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  • Warren Buffett’s Charities Are Making Him Richer by Funding Shady Attacks on Berkshire.. Competitors

    09/17/2019 10:34:15 PM PDT · by george76 · 3 replies
    PJ Media ^ | SEPTEMBER 16, 2019 | DREW JOHNSON
    last year Buffett donated $169 million to the NoVo Foundation, a charity run by his youngest son, Peter, and Peter’s wife, Jennifer. ... Some of the foundation’s resources are directed towards radical activism that clearly benefits Buffett’s bottom line. In fact, money Buffett donated to the NoVo Foundation has been used to attack companies that compete with Berkshire Hathaway's subsidiaries and holdings. ... In 2017, NoVo donated $3.5 million to the “Clean Clothes Campaign” managed by the liberal Tides Foundation.. ... Why would the NoVo Foundation fund a series of crusades focused on ferociously targeting Walmart and Sam’s Club? It...
  • Mayor Lori Lightfoot hires longtime anti-violence advocate (chicongo)

    09/17/2019 4:23:20 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 17 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 9-16-19 | GREGORY PRATT
    Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s choice to be director of violence prevention is a longtime anti-violence worker in Chicago, her administration announced. Norman Livingston Kerr will start in the $130,000-per-year role Monday, officials said. Originally from Jamaica, Kerr is a Chicago Public Schools graduate and former director of CeaseFire. He also worked at UCAN, a group that works with “15,000 at-risk children, youth and families across Illinois,” according to the organization. At UCAN, Kerr led the organization’s community violence intervention efforts, the mayor’s office said.
  • The Altered State of Texas

    09/16/2019 12:35:45 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 58 replies ^ | September 16, 2019 | Sheriff David Clarke, Ret.
    If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. This is the Democratic strategy to flip Texas on the electoral map from red to blue. And truth be told, they are getting close—too close. How did this happen? What are the GOP and Republican National Committee doing about this? The Democrats have had Texas in their sights for awhile. You saw their push in the 2018 midterm elections against incumbent Senator Ted Cruz. They came close to defeating Cruz with Beto O’Rouke— an ultra lefty open borders empty suit. A lot of outside money flooded into O’Rourke’s effort, but that...
  • In Illinois, dead people not only can vote, but can get free medical care

    09/14/2019 6:12:48 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/14/2019 | Thomas Lifson
    Illinois clearly is the pioneer in the not yet existent deceased rights movement, which I have heard is having trouble with turnout for its rallies.  But if the dead ever do rise from their graves in a zombie apocalypse, as so often dramatized on cable television, they will no doubt demand that other states follow the lead of  Illinois. They're not dead, they're a constituency: Illinois Policy reveals that the state has spent $4.6 million on Medicaid for dead people: An audit by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services' Office of Inspector General, or OIG, found Illinois spent $4.6 million on Medicaid...
  • Thousands of fetal remains found at home of former South Bend abortion doctor

    09/14/2019 10:43:36 AM PDT · by Morgana · 41 replies
    FOX 59 ^ | SEPT. 14, 2019 | FOX 59 STAFF
    SOUTH BEND, Ind.-- Thousands of fetal remains were found at the home of a former South Bend abortion doctor, WSBT reports. The remains were discovered while family members were searching through the home of Dr. Ulrich Klopfer, who passed away on Sept. 3. His home is in Will County, Illinois. WSBT reports Kloper used to practice at the Women's Pavilion in South Bend. His medical license was suspended in 2015 after he was accused of failing to report an abortion on a 13-year-old girl.
  • More than 2,000 fetal remains found at home of state’s ‘most prolific’ abortion doctor

    09/14/2019 8:55:53 AM PDT · by madprof98 · 12 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9/14/19 | Marisa Lati
    More than 2,000 medically preserved fetal remains were found at a deceased abortion provider’s Illinois home Thursday while his family sorted through his belongings, authorities said. *** The macabre discovery of fetal remains contains echoes of the case of Kermit Gosnell, a Philadelphia doctor who is serving a life sentence after a jury in 2013 convicted him of murder for snipping the spinal cords of three babies who lived for a few moments outside the womb. Investigators found dismembered remains in milk jugs and glass jars inside Gosnell’s clinic. The remains allegedly found at Klopfer’s home also resonate because of...
  • Abortion doctor's family finds remains of more than 2,200 fetuses at his home after his death

    09/14/2019 3:40:17 AM PDT · by kevcol · 80 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 14, 2019 | Dom Calicchio
    The remains of more than 2,200 unborn children have been found at the Illinois home of a former Indiana abortion doctor who died earlier this month, according to reports. The discovery was made by members of the family of Dr. Ulrich Klopfer, who died Sept. 3. The family members had been searching through Klopfer’s belongings after he died, FOX 59 of Indianapolis reported.
  • Why Illinois can't balance its budget

    09/11/2019 9:34:34 AM PDT · by george76 · 47 replies
    Daily Herald ^ | 6/20/2019 | Austin Berg
    Republicans and Democrats sang the same song at the Statehouse after rapidly passing the largest budget in state history: "It's balanced." Unfortunately, watchdogs couldn't offer much dissent in the moment. Lawmakers passed the 1,581-page document over the course of one weekend. In the absence of independent analysis, which takes more than a couple days to complete on a $40 billion spending plan, political rhetoric was rampant. It was all eerily familiar. In 2018, state lawmakers on both sides of the aisle claimed they had balanced the budget. But Illinois Policy Institute analysis had it out of whack by up to...
  • Illinois authorities demand that private homeowner remove small 9/11 Memorial plaque,

    09/08/2019 3:15:04 PM PDT · by robowombat · 31 replies
    UNBELIEVABLE! Illinois authorities demand that private homeowner remove small 9/11 Memorial plaque, saying it is “obsolete” SEPTEMBER 8, 2019 BY BARENAKEDISLAM If they don’t remove it within 14 days, they will keep getting fines of up to $500.00. So, I guess for America-hating leftists, remembering 3,000 Americans who were murdered by Muslims has now become obsolete?
  • Bernie Sanders Trots Out Linda Sarsour As A Campaign Surrogate

    09/08/2019 10:05:31 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 40 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | September 07, 2019 11:37 AM ET | William Davis
    Independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders enlisted the services of far-left activist Linda Sarsour to campaign for him this week as he seeks the Democratic presidential nomination. Sanders tweeted Sarsour’s remarks in a video that went viral Friday night and Saturday morning. Sarsour has come under fire for her harsh criticism of Israel, defense of Sharia Law, and refusal to condemn Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan. She has also been accused by Jewish organizations of holding anti-Semitic views.
  • Mark Sanford Announces Republican Primary Challenge to Trump

    09/08/2019 12:09:51 PM PDT · by robowombat · 78 replies
    Sputnik ^ | 17:16 08.09.2019
    Ex-South Carolina Congressman Mark Sanford Announces Republican Primary Challenge to Trump 16:40 08.09.2019(updated 17:16 08.09.2019) In July, US President Donald Trump officially launched his re-election campaign for the 2020 presidential election during a rally in Orlando, Florida. Former South Carolina governor and congressman Mark Sanford stated Sunday that he would challenge current President Donald Trump during the Republican primaries for the 2020 presidential election. "I’m here to tell you now that I am going to get in," he told Fox News. ​The announcement comes a week after Sanford hinted that he could enter the presidential race. The lawmaker, however, will...
  • Illinois Paid Millions in Medicaid for People Who Are Already Dead

    09/07/2019 7:53:42 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 09/07/2019 | John Ellis
    The proof is in the pudding, as they say. In other words, if you want to see the "competency" and "efficiency" of leftists at work, look to Illinois. Among a myriad of state-wide problems created by leftist ideology, a new report from the U.S. Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General uncovered that Illinois spent at least $4.6 million between 2015 and 2017 on people who are already dead.Those uninitiated in the utter lack of competency among leftists may wonder how this could ever happen. How does the state spend money on dead people? Well, ABC 20 out...
  • Column: Break some eggs, Elizabeth Warren: Drop out and back Bernie

    09/07/2019 6:31:42 AM PDT · by libstripper · 78 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | Sept. 4, 2019 | John Kass
    Should Elizabeth Warren do the right thing and drop out of the Democratic presidential race, so Bernie Sanders can address Joe Biden’s multiple “reality issues” before taking on President Donald Trump? Yes, immediately.
  • Sorry, Anti-Gunners, New Development In The Odessa Shooting Blows Up Your Narrative

    09/06/2019 8:02:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Townhall ^ | 09/06/2019 | Matt Vespa
    Over the Labor Day weekend, Seth Aaron Ator shot and killed seven people. He wounded more than 20 others in his senseless rampage. Police killed him during his attack. Ator was a man marked with mental illness. As they searched his home, police noted that this man was on a downward spiral, which apparently culminated when he was fired from his job the day he committed his heinous crime. As the anti-gun Left mobilized again, many questions remained. How did Ator get a rifle? He failed a previous background check via mental health adjudication. Well, it seems Ator obtained his firearms...
  • Beto O’Rourke Raising Money for Gun Control with ‘This Is F***ed Up’ T-Shirts

    09/06/2019 8:00:35 AM PDT · by rktman · 23 replies ^ | 9/6/2019 | Jordan Michaels
    Trying his best to raise the profile of a Democratic presidential campaign consistently polling in the 1-3 percent range, Robert “Beto” O’Rourke has adopted the favorite strategy of 14-year-old’s arguing with their parents: the F-bomb. The O’Rourke campaign recently released a t-shirt that displays the text “This Is F*cked Up” six times followed by “End Gun Violence Now” and “Beto for America.” The quote references a statement O’Rourke made at an appearance in Fairfax Station, Virginia, after hearing of the massacre in Odessa, Texas, that left seven dead and 22 injured. “Not sure how many gunmen. We don’t know how...
  • Democrats are now trying to blackmail the Supreme Court

    09/04/2019 11:15:03 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 16 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 04 2019 | Marc Thiessen
    In 2017, Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) accused President Trump of showing “a disdain for an independent judiciary that doesn’t always bend to his wishes” after Trump criticized a judge who ruled against his administration. Senate Democrats, by contrast, have launched an unprecedented attempt to actually bend the Supreme Court to their wishes — threatening to restructure the court if the justices do not rule as they see fit. The threat came over the Supreme Court’s decision to hear a challenge to New York City’s restrictions on how gun owners who have residential permits can transport their guns. In...
  • Chicago mayor Lightfoot blames Republicans for gun violence in her city

    09/04/2019 4:43:52 PM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 45 replies
    Aerican Thinker ^ | 9/4/2019 | Thomas Lifson
    It's been 88 years since a Republican served as mayor, and there is exactly one Republican serving on the 50-member City Council (compared to five Democratic Socialists, four independents, and 40 Democrats).
  • Column: Sen. Ted Cruz and other Republicans in Congress are ignorant about gun laws

    09/04/2019 4:03:52 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 55 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | SEP 04, 2019 | 5:36 PM | DAHLEEN GLANTON
    It is obvious that Republicans in Congress don’t understand America’s gun problem. But Sen. Ted Cruz has taken that ignorance to a new level. The GOP loves to point out, erroneously, that Chicago has the toughest gun laws in the nation, yet the murder rate is the highest. Neither point is accurate, but that hasn’t stopped Republicans, including Donald Trump, from spreading the lie. Chicagoans are used to being the scapegoat for lawmakers who don’t have the guts to do the right thing when it comes to passing sensible gun legislation. But when self-serving politicians try to shirk their responsibility...
  • Jussie Smollett Lawyer Claims Even if He Did Lie, It's the Police's Fault for Taking It So Seriously

    09/04/2019 1:14:14 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 47 replies ^ | Published September 4, 2019 at 6:44am | By Joe Saunders
    It doesn’t seem possible, but the Jussie Smollett case just got more infuriating. As if it wasn’t enough that the “Empire” star was charged with staging a fake anti-gay attack back in January and insulting the character of millions of President Donald Trump’s supporters, Smollett’s attorneys are now insulting the country’s intelligence. In a court motion reported by the Chicago Sun-Times on Wednesday, Smollett’s lawyers are claiming that even if the actor was behind a faked attack, it wasn’t his fault that the Chicago Police Department decided to investigate the case so thoroughly. Seriously. According to the Sun-Times, the bizarre...
  • Meet the ’super pro-cop’ gorgeous young Latina running for Congress who calls herself ‘the anti-AOC’

    09/04/2019 7:39:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 75 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/04/2019 | Thomas Lifson
    Catalina Lauf is 26-years-old and running for Congress in Illinois, hoping to unseat a Democrat incumbent and push aside Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as the youngest woman ever to be elected to Congress. Kyle S. Reyes of Law Enforcement Today writes: She’s a young Latina. She’s from Illinois.  She’s running for Congress.  And she’s the polar opposite of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. She’s conservative. She’s smart.  She’s gorgeous.  She supports law enforcement.  She actually loves America.  Her idol is Ronald Reagan.  And she’s not afraid to ruffle feathers. Photo via Law Enforcement Today Her name is Catalina Lauf, and she’s 26-years-old.  Her goal is to...