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  • The US Army's first ever female infantry officer who could be leading 150 soldiers into battle ..

    04/28/2016 12:32:07 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 63 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4-28-16 | Charlie Moore
    Captain Kristen Griest will become America's first ever female Army infantry officer as she graduates from training today. She has completed the Maneuver Captains Career Course at Fort Benning, Georgia, passing a two-month leadership course necessary for holding a command position. Captain Griest has already completed Ranger and Airborne School and could take charge of her infantry unit of about 150 soldiers in Spring next year.
  • Who Was Ty Cobb: The History We Know That's Wrong

    04/26/2016 6:47:57 PM PDT · by Texas Eagle · 36 replies
    imprimis.hillsdale.edu ^ | March 2016 | Charles Leehrsen
    Ty Cobb was one of the greatest baseball players of all time and king of the so-called Deadball Era. He played in the major leagues—mostly for the Detroit Tigers but a bit for the Philadelphia Athletics—from 1905 to 1928, and was the first player ever voted into the Hall of Fame. His lifetime batting average of .366 is amazing, and has never been equaled. But for all that, most Americans think of him first as an awful person—a racist and a low-down cheat who thought nothing of injuring his fellow players just to gain another base or score a run....
  • How Cruz Took Down Trump: An Interview With a Delegate

    04/26/2016 6:51:52 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 133 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | April 26, 2016 | by John A. Tures
    My local congressional district became one of those battlegrounds that we see playing out across the country, as Ted Cruz supporters outflank Donald Trump backers at the little-known, little-attended Republican Party meetings to select delegates to the national convention. Here's one delegate's story of how it all went down. Q: Who won the district? If Trump won it, why didn't pro-Trump delegates win at the meeting? A: The primary dictates how the delegates are to vote on the first ballot. It doesn't dictate who the people are that are elected to represent the convention body at the RNC. Q: Did...
  • A Christian Doctor Was Fired for the Most Frightening, Orwellian Reason You Can Imagine

    04/25/2016 10:18:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 04/25/2016 | Tyler O'Neil
    A black doctor who was fired for supposedly inflammatory sermons unrelated to his medical work filed a lawsuit against the state of Georgia on Wednesday, claiming religious discrimination. This is particularly ironic, considering the governor of that state recently vetoed a religious liberty bill.Dr. Eric Walsh previously served on President Obama's Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS, was a board member of the Latino Health Collaborative, and started California's first city-run dental clinic for low-income families dealing with AIDS. Nevertheless, Walsh was fired only one week after being hired by Georgia's Department of Public Health. Right before Walsh was terminated, the...
  • Georgia Gov't Reviewed Pastor's Sermons on Homosexuality Before Firing Him, Documents Show

    04/21/2016 3:30:32 PM PDT · by fwdude · 35 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | April 21, 2016 | Samuel Smith
    A public health expert and Seventh-day Adventist pastor was fired by Georgia's Department of Public Health after public officials were assigned to watch and review the content of his sermons on YouTube, official government documents indicate. On Wednesday, The First Liberty Institute announced that it filed a lawsuit on behalf of Eric Walsh against the DPH, alleging that he was fired by the agency over concerns about his sermons' content on homosexuality. As it is illegal under the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to make employment decisions based on a person's religion, documents and email conversations obtained by First Liberty...
  • The Left Isn't Against All Money in Politics--Just the Opposition's

    04/21/2016 5:03:48 AM PDT · by Benny Huang · 10 replies
    Freedom Daily ^ | April 21, 2016 | Benny Huang
    Four hundred protesters associated with the Democracy Spring movement were arrested in Washington, DC last week after demonstrators descended upon the US Capitol. They spoke out against money in politics, the Koch brothers, and the Citizens United ruling that overturned key provisions of campaign finance law. The demonstration was clearly a statement against corporate influence in politics. The protesters aren't entirely wrong. Yes, political influence is unequally distributed because money begets power and vice versa. A guy who changes oil for a living doesn't have as much pull as a guy who owns an oil company. But what can be...
  • Trump Supporters Walk Out of Georgia Delegate Fight After Party Picks Cruz Supporter...

    04/16/2016 5:51:19 PM PDT · by bobsunshine · 282 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 16, 2016 | Patrick Howley
    Donald Trump supporters walked out of a delegate election in Georgia Saturday to protest a vote that robbed Trump of all of his slated delegates from a district that he won in the primary. A Cruz-Rubio alliance at the district convention in Buford, Georgia helped to knock Trump supporters out of the district’s national delegation altogether. Cruz supporters implied that Trump’s people would “embarrass” the district at the convention in Cleveland. Then things got heated. “This morning, I attended Georgia 7th Congressional District GOP convention as a delegate and a Donald Trump supporter. We were there to elect the 3...
  • Republicanism in action - Convention Report GA 5th

    04/16/2016 5:29:42 PM PDT · by spintreebob · 10 replies
    4-16-16 | Bob Schmidt
    I attended the GA 5th District Convention. About 50 people, the largest attendance they have ever had. As they have done in past presidential years, a nominating committee had prepared a slate of 3 delegates and 3 alternates. At least 4 others had emailed me that they also were running. The chair, parliamentarian, secretary and credentials chair on the platform were all on the slate As with 2012, the slate was rejected as a slate. There were nominations from the floor going head-to-head a slated individual vs those not slated. The chair and parliamentarian declared that it would require a...
  • Trump’s The One

    04/16/2016 12:07:37 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 16, 2016 | Bill Schanefelt
    This year’s singularly perverse presidential race -- on both sides -- perfectly illustrates Mr. Dooley’s observation that “Politics ain’t beanbag.” In fact, in almost makes action in the Roman Coliseum seem gentle by comparison! AT contributor Jack Cashill describes this race succinctly in his compelling article here: “The respective campaigns are vulgar, crass, sleazy, and dishonest ….” However, having looked away from the gore and closed my ears to the cacophony, I am supporting Donald Trump given the alternatives. but I think a look at the current state of play is in order before I attempt to justify my acceptance...
  • Mom Filmed School Principal Paddling Her Son, Says: 'I Couldn't Do Anything'

    04/16/2016 8:39:33 AM PDT · by TaxPayer2000 · 171 replies
    Inside Edition via Yahoo News ^ | April 15, 2016 | Inside Edition
    A startling video shows a 5-year-old boy getting paddled by his school principal in front of his mom. Shana Marie Perez, who recorded the footage of her son's punishment, says she's had a long-running dispute with the school principal in Georgia. Her son has had 18 unexcused absences this school year and she was once arrested for his truancy. She says the school threatened to call the police and have her arrested again if she did not give them permission to paddle Thomas. She told IE: "I felt like I had no other option. The principal led me to believe...
  • In Georgia, Donald Trump supporters sound the alarm — perhaps too late

    04/15/2016 6:03:25 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 157 replies
    AJC.com ^ | 04/14/2016 | Greg Bluestein
    Donald Trump's soldiers in Georgia are waking up -- perhaps too late -- to what's at stake on Saturday, when Republicans gather by congressional district to pick more than half of the 76 delegates and alternates who will attend July's presidential nominating convention in Cleveland.logo-all This morning, Trump state director Brandon Phillips sent out an email that was one-half alarm bell and one-half plea. It included this paragraph: "Mr. Trump won Georgia by more than 14 points, almost 200,000 more votes than his next closest rival. He also carried 155 counties out of 159. Ted Cruz didn't win a single...
  • Nathan Deal On Religious Liberty: ‘I See What’s Happening In North Carolina, Mississippi’

    04/14/2016 6:49:13 AM PDT · by Cyberman · 27 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 04/13/2016 | Greg Bluestein
    Gov. Nathan Deal said the uproar in North Carolina and Mississippi over new laws that critics say curb gay rights should give supporters of the “religious liberty” measure in Georgia second thoughts, and warned that he’s willing to pull out the veto pen again next year if similar legislation lands on his desk. In his first interview since his veto two weeks ago of House Bill 757, Deal said Tuesday he’s concerned religious conservatives who plan to revive the measure next year will put Georgia through another contentious debate. “I don’t want to go through the same process all over...
  • Gingrich: ‘Odds Are Better Than Even Money’ That Trump Will Get the Delegates Needed (tr)

    04/13/2016 1:04:50 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 52 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 13, 2016 | Jeff Poor
    Gingrich: ‘Odds Are Better Than Even Money’ That Trump Will Get the Delegates Needed Before the Convention Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich predicted Republican presidential front-runner would more likely than not get the needed 1,237 delegates required to secure the GOP’s presidential nomination before the Republican National Convention in Cleveland this July... "When Cruz is running third, this is — I had not thought about this coming out of Wisconsin candidly because Kasich is doing a little better than people expected. Cruz is doing worse than people expected.” “What it does is it’s very hard to argue you are the...
  • Will Trump be swindled in Cleveland, too?

    04/11/2016 5:18:55 PM PDT · by lodi90 · 74 replies
    WND ^ | 4/11/2016 | Pat Buchanan
    In the race for the Republican nomination, Donald Trump would seem to be in the catbird seat. He has won the most states, the most delegates and the most votes – by nearly 2 million. He has brought out the largest crowds and is poised for huge wins in the largest states of the East, New York and Pennsylvania. Yet, there is a growing probability that the backroom boys will steal the nomination from him at a brokered convention in Cleveland. Over the weekend, Colorado awarded all 34 delegates to Ted Cruz. The fix had been in since August, when...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Fort Stewart, Georgia ~ 12 APRIL 2016

    04/11/2016 5:59:16 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 92 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | laurenmarlowe
        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Fort Stewart, GeorgiaFort Stewart is a United States Army post in the U.S. state of Georgia, primarily in Liberty County and Bryan County, but also extending into smaller portions of Evans, Long, and Tattnall Counties. The nearby principal city of Hinesville and Fort Stewart together comprise the Hinesville-Fort Stewart metropolitan statistical area which comprises all of Liberty County. Fort Stewart's main residents are members of the 3rd Infantry Division. The Fort Stewart Military Reservation includes approximately 280,000 acres, making it the largest military installation in the Eastern United States.The 3rd Infantry...
  • Kasich Criticizes Religious Liberty Laws: "Chill Out, Get Over It"

    04/11/2016 4:43:02 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 48 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | April 11, 2016 | Pam Key
    Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” Republican presidential candidate Gov. John Kasich (R-OH) said religious liberty laws that allow refusal of services based on sexual orientation like the ones vetoed in Georgia and passed in North Carolina and Mississippi are unnecessary.
  • Georgia 'campus carry' gun bill sparks heavy student and faculty backlash

    04/08/2016 8:47:36 AM PDT · by kevcol · 17 replies
    The Guardian ^ | April 8, 2016 | Timothy Pratt
    CS Thachenkary had been a business professor for 33 years at Georgia State University and headed up several faculty senate committees. But this year, a bill he predicted would pass hastened his decision to retire. "I met with my dean back in September and gave him advance notice," he said. "I told him: 'This gun bill is going to raise its ugly head – and I don't want to be among the first casualties.'" The bill to allow guns on college campuses did pass, and now awaits the signature or veto of Georgia’s governor, Nathan Deal. . . . Deal...
  • Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed Latest to Ban Travel to North Carolina

    04/05/2016 2:04:03 PM PDT · by kevcol · 55 replies
    Newsweek ^ | April 5, 2016 | Lucy Westcott
    Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed is the latest U.S. politician to ban nonessential travel to North Carolina in the wake of the state’s enactment of the anti-LGBT House Bill 2 last month. Reed's office issued a statement on Monday saying the travel ban is "a result of Governor Pat McCrory's decision to sign discriminatory and unnecessary legislation into law." Under the travel ban, all Atlanta city departments will no longer be able to make nonessential, publicly funded trips to North Carolina. . . . Other mayors of major U.S. cities have also cut travel to the Tar Heel State. Soon after...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany, Georgia ~ 05 APR 2016

    04/04/2016 5:53:28 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 141 replies
    Serving The Best Troops And Veterans In The World!! | The Canteen Crew
        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Marine Corps Logistics Base, Albany, Georgia Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany is a United States Marine Corps base located in Albany, Georgia. The primary mission of the units on the base is to rebuild and repair ground-combat and combat-support equipment and to support installations on the East Coast of the United States. Today, one of MCLB Albany’s most important facilities is the Marine Corps Logistics Command's Maintenance Center.The base was commissioned on March 1, 1952, as the Marine Corps Depot of Supplies. At that time, Marine Brigadier General R.P. Coffman assumed...
  • McKoon says he will consider his tone but not ‘sell out’ values [Georgia]

    04/04/2016 7:49:42 PM PDT · by Dr. Sivana · 4 replies
    Ledger-Enquirer ^ | 4/3/2016 | Chuck Williams
    McKoon says he will consider his tone but not ‘sell out’ values By Chuck Williams chwilliams@ledger-enquirer.com Columbus Republican Sen. Josh McKoon has spent six years in the General Assembly taking political stands. He was the driving force for “religious liberty” legislation that finally passed the Senate and House after a three-year push only to be vetoed last week by Gov. Nathan Deal. Not long after he got into the Senate, McKoon pushed for ethics legislation that drew the ire of Speaker of the House David Ralston and some of his colleagues. He hasn’t backed away from a fight, sometimes throwing...
  • Pastors feel exposed without religious freedom law

    04/04/2016 7:16:32 AM PDT · by barmag25 · 38 replies
    Dalton Daily Citizen ^ | 3/4/16 | Jill Nolin
    ATLANTA — The Rev. Wayne Cofield says he’ll sit in a jail cell before he presides over a same-sex wedding. He would rather have the state’s legal protection in light of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling that gays and lesbians can marry. But, he said, he will follow his convictions. “I would never — no matter what it cost — perform a same-sex marriage. Never,” said Cofield, pastor at Whitfield Baptist Church in Dalton. While it seems unlikely that Cofield will end up in handcuffs — or that a gay couple would ask him to officiate at their wedding —...
  • Georgia Religious-Liberty Fight Reveals Christian Right’s Weakened Influence

    04/04/2016 5:54:27 AM PDT · by C19fan · 7 replies
    National Review ^ | April 4, 2016 | Elaina Plott
    For evangelical voters, it wasn’t supposed to be this way. Not in Georgia, at least. When Russell Moore, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, the policy arm of the Southern Baptist Convention, first heard that Governor Nathan Deal had vetoed a controversial religious-liberty bill, his phone exploded with text messages. HB-757 was seen by many as a modest attempt to safeguard religious freedoms, stating, for example, that pastors could not be forced to perform same-sex weddings. Naturally, faith leaders across the state were furious, and Moore quickly became a sounding board.
  • Emory president chalks pro-free speech message after ‘Trump 2016’ frightens students

    03/31/2016 9:47:14 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 46 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 31, 2016 | Jessica Chasmar
    Emory University President James W. Wagner chalked his own free speech message onto a campus sidewalk after students protested over pro-Donald Trump messages that they said threatened their safety. Students had petitioned the administration to denounce the pro-Trump chalkings that began appearing throughout the Atlanta campus last week, saying the possibility that fellow students could support Mr. Trump made them feel unsafe at school. Roughly 40 students carrying signs such as “Stop Trump” and “Stop Hate” protested outside of the Administrative Building last week, chanting “You are not listening! Come speak with us, we are in pain!” Some students went...
  • Virginia Governor Vetoes Bill Designed to Protect Gay Marriage Opponents

    03/30/2016 9:17:29 AM PDT · by IChing · 54 replies
    NBC4 Washington ^ | 3/30/16 | AP
    <p>Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has vetoed legislation he said would legalize discrimination against LGBT people.</p> <p>The Democratic governor signed his veto of Senate Bill 41 Wednesday morning while on WTOP.</p> <p>"We're not going to tolerate discrimination. Virginia will be open and welcoming," he said.</p>
  • Of Cruz and Trump, Religious Freedom and Big Corporations

    03/30/2016 4:34:42 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 10 replies
    3/30/2016 | Self
    "I thought that was very disappointing to see Governor Deal in Georgia side with leftist activists" Ted Cruz reacts to Republican Georgia Governor Nathan Deal's veto of religious freedom legislation 3/28/2016 While there were "leftist" forces who opposed the religious freedom bill in Georgia, more important than that big corporations including those based in Georgia and professional sports organizations like the NFL were in the forefront of opposition. Their involvement was ignored by Ted Cruz in his response. So far I have seen no response from Donald Trump to Governor Deal's veto of the watered down religious freedom bill aimed...
  • Gov. Nathan Deal Cowers Before Big Business, Gaystapo

    03/29/2016 9:12:35 AM PDT · by crusader71 · 16 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 3/28/16 | Mollie Hemingway
    Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has vetoed religious freedom legislation similar to that adopted by the federal government and nearly half of the states, he announced. He says he would have accepted the legislation if it only protected pastors, but can’t countenance the protection of other religious adherents who are not clergy. As with other religious freedom bills, Georgia’s had faced strong opposition from the media and corporations. The media, which tend to be ignorant, at best, of religious freedom, mischaracterized the bill as “anti-gay.” Corporations that manufacture or market their products in China, Saudi Arabia, and other locations with deadly...
  • Vetoing Protection of Religious Freedom Act Opening a Pandora's Box?

    03/29/2016 8:33:05 AM PDT · by LRoggy · 10 replies
    Vanity | 3/29/16 | LRoggy
    Just a simple question to debate . . . If the Protection Of Religious Freedom Act in a state is discriminatory and worthy of boycotts because people don't want to do business with companies that are located in a state that practices discrimination, then how do they justify . . . Affirmative Action Title IX Minority Carve-out Contracts by States just something to being up to the opponents . . .
  • Crane Calls for Special Session to Override Governor’s Veto (Georgia)

    03/28/2016 10:39:51 AM PDT · by Dr. Sivana · 28 replies
    Mike Crane for Congress website ^ | 3/28/2016 | State Sen. Mike Crane
    Crane Calls for Special Session to Override Governor’s Veto March 28, 2016 “Today, we saw exactly why our government needs committed conservatives who never stop fighting to protect the Constitution. The announcement by Governor Deal is another example of how the political class is bought and paid for by corporations and lobbyists. Rather than standing up and protecting the 1st Amendment, the political class would rather sacrifice those rights to keep the money flowing. It is fair to note, that Governor Deal voted in favor of the Federal RFRA when in Congress. A RFRA that is far stronger than what...
  • Gov. Nathan Deal kills Religious Freedom bill

    03/28/2016 10:07:07 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 39 replies
    Atlanta. JC ^ | 3/28/16
    Gov. Nathan Deal on Monday vetoed the controversial Religious Freedom bill, saying it "contains language that causes me concern." “I do not think we have to discriminate against anyone to protect the faith-based community in Georgia of which I and my family have been part of all of our lives,” Deal said.
  • Georgia governor vetoes religious exemptions bill on gay marriage

    03/28/2016 9:22:46 AM PDT · by NYer · 39 replies
    Columbus Dispatch ^ | March 28, 2016
    ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal on Monday said he will veto legislation shielding opponents of same-sex marriage, after a groundswell of opposition from companies threatening to boycott the state if it became law.The Republican announced his decision during a news conference in his office at the Georgia Capitol, saying, “I have examined the protections that this bill proposes to provide to the faith based community and I can find no examples of any of those circumstances occurring in our state."Deal added, “I do not think that we have to discriminate against anyone to protect the faith-based community in...
  • Christians Must Unite Now Against Gay Bullies and Their Allies

    03/28/2016 8:35:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 28, 2016 | Michael Brown
    mayor of San Francisco has banned all publicly-funded city employees from traveling to North Carolina. The NFL is threatening to block Atlanta, Georgia from hosting a future Super Bowl. The NBA is threatening to relocate next year’s All Star game from Charlotte, North Carolina to another city. Corporate giants like American Airlines and Hollywood giants like Disney are threatening action against Georgia and North Carolina. Why? It is because North Carolina has passed a bill requiring people to use the public bathroom or locker room that corresponds to their birth certificate gender and because Georgia has enacted legislation (yet to...
  • BREAKING: Nathan Deal will veto Georgia’s ‘religious liberty’ bill

    03/28/2016 7:19:56 AM PDT · by madprof98 · 182 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 3/28/16 | Greg Bluestein
    Gov. Nathan Deal said he will veto the “religious liberty” bill that triggered a wave of criticism from gay rights groups and business leaders and presented him with one of the most consequential challenges he’s faced since his election to Georgia’s top office. The measure “doesn’t reflect the character of our state or the character of its people,” the governor said Monday in prepared remarks. He said state legislators should leave freedom of religion and freedom of speech to the U.S. Constitution.
  • CNN’s Brian Stelter Looks Back at How the Media Got It So Wrong on Donald Trump

    03/27/2016 2:59:59 PM PDT · by drewh · 18 replies
    Mediaite.com ^ | 1:15 pm, March 27th, 2016 | Josh Feldman
    How exactly did the media get Donald Trump so wrong? Well, today, CNN’s Brian Stelter devoted the entirety of Reliable Sources to answering that very question. And what better way to illustrate the collective failure of the punditocracy than by showing clips of people on CNN the day of Trump’s presidential announcement downplaying the likelihood that they’ll become president, which is exactly what Stelter did. Remember, over many months the talk shifted from “Oh, Trump’s not gonna run” to “Oh, Trump’s not seriously staying in” to “Oh, Trump’s not gonna win the nomination” to, now, “Oh, crap, he’s probably going...
  • Georgia Teen Accused of Threatening Trump Arrested

    03/26/2016 3:08:05 PM PDT · by davikk · 34 replies
    GREENVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a Georgia teenager accused of threatening the life of GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump on social media. Meriwether County Sheriff Chuck Smith said Friday that a 15-year-old boy was arrested. His arrest is the second announced this week in the state after a 16-year-old in Troup County was arrested for making an alleged death threat toward Trump on social media.
  • Nine people charged with murder after a fight between two high school girls over a boy escalated...

    03/26/2016 12:32:45 PM PDT · by kevcol · 126 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | March 25, 2016 | Ekin Karasin
    Nine people have been charged with murder after a row between two high school girls over 'a boy and some racy photos' led to the death of a teenager. Demajhay Bell, 18, was stabbed in the neck by a friend during a chaotic street brawl at the house of one of the feuding girls in Hephzibah, South Augusta. The teenager, who stayed inside for most of the fighting, was wounded in the deadly melee which featured a 50-strong mob wielding baseball bats, knives and pipes last Friday. He died in hospital two days later. . . . Friends and relatives...
  • Man loses leg in target practice explosion

    03/25/2016 2:53:24 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 72 replies
    WSB ^ | Mar 24, 2016 | Brett Rosner
    <p>WALTON COUNTY, Ga — A Monroe man is recovering in the hospital after losing his leg in an explosion.</p> <p>Deputies say he put explosive material, called Tannerite, in his lawnmower then shot at it several times. The blast severed part of his leg.</p>
  • Snopes on Emory University/Trump Chalk kerfuffle: FALSE

    03/25/2016 10:10:20 AM PDT · by jra · 18 replies
    Snopes ^ | 3.24.2016 | Kim LaCapria
    Claim: Students at Emory University were offered "emergency counseling" after pro-Trump graffiti appeared overnight in campus "safe spaces." Mostly False WHAT'S TRUE: Students at Emory University gathered in protest after pro-Trump graffiti appeared overnight; administrators investigated the graffiti as it appeared outside designated areas for chalk markings. WHAT'S FALSE: Counseling was offered to or demanded by anyone; students complained their "safe spaces" were violated; students were afraid or traumatized, not angry or protesting.
  • A Black Exodus from Chicago

    03/24/2016 3:45:27 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 50 replies
    Planetizen ^ | 19 March 2016 | James Brasuell
    Black residents of Chicago are leaving for cities like Atlanta in massive numbers—away from the waves of crime tearing apart their hometown. ___ William Lee describes the crime and poverty driving black residents away from Chicago, where he lives in the South Side neighborhood of South Shore. According to Lee, "a multitude of black residents have called it quits with their hometown, searching for safety and prosperity beyond the city limits — my own friends and family among them." Lee adds: "It's been a humbling experience watching as those worlds, those communities filled with stable families and businesses, crumble into...
  • Mickey Rat

    03/24/2016 2:12:43 PM PDT · by C19fan · 1 replies
    American Conservartive ^ | March 24, 2016 | Rod Dreher
    Used to be that the Republican coalition was made up of free marketers, libertarians, social and religious conservatives, and national security hawks. Their commonalities, versus the Democratic Party’s coalition, made it possible for them to elide their differences. Besides, when it got right down to it, most religious and social conservatives (wrongly) didn’t see any particular threat to their values from capitalism.
  • Time Warner, Lionsgate, 21st Century Fox, the Weinsteins join ‘religious liberty’ bill protest

    03/24/2016 12:18:27 PM PDT · by C19fan · 29 replies
    Atlanta Journal and Constitution ^ | March 24, 2016 | Rodney Ho
    Over two days, virtually every major Hollywood production house has come out against Georgia’s “religious liberty” bill, calling on Gov. Nathan Deal to veto the legislation that passed last week. New York-based Time Warner, which oversees Atlanta’s Turner Entertainment and CNN operations, said the bill “clearly violates the values and principles of inclusion and the ability of all people to live and work free from discrimination.” The Weinstein Company – known for its array of Oscar-winning films – said it “will not stand behind sanctioning the discrimination of‎ LGBT people or any American.” Others who have jumped in against the...
  • BREAKING: Active Shooter Situation At Ft. Gordon (Exercise, false alarm)

    03/24/2016 9:33:47 AM PDT · by LS · 34 replies
    WHIO Radio per Twitter | LS
    WHIO just announced an active shooter situation with two shooters at Ft. Gordon, Augusta Georgia, during an "exercise" which has now been canceled. (Per Twitter)
  • BOYCOTT COCA COLA OVER THE GA'S RELIGIOUS FREEDOM BILL

    03/24/2016 8:05:44 AM PDT · by ealgeone · 116 replies
    vanity | 03-24-2016 | ealgeone
    Please call Coca Cola's corporate HQ in Atlanta, GA to express your displeasure over their opposition to Georgia's Religious Freedom Bill. Please be polite when you call. 1-800-438-2653
  • Time Warner Joins Georgia Anti-Gay Bill Debate; Wants Gov. To Veto

    03/24/2016 7:34:10 AM PDT · by C19fan · 17 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 24, 2016 | Dominic Patten
    One day after Disney announced that it would take its business elsewhere if Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal signs into law a bill that would permit faith-based groups and organizations in the state to discriminate based on sexuality, one of the Peach State’s biggest media players has stepped into the debate. Today, Time Warner urged the Republican Peach State official to stop the Free Exercise Protection Act in its tracks.
  • Marvel, Disney Threaten Film Boycott Over Georgia Bill

    03/23/2016 6:50:42 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 32 replies
    NBCNews ^ | March 23, 2016
    MAR 23 2016 Marvel, Disney Threaten Film Boycott Over Georgia Bill LOS ANGELES — The Walt Disney Co. and Marvel Studios stated their opposition to a Georgia "religious liberty" bill pending before Gov. Nathan Deal, saying that they will take their business elsewhere "should any legislation allowing discriminatory practices be signed into state law." With generous tax incentives, Georgia has become a production hub, with Marvel currently shooting "Guardians of the Galaxy 2" at Pinewood Studios outside Atlanta. "Captain America: Civil War" shot there last summer. "Disney and Marvel are inclusive companies, and although we have had great experiences filming...
  • Georgia Guts Religious Freedom Bill

    03/23/2016 6:19:57 PM PDT · by ealgeone · 25 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | March 23, 2016 | Ryan T. Anders and Roger Severino
    On Wednesday night the Georgia legislature introduced new language to its religious freedom bill and passed the bill in mere hours. Haste makes waste. This new language significantly waters down a religious freedom bill that had real force even though it was, as we pointed out three weeks ago, already lacking in certain respects.
  • The Cost In Standing Up For Your Pastor? $2 Billion

    03/23/2016 10:51:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 23, 2016 | Bryan Crabtree
    Georgia is the latest to enter the national mayhem surrounding a state-sponsored religious freedom bill.  Its also the latest group to be the target of media obfuscation.  Several versions of #HB757, The Religious Freedom Act have been debated by the legislature of Georgia.  The most memorable was the February version that allowed businesses to cite their faith as a reason not to conduct business with lifestyles that conflict with their values..  The was a far-right version that conflated our for-profit roles in commerce with projecting our religious beliefs on our customers and clients.  If sinners are banned from commerce, then...
  • Disney To Boycott Georgia If Gov. Signs Anti-Gay Discrimination Bill

    03/23/2016 9:58:51 AM PDT · by C19fan · 47 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | March 23, 2016 | Dominic Patten
    Disney has made big movies like the upcoming Captain America: Civil War in Georgia, and with the state’s lucrative tax incentives likely has planned to make more – but maybe not now. “Disney and Marvel are inclusive companies, and although we have had great experiences filming in Georgia, we will plan to take our business elsewhere should any legislation allowing discriminatory practices be signed into state law,” said a Disney spokesman today over a bill that the Georgia legislature has passed that would permit faith-based groups and organizations to discriminate based on sexuality.
  • Emory Students Express Discontent With Administrative Response to Trump Chalkings (Huh?)

    03/22/2016 7:08:16 PM PDT · by markomalley · 40 replies
    Emory Wheel ^ | 3/22/16 | Sam Budnyk
    UPDATE (3/22 at 9:49 p.m.): The following day, University President James W. Wagner, as well as representatives from College Council (CC) and Student Government Association (SGA) sent emails to the Emory community to address student concerns and responses. In his University-wide email, Wagner wrote that he intends to implement “immediate refinements to certain policy and procedural deficiencies, regular and structured opportunities for difficult dialogues, a formal process to institutionalize identification, review and [the] addressing of social justice opportunities and issues and a commitment to an annual retreat to renew our efforts.” Wagner added in his email that the previous day’s...
  • Emory University Erupts In Protests After Someone Writes "Trump 2016" In Sidewalk Chalk

    03/22/2016 3:44:21 PM PDT · by 20yearsofinternet · 90 replies
    Barstool Sports ^ | 3/22/2016 | Kmarko
    Hey, I am a student at Emory and yesterday, March 21st, someone had written Trump in chalk hundreds of times on campus. Some people apparently were OFFENDED that someone wrote Trump 2016 in CHALK so these 50 people were protesting in the DUC…absolutely ridiculous. Today the president sent this email. Really hoped shit like this wouldn’t happen here but this is why nobody respects college students I guess. *snip* Dear Emory Community,Yesterday I received a visit from 40 to 50 student protesters upset by the unexpected chalkings on campus sidewalks and some buildings yesterday morning, in this case referencing Donald...
  • Business to Play Key Role as Georgia Weighs Bill on Religion and Gay Rights

    03/22/2016 8:03:30 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 16 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 22, 2016 | Alan Blinder
    ATLANTA — The Georgia General Assembly’s approval of a proposal to strengthen legal protections for opponents of same-sex marriage has set in motion a high-stakes showdown that has drawn some of the nation’s most influential companies into a battle between gay rights activists and religious conservatives. The bill, which lawmakers approved on Wednesday, now faces the scrutiny of Gov. Nathan Deal, a Republican. But it is clear that companies and sports organizations, including Apple, Coca-Cola, Delta Air Lines and the National Football League, will have a significant effect on public debate and the governor’s decision to sign or veto the...