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  • Buttigieg Joins Booker’s Call For Licensing Gun Owners

    05/17/2019 7:47:15 AM PDT · by C19fan · 53 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | May 17, 2019 | Tom Knighton
    Indianapolis Mayor Pete Buttigieg is probably one of the longest-shots for president actually getting any media attention right now. The only longer shot I can think of is the mayor Miramar who seems to think he has a chance. Anyway, Buttigieg is running and is getting at least some media attention, enough so that one can’t rule him out as a candidate completely. The fact that he’s following Sen. Cory Booker’s lead on guns, however, just might.
  • New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announces 2020 presidential bid

    05/16/2019 6:14:39 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 41 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 16, 2019 | Beatrice Peterson , Zohreen Shah and Justin Gomez
    New York Mayor Bill de Blasio made his case for president in an appearance on ABC's "Good Morning America" after releasing a video announcing his candidacy on YouTube earlier Thursday morning. . He made it clear a large part of his strategy will be to attack President Donald Trump. "Donald Trump is playing a big con on America, I call him 'Con Don' every New Yorker knows we know his tricks, we know his playbook. I know how to take him on," he told ABC Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos. Trump wasted no time firing back. Within minutes, he tweeted de...
  • 2A Attorney: 70% of N.J. gun laws could go away if SCOTUS takes up this case on May 23rd

    05/16/2019 11:34:54 AM PDT · by NewJerseyJoe · 46 replies
    Save Jersey ^ | 5/15/19 | Save Jersey staff
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – There’s a major challenge to New Jersey’s gun control regime which could get taken up by the U.S. Supreme Court. A decision will be made on May 23rd. The Association of New Jersey Rifle & Pistol Club previously initiated Rogers v. Grewal, a challenge to New Jersey’s restriction on carry licenses, and the case has worked its way through the federal judiciary. Next week, the Supreme Court will finally hold a conference at which time the Justices will sit around a giant conference table, discuss the points of law implicated by cases awaiting action, and ultimately vote...
  • Chris Christie Betrayed President Trump – Recommended FBI Director Chris Wray

    05/16/2019 7:22:25 AM PDT · by george76 · 77 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | May 16, 2019 | Jim Hoft
    Revealed: Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie Betrayed President Trump – Recommended FBI Director Chris Wray.. (Full title). ... Former US Attorney Joe DiGenova identified the culprit who betrayed President Trump and recommended Christopher Wray as the replacement for James Comey. Clearly this recommendation has kept the Deep State running the FBI as Director Wray is in no way for justice and draining the swamp. ... DiGenova notes that FBI Director Chris Wray classified a document sent to the FBI in October 2016 before the corrupt FBI made their application for the FISA application to spy on candidate Trump through...
  • Frustrated GOP senators want answers from Trump on Iran

    05/15/2019 7:39:35 PM PDT · by be-baw · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 15, 2019 | ALEXANDER BOLTON
    Frustrated Senate Republicans say the Trump administration has largely kept them in the dark about a possible military confrontation with Iran. What GOP lawmakers already know, however, has them on edge. Trump has deployed an aircraft carrier strike group, a Patriot missile defense battery and an Air Force bomber task force to the Middle East, while the State Department has ordered a partial evacuation of the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad. A few legislators have received briefings, but many can only guess at the extent of the threat and where a ramp up in combat forces may lead. “I don’t think...
  • Narrowly defeated councilman ringing doorbells after 10 PM of VBM voters who didn’t return ballot

    05/15/2019 8:26:43 AM PDT · by dead · 20 replies
    New Jersey Globe ^ | May 15 2019 10:37 am | By David Wildstein
    <p>A Cedar Grove police officer responded to a compliant late last night that councilman Harry Kumburis, who lost re-election by 33 votes, was ringing doorbells after 10 PM and targeting voters who had requested a vote-by-mail ballot but not yet returned it.</p>
  • New Jersey Governor Murphy should worry about his own state’s flag, not Mississippi’s

    05/13/2019 6:11:47 PM PDT · by Coleus · 21 replies
    The Star Ledger of Newark ^ | 05.01.19 | Paul Mulshine
    Can somebody tell Gov. Phil Murphy that the voters elected him to run the state, not to start another civil war? Apparently not. Last week, our governor opened up hostilities between New Jersey and Mississippi over the issue of state flags. One from each of the 50 states flies in Liberty State Park – or did so until Murphy declared Friday that Mississippi’s flag must be removed. It seems that Mississippi’s flag incorporates elements of the Confederate Battle Flag. That’s the flag known mainly for drawing people into long, boring arguments about exactly what it signifies. Fortunately, we here in...
  • It’s time for Trump to stop John Bolton and Mike Pompeo from sabotaging his foreign policy

    05/13/2019 6:06:08 PM PDT · by Coleus · 71 replies
    The Star Ledger of Newark ^ | 05.12.19 | Paul Mulshine
    I woke up the other day and checked my messages. The first was from the most right-wing member of the state Senate. “Trump needs to rein in Captain Kangaroo and Mike Plumpeo,” read the message from Mike Doherty of Warrren County. “They are out of control.” The first reference is to John Bolton, the comic character with the white mustache. He got the job as President Trump’s national security adviser despite opposing the president on virtually every aspect of his “America First” foreign policy. The second reference is to Mike Pompeo, the somewhat portly secretary of state who is, like...
  • Sherrill, Stefanik, King, and Cisneros Introduce Bipartisan SALT Bill to Increase Cap

    05/12/2019 11:33:56 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 38 replies
    Inside New Jersey ^ | May 10, 2019 | Representative Mikie Sherrill et al.
    Sherrill, Stefanik, King, and Cisneros Introduce Bipartisan SALT Bill to Increase CapWashington, DC – Today, Representative Mikie Sherrill (D-NJ) announced the introduction of bipartisan legislation with Representatives Elise Stefanik (R-NY), Peter King (R-NY), and Representative Gil Cisneros (D-CA) to raise the State and Local Tax (SALT) deduction cap. The 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act limited the SALT deduction to $10,000, and married couples filing jointly are harmed by having the same limit to $10,000 cap as individuals. The SALT Relief and Marriage Penalty Elimination Act would make the SALT deduction equal to the standard deduction taken by taxpayers, encouraging...
  • Yankees Fans Call for Boycott After Ban of Kate Smith’s ‘God Bless America’

    05/12/2019 11:43:28 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 12,2019 | WARNER TODD HUSTON
    Yankees fans are calling for a boycott in response to the team’s banning of Kate Smith’s version of God Bless America. The team ditched the late singer’s rendition after a they learned Smith had also sung some controversial songs about blacks back in the 1930s. According to the New York Post Yankees fans have been bombarding social media with a multitude of criticism for the team’s decision to ban the singer from Yankee Stadium. For instance, one fan wrote, “boycotting the Yankees until Kate Smith is back, otherwise I am kissing a half century of loyalty goodbye.” Die-hard Yankees fan...
  • Kate Smith, “God Bless America,” Latest Targets of PC Police

    04/29/2019 3:54:55 PM PDT · by detective · 10 replies
    The New American ^ | 29 April 2019 | Dave Bohon
    For decades belt-it-out popular singer Kate Smith (shown on right) was considered the embodiment of the uniquely American cultural phenomenon that combines wholesome entertainment with patriotism and love of country. Smith’s rendition of Irving Berlin’s classic “God Bless America,” which she first recorded in 1939, turned the song into a patriotic anthem that has inspired generations of Americans. But Smith, who enjoyed a 50-year career and the esteem of fans all over the world before her death in 1986, has become the latest target of PC gumshoes ever on the lookout for evidence that individuals either past and present have...
  • In Defense of Kate Smith

    04/26/2019 7:14:44 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 50 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | April 26, 2019 | Cal Thomas
    The long arm of the PC police has reached back to the ’30s and arrested, prosecuted, and sentenced the late singer Kate Smith. Smith, who popularized Irving Berlin’s song “God Bless America” and was a female pioneer in early television, recorded songs that today in hindsight are viewed as racist. An old friend, Harry Covert, writes to recall the early days of black-and-white TV when he (and I) watched Smith’s television program. Covert remembers one show interrupted by a news bulletin announcing the attempted assassination of Harry S. Truman by militant Puerto Rican activists. He notes that today’s Puerto Ricans...
  • Whose past is more racist: Kate Smith's or the New York Yankees'?

    04/24/2019 7:19:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/24/2019 | By Neil Braithwaite
    The New York Yankees Major League Baseball franchise took Kate Smith's rendition of "God Bless America" off its seventh-inning stretch playlist when its managers learned of the singer's "history" of racism. Evidently, as reported in the New York Daily News, Kate Smith recorded a song and video in 1939 with blatant racist content. In today's political climate in America, just as happened with Kate Smith and the N.Y. Yankees organization, if anyone or anything's past can be presumed in any way as racist, there is usually immediate condemnation and some sort of action taken to make things right for the...
  • If We Cancel Kate Smith, We Must Cancel The New York Yankees

    04/23/2019 11:54:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 04/23/2019 | David Marcus
    It was announced this week that both the New York Yankees and the Philadelphia Flyers would stop using their traditional recorded version of Kate Smith singing “God Bless America” during their games. This happened after it surfaced that Smith had performed songs now considered racist during during her hey day in the 1930s. The Flyers, with whom Smith is more closely aligned as the good luck charm for their 1974 Stanley Cup run, even removed a statue of her from the Philadelphia sports complex. In a brilliant monologue, sports commentator Jason Whitlock broke down the absurdity of these moves. The...
  • The Philadelphia Flyers remove a statue of Kate Smith over her racist songs

    04/21/2019 2:42:22 PM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 87 replies
    CNN)A year after her 1986 death, the NHL's Philadelphia Flyers erected a statue to honor renowned singer Kate Smith, whose rendition of "God Bless America" was played during home games for decades, including the 2018-2019 season. But on Sunday the Flyers announced they had removed the statue, saying the team had discovered some of her songs contained racist lyrics and sentiments that were "incompatible" with the organization's values.
  • Kate Smith statue gone from Xfinity Live!

    04/21/2019 9:29:22 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 62 replies
    MSN ^ | 04/21/2019
    First she was covered up. Now, apparently she is gone. The bronze statue of the late singer Kate Smith has apparently been removed from outside Xfinity Live! as the Flyers looked into racist lyrics she sang. Talk radio host Tony Bruno tweeted around 9:30 this morning that the statue was gone and posted video.
  • Kate Smith’s ‘God Bless America’ out at Yankee Stadium over racist songs

    04/19/2019 7:19:31 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 67 replies
    NY Post ^ | 4/18/19
    The Yankees have decided to no longer run Kate Smith’s version of “God Bless America” during their seventh-inning stretch because of Smith’s affiliation with songs that carried racist lyrics. Most famously, Smith sang a 1931 song, “That’s Why Darkies Were Born,” which opened: “Someone had to pick the cotton, Someone had to pick the corn, Someone had to slave and be able to sing, That’s why darkies were born.” The song, which has been called a satirical take on racism, was a big hit for Smith, and also was recorded by Paul Robeson. When the Yankees last month became aware...
  • Yankees Drop Kate Smith's Version of 'God Bless America' Because People Were Racist in the 1930s

    04/19/2019 11:48:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 75 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 04/19/2019 | Stephen Kruiser
    This is a tricky one, but is worth examining: Yankees drop Kate Smith’s "God Bless America" after questions of possible racism arise— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) April 19, 2019 From The Washington Post: The New York Yankees reportedly confirmed Thursday that they were no longer playing a Kate Smith version of “God Bless America” during the seventh inning of home games, after the team learned of a Depression-era song she’d recorded that raised questions of possible racism. Two songs cited by the New York Daily News, which broke the story, included “That’s Why Darkies Were Born,” a 1931 hit for...
  • HS Honor Student Quotes Trump & Is Barred from the Honor Society

    05/12/2019 8:36:19 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 45 replies
    Independent Sentinel ^ | May 12, 2019 | S. Noble
    Holmdel high school student Boris Kizenko has a 4.0-grade point average and has racked up 400 hours of community service. He was rejected by the Honor Society for character issues and the reason he says is that he used a quote of Donald Trump’s. It is New Jersey! The problem began when he ran for re-election as class president using the slogan, Make Holmdel Great Again, which he said he used to be different and stand out. He didn’t win re-election, and the administration was greatly displeased with his choice of a slogan. He was the class president at the...
  • Undocumented Workers, Hispanic Activists Confront Suburban Jersey Democrat

    05/09/2019 9:05:25 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 10 replies
    Insider NJ ^ | May 1, 2019 | Max Pizarro
    Activists affiliated with Movimento Cosecha today marched from Perth Amboy to the Woodbridge office of Speaker Craig Coughlin (D-19) in an effort to get establishment Democrats to commit to driver’s licenses for undocumented workers. “Half a million would benefit from this bill in New Jersey,” organizer Carlos Rojas Rodriguez told InsiderNJ, refering A-4743 sponsored by Assemblywoman Annette Quijano (D-20). He appreciated Coughlin appearing outside his office to greet the marchers. “But it didn’t sound like it was a priority for him for now,” said Rodriguez. “He didn’t give us a solid commitment and timeline to get this done before lawmakers...