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  • Lawyers for Nick Sandman files 250 Million Dollar Lawsuit against Washington Post (My title)

    02/19/2019 3:01:58 PM PST · by grayboots · 81 replies
    Hemmer DeFrank and Wessels ^ | 2/19/2019 | Hemmer Law
    For truth, for justice, for Nicholas! Today, Lin Wood and Todd McMurtry filed their first lawsuit on behalf of Nicholas Sandmann against The Washington Post. The lawsuit filed is included below. The suit seeks $250 million in both compensatory and punitive damages. Lin and Todd will continue to bring wrongdoers before the court to seek damages in compensation for the harm so many have done to the Sandmann family. This is only the beginning.
  • Tenn. man accused of pulling gun on people wearing MAGA hats

    02/19/2019 8:14:25 AM PST · by Mount Athos · 42 replies
    wvlt 8 news ^ | Feb 18, 2019
    A Middle Tennessee man is accused of pulling a gun on people wearing "Make America Great Again" hats over the weekend at a Kentucky business. According to the police report, officers were called to Sam's Club Saturday due to a person with a gun. One of the victims, Terry Pierce, said Phillips pulled a gun on him because he was wearing a MAGA cap. Pierce tells 13 News that he was shopping with his wife when Phillips "Pulled a .40 caliber out and stuck it in my face, backed up and said, 'It's a good day for you to die.'"...
  • How Muhammad Ali Was Deceived by Islam (and Why Cassius Clay Was His Greatest Name)

    02/18/2019 11:03:58 AM PST · by fishtank · 40 replies
    Acts17Apologetics ^ | 3-27-18 | David Wood
    "In 1964, a young boxer named Cassius Clay ("the Louisville Lip") won an upset victory over Sonny Liston. Later that year, Clay changed his name from Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr. to Cassius X, then to Muhammad Ali. Ali initially joined the nation of Islam (promoting "the Honorable" Elijah Muhammad and Malcolm X) and refusing to be drafted into the Vietnam War. In interviews, Ali said that he changed his name because "Clay was a white name" and "a slave name," while "Muhammad" and "Ali" weren't. Ali eventually left the Nation of Islam and became an orthodox Sunni Muslim, though still...
  • Man accused of pulling gun on victim wearing MAGA hat

    02/18/2019 9:09:05 AM PST · by Red Badger · 84 replies ^ | Posted: Sun 6:54 PM, Feb 17, 2019 | Updated: Sun 11:09 PM, Feb 17, 2019 | By Darby Beane
    BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) -- A Tennessee man is in jail after being accused of pulling a gun on a Sam's Club customer Saturday. According to the police report, officers were called to Sam's Club due to a person with a gun. According to the alleged victim Terry Pierce, a man pulled a gun on him because he was wearing a Make America Great Again (MAGA) hat. "I have as much right to wear that hat and support my country and my president as he has not to," said Pierce. The police report confirms that the suspect, identified as James...
  • Man accused of pulling gun on couple wearing MAGA hats

    02/17/2019 5:14:40 PM PST · by markomalley · 107 replies
    WNKY ^ | 2/17/19 | Deborah Highland
    A Tennessee man is charged with first-degree wanton endangerment after witnesses told police he pulled a gun on a man who was wearing Make America Great Again hat inside Sam’s Club. The hat is associated with President Donald Trump’s campaign for office. James Phillips, 57, of Cottontown, Tenn., is accused of pulling a gun on the man inside the store Saturday after making an obscene gesture with his finger, according to his arrest citation. Phillips, who was wearing a veterans cap, told police he made the gesture at the man and a woman with him because of the MAGA hats...
  • Scott Adams: 'How Long Before We See Trump Derangement Syndrome Used as a Legal Defense?'

    02/16/2019 11:32:17 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 27 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | February 16, 2019 | P.J. Gladnick
    Your honor, we acknowledge that our client, Jussie Smollett, faked his supposed hate crime but he just couldn't help it because he suffered from extreme Trump Derangement Syndrome. We respectively request that the civil suit against Nathan Phillips for lying about the Covington Catholic High School students be dropped due to the fact that he was acting under the influence of Trump Derangement Syndrome. Dilbert creator Scott Adams brought up an interesting thesis in a Tweet on Friday about whether Trump Derangement Syndrome could be used as a legal defense in the future for people who acted criminally or immorally.
  • Paradise no more. TVA votes to close iconic coal-burning power plant in Kentucky.

    02/14/2019 8:41:16 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 36 replies ^ | 02/14/2019 | Bill Estep
    In the end, not even a tweet from President Donald Trump could save an iconic coal-burning power plant in Western Kentucky. The Tennessee Valley Authority board voted Thursday to close the final burner at the Paradise coal-fired plant in Muhlenberg County by the end of 2020. Residents had warned that closing Unit 3 at the plant, which employs 131 people, would hurt the local economy and force people to move away for work, and Trump sent a tweet earlier this week urging TVA to consider all factors before voting to close viable power plants like Unit 3 at Paradise. However,...
  • Rand Paul: Trump Won ‘Big Victory’ with Border Wall Deal

    02/13/2019 2:41:01 PM PST · by RandFan · 97 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Kristina Wong
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) called the border wall proposal hammered out by congressional negotiators a “big victory” for President Trump in an interview with Sirius XM’s Breitbart News Daily Wednesday morning. “I think in the end, Trump won a big victory here, because everybody else had folded,” he said in the interview with host and Breitbart News Editor-in-Chief Alex Marlow. “At Christma stime, everybody else was folding, and just saying, ‘Oh the Democrats gained control of the House, this is the best that we’ll ever do.’ So he got $1.375 billion for border security that wasn’t in there before,” he...
  • Green New Deal Co-Author: McConnell Is Sabotaging The Green New Deal By Making Us Vote On It

    02/13/2019 11:53:17 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/13/2019 | Allahpundit
    If only Democrats controlled part of Congress so that we could have the robust national debate Ed Markey is demanding.Or rather, to reframe that point: There is a congressional leader who might be trying to sabotage the Green New Deal. But it ain’t McConnell. This isn't a new Republican trick. By rushing a vote on the #GreenNewDeal resolution, Republicans want to avoid a true national debate & kill our efforts to organize. We’re having the first national conversation on climate change in a decade. We can’t let Republicans sabotage it.— Ed Markey (@SenMarkey) February 12, 2019 I continue to...
  • Dr. Rand Paul Releases Statement on Barr Nomination

    02/13/2019 8:48:03 AM PST · by RandFan · 66 replies
    Rand Paul ^ | Rand Paul
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Tonight, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) released the following statement after voting against cloture on the nomination of William Barr to become the next U.S. Attorney General: “I am unable to support Bill Barr’s nomination to be the next Attorney General. While I support President Trump and have supported most of his nominees, I have too many concerns about the record and views of this nominee. Bill Barr was a leading proponent of warrantless surveillance, and his overall record on the Fourth Amendment is troubling to me. I remain concerned that Bill Barr does not agree with...
  • Mitch McConnell is going to force the Senate to vote on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal

    02/12/2019 4:46:04 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 111 replies
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday that the Senate would vote on the Green New Deal introduced last week by Sen. Edward Markey, D-Mass., and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y. "I've noted with great interest the Green New Deal, and we're going to be voting on that in the Senate to give everybody an opportunity to go on record," McConnell told reporters. The bill, which is not expected to pass the Republican-dominated upper chamber, could force some Democrats to make a politically awkward calculation.
  • Mitch McConnell is going to force the Senate to vote on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal

    02/12/2019 12:28:37 PM PST · by NohSpinZone · 66 replies
    CNBC ^ | 2/12/19 | By Tucker Higgins
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday that the Senate would vote on the "Green New Deal" introduced by Sen. Edward Markey, D-Mass., and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez last week. "I've noted with great interest the Green New Deal, and we're going to be voting on that in the Senate to give everybody an opportunity to go on record," McConnell told reporters. The bill, which is not expected to pass the GOP-dominated upper chamber, could force some Democrats to make a politically awkward calculation.
  • Breaking: Rand Paul will vote against Trump's pick for attorney general

    02/11/2019 6:16:00 PM PST · by RandFan · 109 replies
    The Hill ^ | BY JORDAIN CARNEY
    Sen. Rand Paul (Ky.) said on Monday that he will oppose President Trump's attorney general nominee, becoming the first Republican to come out as a "no" vote on William Barr. Paul told Politico that he had concerns about Barr's record on privacy, calling him a "chief advocate for warrantless surveillance of U.S. citizens." A spokesman for Paul didn't immediately respond to a request for comment. The libertarian-leaning GOP senator had previously raised concerns about Barr, who also served as attorney general to President George H.W. Bush.
  • “This Is Libel!” – Attorney Robert Barnes Puts Democrat Ilhan Omar on Notice For Spreading Lies ..

    01/23/2019 9:12:26 AM PST · by bitt · 33 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 1/23/2019 | Christina Laila
    Newly elected Muslim Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-MN) attacked the Covington teens Tuesday night and defended the black supremacists who taunted the Kentucky teens with racial slurs. The Covington Catholic teens have been exonerated after the full video showing what really happened at the Lincoln Memorial this weekend surfaced. The media lies have been debunked. The Black Supremacists shouted homophobic and racist slurs at the Covington teens after the March for Life rally in Washington DC. Then out of no where, Native American activist Nathan Phillips approached the students and loudly beat a drum in their faces. The Covington boys showed...
  • Protecting the Most Vulnerable: A Statement from Abp. Foley Beach on New York’s Recent Legislation

    02/04/2019 5:34:01 PM PST · by lightman · 8 replies
    Anglican Church in North America ^ | 4 Feburary A.D. 2019 | Archbishop Foley Beach
    Last week, politicians in the State of New York passed legislation enabling the killing of unborn babies throughout all nine months of pregnancy, right up until the moment before birth. A full-term baby can now be killed. This legislation is a disastrous development for all of us. One of the foundational responsibilities of the State is to provide physical security to the vulnerable, and none are more vulnerable than babies. I am profoundly saddened by the blatant disregard for the value of life exhibited by the politicians who have done this and by the evident celebration exhibited in the New...
  • Are They Everywhere or Are We Paranoid?

    02/04/2019 3:42:45 PM PST · by billorites · 28 replies
    Belmont Club ^ | February 4, 2019 | Richard Fernandez
    The rush to condemn the Covington high school boys over an imagined slight against a native American and the clamor to ditch Virginia Governor Ralph Northam over a yearbook photograph depicting two figures, one in blackface and the other in KKK costume -- when they would not criticize him for his views on infanticide -- underscore the excruciating sensitivity of American politics to race, gender, and victimhood. The latest example is an op-ed in the Daily Beast alleging that "Tom Brady’s New England Patriots Are Team MAGA, Whether They Like It or Not." Their star quarterback, coach, and owner all supported...
  • His side of the story: Nathan Phillips wants to talk about Covington [Barf!]

    02/04/2019 6:35:39 AM PST · by madprof98 · 47 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 2/4/19 | Julian Brave NoiseCat
    Sandmann’s family soon hired RunSwitch, a media relations firm with strong ties to the Republican party, to handle the crisis, and L Lin Wood, a high-profile libel attorney known for aggressively pursuing lawsuits against the media. Sandmann has complained that the video was spreading “misinformation” about the incident. *** Unlike Sandmann, Phillips does not have a PR firm to represent him and his side of the story, or an attorney to challenge critical journalists. His support team consists of two people: Ray Kingfisher, a northern Cheyenne who has known him for decades, and Daniel Nelson, a non-Native “ally” and program...
  • Photo of Mitch McConnell in Front of a Confederate Flag Resurfaces Amid Northam Yearbook Controversy

    02/04/2019 5:38:13 AM PST · by SJackson · 50 replies
    Time ^ | February 3, 2019 | Alejandro de la Garza
    In the midst of the ongoing controversy over a racist photograph on Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s medical school yearbook page, a photograph of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) posing in front of a Confederate flag is making the rounds on social media. Jake Tapper ✔ @jaketapper Lots of folks tweeting out this photo of @senatemajldr so I asked his office about it. A spokesman suggested Leader McConnell wouldn’t pose for such a photo today as he did “30 years or so ago”... 1/4 ChuckVoellinger @CVoellinger Replying to @GOPLeader Tell it to McConnell, or is the Confed flag just a...
  • Covington Teen's Lawyer Releases Brutal 14-Minute Video Showcasing Lies of Nathan Phillips and Media

    02/03/2019 7:31:01 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 96 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 02-03-2019 01:29:59 PM | Debra Heine
    By now most everyone knows that the Covington Catholic High School boys didn't mob and harass a revered "tribal elder" at the Lincoln Memorial following the March for Life on January 18. The boys were actually targeted and harassed by two groups of protesters: the Black Hebrew Israelites (who hurled hateful, racial, homophobic slurs at them) and Native American activists from the American Indian Movement, led by "tribal elder" Nathan Phillips. A nationwide media frenzy erupted after the Covington boys were falsely accused of mocking Phillips, spurring hundreds of threats against the school and the school's students from across the...
  • Trump pushes withdrawal from ‘endless’ Afghanistan, Syria wars

    02/03/2019 5:49:20 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Manila Bulletin ^ | February 4, 2019 | Agence France-Presse
    Pushing back against Republican opposition, US President Donald Trump reaffirmed his determination to pull US troops out of “endless wars” in Syria and Afghanistan, in an interview that aired Sunday. But he said they would stay in Iraq to watch Iran. Trump cited the high cost in blood and money after years of fighting in Afghanistan, in arguing for a US withdrawal from the place where the 9/11 attacks were hatched. “It’s time,” he said in the interview with CBS’s “Face the Nation.” “And we’ll see what happens with the Taliban. They want peace. They’re tired. Everybody’s tired.” Trump’s comments...