’s 180 voting locations will be closed. Voting clerks have run short of envelopes needed to process the surge...
  • 1 dead, 14 cases of Legionnaires’ disease in NC linked to Mountain State Fair

    09/24/2019 5:18:54 PM PDT · by buckalfa · 1 replies
    WSPA News7 ^ | September 24, 2019 | WSPA Staff
    Primary Menu NEWS VIDEO WEATHER SPORTS LIVIN’ UPSTATE YOUR CAROLINA COMMUNITY REPORT IT! ABOUT US CW62 Search 1 dead, 14 cases of Legionnaires’ disease in NC linked to Mountain State Fair NEWS by: WSPA Staff Posted: Sep 24, 2019 / 03:19 PM EDT / Updated: Sep 24, 2019 / 07:16 PM EDT health doctor stethoscope charter medical doctor generic_407357 BUNCOMBE COUNTY, NC (WSPA) – One person has died and officials say 14 total cases of Legionnaires’ disease have been reported by people who attended the North Carolina Mountain State Fair in Fletcher, N.C. earlier this month. Buncombe County and Henderson...
  • House Democrats call for stripping tax-exempt status from 60 ‘hate groups’

    09/20/2019 4:27:11 AM PDT · by gattaca · 45 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | September 19, 2019 | Nihal Krishan
    House Democrats on the Ways and Means Committee said on Thursday that over 60 alleged hate groups, mostly socially conservative organizations, anti-immigration entities, and religious groups should be stripped of their tax-exempt status. (5/5): These remarks are vile and only work to perpetuate hate crimes and stir division. There is no reason the U.S. government should continue to subsidize groups like these – Ways & Means Dems are shining a light on this issue today. — Ways & Means Committee (@WaysMeansCmte) September 19, 2019 Some of the bigger organizations on the list include the fundamentalist Protestant group American Family Association,...
  • Watermelons to replace piglets in California fair event

    07/21/2019 5:29:24 PM PDT · by dayglored · 51 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 21, 2019 | Not Specified
    <p>SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — Watermelons are set to replace piglets in an annual event celebrating agriculture at a California fair.</p> <p>The Press Democrat reported Saturday that the Sonoma County Fair has eliminated the pig scramble from Farmers Day due to rising public concern and protests over animal welfare.</p>
  • Jared Kushner Details 2020 Immigration Reform Plan with E-Verify, Merit, Asylum Fixes

    07/16/2019 10:25:36 PM PDT · by bitt · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/16/2019 | Neil Munro
    White House officials announced a draft immigration reform plan which could become the centerpiece of a post-election 2021 push in Congress. President Donald Trump publicly endorsed the plan during a cabinet meeting attended by reporters. The plan is “compassionate [and] … the best of everything,” Trump said. “Our country really has a tremendous immigration gap.” NPR reported: “While this plan doesn’t make every needed change or fulfill every campaign promise, it offers the country a viable path forward in the face of Democrat immigration extremism,” said RJ Hauman, the government relations director at FAIR, which advocates for stronger immigration enforcement....
  • Gov. Pritzker’s wrong to give Confederate Railroad the boot

    07/10/2019 4:54:24 PM PDT · by PBRCat · 64 replies
    The Chicago Sun-Times ^ | July 10, 2019 | Editorial Board
    Yes, the Confederate flag offends us... Maybe the flag is about Southern pride, good ol’ rebel spirit. But it is about the South’s historic defense of slavery, segregation, the Ku Klux Klan, fascism, white supremacy, white nationalism and bigotry. Gov. Pritzker said, “The Confederate flag is a symbol of not just slavery, but of treason against the United States.” Why are we writing to criticize Pritzker for banning Confederate Railroad, a country band that uses the Confederate flag, from performing at a state fair? Because government should pick its battles wisely and rarely when curbing free expression, even free expression...
  • Illegal immigrants sent to jail at a rate 4 times higher than U.S. citizens: study

    02/05/2019 8:02:41 AM PST · by jazusamo · 35 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 5, 2019 | Stephen Dinan
    Nearly 3 percent of illegal immigrants in Arizona end up in state prison or jail during the course of a year — four times the rate of U.S. citizens and legal residents, according to a study that uses federal reimbursements for prisons and jails to try to calculate one of the most important yet elusive statistics in the immigration debate. In New Jersey, illegal immigrants are incarcerated five times more often, and rates on the West Coast are triple that of legal residents and citizens, according to the study by the Federation for American Immigration Reform. FAIR based its calculations...
  • Refugee costs: $8.8 billion, $80,000 per immigrant, free welfare, Medicaid

    11/28/2018 7:24:27 AM PST · by gattaca · 15 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Feb. 5, 2018 | Paul Bedard
    America’s big heart in welcoming tens of thousands of refugees and asylum seekers from war torn and disaster-ravaged nations comes with a huge cost that is choking taxpayers — and barely making a dent in the worldwide refugee crisis, according to a new report. The Federation for American Immigration Reform Monday put the five-year price tag at $8.8 billion in federal and state costs, or nearly $80,000 per refugee. There are some 18 federal and state programs refugees can tap for financial help, including food stamps, child care, public housing and school loans. On a yearly average, it is $1.8...
  • Prof Who Called for GOP Senators' ‘Deaths’ Admits to ‘Doxxing’ Her Haters’ Addresses, Phone Numbers

    10/09/2018 4:37:07 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 37 replies
    PJmedia.com ^ | 10-8-2018 | TONI AIRAKSINEN
    The Georgetown University professor who called for the "miserable deaths" of GOP senators admitted Thursday to PJ Media that she runs a "doxxing" blog where she posts the names, phone numbers, and addresses of people who send her rude emails.The blog -- "Sh_tMenSay" on Tumblr -- was launched by Professor Christine Fair in January 2017. First, she began by posting screenshots of the "hate mail" she was sent by Facebook and email, typically only including names and people's email addresses. Tumblr screenshot of Christine Fair's doxxing page. But as early as May 2017, Fair changed course. Instead of simply screenshotting...
  • Twitter Suspends University Professor Who Said Kavanaugh Supporters 'Deserve Miserable Deaths'

    10/02/2018 10:28:16 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 53 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 10/02/2018 | Jason Murdock
    Georgetown University professor was suspended from Twitter on Tuesday after writing that Republican senators who are supporting Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh “deserve miserable deaths while feminists laugh as they take their last gasps.” Carol Christine Fair, a professor in a security studies program, made a series of controversial comments in the wake of sexual assault allegations made against Kavanaugh by three women, including Christine Blasey Ford. The accusations are now being investigated by the FBI. While sharing a video of senator Lindsey Graham on September 29, Fair tweeted: “Look at [this] chorus of entitled white men justifying a serial...
  • Georgetown professor wants the castration of white male corpses ~ Echos of French Revolution

    10/01/2018 9:14:33 PM PDT · by GraceG · 40 replies
    twitter ^ | GraceG
    Christine Fair - Georgetown Professor: Tweet: Look at thus chorus of entitled white men justifying a serial rapist's arrogated entitlement. All of them deserve miserable deaths while feminists laugh as they take their last gasps. Bonus: we castrate their corpses and feed them to swine? Yes. The French Revolution Connection: The sans-culottes were associated by their enemies with the street-mob excesses of the Revolution: the heads on pikes, the stringings-up on lamp-posts, the September massacres, the castration by frenzied women rioters of the corpses of the Swiss guards, the tricoteuses (women knitting around the guillotine as the heads rolled).
  • Georgetown Professor: ‘Castrate’ White Men’s Corpses And ‘Feed Them To Swine’

    10/01/2018 7:36:03 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 71 replies
    Georgetown Professor: ‘Castrate’ White Men’s Corpses And ‘Feed Them To Swine’ 3:19 PM 10/01/2018 Amber Athey | Media and Breaking News Editor Georgetown Professor C. Christine Fair tweeted over the weekend that “entitled white men” should have their corpses castrated and then fed to pigs. Fair, an associate professor in Georgetown’s Security Studies program, tweeted, “Look at thus [sic] chorus of entitled white men justifying a serial rapist’s arrogated entitlement.” Fair linked to a video of Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham defending Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh from allegations of sexual assault from when the judge was in high school. “All...
  • Anti-Trump Georgetown professor goes on profane tirade against Kavanaugh, GOP

    09/20/2018 2:00:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 20, 2018 | Caleb Parke
    An anti-Trump professor at Georgetown University went on a profanity-laced Twitter rant against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, who has been accused of committing a sexual assault as a teen. Dr. Carol Christine Fair is an associate professor in the Security Studies Program at Georgetown, according to the school’s website. Fair referred to “Kreepy Kavanaugh” as a “perjurer” and a “rapist” on her verified Twitter account, adding that “nothing has changed since Anita Hill.” Fair also said the “GOP doesn’t care about women. We knew this. F--- them.” In another tweet about Kavanaugh, Fair referred to the GOP as “pro-rape,...
  • Tuesday Marks Last Day to Vote on Top Three New Foods at Iowa State Fair

    08/14/2018 9:06:30 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    WHO-TV ^ | August 14, 2018 | Christina Salonikas
    DES MOINES, Iowa – There are three finalists for the 2018 Best New Food at the Iowa State Fair. The Brown Sugar Pork Belly on a Stick is made at the Iowa Pork Tent. It is a quarter pound strip of pork belly that is coated in brown sugar. It costs $7. The All Iowa Belly Up Burger is located at the Rib Shack. It is a half-pound of ground pork belly that is seasoned in its signature sauce. There are two pieces of sugar coated bacon, pulled pork and coleslaw. It costs $10. The third finalist comes from the...
  • Stop The Year End Amnesty Rush

    On Dec. 22, there is a strong possibility that the federal government will shut down. Why? Because of overt threats from Democrats and pro-amnesty Republicans who want to hold the government hostage to enact an unconditional amnesty for millions of illegal aliens (not just DACA recipients). In other words, if the government shuts down, it will be because one side was willing to sacrifice the interests of the American people in order to reward millions of lawbreakers.
  • JFK the junkie: The Crown's unflattering portrayal of the 35th president as a jealous, [tr]

    12/08/2017 9:40:04 AM PST · by C19fan · 55 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 8, 2017 | Hannah Parry
    He is perhaps the most portrayed president in American history. But fans of The Crown can expect to see a different side of John F. Kennedy when he appears in the show's second season. On the surface, Micheal C. Hall's Kennedy may seem ever the charming and inspiring leader, underneath the facade is a jealous, controlling husband and a high functioning drug addict. The Netflix drama, which focuses on the lives of the British royals, pulls no punches as it portrays JFK as a scheming conniver who is prone to sudden outbursts when he away from the public's gaze.
  • Ohio State Fair ride victim recently enlisted in Marines

    07/27/2017 1:06:21 PM PDT · by grayboots · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/27/2017 | Travis Fedschun
    The 18-year-old man killed Wednesday when a thrill ride broke apart at the Ohio State Fair had joined the Marines less than a week before the tragedy. The Ohio State Highway Patrol identified the lone person who was killed Thursday as Tyler Jarrell of Columbus. Seven others, who ranged in age from 14 to 42 years old, were injured when the Fire Ball ride malfunctioned and sent riders flying into the air. The Marine Corps said in a statement that Jarrell, 18, enlisted on July 21 and wanted to be in the infantry or serve as a combat engineer. He...
  • Rights advocates praise college's transgender inclusive policy

    10/18/2016 6:15:05 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 1 replies
    Tribstar.com ^ | Oct 14, 2016 | AP and Tribune-Star staff reports
    <p>The Freedom Indiana advocacy group says Ivy Tech Community College’s new transgender-inclusive policy will help protect transgender and gender-nonconforming students and faculty from discrimination, but work remains to be done.</p> <p>The group said the policy’s guidelines grant transgender and gender-nonconforming students the right to express their gender identity openly or to keep it private; and it allows students to use facilities that match their gender identity.</p>
  • Trump’s turn right started a long time ago

    05/09/2016 2:36:13 PM PDT · by AuntB · 39 replies
    NY POST ^ | May 8, 2016 | Ron Kessler
    The conventional wisdom is that Donald Trump only became a conservative the day he announced his candidacy for the presidency. But like all conventional wisdom about Trump, it’s wrong. In “Time to Get Tough: Making America #1 Again,” which came out in December 2011, Trump presented a detailed economic critique that any fiscal conservative would applaud. The reason “this country is an economic disaster right now,” he wrote, “is because Barack Obama doesn’t understand how wealth is created — and how the federal government can destroy it.” The private Donald Trump, on the other hand, is “the dearest, most thoughtful,...