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  • ‘Inept’ Puerto Rican government ‘riddled with corruption’

    09/30/2017 3:09:57 PM PDT · by pawpawrick · 56 replies
    NY Post ^ | 9/30/2017 | pawpawrick
    The governor Ricardo Rossello has little experience. He’s 36 and never really held a job and never dealt with a budget. His entire administration is totally inexperienced and they have no clue how to handle a crisis of this magnitude.
  • Media, Political Elites Continue Their Hypocritical Attack on President Trump Over Arpaio Pardon

    09/02/2017 6:50:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 2, 2017 | Joe Connor
    The Washington establishment media and political elites continue their hypocritical attack on President Trump’s pardoning of Maricopa, Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio. The criticism began last week with their disingenuous outrage that the president would free Arpaio (charged with a misdemeanor), a Korean War veteran, 23 year tenured sheriff; a man who dedicated his life to the protection of America and his fellow citizens. Little or no mention was made by the elites that in August 1999 the Clintons offered executive clemency (commuting sentences) to sixteen members of the infamous Marxist Puerto Rican terrorist groups Los Macheteros and Armed Forces for National Liberation...
  • NYC Mayor: Maybe honoring a terrorist in the parade wasn’t such a great idea

    06/02/2017 4:40:04 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | June 2, 2017 | JAZZ SHAW
    The evolution of the Puerto Rican Day Parade in New York City this month, as well as Mayor Bill de Blasio’s position on it, has come full circle. The original decision to honor convicted FALN terrorist Oscar Lopez Rivera as a hero of the people or whatever honorific they had in mind immediately sent sponsors scurrying and resulted in many prominent figures refusing to march with him. Not the Mayor, however, who claimed to understand the nuances of the situation, even though he “disagreed” with some of the things the bomb maker had done. But as the list of those...
  • Oscar López Rivera won’t be honored at Puerto Rican Day parade after all

    06/02/2017 2:53:19 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 6 replies
    Former terror leader Oscar López Rivera will not be honored at this year’s Puerto Rican Day parade, after the ex-FALN chieftain decided to turn down the award in the face of a widespread parade boycott. Organizers of the June 11 march said the freed terror boss will forgo the “National Freedom Hero” honor and instead just march as a “humble” grandfather. “He declined the honorary title at the parade. We respect that decision,” parade spokesman Andres Chavez said.
  • NYC Council Speaker: 'Right-Wing Forces' Trying to Undermine Parade Honoring Terrorist

    05/28/2017 12:16:57 PM PDT · by cll · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/28/2017
    New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito (D-East Harlem) said "ultra right-wing forces" in Puerto Rico are trying to undermine this year's Puerto Rican Day Parade. The city's parade made national headlines with its decision to designate Oscar Lopez Rivera, a convicted terrorist, as its "National Freedom Hero." Lopez Rivera led the FALN, a left-wing liberation movement in Puerto Rico, which bombed several sites across the United States - including NYPD barracks. "A lot of the campaign putting pressure on the sponsors to withdraw... is being manipulated and organized and orchestrated from an ultra-right wing element on the island [of...
  • Chicago Honors an Unrepentant Terrorist

    03/03/2017 8:29:29 AM PST · by Interesting Times · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 3, 2017 | Ron Kolb
    Recently, the Chicago City Council named a street in honor of Oscar Lopez-Rivera, the founder of the notorious terrorist group FALN. In President Obama's waning days in office, he commuted his sentence. He had been scheduled to serve until June of 2023, and after Obama's order, he still would remain incarcerated at the Federal Prison in Terre Haute, Indiana until May 17 of this year. But early in February, a fervent Lopez-Rivera supporter, the far-left Chicago Congressman Luis Gutierrez, succeeded in having him transferred to Puerto Rico, where he will be with his daughter while under house arrest until his...
  • Unreal: Chicago Names City Street After Terrorist

    02/26/2017 4:09:47 PM PST · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 26, 2017 | Leah Barkoukis
    In truly progressive fashion, Chicago renamed one of its streets after a terrorist. Earlier this month Alderman Robert Maldonado submitted a proposal to name three blocks of a city street after Oscar Lopez Rivera, the founder of the Puerto Rican terror group FALN, which was responsible for 120 bombings and armed robberies in the U.S. during the ‘70s and ‘80s that killed nine and injured hundreds of others. On Wednesday, aldermen approved the measure honoring Lopez Rivera, the terrorist whose 70-year sentence was recently commuted by Barack Obama. Aldermen also voted to approve an honorary street re-naming for Puerto...
  • (Terrorist) Oscar Lopez Gets Street

    02/23/2017 12:21:43 PM PST · by PBRCat · 10 replies
    The Chicago Sun Times ^ | February 23, 2017 | Fran Spielman
    Before his 70-year sentence was commuted in the waning days of the Barack Obama administration, Lopez spent 35 years of his life in federal prisons for his role as a leader in the militant Puerto Rican nationalist group FALN. The group claimed responsibility for dozens of bombings across the U.S during the 1970s, including here in Chicago, although Lopez’s supporters argue he was never convicted of personally hurting anyone. The designation for the three-block stretch of North Luis Munoz Marin Drive was championed by Ald. Roberto Maldonado (26th), who worked the floor prior to the vote. Even with that lobbying,...
  • Opinion: FALN killed my father — don’t name street for its leader

    02/22/2017 1:12:13 PM PST · by PBRCat · 10 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | February 21, 2017 | Joe Connor
    Chicago plans to honor unrepentant terrorist leader Oscar Lopez Rivera by naming three blocks of a city street for him, Oscar Lopez Rivera Way. The final vote by Chicago’s 50 aldermen on this horrific proposal by Ald. Roberto Maldonado (26th) is scheduled for Wednesday of this week. In this age of constant terror threat, the words “disgrace” and “outrage” do not come close to describing the insanity, the insult and the pain that honoring the leader of Puerto Rican Terrorist group, Armed Forces for National Liberation National Liberation, brings to our family, the families of all FALN victims and all...
  • Son of FALN Bombing Victim Fuming Over Honorary Street Sign

    02/17/2017 11:30:48 AM PST · by PBRCat · 12 replies
    The Chicago Sun Times ^ | February 17, 2017 | Fran Spielman
    A man whose father was killed at a New York City restaurant bombing for which the militant Puerto Rican nationalist group FALN claimed responsibility lashed out at Chicago aldermen Thursday for approving an honorary street designation for FALN leader Oscar Lopez Rivera. At the behest of local Ald. Roberto Maldonado (26th), the City Council’s Transportation Committee voted without a word of debate to designate a three-block stretch of North Luis Munoz Marin Drive as Oscar Lopez Rivera Way. Joseph Connor was just 9 years old when his 33-year-old banker father Frank was killed in the 1975 explosion at Fraunces Tavern...
  • How Pope Francis Helped An Unrepentant Terrorist Get A Presidential Pardon

    02/13/2017 4:05:12 PM PST · by ebb tide · 12 replies
    The Federalist ^ | February 13, 2017 | Maueen Mallarkey
    On January 13, Robert González Nieves, archbishop of San Juan, revealed Pope Francis’ role in Barack Obama’s pardon of terrorist mastermind Oscar Lopez-Rivera. Speaking from the Cathedral of San Juan, Nieves announced that although the Holy Father made no public statement of his involvement, he had indeed worked behind the curtain on behalf of the unrepentant, bloody-handed Lopez-Rivera. The archbishop was pleased to say: “I know that there have been efforts made through diplomatic channels. The pope is very aware. We are grateful to the Holy Father for his support.” Papal complicity in this politically charged act received little notice...
  • Obama Frees Communist Terrorist, Sparking Outrage

    01/19/2017 6:23:53 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 28 replies
    The New American ^ | 19 January 2017 | Alex Newman
    In a fresh insult to victims of terrorism everywhere, outgoing President Barack Obama decided to commute the 70-year sentence of communist terror leader Oscar Lopez Rivera, whose terrorist group unleashed a wave of savage violence that included more than 120 bombings across the United States. The brutal Fidel Castro-backed Marxist-Leninist terror group, known as th e "Armed Forces of National Liberation" (FALN), murdered six and injured dozens of Americans amid its campaign to enslave Puerto Rico under communist rule. Critics and victims of terror expressed outrage, with some suggesting the move was a green light by Obama for future communist...
  • Bill Ayers ‘Dancing in the Aisles’ Over Obama’s Pardon of FALN Member Oscar López Rivera

    01/18/2017 3:12:47 PM PST · by detective · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18 Jan 2017 | Aaron Klein
    Former Weather Underground terrorist group leader Bill Ayers on Tuesday said he was on an airplane “dancing in the aisles” over news that President Obama commuted the sentence of FALN activist Oscar López Rivera, whose group was linked to over 100 bombs placed in U.S. cities in the 1970s and 1980s.
  • Obama commutes sentence of FALN member Oscar López Rivera (Puerto Rican)

    01/17/2017 8:21:36 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 17, 2017 | John Sexton
    The commutation of Chelsea Manning’s sentence is getting all the attention today but President Obama also commuted the sentence of Oscar López Rivera, a former Chicago community organizer turned FALN terrorist who was convicted of “seditious conspiracy” in 1981. López Rivera is considered a political prisoner by many on the left but a domestic terrorist by many on the right. Mother Jones described his background in a 2014 plea for his release: In 1981, López was charged with armed robbery, possession of an unregistered firearm, and interstate transportation of a stolen vehicle, allegedly as part of a larger plot to...
  • EVIL Clinton Pardons & Hillary Connected [aw!m vanity]

    08/14/2016 4:39:01 AM PDT · by Arthur Wildfire! March · 15 replies
    If you think that the Clinton pardons don't apply to Hillary think again! She was neck-deep in the most shocking pardons her husband signed. How perverse were these pardons? I'll put it this way -- senators had almost unanymously condemned President Bill Clinton [in a vote of 95 to 2] for those sleazy pardons. Many of those senators now support Hillary and/or bash Trump EVEN THOUGH Hillary's own brother sold a pardon to a crack dealer for $400,000. The amount of crack involved was 800 pounds. But there were other evil pardons, such as Clinton granting clemency to FALN bomb...
  • Hillary Not Qualified to Win War on Terror

    12/22/2015 5:10:22 PM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 22, 2015 | Joe Connor
    In the wake of the horrific attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, how dare Hillary Clinton lecture us on how to win the war against terrorists. As we endure the politically driven rhetoric about terrorism from Mrs. Clinton, a candidate who refuses to even identify the enemy as "Islamic Extremist Terrorists," I burn for our electorate to understand Mrs. Clinton's history of pandering to terrorists and politicizing terrorism for her perceived gain. Long before Mrs. Clinton's politically driven terror denials about Benghazi, and her recent praise for the release of terrorist Omar Khadr from Guantanamo Bay, in the summer of...
  • Obama’s choice as ambassador to Mexico withdraws her name

    01/31/2015 9:01:45 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 31, 2015 9:59 PM EST
    President Barack Obama’s choice to be U.S. ambassador to Mexico has withdrawn from consideration. The White House says Maria Echaveste cites a prolonged confirmation process as well as her family’s best interests. …
  • Obama commutes 55-year sentence of controversial mastermind of '70s Puerto Rican terror group

    01/17/2017 6:05:36 PM PST · by SMGFan · 35 replies
    NYDaily News ^ | January 17, 2017
    The last imprisoned member of the Puerto Rican independence group that terrorized New York in the 1970s will be a free man in May — 20 years ahead of schedule. President Obama granted a commutation Tuesday to FALN mastermind Oscar López Rivera, who’s served 35 years of his 55-year sentence
  • Crooked Hillary launched her political career by letting terrorists off the hook.

    10/28/2016 12:40:30 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 21 replies
    twiiter.com ^ | 10/28/16 | Joeseph Conner
    Crooked Hillary launched her political career by letting terrorists off the hook. (video)
  • BLA, BLA, BLA, BLA or BLM, What Difference at this Point Does it Make?

    07/22/2016 11:25:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 22, 2016 | Joe Connor
    Tuesday night at the Republican Convention, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie indicted Hillary Clinton and the Obama Administration for, among other things, their capitulation to Cuba without securing the return of Black Liberation Army (BLA) leader Joanne Chesimard. Undoubtedly many viewers asked themselves, "Who is Chesimard? How does our government allow this fugitive refugee to remain in Cuba? How many other fugitives from American justice do the Castros protect?"Joanne Chesimard is a murderer. Joanne Chesimard now calls herself Assata Shakur. Assata Shakur is a cop killer. BLA leader Assata Shakur / Joanne Chesimard, the cop killer, is the inspiration behind...