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  • Gary Johnson: 'Nativism is not an American value'

    06/23/2016 7:17:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Politico ^ | June 23, 2016 | Bianca Padró Ocasio
    Nativism is not an American value, Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson declared Thursday, delivering a pointed rebuke to Donald Trump without mentioning his name while calling on an end to immigration quotas symptomatic of a broken system. “The overwhelming cause of illegal immigration and visa overstays is the fact that our legal immigration process simply doesn’t work, and that we impose absurd caps on various work visas,” Johnson said in a statement on Thursday with his remarks to the annual National Association of Latino Elected Officials conference in Washington. “Let the market, not bureaucrats and special interests, determine how many...
  • Spanish cardinal who denounced ‘gay empire’ cleared of hate speech [Catholic Caucus]

    06/23/2016 11:09:27 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    Crux News ^ | June 23, 2016 | Inés San Martín
    A judge in Spain ruled on Thursday that a cardinal denouncing an attack against the Christian family by a “gay empire” was not, simply by virtue of using that language, committing a hate speech crime but exercising his right to freedom of expression. The criminal proceedings against Cardinal Antonio Cańizares of Valencia were dismissed without further investigation because the magistrate saw no “criminal intent” nor an appeal to “hatred and violence” in the homily delivered by the prelate on May 13. “The family is haunted today, in our culture, by an endless threat of serious difficulties, and this is not...
  • CNN LIBERTARIAN PRESIDENTIAL TOWN HALL

    06/22/2016 6:14:55 PM PDT · by Rome2000 · 29 replies
    (CNN)The year is 2016, and a third party is going to prime time. The Libertarian presidential candidate, former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson, and his running mate, former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld, will face voters Wednesday evening in a town hall live on CNN.
  • California tobacco tax measure targets an industry under pressure

    06/22/2016 7:27:06 AM PDT · by Drango · 21 replies
    Sac Bee ^ | June 20 | TARYN LUNA
    On a cool spring day at the Capitol, Toni Atkins delivered a series of blows unlike anything the tobacco industry had ever felt in California. Then speaker of the Assembly, the San Diego Democrat had been a lame duck for the last six months since the house elected Anthony Rendon to replace her. It was a Thursday morning in March and her final session as speaker, a tenure that lasted just shy of a year and 10 months. In a series of quick votes, the Assembly passed six smoking bills, the most significant of which raised the age to buy...
  • Libertarians Hope Town Hall Will Attract More Voter Support

    06/22/2016 5:01:33 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 22, 2016 | Lisa Hagen
    The Libertarian Party’s presidential and vice presidential nominees will get their best shot to convince voters they should be considered seriously for the White House at an hourlong prime-time town hall Wednesday on CNN. But political observers say that to move the needle much, Gary Johnson and his running mate, William Weld, are going to have to show a more conventional side that the public doesn’t always associate with libertarians.
  • POST-ORLANDO, CAIR ISSUES NEW “ISLAMOPHOBIA” REPORT

    06/21/2016 2:47:45 PM PDT · by PROCON · 28 replies
    frontpagemag.com ^ | June 21, 2016 | Robert Spencer
    Instead of announcing a program to teach young Muslims why they should reject the understanding of Islam held by the Islamic State, al-Qaeda, and other jihad groups, the Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) held a press conference Monday to unveil its latest cynical and deceptive report on “Islamophobia” in the U.S. The whole “Islamophobia” enterprise is designed to intimidate people into thinking there is something wrong with opposing jihad terror, and this new report is no different. A few seconds of thought would expose the deceptiveness of it to anyone, but Hamas-linked CAIR is banking on the fact that...
  • John Kerry, Angelina Jolie attend iftar dinner in US

    06/21/2016 2:17:49 PM PDT · by dennisw · 39 replies
    dailysabah.com ^ | Published 4 hours ago 6-21-2016
    John Kerry, Angelina Jolie attend iftar dinner in US Published 4 hours ago Actress Angelina Jolie, UNHCR special envoy, speaks during an interfaith Iftar reception to mark World Refugee Day at the All Dulles Area Muslim Society in Sterling, Virginia on June 20, 2016 (AFP Photo) Actress Angelina Jolie, UNHCR special envoy, speaks during an interfaith Iftar reception to mark World Refugee Day at the All Dulles Area Muslim Society in Sterling, Virginia on June 20, 2016 (AFP Photo) U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and actress Angelina Jolie attended an iftar dinner on Monday an iftaar dinner in Sterling,...
  • Loretta Lynch: ‘Most effective’ response to Islamic terrorism ‘is love’

    06/21/2016 2:35:14 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 157 replies
    Washington Times ^ | June 21, 2016 | Douglas Ernst
    Attorney General Loretta Lynch told Florida’s LGBT community that the “most effective” weapon at America’s disposal against Islamic terrorism is “love.” Mrs. Lynch told reporters in Orlando on Tuesday that an ongoing investigation will determine the precise motive for 29-year-old Omar Mateen’s June 12 massacre at Pulse, a gay nightclub. Mateen, a former security guard, called 911 and pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group while killing 49 people and wounding 53 others.
  • Video: Loretta Lynch reveals that the Orlando shooter didn’t mention gays to the FBI

    06/19/2016 4:50:11 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 65 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | June 18, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    As part of the Sunday morning roundup, Attorney General Loretta Lynch made the rounds of the cable news shows to preview a report that the Justice Department will be releasing tomorrow regarding the Orlando terror attack. As with most of the coverage of the story we’ve seen over the past week, there was a rush to find out if the attacker was some sort of racist or homophobe and if that’s what led to all the carnage we saw. One of Lynch’s first stops was with Dana Bash, who was filling in for Jake Tapper on CNN’s State of the...
  • MSNBC: Attorney General Loretta Lynch Stumped About Orlando Terrorists Motive…

    06/21/2016 1:38:00 PM PDT · by xzins · 51 replies
    TheConservativeTreehouse ^ | 21 Jun 16 | Sundance
    MSNBC: Attorney General Loretta Lynch Stumped About Orlando Terrorists Motive… Posted on June 21, 2016 by sundance According to MSNBC U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch can’t seem to figure out the motive of the Orlando terrorist, Omar Mateen. Puzzled they are, stumped even. They just can’t quite figure it out. Motive? Maybe a Youtube Video… or something.
  • AG Lynch: LGBT Pride Led ‘To a White House Draped in the Rainbow Flag’

    06/09/2016 6:08:55 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 47 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | June 9, 2016 | 12:28 PM EDT | Eric Scheiner
    U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch says the Department of Justice (DOJ) has been part of the “extraordinary movement” of the LGBT community that has led up to “a White House draped in the rainbow flag.” Lynch made the comments Tuesday at a LGBT Pride month event held in the Great Hall of the Justice Department. “So here and now, in this place, let us celebrate these achievements and express our own pride,” Lynch said. …
  • Apple's Cook to host Paul Ryan fundraiser amid Trump woes

    06/21/2016 11:39:57 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 21 replies
    Apple CEO Tim Cook will host a fundraiser with House Speaker Paul Ryan next week as the iPhone maker tries to strengthen its relationships with key Republicans — despite its decision to pull support for the GOP convention because of its distaste for Donald Trump. Cook will help generate cash for Ryan at a private breakfast on June 28 in Menlo Park, Calif., along with Gary Wipfler, the company’s treasurer, according to an invite obtained by POLITICO on Monday. The money benefits not only the speaker but a joint fundraising committee aimed at helping to elect other House Republicans.
  • Univ. of Jordan Prof. on Orlando Attack: Shooter Evoked Western, Not Islamic, Model of Heroism

    06/20/2016 9:50:50 AM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 11 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | 6/17/16 | Yarmouk TV (Jordan)
    Following the Orlando terror attack, Professor Ahmad Nofal of the University of Jordan said in his weekly program that gunman Omar Mateen was a "sick personality" with "perverse tendencies" and that "[homosexuality] is controlled and imposed upon the world by global Zionism, Allah's number one enemy on Earth." Professor Nofal added that Mateen "evoked the Western model of heroism," represented in the massacre of Native Americans. His address aired on the Jordanian Yarmouk TV channel on June 17. Ahmad Nofal: "(Omar Mateen) is a dramatic character that requires a film - a Hitchcock-style horror movie, like 'Psycho' from over 50...
  • Bill Maher: Dems Could Lose By Refusing to Say 'Islamic Terrorism'

    02/10/2016 4:20:03 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Wednesday, 10 Feb 2016 06:18 PM | Greg Richter
    Liberal comic Bill Maher is a Bernie Sanders supporter, though he could live with a Hillary Clinton presidency, too. But the host of HBO's "Real Time with Bill Maher" writes in The Hollywood Reporter that Democrats risk losing the White House in November over one issue: refusing to use the term "Islamic terrorism." [...] Maher noted that 40 countries have some version of Islamic Sharia law, and said he is mystified why liberals feel no need to oppose it. ...
  • Bill Maher: Democrats Risk Losing Election If Can't Say 'Islamic Extremism'

    03/26/2016 9:20:11 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 21 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | May 26, 2016 | P.J. Gladnick
    "Just say 'Islamic terrorism.' Just say those words and you'll win the election. Avoid those words and you're going to lose the election." Please! Pretty please! Just say them. ...Despite the pleas of Bill Maher on HBO's Real Time last night, Senator Corey Booker of New Jersey declined to utter the words that seem so taboo for the Democrats. Bill Maher knows, as you can see in the video below, that the refusal by the Democrats to call out terrorism for what it really is could cost them the general election this year. Despite this outspoken concern by Maher, Booker...
  • Maher: Obama’s Pulling His Numbers on Islam ‘Right Out of His A**,’ ‘It’s Not One Small Slice’

    03/26/2016 7:07:59 AM PDT · by detective · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 25 Mar 2016 | Ian Hanchett
    HBO host Bill Maher argued that “it’s not one small slice” of Muslims who hold extremist beliefs, and President Obama’s claims to the contrary are pulled “right out of his a**” on Friday’s “Real Time.” Former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm (D) said, “ISIS is a narrow, and far extreme sect of the wide band of the Muslim religion, the Islamic religion, to — and this gets back probably to your previous conversation, and the point you’ve been making a lot, I think, on this show, is, why not say ‘Islamic terrorism?’ However, we’ve got a huge number of moderate Muslims,...
  • Bill Maher gets into a debate with Charlie Rose on why Islam is more violent than Christianity

    06/16/2016 10:32:57 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 16 replies
    YouTube ^ | September 13, 2014 | Uploaded by Celebrity Universe
    Bill Maher gets into a debate with Charlie Rose on why Islam is more violent than Christianity.
  • Bill Maher on Terror Attacks: Wouldn’t Being Armed at Least Give Citizens a Chance?

    11/21/2015 10:59:33 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 21, 2015 | AWR Hawkins
    During the November 20 airing of Real Time with Bill Maher, California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom’s (D) pro-gun control comments were countered by Maher’s observation that being armed during a Paris-style attack would at least give citizens a fighting chance to survive. According to MRC/Newsbusters, Maher stepped in to defend the option of being armed for self-defense after Newsom dismissed the idea of a good guy with a gun having any real success against bad guys with guns.Newsom said, “I just simply, this sort of mythology, the guy with the gun that’s going to come save the day, I mean, so...
  • Bill Maher: I Wish Liberals Would Have Same Intolerance For Muslims That They Do For Christians

    01/31/2016 11:11:50 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 52 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | January 30, 2016 | unattributed
    On the Friday broadcast of his HBO show Real Time, Bill Maher told liberals see the world the way they want it rather than the way it is when it comes to the threat of Islam and Islamic terror. Maher, a religious critic, told his fellow liberals he wishes they would have the same "intolerance" for Muslim-related terror around the world that they do for Christians and Christian fundamentalists at home. Maher brought up the decision by the Italians to cover up nude statues during a state visit by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. "This is the horribleness of what's going...
  • DNC Vice Chair Tulsi Gabbard: Obama Working Hand in Hand With Islamic Extremists

    11/18/2015 8:10:49 AM PST · by Ray76 · 13 replies
    Bill Maher Show ^ | Oct 31, 2015
    DNC Vice Chair Tulsi Gabbard: Obama Working Hand in Hand With Islamic Extremists. Video at link.
  • Twitter is blocking #GaysForTrump

    06/15/2016 7:00:59 AM PDT · by TheShaz · 20 replies
    Twitter ^ | 6/15/2016 | Vanity
    Monday night before I went to sleep I was watching the news and on my Note 5 going thru websites like Freep and others. I was on Twitter going thru the comments on #TrumpTrain & #Trump2016 I was at the Trump rally last weekend in Tampa and I posted some pictures to those two hashes. I noticed a message with #GayForTrump one one post and clicked to check it out. I started reading thru the messages posted.I was touched.There were gays that after last weekend saw that the Liberal Establishment has sold them out. Many of the posters from #TrumpTrain...
  • This Gay Man Is Leaving Hillary For Trump (Craigslist Rant)

    06/14/2016 11:21:24 AM PDT · by OneVike · 76 replies
    Craigs List post ^ | 6/14/16 | ????
    Today I have made the most decision in my life. Never before would I have ever thought this day would come. As a lifetime Democrat, I have always voted and fought for the candidate who espoused my beliefs and defended my rights as a homosexual. Never again will I support the Democrat party, because at a time when the gay community needed them the most, they have turned their back on us. A piece of my heart died this past weekend when a Muslim entered the pulse nightclub in Orlando with the expressed purpose of killing gay people. In the...
  • (June 9, 2016) Johnson Rising! Libertarian Party Candidate Hits 12 Percent in New Fox Poll

    06/14/2016 9:24:28 AM PDT · by Cyberman · 53 replies
    Reason ^ | |June 9, 2016 | Brian Doherty
    The Libertarian Party's presidential candidate Gary Johnson has long insisted that the presidential debates are key to his ticket's success. And getting into the debates, through the front door anyway, requires polling at 15 percent in five (as yet unnamed) reputable national polls. He's inching closer to that goal with today's announcement of his highest even national poll total, with 12 percent from Fox. He was only at 10 in their last presidential poll including him in May. Since that poll, Clinton stayed the same against him and Trump with 39 percent, while Trump fell from 42 percent to 36...
  • Brussels attacks: These are the incredible survivors' stories

    06/13/2016 1:59:21 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 3 replies
    telegraph.co.uk/news ^ | 23 March 2016 | Andrew Marszal, Mumbai David Chazan
    Brussels attacks: These are the incredible survivors' stories Andrew Marszal, Mumbai David Chazan, Brussels 23 March 2016 • 9:00pm Hundreds were caught up in the Brussels attacks on an airport and a train on Tuesday which left 31 dead and 270 wounded. These are some of the stories of the survivors. The survivor from the iconic image Late on Monday, Nidhi Chapekar put her two young children to bed, said goodbye to her husband Rupesh in the crowded Mumbai flat they share with five other relatives, and flew to Brussels for the last time. As a chief air hostess on...
  • BeyoncĂ© Ignored the LGBT Community in Houston

    11/05/2015 12:59:55 AM PST · by a fool in paradise · 47 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | Posted: 11/04/2015 4:12 pm EST | Carlos Maza
    It kills me to write this post. I have spent more time worshiping Beyoncé than just about any other pop star. I've spent countless hours dancing to "Grown Woman" alone in my apartment. I've been the only guy in a dance class aimed at teaching the "Single Ladies" dance, and I loved every second of it. Beyoncé has been queen in my life since the first time I watched the "Crazy In Love" video. But. Over the past few months, Beyoncé has repeatedly refused the opportunity to speak out against the legalization of discrimination against LGBT people in her hometown......
  • Solemn Obama calls for gun control; DOESN'T link Orlando nightclub terror attack to Islam [tr]

    06/13/2016 7:53:20 AM PDT · by pabianice · 33 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6/13/16 | Schwab
    President Obama furthered his gun control message today when addressing the massacre in Orlando that killed 50 people, making it the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history. 'Although it's still early in the investigation we know enough to say that this was an act of terror and an act of hate,' Obama said, making no reference to ISIS or Islamic terror in his brief remarks. Obama called the shooting spree, at the gay nightclub Pulse during Pride month in the United States, a reminder of how easy it is for someone to get a hold of a weapon that could...
  • '50 perverts killed in bar' (view from Turkey)

    06/13/2016 7:49:43 AM PDT · by pabianice · 25 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6/12/13 | Pleasance
    Yeni Akit is a right-wing Turkish paper which has supported Al-Qaeda It is known for its hate speech against LGBT groups, Jews and Christians Also has strong ties with President Erdogan and his party, the AKP Broke news of Orlando attack with headline: 'Death toll rises to 50 in bar where perverted homosexuals go!' A Turkish newspaper with links to the country's President has published a homophobic headline calling those who died in the Orlando mass shooting 'perverts' and 'deviants'. Yeni Akit, a right-wing newspaper which has supported the likes of Al-Qaeda in the past, broke news of the attack...
  • BREAKING: Eye Witness Claims Multiple Shooters In Orlando Terrorist Attack

    06/13/2016 7:49:41 AM PDT · by Strategy · 56 replies
    Patriot Outdoor News ^ | June 13, 2016
    Orlando, FL- The terrorist attack that took place this weekend was the largest attack on American soil since 9/11. Every news outlet in the country is working on covering this story from every angle in order to unearth what happened. Omar Mateen is said to have killed over 50 people at this point, but the "lone-gunman" narrative being pushed by all major news outlets is now being questioned. Eye witness, Janeil, was inside the club during the shooting but was able to escape unharmed. Below he recalls the attack and states that there were MULTIPLE shooters as well as at...
  • ISIS fanatic died in a hail of bullets as he burst through hole in the wall made by cops(T)

    06/13/2016 7:40:58 AM PDT · by rktman · 68 replies
    thesun.co.uk ^ | 6/12/2016 | GUY BIRCHALL and ELLIE FLYNN
    ISIS maniac Omar Seddique Mateen, 29, fired indiscriminately inside gay nightclub Pulse in Orlando, Florida after shooting the doorman dead early Sunday morning. Police used explosives and a BearCat armoured vehicle to smash a hole in the wall, allowing some trapped clubbers to escape. Mateen emerged from the hole shooting moments later and was shot dead by a team of "eight or nine" officers. The killer is thought to have been armed with the same gun used by the Sandy Hook school shooter. The AR-15 semi-automatic rifle has left dozens dead in multiple shootings this decade, calls for a nationwide...
  • Vanity: Survivor of Orlando "Pulse" Club asks God to spare him

    06/13/2016 7:38:01 AM PDT · by wbarmy · 61 replies
    06/13/2016 | Wbarmy
    One of the survivors, a guy named Alamo told the press "My first thought was, 'Oh my God, I'm going to die," Alamo said, his voice very quiet. "I was praying to God that I would live to see another day. I couldn't believe this was happening."
  • The ‘Religion Of Peace’ Rears Its Ugly Head - Again!

    06/13/2016 7:35:53 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/13/16 | Dave Merrick
    Political Correctness: There are so many lies being told now by our leaders in authority who have completely betrayed our trust. Jesus said that we can know the genuine value or worthiness of any person or group by simply looking at the quality of what they produce. Specifically, he said: “For a good tree does not bear bad fruit, nor does a bad tree bear good fruit. For every tree is known by its own fruit. For men do not gather figs from thorns, nor do they gather grapes from a bramble bush. A good man out of the good...
  • Trump: Hillary Afraid To Say Radical Islam, Offend Her Boss "Because She Doesn't Want To Go To Jail"

    06/13/2016 7:28:56 AM PDT · by i88schwartz · 22 replies
    RealClearPolitics | June 13, 2016 | RealClearPolitics
    TRUMP: What happened yesterday will happen many times over with a president like Obama that doesn't even want to use the term radical Islamic terrorism. He doesn't want to use the term. And Clinton won't use it either. Hillary won't use it. And the reason she won't use it, she's afraid to offend her boss because she doesn't want to go to jail. Video at link...
  • Planned Parenthood, Leader in Violence Against Humans, Defends Islamic Terrorism<p>

    06/13/2016 7:22:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 13, 2016 | Ryan Bomberger
    IÂ’m used to Planned Parenthood saying and tweeting idiotic things. IÂ’ve also come to expect that mainstream media will ignore the lunacy of this taxpayer-funded activist group. Before I get to the sheer stupidity of a billion-dollar abortion chainÂ’s tweet, letÂ’s take a look at what led to the outrageous statement. An American-born Islamic terrorist, Omar Mir Seddique Mateen, slaughtered 49 precious human lives in a gay strip/dance/drag club in Orlando, Florida. My heart goes out to the families of those killed and to those left behind trying to make sense of such a vile act. The President blamed the...
  • Orlando Shooter Traveled to Saudi Arabia in 2011, 2012: MSNBC

    06/13/2016 7:17:58 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 56 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 6-13-2016 | NewsMax
    Orlando nightclub shooter Omar Mateen made two trips to Saudi Arabia in 2011 and 2012, MSNBC reported Monday, citing federal officials.
  • The Orlando Horror and Hard Truths

    06/13/2016 7:11:26 AM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 6/13/2016 | Guy Benson
    The Orlando massacre is sickening and frightening. It's sickening on its face: Dozens of innocent people were shot to death by a remorseless, merciless fanatic on Saturday night, executed for the 'crime' of carousing with friends at an establishment that caters to a clientele despised by their killer. It's frightening because this horror was not perpetrated by masked men shouting slogans in an unfamiliar tongue thousands of miles away. It wasn't carried out by trained practitioners of terror who hijacked airplanes and targeted symbolic nuclei of American power in wealth. No, like last year's San Bernardino bloodbath, this atrocity unfolded...
  • Nightclub shooter tied to radical imam who was an ex-gang leader

    06/13/2016 7:09:26 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 14 replies
    NY POST ^ | June 13, 2016 | Tod Venezia
    Nightclub murderer Omar Mateen was a follower of an imam who preached hatred of gays and who was recently released from prison — despite prosecutors warning that he had terror ties, according to a report. Mateen took lessons in the Islamic religion from Marcus Dwayne Robertson, a former gang leader from New York who now lives in Florida and who has been accused of helping terrorists, FoxNews.com reported. “It is no coincidence that this happened in Orlando,” a law-enforcement source told Fox. “Mateen was enrolled in [Robertson’s online] Fundamental Islamic Knowledge Seminary.”
  • They Came For Me

    06/13/2016 7:07:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 13, 2016 | Rich Galen
    My first thought when I turned on my TV Sunday morning and found that the Orlando shooting had occurred in a gay nightclub was: They're dead because they were gay. I have a lot of gay friends. I tried to come up with words that would express my feelings for what they must have been going through. I couldn't. I assume they were going through the same feelings I had - and will have again, I fear - when Jews are attacked in shops and restaurants. Those attacks occurred not because they were in the wrong random place at the...
  • The Media Is Spinning A False Narrative

    06/13/2016 7:01:25 AM PDT · by Eric · 26 replies
    The Resurgent ^ | 6/13/2016 | Steve Berman
    The false narrative emerging from the media seeks to make a few points, all of which are red herrings and straw men designed to take attention from the truth. The shooter, Omar Mateen, was homophobic because he hated gays. Mateen was unstable because he was mean and beat his wife Mateen had too much unfettered access to guns Mateen was not religiously motivated Story after story references these points, and they quote each other liberally (take the pun as you wish).
  • Morning Joe Trashes Trump Muslim Immigration Ban

    06/13/2016 6:57:36 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 35 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Do you think the families and loved ones of the Orlando victims wish Omar Mateen’s father, an anti-American Afghani, had never been permitted to enter the United States? Do you think the great majority of Americans agree? The answer seems obvious: but not to the clueless cast of Morning Joe, which today trashed Donald Trump’s call for a ban on Muslim immigration. Mika Brzezinski epitomized the willful blindness, claiming the Muslim ban has “no connection at all” to the Pulse massacre. View the video here.
  • After the Pulse Club Massacre It’s Time for Gays to Come Home to Republican Party

    06/13/2016 6:56:59 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 24 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 06/13/2016 | Jim Hoft
    After the deadliest Islamist attack on American soil since 9-11 Barack Obama blamed hatred and guns. His inability to called the attack what it is – Islamic jihad – has progressed from denial to psychosis. ... Obama was not the only one. Leftwing gay activists posted ridiculous and ignorant remarks after the deadliest single attack on gays in modern history I came out in the 1980s to family and friends during the AIDS epidemic. I saw a lot of friends get sick. I saw a lot of friends die. I went to a lot of funerals. It was a scary...
  • Authorities probe ISIS ties to Orlando massacre (Shootout details)

    06/13/2016 6:50:44 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 8 replies
    CNN ^ | 6/13/2016 | Ralph Ellis, Ashley Fantz, Faith Karimi and Eliott C. McLaughlin
    (CNN)[Breaking news update at 8:10 a.m. ET] Police crisis negotiators tried to negotiate with Orlando nightclub shooting suspect Omar Mateen during the attack, Orlando police Chief John Mina told reporters Monday. "He was cool and calm when he was making those phone calls to us," Mina said. "We had a team of crisis negotiators that did talk to the suspect just trying to get as much information as possible. ... He really wasn't asking for a whole lot. We were doing most of the asking." [Breaking news update at 8:03 a.m. ET] People other than gunman Omar Mateen are being...
  • Local Muslim community condemns Orlando nightclub shooting

    06/13/2016 6:39:55 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 52 replies
    WSVN-TV ^ | 6/13/16 | Walter Morris
    HALLANDALE BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) - Members of South Florida’s Muslim community came together Sunday night in a show of solidarity for the victims of the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history. Dozens of worshippers observing the holy month of Ramadan gathered at the Baitul Naseer Mosque, located at 208 N.W. 7th Court in Hallandale Beach. What was originally planned as an annual interfaith service....
  • "Orlando Is Just The Beginning" Trump Questions Obama's Motives: "He's Got Something Else In Mind"

    06/13/2016 6:38:49 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 68 replies
    CNN ^ | June 13, 2016
    Presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump told CNN this morning that the Orlando shooting was "just the beginning," as he stepped up his criticism of President Obama and Hillary Clinton on Monday, as Politico reports, castigating them as "weak" leaders with a poor understanding of the threat posed to the United States by Islamic radicalism. Having released a statement yesterday decrying Obama's inability to refer to the incident as "radical islamic terrorism," Trump went further, raging that "[Obama] doesn't get it or he gets it better than anybody understands. It's one or the other... he has no clue," reiterating his...
  • LGBTQ Gun Rights Group on Orlando: 'Guns Didn't Do This, A Human Who Hated Gays Did'

    06/13/2016 6:38:22 AM PDT · by rktman · 39 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 6/13/2016 | Katie Pavlich
    “The Pink Pistols gives condolences to all family and friends of those killed and injured at Pulse,” First Speaker of the Pink Pistols Gwendolyn Patton said in a statement. “This is exactly the kind of heinous act that justifies our existence. At such a time of tragedy, let us not reach for the low-hanging fruit of blaming the killer’s guns. Let us stay focused on the fact that someone hated gay people so much they were ready to kill or injure so many. A human being did this. The human being’s tools are unimportant when compared to the bleakness of...
  • Prayers aren’t enough. The US needs fewer guns (barf-up a lung alert)

    06/13/2016 6:35:49 AM PDT · by pabianice · 41 replies
    The details are different, but the story is the same: A killer with access to military-style weaponry mows down innocent Americans in cold blood. On Sunday it was apparently a self-radicalized Muslim who murdered 49 patrons of a gay nightclub in Orlando. In 2012, it was a mentally ill man with the same type of gun who killed 26 at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn. Next, who knows? It makes no more sense to blame Islam for the Orlando shooting than it would to blame mental illness for the Sandy Hook massacre. The common thread and decisive factor in...
  • Trump Will Be "Greatly Strengthened" By Orlando Massacre,Says Former Israeli Ambassador To U.S.

    06/13/2016 6:15:32 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 41 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 13, 2016 | Deborah Danan
    TEL AVIV – The Orlando attack, in which first generation U.S. citizen Omar Sadiqqui Mateen shot at least 50 people in a gay club, will help Donald Trump’s chances of becoming president, Israel’s former ambassador to the U.S. said.
  • Former Coworker of ISIS Killer Omar Mateen: Employer Did Nothing About His Homophobic-Racist

    06/13/2016 6:05:15 AM PDT · by detective · 37 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Jun 12th, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    Truncated title. Full title: Former Coworker of ISIS Killer Omar Mateen: Employer Did Nothing About His Homophobic-Racist Comments Cuz He Was Muslim Once again, Political correctness kills– The former employer of Omar Mateen did nothing to confront him on his racist-homophobic behavior because he was Muslim.
  • Hillary Responds to Orlando Attack: "We Can't Fall Into The Trap That Is Set Up By The Gun Lobby"

    06/13/2016 5:53:28 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 208 replies
    CNN ^ | June 13, 2016
    Hillary Clinton responds to Orlando terror attack: "We can't fall into the trap that is set up by the gun lobby"
  • Obama doesn't mention Islam in Orlando terror

    06/13/2016 5:53:05 AM PDT · by detective · 18 replies
    WND ^ | 06/12/2016 | Leo Hohmann
    President Obama refused to tie the bloody attack on a gay nightclub Sunday to Islamic terror and said “no definitive judgement” had been made on the motive. At least 50 people are dead and 53 wounded following an attack on the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, in which the shooter shouted, “Allahu Akbar!” It was the worst act of terror on U.S. soil since the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. But Obama made no mention of “Islam,” “Muslim” or “Islamic terror” in his televised address to the nation.
  • Former co-worker says Orlando gunman was 'unhinged and unstable', went on racist, misogynistic rants

    06/13/2016 5:49:52 AM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 27 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 6/13/16 | Unknown
    The gunman who killed at least 50 people at an Orlando nightclub early Sunday was described by a former colleague as an "unhinged and unstable" person who repeatedly made racist, misogynist and homophobic remarks. Daniel Gilroy, a former police officer, worked as a security officer with G4S Security at the PGA Village complex in Port St. Lucie. Pulse nightclub shooter Omar Mateen worked the shift right after Gilroy at the complex's south gate. Gilroy described Mateen as a devout Muslim who brought a prayer mat to work and prayed several times a day. "There was never a moment where he...