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  • U.S. Citizens Want to Know if Erdogan Ordered Them Attacked at D.C. Protest

    05/19/2017 1:54:56 PM PDT · by deplorableindc · 18 replies
    American activists opposed to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan want to know if he personally ordered the violent disruption of a protest Tuesday in the U.S. capital, and say President Donald Trump needs to stand up for them. Video released Thursday shows that Erdogan watched his supporters, including members of his security detail, charge toward protesters in the grassy Sheridan Circle, punching and kicking them before police restored order. Just before chaos erupted, an aide bent over Erdogan, who was seated in the back seat of a car in the driveway of the Turkish ambassador's home. The aide communicated with...
  • California Attorney General Targets Political Nonprofits

    05/04/2017 8:05:11 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    U.S. News & World Report ^ | May 3, 2017 | by Don Thompson
    California's new attorney general said Wednesday that he plans to target political nonprofit organizations that he said mislead donors and influence campaigns. Attorney General Xavier Becerra put some political nonprofits in the same category as those that scam veterans or the elderly with false promises in a bid for contributions. "The last thing I think most people want to find out is that all these groups that are getting tax breaks because they are not-for-profit are actually going out there and influencing our political system," he said. That benefits donors, who can write off their contributions as charitable tax deductions,...
  • Suck it Up, Buttercups! America is Our Safe Space, Even for Hate Speech (Which Doesn’t Exist)

    05/01/2017 6:49:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 1, 2017 | Arthur Schaper
    Fresh off our First Amendment victory in Berkeley, California’s Trump supporters and conservatives around the country rallied to hear President Trump’s 100 Days Celebration Speech. You know what? He’s doing a great job. Of course, there are critics. One libertarian-leaning millennial friend of me complained about how Trump spends so much time gloating over accomplishments. My retort? His accomplishments are mine—are our victories. Second, people can pound their chests when they have done great things—Michael Jordan could trash-talk the best on the court because he ended up besting them. Finally, I quipped: “If you don’t like, don’t listen. First...
  • Opposing groups clash, march on 82nd Avenue after parade cancellation; 3 arrested

    04/29/2017 8:11:37 PM PDT · by Tarantulas · 12 replies
    KATU Portland Oregon ^ | Saturday, April 29th 2017 | KATU.com Staff
    Portland Police officers dressed in riot gear patrolled the march, and worked to keep the opposing groups on opposite sides of the street despite several cases of "intermingling." Officers said they saw demonstrators with guns, improvised weapons, and defensive gear in the area, but no violence was reported. Police did, however, arrest one person wearing a pumpkin outfit for disorderly conduct. The person was later identified as a man named Luis Marquez. Officers say they found a collapsable baton on Marquez.
  • Counter protests underway in Berkeley; 2 arrested

    04/27/2017 2:05:38 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 36 replies
    San Jose Mercury-News ^ | April 27, 2017 | by Rick Hurd
    BERKELEY — Hundreds of police patrolled UC Berkeley and a downtown park as counter demonstrations began Thursday after Ann Coulter canceled a speech on campus. As of 1 p.m., the university said there were two arrests. One person was arrested for carrying a knife on campus and a man was arrested for obstructing or delaying a police officer, wearing a mask and giving false identification to an officer. The International Socialist Organization called for members to meet at noon at the corner of Bancroft Way and Telegraph Avenue. That group claimed on its Facebook page that Coulter is a racist...
  • Are violent demonstrations acceptable political speech? Democrat Congresswoman thought so

    04/24/2017 11:57:23 AM PDT · by VegasVictor · 15 replies
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | April 24, 2017 | Victor Joecks
    CARSON CITY — In her speech to the Nevada Legislature last week, Rep. Dina Titus, D-Nev., said violent protests on college campuses are responses to Donald Trump’s presidency and proposed budget. She also included violent protests in a list of ways people are “coming together” to oppose Trump. “It’s not just people from around the world who are concerned (about Trump’s budget proposal),” said Titus. “Here at home we see people coming together in ways that we haven’t witnessed in a long time. There are rallies. There are protests. There are neighborhood events. We’ve had a women’s march, a tax...
  • Howard Dean Doubles Down on Misinterpretation of First Amendment

    04/24/2017 9:21:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 24, 2017 | Cortney O'Brien
    Former Vermont governor and Democratic presidential candidate Howard Dean offered his flawed interpretation of the First Amendment last week during the Ann Coulter-Berkeley controversy. The school cancelled Coulter's scheduled appearance on campus after they decided the conservative speaker would create too dangerous of an environment. They then re-invited her, but rescheduled her speech. Coulter insists she's coming on the original date - this Thursday. Between all the back and forth, Dean defended Berkeley's initial decision to nix the speech, tweeting that "hate speech" is not protected by the Constitution. Putting aside the fact that Dean thinks conservatism amounts to hate speech, Guy explained just how wrong Dean was -...
  • Religious Liberty Order May Be Coming Down the Pike, Says Former Trump Advisor

    04/24/2017 6:08:18 AM PDT · by Mafe · 26 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 4/20/2017 | Michael Horn
    "LGBT agenda will be unhinged." A new religious liberty executive order protecting Christians from the onslaught of former community organizer Barack Obama's radical LGBT agenda may be in the works soon, says former Donald Trump advisor Ken Blackwell. “My anticipation is that we will see an Executive Order and it will be more than window dressing,” Blackwell, senior fellow for Human Rights and Constitutional Governance at the Family Research Council, told LifeSiteNews, predicting that Obama's “aggressive LGBT agenda will be unhinged." “We have a great plan to attack the administrative state,” he said. “We will have to be very meticulous...
  • Is Ann Coulter The Last Conservative With Guts?

    04/23/2017 5:07:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 45 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 23, 2017 | Derek Hunter
    There’s an important lesson for conservatives in the news this week, if they’re willing to learn from it. Appeasement always fails. Always. Throughout history people have been desperate to avoid conflict. Many are willing to do anything to stave off a fight. In politics it is no different. Corporations have spent untold millions in “donations” to radical environmental groups or hustlers such as Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton in the hope of buying some goodwill should any unexpected controversy arise. It’s never worked. When something went wrong, as it always does, or some controversy (real or contrived) breaks, the very...
  • Get Up Stand Up: Stand Up For Your Rights

    04/10/2017 7:34:15 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 1 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 4-10-17 | MOTUS
    Campus protest in the 60’s has somehow morphed into “Shut It Down!” chantsThis is deeply disturbing: yet another campus incident of censorship, A throng of angry protesters converged at Claremont McKenna College on Thursday and effectively shut down a pro-police speech as they surrounded the building, forcing the speaker to give the talk via livestream to a near-empty room as they yelled “F*ck the police” and “Black Lives Matter” and banged on windows. – The College Fix This time the target was Heather MacDonald a Manhattan Institute scholar and author of the 2016 book The War on Cops. Some of...
  • ‘I Engaged My Rage’ Says Student Who Destroyed Anti-Abortion Signs

    04/07/2017 8:41:54 AM PDT · by kevcol · 58 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | April 6, 2017 | Rob Shimshock
    The student who punched in, kicked, and otherwise trashed anti-abortion signs released a video saying that he “engaged his rage” and hopes he was able to “inspire” people. “First off, I reject bigotry,” Ian Ramos, the student who destroyed the anti-abortion signs on Texas State University campus on Monday, said in a video posted on Twitter, which has since been taken down. Ramos, a history and government student, is currently studying “nonviolent social resistance” at the university. “I don’t have to put up with anyone peddling some false, ignorant ideology. I engaged my rage.”
  • A Texas State University Student Goes Ballistic On A Pro-Life Demontrator - 24 sec clip

    04/04/2017 8:44:59 AM PDT · by bogusname · 36 replies
    youtu.be ^ | 4/4/2017 | Salt
    After being thoroughly indoctrinated at one of our Liberal Universities a Texas State University Student perfectly displays what he has learned about the American Constitution. In the eyes of Liberals the First Amendment does not apply to citizens who speak on behalf of Americans in the womb.
  • ‘FAKE NEWS BAN’ California Attacks the First Amendment

    04/01/2017 4:13:48 AM PDT · by davikkm · 21 replies
    A bill was introduced back on February 17 by the California State Assembly, which attempts to ban “fake news” – a difficult term to define. Wednesday, March 29, saw the bill filed to the Assembly’s Committee on Privacy and Consumer Affairs. The bill, which would ultimately amend the California Political Cyberfraud Abatement Act, would make it illegal to spread so-called “false or deceptive” information. The following is a portion of the proposed amendment as it stands: It is unlawful for a person to knowingly and willingly make, publish or circulate on an Internet Web site, or cause to be made,...
  • Judge In Oregon Bundy Case Now Has Reporter Gary Hunt Arrested For... Reporting

    03/31/2017 10:09:57 AM PDT · by ReformedMedia · 29 replies
    The Washington Standard ^ | 03-31-2017 | Tim Brown
    "Congress shall make no law respecting ... abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press..." -First Amendment of the united States Constitution Journalist Gary Hunt has been arrested and is currently being held in Sacramento, California.  He is facing extradition to Portland, Oregon, though at the time of his arrest there was no agreement to extradite him.  He is facing charges of contempt of the judge in the Oregon Malheur Refuge case that involved the Bundy family and others last year. Hunt operates Outpost-of-Freedom and had posted several articles, including information regarding informants at the refuge.  He was arrested...
  • Genocidal professor to students: “Make it impossible” for conservative to speak on campus

    03/29/2017 6:52:48 AM PDT · by kevcol · 17 replies
    Red Alert Politics ^ | March 29, 2017 | Pardes Seleh
    Ciccariello is infamous for his racist (and off-the-wall) remarks against white people, none of which seemed to warrant suspension from Drexel thus far. Last December, he said “all I want for Christmas is white genocide.” When he was confronted about it, he brushed it off as a joke and deflected, “white isn’t even a race.” He seems to have forgotten that back in 2015, he said he wanted to “abolish the white race” because all white Americans secretly wish they can kill black people.
  • President Ronald Reagan Radio Address to the Nation on Prayer in Schools

    03/28/2017 11:22:29 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 14 replies
    http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/?pid=39565 ^ | February 25, 1984 | President Ronald Reagan
    My fellow Americans: From the early days of the colonies, prayer in school was practiced and revered as an important tradition. Indeed, for nearly 200 years of our nation's history, it was considered a natural expression of our religious freedom. But in 1962 the Supreme Court handed down a controversial decision prohibiting prayer in public schools. Sometimes I can't help but feel the first amendment is being turned on its head. Because ask yourselves: Can it really be true that the first amendment can permit Nazis and Ku Klux Klansmen to march on public property, advocate the extermination of people...
  • Humanism as a Religion, and Why it Matters

    03/11/2017 9:49:13 AM PST · by Unmasking_Humanism · 33 replies
    Unmasking Humanism ^ | 11 March 2017 | Kevin
    Have you ever heard somebody say “I’m not religious, I’m an atheist/agnostic”? On the contrary, atheism and agnosticism are subsets of Humanism, which can certainly be classified as a religion.
  • Italian Archbishop Suggests Pope Benedict XVI Resigned Under Obama ‘Pressure'

    03/09/2017 5:02:30 PM PST · by NCjim · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 8, 2017 | Thomas Williams
    An Italian archbishop close to Pope Benedict XVI has claimed that the It is “no coincidence” that some Catholic groups “have asked President Trump to open a commission of inquiry to investigate whether the administration of Barack Obama exerted pressure on Benedict,” said Archbishop Luigi Negri in an interview Monday, citing other revelations by Wikileaks regarding efforts by the Democratic Party to sway the direction of the Catholic Church in the United States. “It remains shrouded in mystery for now,” he said to news outlet Rimini 2.0, “but I am sure that those responsible will be found out.” The archbishop...
  • Pelosi: I Think The Press Helped Undermine The Election

    03/09/2017 4:21:30 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Townhall ^ | Mar 09, 2017 1:05 PM | Matt Vespa
    Let’s go down the checklist here. Hillary Clinton lost to Donald Trump because of misogyny, racism, sexism, the FBI, the Russians, and now the media. Seriously, the media that was banking heavily on her to beat Trump was part of the problem, says House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). Reportedly, the Clinton campaign is angrier with the Obama White House than Russia or FBI Director James Comey concerning the interference campaign that the Kremlin waged against the former first lady, which was primarily done through state-funded media apparatuses peddling propaganda and social media trolls. That is not the same thing...
  • Reporting? Liberal Media Have Much More in Mind Than That

    02/21/2017 5:21:36 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 21, 2017 | Joe Schaeffer
    The mainstream media have stepped up their complaints about President Trump amid pious howls mostly about the First Amendment. The issue, however, has nothing to do with that. It's that these organizations are openly asserting a right to define, control and impose their world-view on us. That's the real problem. To start, they are defining what is and isn't offensive in America today, claiming they can make those designations even while admitting they don't have all the facts, and that you, the reader, deserve to lose your job if you fall outside of the rigid box they construct. There are...