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  • Surprise: NYT and WaPo Totally Ignore FBI Agents' Anti-Trump 'Insurance Policy' Texts

    12/18/2017 9:42:13 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Dec 18, 2017 | Guy Benson
    We've been following recent developments surrounding the Special Counsel probe, including the indictments that have been handed down, its reported investigative focus, as well as apparent evidence of anti-Trump animus and potential conflicts of interest among certain members of Robert Mueller's team. On the latter front, we've quoted a number of Mueller critics who do not believe he should be fired, but who have nonetheless highlighted causes for concern about bias and transparency. On Friday, I linked to a Washington Post op/ed written by former federal prosecutor Andy McCarthy, who downplayed some of the anger directed over anti-Trump texts exchanged...
  • CNN Declares War on Fox News

    12/18/2017 4:35:29 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 27 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Dec 18, 2017 | Peter Barry Chowka
    CNN, never a friend of its competitor Fox News, now appears to have declared open war on the country’s #1 cable news channel (Fox) and its star host, the cable news ratings leader Sean Hannity. The latest salvo came on Sunday December 17, 2017 on CNN’s weekly media analysis program, Reliable Sources. CNN sniping at Fox News is nothing new. The enmity between the two cable news giants goes back years. Recently, with opposition to President Trump turning white hot and talk of impeachment or obstruction of justice in the air, CNN has been aiming more of its fire at...
  • Furious Sandy Hook families slam Trump for 'appalling lack of humanity' (tr)

    12/18/2017 2:11:54 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 30 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Dec 18, 2017 | HANNAH PARRY
    The families who lost their children in the Sandy Hook mass shooting are furious after Donald Trump hosted an NRA top exec at the White House on the massacre's fifth anniversary. Nicole Hockley's son Dylan, 6, was among the 20 children and six members of staff killed in December 2012, when Adam Lanza opened fire at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newton, Connecticut. Hockley later became one of the founding members of the Sandy Hook Promise, a group advocating for gun control and mental health programs 'so that no other parent experiences the senseless, horrific loss of their child.' So...
  • Restaurant’s ‘racist’ sign with man in blackface sparks outrage

    12/18/2017 12:25:39 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 43 replies
    NY Post ^ | Dec 18, 2017 | Alexandra Deabler
    A restaurant in Texas is defending itself against racism allegations after hanging a sign that uses a derogatory term for African Americans and depicts a blackface caricature. The sign, which features cartoonish blackface with “Coon Chicken Inn” printed on the grinning teeth, has made the rounds on social media with many calling it “racist” and “infuriating.” Cook’s Garage in Lubbock, TX, claims the controversial sign is “part of history,” according to Everything Lubbock. The restaurant, which reportedly features other vintage signs as part of the aesthetic, denied any racist intent in a now-deleted Facebook post. “Aunt Jemima, mammies, and lots...
  • Some Real Talk For Conservatives About 2018

    12/17/2017 9:50:15 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Dec 18, 2017 | Kurt Schlichter
    We conservatives need to get our heads right about the mid-terms or liberals will end up guzzling patriot tears and their gloating will be flat-out intolerable. We’re not doomed in 2018 – I mean, it’s not like tax reform or pulling out of the Paris Climate Scam, which have already killed millions of people, including me and you. But, if we fail to get on course for victory then we’re going to see Nancy Pelosi and the Gropeocrats back in charge and trying to make America into California. Trust me. You do not want to live in the United States...
  • Power outage at Atlanta airport causes 'pandemonium,' grounds flights

    12/17/2017 2:43:30 PM PST · by metmom · 149 replies
    FoxNews ^ | Dec 17,2017 | Alexandra Deabler, Nicole Darrah
    A complete power outage at the nation’s busiest airport, the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, grounded flights Sunday afternoon, threatening to cause a holiday travel nightmare for fliers across the country just over a week before Christmas. Airport officials said in a news release the power outage has forced the Federal Aviation Administration to suspend outgoing flights and implement a "ground stop" for incoming flights, which "means that flights headed to Atlanta are held on the ground at their departure airport." International flights will be diverted to land at other airports, U.S. Customs and Border Protection tweeted. Atlanta Airport tweeted that...
  • Just Say ‘Yes’ to Prosperity

    12/17/2017 1:27:17 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | Dec 17, 2017 | Kevin D. Williamson
    The more squared-away among us have been doing their Christmas shopping for a while. People like me are getting started. It’s fashionable to dislike shopping. Men of course aren’t supposed to enjoy shopping, because shopping is a stereotypically female thing, and we men are weirdly delicate in the face of such threats. But many women say they dislike shopping, too: It’s a hassle, it’s stressful, and taking pleasure in the mere exercise of consumption strikes many as suggestive of shallowness. It’s a fine argument, but I don’t buy it. Ayn Rand loved architects, or at least the idea of an...
  • 'I have to hide my daughter's grave from neo-Nazis': Mom of woman killed (tr)

    12/17/2017 7:06:39 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 27 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Dec 17, 2017 | STEPHANIE HANEY
    An anti-fascist activist who died during a neo-Nazi rally in Virginia has had to have her final remains hidden after her mother, Susan Bro, 61, continues to receive threats from white nationalists. Heather Heyer, 32, died while counter-protesting at a rally organized by white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Aug. 12. Bro and other members of Heyer's family have continuously received threats from racist extremists since news of Heyer's views against racism and hate were made public knowledge, Bro told the Daily Beast. 'It’s a symptom of hate in society that you should have to protect your child’s grave, for...
  • It Took Courage for Denzel Washington to Speak the Truth

    12/17/2017 6:36:43 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 59 replies
    newsmax ^ | Dec 16, 2017 | Michael Reagan
    It is nothing short of amazing that an actor who has portrayed, how shall we say, "sanitized" versions of racial agitators like Malcolm X and Rubin "Hurricane" Carter can still maintain personal views that contradict the "America the Ugly" story the left would have us believe. And even more important, he’s willing to go public with those views regardless of how his heretical thinking could affect his career in the Cultural Marxism capital of the world: Hollywood. Denzel Washington, during an interview, refused to employ the Opposition Media’s approved excuse of blaming the "system" for continual problems in the black...
  • How One ICO is Giving Music Artists their Autonomy Back – Potentiam

    12/17/2017 3:33:47 AM PST · by Logicbox · 9 replies
    Mycryptopedia ^ | December 11, 2017 | Bisola Asolo
    Potentiam is a decentralized & incentivized music platform that aims to bring music creatives into direct contact with their target market. Through the Potentiam platform, creatives can fund and promote themselves without the need to rely on middlemen. Through Potentiam tokens (PTM), there becomes an economic incentive for new users to stay and use the platform. This translates into a much stronger community that artists can then leverage in-order to promote and fund themselves. Creators can also crowdfund on the Potentiam platform through what are known as “Decryption tokens”. These tokens are exchanged for raising project funds which are then...
  • AMERICA PRAYER VIGIL - DECEMBER 17, 2017 - (Prayer)

    12/17/2017 12:04:16 AM PST · by Faith · 33 replies
    December 17, 2017 | Faith
    Please join with fellow FREEPERS to pray for President Trump, Vice-President Pence, and for America: Government, Family, Military, Business, Education, Churches, and the Media. This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. (I John 5:14) Religion forum threads labeled “Prayer” are closed to debate of any kind.
  • NBC paid off staffer accusing Chris Matthews of sexual harassment: Report

    12/16/2017 9:50:05 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 33 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Dec 17, 2017 | Daniel Chaitin
    NBC made a separation-related payment years ago to an employee who worked for Chris Matthews after she accused him of sexual harassment, according to a report Saturday. The unidentified woman, a former assistant producer on his MSNBC show, "Hardball with Chris Matthews," told company executives that Matthews made inappropriate remarks and jokes about her with others present, the Daily Caller reported. After a review, Matthews received a formal reprimand, but determined that his comments towards the woman were only childish and inappropriate and not meant as propositions. Sources told the outlet that NBC paid the woman $40,000 in a 1999...
  • NBC Made Payment To Staffer After Sexual Harassment Claim Against Chris Matthews

    12/16/2017 7:25:19 PM PST · by Az Joe · 89 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12/16/2017 | Amber Athey
    (That thrill wasn't up his leg!) An MSNBC spokesman confirmed Saturday the company made a separation-related payment to one of Chris Matthews employees after the woman complained about sexual harassment. Two sources familiar with the situation told The Daily Caller that Matthews paid $40,000 to settle with an assistant producer on his show, “Hardball with Chris Matthews,” in 1999 after she accused him of harassment. An MSNBC spokesperson contested that claim to the Caller, saying the company instead paid significantly less as part of a severance package.
  • Anita Hill to chair new Hollywood commission on sexual misconduct and industry inequality

    12/16/2017 7:17:24 PM PST · by jerod · 37 replies
    CBC News Website ^ | Posted: Dec 16, 2017 9:38 AM ET | The Associated Press
    The biggest figures and institutions in entertainment have established a commission to be chaired by Anita Hill that intends to combat sexual misconduct and inequality in the industry in the wake of the huge wave of revelations spurred by allegations against Harvey Weinstein. A statement Friday announced the founding of the Commission on Sexual Harassment and Advancing Equality in the Workplace, a group that grew out of a meeting called by Star Wars producer Kathleen Kennedy and several other prominent women in the industry. "The Commission will not seek just one solution, but a comprehensive strategy to address the complex...
  • Dutch Schoolchildren Taught to Chant Against Dutch Anti-Islam Politician Geert Wilders (VIDEO)

    Subsidized indoctrination! Dutch schoolchildren at the Gregorius College in Utrecht are being taught by their leftist teachers to hate Dutch anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders. The children are led in chants of "Wilders rot op," which translates roughly to "Wilders get lost" or "Wilders f--- off!". See VIDEO here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VLN_3r8b8-c
  • Trump On His New ‘Presidential Helicopter Squadron’ Hat: ‘Now, no other President would do this.’

    12/16/2017 4:17:26 AM PST · by smileyface · 24 replies
    The Inquisitr ^ | Dec 15, 2017 | Paula Mooney
    President Donald Trump arrived back at the White House on Friday, December 15, pointing to his new hat, which read “Presidential Helicopter Squadron.” According to the remarks released by the White House via the Office of the Press Secretary, Trump spoke in Quantico, Virginia, at the Marine Corps Air Facility to Marine Helicopter Squadron One. Although Trump didn’t speak to the press upon his return to the South Lawn, he let the words “Presidential Helicopter Squadron” on his white baseball cap speak for him. However, the words that the president spoke during his speech are what’s gaining buzz online, with...
  • The media are killing themselves with botched anti-Trump reporting

    12/16/2017 12:19:34 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 12 replies
    NY Post ^ | Dec 15, 2017 | David Harsanyi
    ‘Our record as journalists in covering this Trump story and the Russian story is pretty good,” legendary reporter Carl Bernstein recently claimed. Pretty good? If there’s a major news story over the past 70 years that the American media have botched more often because of bias and wishful thinking, I’d love to hear about it. Four big scoops recently run by major news organizations, written by top reporters and, presumably, churned through layers of scrupulous editing, turned out to be completely wrong. Reuters, Bloomberg and others reported that special counsel Robert Mueller’s office had subpoenaed President Trump’s records from Deutsche...
  • Philly City Council Approves Bill Banning Bulletproof Glass From Shops (because it is racist)

    12/15/2017 8:40:04 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 66 replies
    Information Liberation ^ | 12/15/17 | Chris Menahan
    The Philadelphia City Council voted 14-3 on Thursday to pass a bill allowing the city's Department of Licenses and Inspections to ban shop owners from protecting themselves and their employees with bulletproof plexiglass. Philadelphia 8th District Councilwoman Cindy Bass, who sponsored the bill, said previously that having to see plexiglass represents an "indignity" to her constituents.
  • (vanity) WEEI and WGBH reveal name of fired Boston Globe writer; Globe still won't

    12/15/2017 7:40:04 PM PST · by raccoonradio · 9 replies
    12/15/17 | raccoonradio
    A political writer for the Boston Globe was forced to resign due to sexual harrassment. The paper refused to release his name but yesterday Kirk Minihane of radio station WEEI said it was Jim O'Sullivan; today, public radio station WGBH also confirms it was O'Sullivan. He is no longer on the paper's website and has not tweeted in a month. Tori Bedford of WGBH: "Even if you already knew this, somebody needed to report it with vetted sources, so here it is: "@wgbhnews confirmed that one of the accused Globe employees is Jim O’Sullivan, a political reporter who...resigned in late...
  • Creator of Chief Wahoo passes away at age 88

    12/15/2017 4:53:54 PM PST · by ameribbean expat · 28 replies
    MEDINA, Ohio-- The man who created the original Chief Wahoo character for the Cleveland Indians passed away on Wednesday at Medina County hospice after a short illness. Walter Goldbach was 88 years old. Goldbach, a longtime resident of Hinkley, leaves behind five children. He worked as a sign painter in Northeast Ohio for many years and served in the United States Army during the Korea War. He was just a teenager when Cleveland Indians owner Bill Veeck came to his family's graphics business and requested a character drawing to represent the team. The logo was the grandfather to today's Chief...