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  • Roy Williams calls Silent Sam ‘divisive,’ says it should not be on UNC’s campus

    12/14/2018 6:33:17 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 39 replies
    https://www.washingtonpost.com ^ | December 4, 2018 | Jacob Bogage
    North Carolina basketball Coach Roy Williams said Friday that the university should not re-erect the “Silent Sam” statue on the Chapel Hill campus, calling the Confederate monument “divisive.” “In my own personal belief, I think that it would be best for it to not be here,” Williams said, according to the Raleigh News & Observer. “And I think some of those people in the decision-making business would rather it not be here, but the only people that can change that are the ones who can make the laws, and I haven’t spoken to those people about it.” After years of...
  • Egyptian President: Migration is NOT a human right

    12/14/2018 4:41:55 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 10 replies
    Egypt’s President Abd al-Fattah al-Sisi recently spoke at a forum, where he in plain language told those who have moved or want to move to Europe. “If you go to another country, you must follow their laws and culture, if not, don’t go there”, he said. In November, al-Sisi attended the World Youth Forum in Sharm el Sheikh in Egypt. He was asked how he sees the fact that several European countries are now closing the door to those who want to migrate to Europe. His answer was clear: “Instead of asking me why Europe closes the door to us,...
  • Is Your Washroom Breeding Bolsheviks? (Vanity)

    12/14/2018 1:14:46 PM PST · by ProtectOurFreedom · 23 replies
    Scott PPWE Company ^ | 12/14/18 | Scott Paper Company
    Spotted in the Men's washroom at Buck's Restaurant, Woodside, CA.
  • The Weekly Standard, a conservative magazine critical of Trump, to shutter after 23 years

    12/14/2018 11:23:49 AM PST · by libstripper · 80 replies
    CNN ^ | Dec. 24, 2018 | Olivder Darcy
    New York (CNN Business)The Weekly Standard, the magazine that espouses traditional conservatism and which has remained deeply critical of President Donald Trump, will shutter after 23 years, its owner Clarity Media Group announced Friday morning. The magazine will publish its final issue on December 17. * * * Employees were told at an all staff meeting, which CNN obtained an audio recording of, that they would be paid through the end of the year, and that afterward they would receive severance which would range in scale depending on factors like seniority. To receive severance, however, employees would need to sign...
  • '48 Hours' touts 'new information' in disappearance of Iowa anchorwoman Jodi Huisentruit

    12/14/2018 10:45:56 AM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 6 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 12/14/18 | Kelly Smith
    A team of journalists and a retired Woodbury police officer have followed the Jodi Huisentruit case and held a dedication ceremony in June 2018 for new billboards placed in Mason City, Iowa on what would have been her 50th birthday. The TV show “48 Hours” promises to reveal “new information” Saturday in the unsolved case of Iowa anchorwoman Jodi Huisentruit, who disappeared 23 years ago. The 27-year-old Minnesota native vanished while heading to work one morning in June 1995, leaving behind evidence of a struggle in her apartment parking lot but few clues as to who assaulted her. In the...
  • 6 people beat, poured scalding water on boy, 3, at New Jersey house, officials say

    12/14/2018 10:34:32 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 30 replies
    FOX News ^ | December 13, 2018 | Katherine Lam
    A 3-year-old boy was "severely" beaten and abused -- including being burned with scalding water -- by six adults, in a consistent and coordinated form of punishment, New Jersey officials said. Patricia Gamarra, 62, Mary Buchan, 55, Patricia Buchan, 28, Bridget Buchan, 23, Natacha Smith, 43, and Homer Searcy, 39, were arrested and charged with aggravated assault and endangering the welfare of the toddler, Essex County Prosecutor’s Office said in a statement Wednesday. Smith is the 3-year-old boy’s mother, though it’s unclear if the five others have any relation to the child. The six people were living in the home...
  • Scott Adams: How Google is Ruining my Life for Political Reason [profanity]

    12/13/2018 8:56:24 PM PST · by grundle · 41 replies
    YouTube ^ | December 13, 2018 | Scott Adams
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Just Hangin' Cafe ~ 14 December 2018

    12/13/2018 6:02:14 PM PST · by beachn4fun · 153 replies
    December 13, 2018 | Santa's Elves
    FR CANTEEN MISSION STATEMENT Showing support and boosting the morale of our military and our allied military and the family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. FReeper Canteen Come on in, we're open Need a place just to hang out? This is it. We serve coffee, tea, hot cocoa, conversation and music.How about some homemade eggnog? Our AWESOME military, our AWESOME allies, and their families are welcomed and honored here.No worries in the FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe. Pull up a chair. Grab a cup and start a conversation.You never know who you might meet in...
  • Mika Brzezinski described Mike Pompeo with a homophobic slur. Her non-apology didn’t help.

    12/13/2018 5:40:33 PM PST · by grundle · 20 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 13, 2018 | y Deanna Paul and Lindsey Bever
    MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski is facing growing backlash — including criticism from President Trump — after calling Secretary of State Mike Pompeo a “wannabe dictator’s butt boy” Wednesday during a segment of the show “Morning Joe.” The homophobic and vulgar remark was triggered by a less-than-impassioned response from Pompeo about the murder of Saudi journalist and Washington Post contributing columnist Jamal Khashoggi. Pompeo had ducked questions in a “Fox & Friends” interview about Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s role in the killing. “I understand that Donald Trump doesn’t care,” Brzezinski said to her co-host, Joe Scarborough. Moments earlier, Scarborough had...
  • MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski criticized by Trump over use of homophobic slur

    12/13/2018 5:30:17 PM PST · by grundle · 18 replies
    NBC News ^ | December 13, 2018 | Claire Atkinson
    Trump tweeted that Brzezinski was not being held to the same standards as conservative commentators who have been criticized for homophobic rhetoric. Mika Brzezinski, a co-host of MSNBC's "Morning Joe," has drawn criticism from President Donald Trump and the U.S. ambassador to Germany after she used a homophobic slur to describe Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Brzezinski uttered the slur during a segment on Wednesday about the alleged culpability of Mohammed bin Salman, the crown prince of Saudi Arabia, in the killing of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who was murdered in Saudi Arabia's embassy in Istanbul, Turkey. Brzezinski was...
  • 'Racist' Gandhi statue removed from University of Ghana

    12/13/2018 2:20:50 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 50 replies
    BBC ^ | December 13, 2018
    A statue of Mahatma Gandhi, the famed Indian independence leader, has been removed from a university campus in Ghana's capital, Accra. University of Ghana lecturers began a petition for its removal shortly after it was unveiled in 2016 by India's former President Pranab Mukherjee. The petition said Gandhi was "racist" and African heroes should be put first. In the wake of the row, Ghana's government at the time said the statue would be relocated. Lecturers and students told the BBC that the statue, originally located at the university's recreational quadrangle, had been removed on Wednesday. The university confirmed this, saying...
  • My Strange Apple Watch Charging Problem (Rush’s Smart Watch Tech Alert)

    12/13/2018 11:42:26 AM PST · by goldstategop · 45 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | 12/13/2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: The Drive-By Media and willing accomplices sense that the walls are closing in on President Trump and that more and more of the people around him who were there to protect him are abandoning him, which makes them all believe they’re going to have a clear head shot, political head shot at Donald Trump sooner than later. And we’ll get into the weeds of all this stuff in a minute. But I have to share this with you. For you tech people in the audience, I’ve got a stumper for you. I’ve got an Apple Watch. I have two...
  • White House Cancels Annual Press Christmas Party

    12/13/2018 7:17:59 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 17 replies
    Wayne Dupree ^ | 12/13/18 | Waynee Duprree
    Do you blame the President Of the United States for making this decision? It is not about being who is naughty and who is nice when it comes to the American opposition media. They have created a war with the president of the United States. They report 92 to 95% negative news on the commander-in-chief on a daily basis. They rarely ever tell the American people of the good news which in turn would increase confidence throughout the nation. So when it comes down to having a Christmas party for the same individuals is not beyond the pale to decide...
  • Jose Canseco pitches Trump for chief of staff .....

    12/13/2018 3:52:06 AM PST · by a little elbow grease · 37 replies
    thehill.com/blogs ^ | 12/12/18 | Morgan G Stalter
    Hey little buddy @realDonaldTrump u need a bash brother for Chief if Staff. Got a secret reorg plan already. Also worried about you looking more like a Twinkie everyday. I will buff you up daily workouts. DM me. #yeswecanseco
  • Anyone celebrating France’s terror attack will be immediately arrested – Italian Minister

    12/12/2018 6:14:23 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 28 replies
    Italian Deputy Prime Minister, and as many have seen defender of all things Italian, Matteo Salvini issues a strong warning to any who have considered ‘rejoicing’ at the Strasbourg attack. Promising arrest of any who would consider celebrating the deaths of innocent people attending the Christmas market in France. “Our postal police [service]is at the cutting edge and it is sifting the Web to find the heinous people who are celebrating someone else’s death,” ANSA quotes Salvini, he vows ”immediate arrest for anyone who has been rejoicing online over the last few hours.”
  • Czech politicians want to ban Islam completely as it ‘colonises society’

    12/12/2018 6:10:41 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 39 replies
    Political leaders in Czech Republic have previously condemned Islam in strong terms. Now, politicians in the Czech Parliament are discussing the complete ban of the religion. If someone calls for the killing of infidels and Jews, then it is not a religion of peace, says MP Jiri Kobza. He and his party Freedom and Direct Democracy, which is one of the larger in parliament, believe Islam is not just a religion but also a violent ideology that should be banned. [snip] He points out that Muslims neither want nor will integrate into non-Muslim societies. It is not migration – it...

    12/12/2018 4:25:57 PM PST · by Rummyfan · 7 replies
    Ann Coulter Dot Com ^ | 12 Dec 2018 | Ann Coulter
    This week, I will provide readers with a FREE excerpt from Resistance Is Futile!: How the Trump-Hating Left Lost Its Collective Mind in order to prove that if you'd bought the book two months ago, you'd already understand the rules of the game. Now that Democrats are about to take control of the House, this is the only book you'll need until President Trump is out of office. ** ** ** Boring facts can be used to prove big crimes, but in the case of Trump attorney Michael Cohen's payment to a porn star, what we have is a boring...
  • 'Hi-tech robot' at Russia forum turns out to be man in suit

    12/12/2018 3:12:44 PM PST · by Krosan · 33 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Wed 12 December | Andrew Roth
    State television praised the ‘modern’ tech despite photos revealing actor in costume A “hi-tech robot” shown on Russian state television has turned out to be a man in a suit. Russia-24 praised the ersatz android during coverage of a youth forum dedicated to robotics, boasting that “Robot Boris has already learned to dance and he’s not that bad”. But sharp-eyed bloggers were dubious. The Russian website TJournal listed questions about the robot’s performance: Where were Boris’s external sensors? Why did the robot make so many “unnecessary movements” while dancing? And why did the robot look like a person would fit...
  • Al Green Hints He’ll Move to Impeach Trump for ‘Bigotry’

    12/12/2018 2:53:03 PM PST · by blueyon · 112 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 12/12/18 | Tony Lee
    Rep. Al Green (D-TX) on Tuesday suggested that he will soon bring articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump for “bigotry.” While prominent Democrats have tiptoed around the question of whether Trump should be impeached before Special Counsel Robert Mueller finishes his investigation, Green said there are plenty of other reasons to impeach Trump, including Trump’s “bigotry.” “I am here to say without question, reservation, or hesitation that we should not allow ourselves to get back to bigotry as usual,” Green said on the House floor. “There seems to be a desire to avoid the question of bigotry, to avoid...
  • 'Morning Joe' co-host Mika Brzezinski apologizes for crude [anti-gay] remark about Mike Pompeo

    12/12/2018 1:24:27 PM PST · by grundle · 42 replies
    CNN ^ | December 12, 2018 | Tom Kludt
    MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski apologized Wednesday for a remark she made on air that drew criticism for its homophobic implications. During a segment on "Morning Joe," Brzezinski blasted Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for his response to the killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi. Pompeo had appeared on the Fox News morning show "Fox & Friends" on Wednesday to talk about a range of topics, including the terror attack in France and U.S. border security. In the sit-down interview, he evaded the hosts' questions about Khashoggi's murder and cast doubt on evidence that said Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammed...