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  • Turkey demands life imprisonment for US Consulate employee

    01/20/2019 1:44:53 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 2 replies
    Kurdistan 24 (K24) ^ | 2 hours ago | Rawa Barwari
    ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – Turkish prosecutors demand aggravated life imprisonment for a local US Consulate employee, Metin Topuz, who they charge with espionage for a foreign nation, membership in a terrorist organization, and participation in conspiracies to overthrow the government of Turkey.Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Parliament Speaker Binali Yildirim, former ministers Ali Babacan, Muammer Guler, and Zafer Caglayan – the last two themselves targets of a high-level corruption investigation in 2013 – and former Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag are among 30 officials who claimed victimhood and are plaintiffs in an indictment released this weekend against Topuz.The Turkish national who...
  • Christine Blast Ford: what's become of her? [vanity]

    01/20/2019 1:43:20 PM PST · by foreverfree · 27 replies
    foreverfree's curiosity | 1/20/2019 | foreverfree
    Mrs. Ford was mentioned on the thread re that PA congressman who quit. I haven't heard anything on her since Kav was confirmed. Is she back in the woodwork?ff
  • Kathy Griffin Calls for Doxxing High School Kids: ‘I Want NAMES, Shame Them’

    01/20/2019 1:42:26 PM PST · by lowbridge · 51 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 20, 2019 | Justin Caruso
    Comedian and far-left activist Kathy Griffin called for doxxing and publicly shaming the high school students at Friday’s March for Life who were accused of mocking a Native American man. “Ps. The reply from the school was pathetic and impotent. Name these kids. I want NAMES. Shame them. If you think these fuckers wouldn’t dox you in a heartbeat, think again,” Kathy Griffin said in a social media post Sunday.
  • Clyburn: If You Preface Statement With "If This Is True" That Gives You All The Cover You Need

    01/20/2019 1:33:27 PM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 22 replies
    RCP Video ^ | 1-20-2019 | Tim Hains
    House Majority Whip James Clyburn defends Democrats who jumped on Thursday's Buzzfeed story that was debunked by special counsel Robert Mueller's office by noting that they all qualified their statements with, "if this is true." "When you preface your statement with 'if this is true,' that, to me, gives you all the cover you need," Clyburn said on FOX News Sunday. "If they had said something as if it were true, then that would be one thing to be concerned about, but they've all said, 'if this is true.'" (snip) REP. JAMES CLYBURN: Well, Chris, when you preface your statement...
  • Critics Push Back Against Media Reports Covington School Students Racist Toward Native American

    01/20/2019 1:03:40 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/20/2019
    Critics are pushing back against the portrayal of students from Covington Catholic High School as racist, after a confrontation between the school and a Native American counter-demonstrator at the March for Life on Friday. The headline from the Associated Press at the Hollywood Reporter — repeated in some form by outlets across the country — read: “Students in ‘Make America Great Again’ Hats Mock Native Americans After Washington Rally.” CNN declared: “Teens in Make America Great Again hats taunted a Native American elder at the Lincoln Memorial.” A viral video showed a group of male students cavorting on the steps...
  • The Government Shutdown Won't Cause a Recession

    01/20/2019 12:56:38 PM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | January 20, 2019 | John R. Lott Jr
    News article after news article is predicting the federal government partial shutdown will lead to economic hardship. That economic growth will slow in both the public and private sector. But despite all the doom and gloom mentioned in the media, the measure that counts most in predicting the future, the stock market as actually improved significantly since the shutdown started.A headline on Thursday in Politico claimed: “Recession warnings pile up as shutdown wraps up fourth week.” The New York Times, CNBC, Yahoo News , and newspapers across the country have all had similar stories. Jamie Dimon, the CEO of J.P. Morgan Chase, caused shockwaves...
  • Ocasio-Cortez on Cardi B's feud with Tomi Lahren: Don't 'mess with Bronx women'

    01/20/2019 12:48:55 PM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 34 replies
    Hill ^ | 1/20/19 | Avery Anapol
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y. ) is weighing in on rapper Cardi B’s feud with conservative commentator Tomi Lahren. “Why do people think they can mess with Bronx women without getting roasted?” The lawmaker tweeted. “They act as though our borough hasn’t been perfecting the clapback game since the Sugarhill Gang … y’all just found it on Twitter.”
  • GOP rep in op-ed: ‘Some people affiliated with our party have made racist comments’

    01/20/2019 12:35:32 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/20/19 | Michael Burke
    Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas) wrote in a USA Today op-ed Sunday that some people affiliated with the GOP have recently "made racist comments that give legitimacy to hateful ideologies." "As a Republican, I believe it’s unfortunate that a perception still exists in the minds of some Americans that the GOP condones racism. Our party was built upon the beliefs of President Abraham Lincoln, who took the significant step to put us on the long path for equality," Hurd wrote in the op-ed published on the eve of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. "Sadly, some people affiliated with our party have...
  • The Truth About the Covington Catholic Story. CNN and Others Push False Story Again!

    01/20/2019 12:29:32 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 8 replies
    The Red Elephants Vincent James ^ | 1/19/2019 | Vincent James
    The Truth About the Covington Catholic Story. CNN and Others Push False Story Again! Video evidence suggests others instigated the conflict and not the students.
  • Unicorn Armpit Hair Is a Harbinger of How Bad Things Can Get in 2019

    01/20/2019 12:29:10 PM PST · by Rummyfan · 10 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 18 Jan 2019 | John Ellis
    Trends come and trends go. My parents were dirt poor, so there are no pictures of me in parachute pants, thankfully. Likewise, since my parents were super-strict fundamentalist Christians, there are no photos of me with a mullet or, worse, a rat tail. Many of my friends, though, have embarrassing photos of themselves sporting now-discarded embarrassing clothing and hair trends. Like past style trends, the new trend of women sporting unicorn armpit hair is producing an avalanche of photo evidence that will undoubtedly be smirked at by future generations. Unlike many past style trends, unicorn armpit hair is rooted in...
  • 5 Reasons Masculinity Is Increasingly Coming Under Attack in America

    01/20/2019 12:22:20 PM PST · by Rummyfan · 43 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 20 Jan 2019 | JohnHawkins
    Masculinity is increasingly coming under attack in America. The American Psychological Association has practically declared it a mental illness: “Traditional masculinity — marked by stoicism, competitiveness, dominance, and aggression — is, on the whole, harmful.” Of course, UT-Austin did a "MasculinUT" campaign that essentially did the same thing with ads like this: These sorts of attacks on men and attempts to redefine masculinity as something more feminine have gotten so ever-present that even a razor company like Gillette is crapping on men, noting that only “some” of them are good and warning us about toxic masculinity. Have you ever asked...
  • Trump Signs Anti-Trafficking Law Named after Abolitionist Frederick Douglass

    01/20/2019 12:08:58 PM PST · by Albion Wilde · 11 replies
    CBN news ^ | January 19, 2019 | Christian Ellis
    President Donald Trump has signed into law the Frederick Douglass Act, a bill authorizing $430 million to combat human trafficking. The measure, which was introduced by Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ), is designed to boost government efforts to prevent sex and labor trafficking and protect victims both nationally and internationally... The release also included a statement from Kenneth B. Morris Jr., the great-great-great-grandson of Douglass. "If my great ancestor were here today, I believe he would be driven to lead the struggle against contemporary forms of slavery," Morris stated.
  • sen. hirono doubles down on anti-catholic stance

    01/20/2019 11:58:27 AM PST · by DFG · 26 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 01/19/2019 | William Davis
    Hawaii Democratic Sen. Mazie Hirono on Friday doubled down on her criticisms of the Knights of Columbus, a Catholic organization and one of the world’s most charitable entities. Hirono and fellow Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris in December harangued a Catholic judge for his membership in the organization. Both Hirono and Harris accused the Knights of sexism and trashed the organization for adhering to Catholic doctrine on the issues of gay marriage and abortion. (RELATED: Democrats Press Judicial Nominee About Knights Of Columbus Membership) After Nebraska Republican Sen. Ben Sasse introduced a resolution reaffirming the unconstitutionality of religious tests for public...
  • White British girl held prisoner by Muslim grooming gang for 12 years & 8 abortions

    01/20/2019 11:57:09 AM PST · by Sheapdog · 39 replies ^ | September 15, 2018 | Laura Cat
    Sarah was abducted as a teen from her local Tesco’s car park and held prisoner for 12 YEARS. Repeatedly raped, beaten, forced into marriage and EIGHT forced abortions whilst police did nothing. Police forces were more worried of being called a name, racist, than of protecting the children they pledged and promised to at their passing out ceremonies” Sarah is a white English girl and as a shy 15-year-old was studying at college hoping to train as a midwife. Never even having had a boyfriend, she was forced to marry and was raped minutes later by a man she’d only...
  • Jamie Gorelick's wall (Flashback to the democrat way)

    01/20/2019 11:56:34 AM PST · by Baynative · 7 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 4/15/04 | staff
    The disclosure that Jamie Gorelick, a member of the September 11 commission, was personally responsible for instituting a key obstacle to cooperation between law enforcement and intelligence operations before the terrorist attacks raises disturbing questions about the integrity of the commission itself. Ms. Gorelick should not be cross-examining witnesses; instead, she should be required to testify about her own behavior under oath. Specifically, commission members need to ask her about a 1995 directive she wrote that made it more difficult for the FBI to locate two of the September 11 hijackers who had already entered the country by the summer...
  • BLEXIT Rally: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know (It's today in L.A.)

    01/20/2019 11:49:06 AM PST · by rintintin · 11 replies ^ | Jan 19 2019 | Stephanie Dube Dwilson
    The very first BLEXIT rally is happening on Sunday, January 20, 2019. Candace Owens announced the event in December after hearing that a Women’s March rally in Eureka, California had been canceled out of concern that the participants were “overwhelmingly white.”
  • Senior Democrat: Ban Teens from Wearing MAGA Hats

    01/20/2019 11:46:34 AM PST · by KC_Lion · 71 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 20 January 2019 | Joel E. Pollack
    House Budget Committee chair Rep. John Yarmuth (D-KY) called Sunday for a ban on teenagers wearing “Make America Great Again” (MAGA) hats, in response to a viral video of a confrontation between Catholic students and Native American counter-demonstrators at the March for Life on Friday in Washington, DC. Yarmuth holds one of the most powerful positions in the Democrat-run U.S. House of Representatives.The MAGA hats are one of the most recognizable symbols of the 2016 Trump presidential campaign, and are commonly worn by Trump supporters. However, as numerous critics have pointed out, the confrontation was widely mis-reported, and took place...
  • Covington Catholic Student Begs Local TV News to Tell the Truth About Native Americant...

    01/20/2019 11:46:07 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 15 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | January 20, 2019 | Kristinn Taylor
    FULL TITLE: MUST READ: Covington Catholic Student Begs Local TV News to Tell the Truth About Native American Incident In DC A student at Covington Catholic High School sent a letter Saturday to a local TV station that serves that part of Kentucky, Cincinnati-based WKRC-TV, begging the station to report the truth of an incident Friday in Washington, D.C., involving a Native American man and students from Covington Catholic. The incident took place at the Lincoln Memorial as the students waited for buses to pick them up after participating in the annual March for Life that day. News reports claimed...
  • Nigel Farage to lead new pro-Brexit party if EU departure delayed

    01/20/2019 11:29:33 AM PST · by aspasia · 9 replies
    Guardian ^ | January 20, 2019 | Josh Halliday
    Nigel Farage is being lined up as leader of a new pro-Brexit party if Britain’s departure from the European Union is delayed beyond 29 March. The former Ukip leader said he had offered his enthusiastic support to the Brexit party after being sounded out as its potential leader. Catherine Blaiklock, Ukip’s former economics spokeswoman, confirmed she had applied to register the party with the Electoral Commission on 11 January and that it would be ready to fight any snap general election or the local elections across England in May. She told the Guardian on Sunday: “I think people feel treason...
  • Terry Bean Democrat Bundler Donor & Powerbroker Charged With Child Sex Abuse In OR

    01/20/2019 11:19:06 AM PST · by CaliforniaCraftBeer · 19 replies
    The Register-Guard ^ | January 20, 2019 | Chelsea Deffenbacher
    Four years ago, prominent Democratic fundraiser and Portland real estate developer Terry Bean walked away from a Lane County sex abuse case, along with his former boyfriend Kiah Lawson of Junction City. Both men were accused of meeting a 15-year-old boy at a Eugene motel for an illegal sexual encounter in 2013. But the case was dropped in 2015 after the victim refused to testify, allegedly because Bean had “settled” with the victim. The case has now been reopened. A secret indictment was filed Jan. 4 in Lane County Circuit Court, and both men face a new indictment. Prosecutor Scott...