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  • Second Kissimmee (Florida) Police Officer dies after Friday night shooting (and perp caught)

    08/19/2017 12:22:49 PM PDT · by Strac6 · 30 replies
    A second Kissimmee Police officer has died after a Friday night attack on law enforcement. Sgt. Richard “Sam” Howard died Saturday from gunshot wounds he suffered when he and fellow officer Matthew Baxter were shot during a routine stop in the McLaren Circle area, according to a department spokeswoman. Baxter died Friday night shortly after the shooting. Kissimmee Police Chief Jeff O’Dell said the officers were investigating three suspicious people about 9:30 p.m. near Palmway and Cypress streets when a “scuffle” broke out. That’s when police say Marine veteran Everett Glenn Miller, 45, shot the officers. The officers — who...
  • Awan Brothers Worked for Several California Democrats

    08/19/2017 12:09:40 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 19 replies ^ | 31 Jul 2017 | by Joel B. Pollak
    Imran Awan and his brother Abid worked for several dozen Democratic U.S. Representatives, including several from California, according to a recent investigative report citing congressional staff data. CBS Los Angeles reported on Thursday (original links): Imran Awan was fired Tuesday by Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the same day he pleaded not guilty to a bank fraud charge in connection with a $165,000 home equity loan, authorities said.His brother Abid Awan, was employed earlier this year by Democratic Reps. Ted Lieu, Tony Cardenas, and nearly 30 more House Democrats as a “shared employee”, according to Legistorm, a website that tracks congressional employment....
  • Pelosi’s ‘White Supremacist’ ..Responds: ‘I’m Brown,’ ‘She’s [inciting] Citizens’ to Violence

    08/19/2017 12:09:00 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 18 replies
    CNS News ^ | 08/19/2017 | Craig Bannister
    Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is calling for the National Park Service to revoke the permit for a Patriot Prayer event because she says it’s a “white supremacist rally” – even though the organizer and all but one speaker are not white. “The National Park Service’s decision to permit a white supremacist rally at Crissy Field raises grave and ongoing concerns about public safety,” House Minority Leader Pelosi declared in a statement calling for cancellation of the conservative event scheduled for Aug. 26 in San Francisco, California. In a further effort to villainize the event, Pelosi implied that the Trump Administration...
  • Six Police Officers Shot in Kissimmee, Jacksonville, Florida & Pennsylvania

    08/19/2017 12:05:05 PM PDT · by boycott · 12 replies ^ | 8-19-17
    In the span of less than two hours, six American police officers were shot in separate incidents in three different cities in Florida and Pennsylvania. Two officers were shot in each of the three locations in incidents that started between 9 p.m. and 10:50 p.m. on the east coast.
  • Keep Making Space for the New Trump Statues

    08/19/2017 11:50:05 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 11 replies
    twitter ^ | 19 August 2017
  • African Americans, slavery and Islam

    08/19/2017 11:47:24 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 10 replies
    Tribune Star ^ | May 27, 2012 | Ramachandra B. Abhyankar
    Readers' Forum African Americans, slavery and Islam Many African Americans in the United States have renounced Christianity and embraced Islam, in protest against the enslavement of their ancestors by white Christians in America when slavery was legal in America. This is ironic because Islam supports slavery. The enslavement of Africans under Islam is not only a historical fact, but is something that continues today, in some parts of Africa, and some Islamic countries, since Sharia (Islamic Law) supports slavery. Historically, Islam has enslaved members of all races. o The enslavement of Black Africans by Islam is described in the book...
  • White need to fulfill supremacy - dog ownership

    08/19/2017 11:19:43 AM PDT · by Towed_Jumper · 80 replies
    Boston-Craigslist ^ | August 18, 2017 | Not Attributed
    See all the White folk. Walking their precious dogs for all to see. They even talk to them. A replacement for their slave-owner, inner desire. They can't own a Negro, so now they replace that urge with a dog. Most will play the white guilt game, but really, the dog is their new negro. A lot of them train their kids to walk and OWN the dog too. To perpetuate the need. Racist to the bone. No change after all these years.
  • Communists Plan November riots, group called "Refuse Fascism"...

    08/19/2017 11:17:26 AM PDT · by gattaca · 32 replies
    Organic Prepper ^ | Aug. 19, 2017 | Organic Prepper
    Sometimes, you don’t need a crystal ball to see the future. Sometimes, the future says, “Hey, I’m planning for all hell to break loose on this date.” And then you know. The future is telling us right now that on November 4th, there will be sedition and riots across the country to end the Trump-Pence “regime.” Today, groups of people with communist leanings who intend to overthrow the United States government will be meeting in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Austin for “regional conferences,” which makes it sound like they’re a bunch of dentists of something. But...
  • Fighting Nazis doesn’t make ‘antifa’ the good guys

    08/19/2017 11:13:49 AM PDT · by TBP · 25 replies
    The New York Post ^ | August 17, 2017 | Jonah Goldberg
    Fighting Nazis is a good thing, but fighting Nazis doesn’t necessarily make you or your cause good. By my lights this is simply an obvious fact. The greatest Nazi-killer of the 20th century was Josef Stalin. He also killed millions of his own people and terrorized, oppressed, enslaved or brutalized tens of millions more. Nazism was evil. Soviet Communism was evil. It’s fine to believe that Nazism was more evil than Communism. That doesn’t make Communism good. Yet confusion on this point poisoned politics in America and abroad for generations. Part of the problem is psychological. There’s a natural tendency...
  • CNN ..Warns 'America Is Close to Slavery Now,' ..George Washington and Confederates Equally Bad

    08/19/2017 11:08:39 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 68 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | 08/19/2017 | Virginia Kruta
    The conversation about monuments — particularly which should stay and which should go — has eclipsed nearly all other conversations in the week following a rally-turned-near-riot in Charlottesville, Virginia. CNN's Kate Bolduan spoke to liberal analyst Angela Rye on Thursday, asking her whether the uproar was truly just about the monuments. Rye claimed that the problem ran much deeper than that: .. Rye concluded her argument by asserting that America was very close to once again being a nation of slavery: “We definitely need to learn about it so that we don't repeat it, because we're very close to repeating...
  • Bugs Bunny in Dixie (cartoon - watch before it's banned)

    08/19/2017 11:04:04 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 13 replies
    Youtube ^ | When America was great | Warner Brothers
  • Media just can't stop telling falsehoods about Trump's views on race

    08/19/2017 10:48:32 AM PDT · by richardb72 · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 19, 2017 | John R Lott Jr
    The media just can’t stop lying about President Trump’s views on racism and hatred. The media has been awash in praise for the joint statement that former presidents George W. Bush and George H.W. Bush put out on Wednesday concerning the violence in Charlottesville. The statement was viewed as a rebuke of Trump’s statements. The Dallas Morning News headline said, “Former presidents Bush rebuke Trump's neo-Nazi stance.” The New York Times called it “a rare joint rebuke of Mr. Trump.” The New York Times praised George W. Bush for leading the condemnation of former KKK leader David Duke in 1991,...
  • AM Joy Guest: “You Still Have Actual Nazis” in the White House

    08/19/2017 10:56:25 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 33 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    On Joy Reid’s MSNBC show this morning, panelist Sarah Kendzior claimed that “you still have actual Nazis” in the Trump White House. That came after her assertion that “this is still a white supremacist house.” Kendzior didn’t identify the “actual Nazis” by name. View the video here.
  • With Age Comes New Vulnerabilities That Can Make Any of Us Susceptible to Elder Abuse

    08/19/2017 10:51:41 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    The Association of Mature American Citizens ^ | August 17, 2017 | John Grimaldi
    ‘It is no longer unusual for us to live to be as old as 80, 90 and 100 years or more’WASHINGTON, DC – Reports of physical and financial abuse of the elderly are on the rise throughout the country. It’s a crime that, experts say, is largely under-reported. But, a new light needs to be shed on this dirty little secret, says Dan Weber, president of the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC].“Older Americans are easy targets in most cases. Many of them depend on caregivers for survival and that makes them beholden and vulnerable. It also can make them...
  • MSNBC’s Butler: Trump’s Neo-Nazi, Racist Behavior Is Just Following Ronald Reagan’s Legacy

    08/19/2017 10:40:25 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 22 replies
    MRC NewsBusters ^ | 08/18/2017 | Curtis Houck
    One can always count on the left to overreach. Thursday’s Hardball featured MSNBC legal analyst Paul Butler arguing that President Trump’s Charlottesville response was only a continuation of “white racism” put forth by former Republican Presidents Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan. To make the show’s A-block even more loony, USC professor Erroll Southers later argued that “the right-wing” is “the greatest threat to our nation’s homeland and national security” thanks to Trump being “a champion in the White House.” Host Chris Matthews teed Butler up by wondering if Trump “allowed himself to be identified with the cause of the Civil...
  • Weekly Update: New Comey FBI Lawsuit

    08/19/2017 10:30:34 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | August 18, 2017 | Tom Fitton
    Judicial Watch Pursues Comey FBI Scandal Election Integrity Update: Georgia’s Right to Clean Voter Rolls Judicial Watch Sues for Anti-Israel ‘BDS’ Lobbying Records Judicial Watch Pursues Comey FBI Scandal Former FBI Director James Comey sits in a firestorm of his own making. By his own admission, he created and then leaked memos to ensure that a special counsel would be appointed to investigate President Trump. It looks as if Comey broke government rules and laws as part of his machinations. Special Counsel Mueller is unlikely to investigate his friend Comey, and so it is up to your Judicial Watch...
  • Hillary Clinton's Pastor admits to plagiarizing prayer

    08/19/2017 10:24:27 AM PDT · by zerosix · 22 replies
    AP ^ | 9/19/17 | Rachel Zoll
    Hillary Clinton’s pastor has acknowledged he plagiarized part of the prayer commentary he sent her the day after she lost the presidential election, a devotional that is at the heart of a book he published Tuesday. The Rev. Bill Shillady said in a statement he was “stunned” to learn that his devotional, “Sunday is Coming,” was so similar to an earlier blog post by the Rev. Matt Deuel of Mission Point Community Church in Warsaw, Indiana. Shillady said he has apologized to Deuel and will credit the Indiana pastor in future editions of the book, titled “Strong for a Moment...
  • Illegal Immigrants, by Definition, Are Not Law-Abiding US Citizens

    08/19/2017 10:11:09 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 17 replies
    The Connecticut Law Tribune ^ | 18 Aug 2017 | CHRIS POWELL, The Connecticut Law Tribune
    As another illegal immigrant defied a deportation order and sequestered himself in a church in New Haven the other day, Mayor Toni Harp welcomed him and proclaimed: "New Haven will remain a sanctuary city. We are not going to engage in helping to report our law-abiding citizens." But, of course, by definition illegal immigrants are not law-abiding, and the latest one seeking sanctuary in New Haven, like the last one, received a deportation order years ago and then some temporary stays before he was denied another. While he seems harmless enough, terrorists and other ne'er-do-wells might be cheered by the...
  • Emmaus(PA)woman a witness to Barcelona terror attack

    08/19/2017 9:42:06 AM PDT · by Dr. Scarpetta · 8 replies
    WFMZ TV ^ | 8/18/2017 | Joy Howe
    BARCELONA - An Emmaus woman vacationing in Barcelona, Spain this week says she is lucky to be alive after Thursday's attack. In less than a week, the vacation of Cathy Fiorillo's dreams, turned into a nightmare. "I've never felt this feeling before. It was beyond fear…even though this happened in a millisecond...I felt like it was slowed down and in slow motion," she says. Cathy, a theatre and speech professor at Penn State Schuylkill, landed in Barcelona Saturday, with her boyfriend Dr. Joe Purcell, from Morristown, N.J. That first night, they visited the popular boulevard known as Las Ramblas and...
  • What Trump has accomplished this week

    08/19/2017 9:39:48 AM PDT · by Rustybucket · 9 replies
    YouTube ^ | 8/19/2017 | Laura Trump
    With all the negative Trump news, in typical fashion, he lets the MSM wind out of control, and continues to advance America... Here is a short video that encapsulates the news from a Trump point of view...Enjoy