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  • Democrats just don’t want to act on sexual complaints from women, not even from “one of their own”

    08/19/2016 9:00:04 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 18 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 8/19/16 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    When Democratic Convention delegate Gwen Snyder went to this year’s convention in Philadelphia she never expected to by sexually accosted by anyone, let alone a fellow delegate. When she was sexually molested by the male delegate Snyder expected to be treated with respect and have her complaint taken seriously by Democrat District Attorney Seth Williams’ office. That is exactly what did not happen. The determined Snyder called the Special Victims Unit in the belief that since she was the victim of a crime she had only to follow instructions to get justice. She was taken to the august sounding Philadelphia...
  • Black Lives Matter protesters clash with Rizzo supporters

    08/15/2016 9:51:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    WPVI-TV ^ | August 15, 2016 | The Associated Press and Staff
    CENTER CITY (WPVI) -- Approximately 300 people gathered Monday night at South Philadelphia's Marconi Plaza to rally in support of keeping the Frank Rizzo statue. But soon things turned chaotic when a handful of Black Lives Matter protesters arrived on the scene with their banners. Police had to get between the two groups to prevent them from clashing....
  • Lady Muslim Gets Furious After She’s Denied Service… But Justice Steps Up And Smacks Her

    08/15/2016 7:34:19 AM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 43 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | 15 August 2016 | Mad World News
    When Muslim Philadelphia resident Nadia Kamal stepped into an Advance America Cash Advance center wearing a hijab, she was told to remove it because, as the sign below says, hats and sunglasses were not allowed in the facility. According to the store’s employees, this policy was instituted in response to criminals trying rob the place while their faces were covered. However, this did not matter to Kamal, who felt “hurt” that the employees wanted her to violate Islamic law. “I’m in a public place … I cannot do that,” she told them before she stormed out of the facility and...
  • Democratic National Convention Post-Mortem

    08/09/2016 11:00:23 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 4 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | August 9, 2016 | Chris Tremoglie
    Any political convention will bring protesters. However, those at the Democratic National Convention might very well take the prize for head-scratching, eye-popping and, most notably, nose-pinching moments. The convention brought some baffling, disturbing sights and spectacles that would make anyone ask, "Did that just really happen?" Outside the convention freedom of speech protests mingled with the aroma of marijuana. Protesters, angry with the corruption of the Democratic National Committee, angry with wealth inequality, angry with….just about anything related to America, gathered in raucous, sneering, unbathed crowds demanding they have their voices heard. The largest faction consisted of Bernie Sanders' supporters...
  • FBI Raids Labor Leader’s Home, IBEW Union Hall, Councilman’s Office (Hillary office Raided!)

    08/06/2016 11:45:05 PM PDT · by proust · 86 replies
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) ^ | 8/5/2016 | PHILADELPHIA (CBS)
    The FBI carried out investigations Friday, spanning across several locations throughout Philadelphia. FBI agents seized dozens of cartons of files and computers at International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 98 at 18th and Spring Garden Streets.
  • Philadelphia residents told to stop swimming in 'Dumpster pools'

    08/06/2016 1:33:48 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 59 replies
    upi ^ | Aug. 5, 2016 | Daniel Uria
    PHILADELPHIA, The city of Philadelphia is cracking down on "Dumpster pools" after a pair of residents devised the idea as way to escape the summer heat. One Dumpster pool organizer told CBS Philadelphia that the adults-only block party was initially well received by the community. "It was lined with pool noodles and double tarped. It was a 21 and older thing, so we didn't have to worry about any kids wandering in," he said. "The public loves it. I've seen so much good feedback and support." The organizers successfully obtained a permit to acquire the Dumpster, but the Department of...
  • City shuts down dumpster-pool craze (War on Hipsters)

    08/04/2016 5:02:48 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 30 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 08/04/2016 | ommy Rowan
    A West Philadelphia neighborhood has lost its block party privileges, and others around the city will have to find an alternate form of aquatic entertainment after the Philadelphia Department of Licenses & Inspections came down with a firm – if obvious – edict: Residents are not allowed to tap into fire hydrants to turn dumpsters into swimming pools. "We are not screwing around, Philly," the Department of Licenses & Inspections wrote, listing several reasons why "you shouldn’t swim in a receptacle most often used for waste." City officials said they were obliged to make that declaration after several residents in...
  • Northeast Philadelphia Wawa brawl caught on camera, under investigation

    08/02/2016 10:44:10 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 52 replies
    6abc.com ^ | 8/1/2016 | Charlie Ileto
    NORTHEAST PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Police are investigating a brawl involving flying food and flying fists at a Northeast Philadelphia Wawa this past weekend. The late Friday night melee unfolded inside a crowded Wawa on Torresdale Avenue and Levick Street. Witnesses say the group seen in cell phone video are all family members and that one or two people began screaming at a Wawa employee."The customers wanted to beat up a worker," a witness told Action News Monday night. "Another customer came to the worker's defense, and they started fighting him. There was a bunch of them and they're all family...
  • The Uber Con - An exclusive sponsorship deal with the DNC...

    08/02/2016 9:25:11 AM PDT · by rpierce · 10 replies
    Medium ^ | 8/2/16 | Susie Cagle
    The Uber Con An exclusive sponsorship deal with the DNC frayed Uber’s logistics, riled critics, and almost convinced me of the benefits of free-market capitalism. The storm was so bad that the ceilings in the media tents began to bow, and we took this as our cue to leave. We were well-informed of our options: One could easily escape the Democratic National Convention by public transit or Uber car, but not Lyft, taxi, or a kind friend. Our Lyft that morning had been nearly turned back by Uber staff —and we soon discovered why.Uber had reportedly struck a deal with...
  • God's Love Abounds [Charismatic Caucus]

    08/01/2016 7:52:15 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    My love abounds in the riches of the fruit from My Tree. So come and partake of Me in Mercy and Grace. Bathe yourself in My humility and find Peace in all you do for I AM a Wellspring of knowledge and as you seek MY Face I will adorn you in My manifold Spirit so you to may walk in the fullness of My ways and not lack anymore. Philippians 4:19 19 And my God will liberally supply (fill until full) your every need according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.
  • Fire Breaks Out at Doylestown Strip Mall

    08/01/2016 4:30:13 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 3 replies
    6ABC.COM ^ | 01 AUGUST 2016 | WPVI.COM
    Bucks County fire crews are battling a fire at a strip mall in Doylestown.
  • Riots and Massive Protests Occurred Outside the DNC. Funny that the Media Hasn’t Mentioned That

    07/28/2016 10:05:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Red State ^ | July 28, 2016 | Brandon Morse
    Funny how that wasn't brought up. As some know, a four mile long fence was constructed around the DNC - go figure - to keep out unwanted protestors. These "unwanted protestors" being groups like Black Lives Matter - go figure again - and angry former Sanders voters who feel the DNC cheated them out of what they feel is their rightful candidate's nomination. According to UnicornRiot, which has been covering the activities outside of the DNC, these Bernie voters were many, and mad...
  • James O'Keefe Assaulted

    Activist, author and investigative journalist James O’Keefe from Project Veritas went undercover as a Hillary supporter this week at the DNC Convention in Philadelphia. What transpired was shocking. James was dressed as a Hillary Clinton supporter and walked through the Bernie supporters outside the Wells Fargo Convention Center. The Bernie supporters REALLY do not like Hillary.
  • DNC Convention Live; Day of Evil 4

    07/28/2016 12:33:57 PM PDT · by harwood · 1,951 replies
    Last day, amigos. LORD, give us strength....
  • Uniformed Police Officers Not Allowed on Democratic Convention Floor (Bridge Builders)

    07/28/2016 8:04:31 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/28/2016 | JEFF POOR
    Thursday on Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends,” in an appearance from the site of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani called the convention “the most anti-police” and “the most anti-law enforcement” he had ever seen. However, he also said that according to “high-ranking police officers” in Philadelphia, uniformed law enforcement was not allowed on the floor of the convention.
  • What A Horrible Country

    07/28/2016 6:21:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 28, 2016 | Derek Hunter
    I’m in Philadelphia, sweating to death in the climate change (which used to be called “summer”) and learning just how horrible this country is. Who knew? My takeaway from the Democratic National Convention so far is that we’re a sexist, racist, homophobic country full of monsters hunting young black men, sex traffickers, and greedy people … and those last two weren’t a reference to Bill Clinton. The worst part is it’s “systemic,” meaning it is part of the fabric of our nation, according to these progressives. It’s part of the foundation upon which this country was built, and if the...
  • What You're Not Seeing On Your TV That Is Happening In Philadelphia

    07/28/2016 5:56:43 AM PDT · by curth · 40 replies
    Periscope ^ | 7/28/2016 | Curth
    Some of what the MSM is not showing us. https://www.periscope.tv/PlayDangerously/1RDGlkokvQoKL
  • DNC Convention Thread; Day 3

    07/27/2016 12:27:11 PM PDT · by harwood · 849 replies
    Welcome, once again. What's the over/under on how many times 'treason' will be mentioned today??
  • DNC turns to Craigslist to fill seats for convention

    07/27/2016 10:35:54 AM PDT · by Admiral_Zeon · 42 replies
  • 'White People to the Back!': Black Lives Matter Segregates Media by Race

    07/27/2016 5:00:23 AM PDT · by cba123 · 74 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 26, 2016 | Jillian Melchior
    On Tuesday, Black Lives Matter activists took to the streets in Philadelphia to protest police-involved shootings of African-Americans. During the demonstrations, protesters attempted to segregate members of the media based on their race. "White media get to the back! Black media come to the front!" one activist shouted into a megaphone. (please see the full article, linked below)
  • Sanders Backers Storm Media Tent As Clinton Accepts Nomination

    07/26/2016 7:55:34 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 28 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | July 26, 2016
    Diehard supporters of Sen. Bernard Sanders stormed media tents and staged a sit-in Tuesday night minutes after Hillary Clinton officially claimed the party’s presidential nomination, injecting another round of drama into the convention and pouring cold water on claims Democrats are fully uniting behind their White House nominee. Hundreds of Sanders backers, most carrying signs backing their candidate, conducted what seemed to be a well-coordinated march from the Wells Fargo Center to the media tents just outside the arena. They said that party officials were trying to confiscate Sanders signs inside Wells Fargo
  • TINDER BOX IN PHILLY-Protesters Storm DNC Media Tent–TORCH FENCE–Thugs WITH BASEBALL BATS Heading To

    07/26/2016 7:00:25 PM PDT · by blueyon · 173 replies
    the gateway pundt ^ | 7/26/16 | Jim Hoft
    ""TINDER BOX IN PHILLY=> Protesters Storm DNC Media Tent – Thugs WITH BASEBALL BATS Heading Towards Convention""" Protesters STORMED the DNC Media Tent Tuesday evening in Philadelphia. The entire assault was caught on video— THE BERNIE SUPPORTERS STORMED MEDIA ROW— (several screen shots of tweets) TINDER BOX IN PHILLY=> Protesters Storm DNC Media Tent – Thugs WITH BASEBALL BATS Heading Towards Convention Jim Hoft Jul 26th, 2016 8:33 pm 12 Comments Protesters STORMED the DNC Media Tent Tuesday evening in Philadelphia. The entire assault was caught on video— THE BERNIE SUPPORTERS STORMED MEDIA ROW— THE PROTESTERS TOOK OVER THE MEDIA...
  • Sanders Delegates Stage Mass Walkout, Promising to Leave Democartic[sic] Party

    07/26/2016 5:00:01 PM PDT · by thoughtomator · 132 replies
    NBC Philadelphia ^ | 7/26/2016 | Brian X. McCrone
    Dozens of Bernie Sanders delegates walked out of their Democratic National Convention and many promised to leave the political party in protest. Vincent Venditti, a George delegate pledged to Sanders, said outside the Wells Fargo Center that he considers himself an independent effectively immediately. Vincent Venditti, a #Bernie delegate, walked out of the #DemConvention. He is leaving to protest. And he's now a IND pic.twitter.com/kjbgHBrB0f — Brian X. McCrone (@BrianXMcCrone) July 26, 2016 Their protest and subsequent exodus from the Democratic Party is in line with hundreds of protesters outside the security perimeter, who said Hillary Clinton's nomination as the...
  • Disorder erupts on Philly streets outside DNC

    07/26/2016 7:55:20 PM PDT · by SSS Two · 63 replies
    Politico ^ | 07/26/16 10:18 PM EDT | DARREN SAMUELSOHN and KATIE GLUECK
    PHILADELPHIA — Protests outside of the Democratic National Convention turned chaotic and veered into violence Tuesday night in Philadelphia, with at least one fistfight breaking out... Vincent McGrath, a 56-year-old retiree and Hillary Clinton supporter, was sitting on top of a Camaro convertible holding "Blue Lives Matter" and Clinton signs. Several protesters went right up to him, middle fingers extended, and hurled insults. "Get a job," McGrath responded... A Philadelphia police officer on the scene, and one of the protesters' legal advisers, both said at least four arrests had been made by nearly 10:30 p.m. on Tuesday, though the Philadelphia...
  • DNC 2016: Demonstrators demonstrate Dems have problems with Clinton candidacy | Mulshine

    07/26/2016 6:18:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Times of Trenton ^ | July 26, 2016 | Paul Mulshine
    PHILADELPHIA – I'll say this for Hillary Clinton. She certainly attracts a high-quality sort of protester. The people who showed up to protest Donald Trump last week in Cleveland were a self-centered bunch of attention-seekers. That chant that ended "five, six, seven, eight, America was never great!" was not intended to score political points with either side in this contest. But the Bernie Sanders supporters who showed up at the City of Brotherly Love have, coincidentally enough, shown a lot of brotherly love. Unlike in Cleveland, where the convention was held in a crowded downtown, this is being held in...
  • Politics In The News: The Democratic Convention

    07/26/2016 5:20:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    National Public Radio ^ | July 25, 2016 | Morning Edition
    Cokie Roberts and the Washington Post's Robert Costa talk politics ahead of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Transcript. DAVID GREENE, HOST: And I'm David Greene in Philadelphia. And I'm with NPR national political correspondent Don Gonyea. And Don and I and many others from NPR are going to be covering the Democratic National Convention, which begins tonight, Don. But, I mean, there's already been news coming out all weekend. The activity has begun. DON GONYEA, BYLINE: Remember those sleepy summer weekends of your No more. GREENE: (Laughter). That's right. GONYEA: So on Friday, Hillary Clinton chose her running mate,...
  • Special delivery! Democrats procure flags for convention stage after embarrassing oversight

    07/26/2016 3:17:30 PM PDT · by detective · 66 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 26 July 2016 | Geoff Earle
    Truncated title. Full title: Special delivery! Democrats procure flags for convention stage after embarrassing oversight leaves Old Glory missing from Monday night's festivities After slogging through a boisterous convention on the floor, Democrats were forced to make a last-minute adjustment to the on-stage decor, after a report pointed out there were no American flags present. Democrats unveiled a sleek stage to the nation Monday, after the convention had been in the works for months. As speaker after speaker took the stage, screens behind them produced stunning scenery of the country and cool grey backgrounds.
  • DNC Convention Thread; Day 2

    07/26/2016 12:20:56 PM PDT · by harwood · 1,361 replies
    Another day, another gathering of commies.
  • WATCH: DNC Confiscating Bernie Signs On Convention Floor (VIDEO)

    07/26/2016 1:13:41 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 68 replies
    BREAKING: DNC Officials Are Now Taking Away Bernie Sanders Signs From Convention Delegates #DNCLeaks
  • Rape rooms in Philadelphia

    07/26/2016 9:27:02 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/26/16 | Matthew Vadum
    Surely those women also deserve to be treated with sympathy, especially from a party now bragging about its nomination of the nation's first female presidential candidate? PHILADELPHIA—The Left’s crusade to include ABSOLUTELY EVERYONE in everything everywhere at all times without regard to public safety, appropriateness, decorum, or common decency is on display here at the Democratic National Convention in the Wells Fargo Center. In a case of obnoxious virtue-signaling, there are “all-gender” restrooms at the convention site. They don’t appear to be mandatory—yet.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Bernie Delegates Plot Commotion on the Convention Floor to Protest Hillary-Kaine

    07/26/2016 8:00:50 AM PDT · by detective · 53 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 25 Jul 2016 | Patrick Howley
    Truncated title. Full title: EXCLUSIVE: Bernie Delegates Plot Commotion on the Convention Floor to Protest Hillary-Kaine and Challenge Kaine as Running Mate! Disenfranchised Bernie Sanders delegates are talking intensely behind the scenes about how to disrupt the Democratic National Convention to protest the Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine ticket. Breitbart News has learned that some groups of delegates are considering nominating a vice presidential challenger to Clinton’s pick Tim Kaine. Others are discussing a potential walkout by Sanders delegates. But Sanders’ speech Monday afternoon urging people to vote for Clinton seems to have damaged the plans, prompting some pro-Bernie delegates...
  • 'We trusted you!': Elizabeth Warren repeatedly heckled, booed during DNC speech

    07/25/2016 9:56:34 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 59 replies
    TWITTER via businessinsider.com ^ | July 25,2016 | TWITTER comments copied pasted by Oilver Darcy
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren was repeatedly heckled Monday night as she delivered a speech endorsing Hillary Clinton to the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. “We trusted you! We trusted you!” chanted factions of the audience comprised of individuals who were apparent supporters of Bernie Sanders and were seemingly upset with Warren’s endorsement of Clinton. Loud boos and jeers came soon after, when the Massachusetts senator said it was imperative that Clinton and Tim Kaine, her running mate, were elected to the White House.
  • A day of humiliation for party chair underscores Democratic divide

    What was supposed to be a morning of personal triumph for Debbie Wasserman Schultz — rallying her home-state delegation before opening the Democratic National Convention she had orchestrated — suddenly became one of humiliation. “Shame!” people in the room jeered as the congresswoman addressed a Monday breakfast of the Florida delegation. “Shame!” It was a cringe-worthy, nationally televised spectacle that exposed deep divisions within the Democratic Party and reopened raw wounds from the Hillary Clinton-Bernie Sanders primary battles. By the afternoon, Wasserman Schultz had disappeared here in Philadelphia, after also giving up her speaking slot and her ceremonial role gaveling...
  • I am at the DNC in Philadelphia and I cannot find a single Hillary supporter

    07/25/2016 8:38:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    The Tab ^ | July 25, 2016 | Caroline Phinney
    Just seas and seas of Bernie or busters PHILADELPHIA — As I crawled into the back of my Uber this morning and asked to be driven to City Hall, my driver laughed. “You’re sure you don’t want to go further North instead?” she joked, “might be quicker to head uptown and then walk back.” Unamused and sweaty, I dismissed her comment and turned back to my phone to collect my thoughts before the long day. Moments later, the car jolted and I looked up to see that there were streams of people walking in front of and around us. There...
  • DNC Convention Live Thread

    07/25/2016 1:09:49 PM PDT · by harwood · 1,560 replies
    For those who can bear to watch. I am watching on C-SPAN.
  • Philly Cops Blast Hillary Over Black Lives Matter & Co.

    07/25/2016 11:54:54 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 14 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | July 25, 2016 | Malcolm A. Kline
    The media and academia may regard them as a source of multicultural wisdom but local police have to look at what groups like Black Lives Matter actually do. "The Fraternal Order of Police is insulted and will not soon forget that the Democratic Party and Hillary Clinton are excluding the widows, and other family members of Police Officers killed in the line of duty who were victims of explicit, and not implied racism and 'being on duty in blue,'" John J. McNesby, President of Philadelphia Lodge #5 of the FOP stated on July 20, 2016. "It is sad that to...
  • Bernie Sanders Supporters in Philadelphia Chant: ‘Lock Her Up!’

    07/25/2016 8:19:40 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 83 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 25, 2016 | by JOEL B. POLLAK
    PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania — Supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) adopted a slogan from the Republican National Convention in their protests against presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton on Sunday: “Lock her up!” The Wall Street Journal reports: At a lively Sunday march in support of former Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, chants of “lock her up,” “Hillary for Prison” signs and t-shirts and calls for indictment were common among the most ardent supporters of Mr. Sanders, who arrived in Philadelphia to make their voices heard to the delegates attending the Democratic National Convention. “Hillary for Prison” shirts and bumper stickers...
  • Convention chaos already: DNC chair out, protesters storm Philly

    07/25/2016 7:31:43 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 70 replies
    Chaos reigned Sunday ahead of the Democratic National Convention, as the party’s head was forced to quit, thousands of protesters took to the streets and delegates threatened a walk-out over Hillary Clinton’s vice-presidential pick. On the eve of the four-day convention to nominate the county’s first female presidential candidate, Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz resigned in disgrace over the hack of emails that showed DNC staffers favoring Clinton over her then rival, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. Meanwhile, throngs of Sanders supporters marched and pounded on drums, chanting “Hell no, DNC — we won’t vote for Hillary” in the...
  • Democrats will meet in a city of great economic inequality

    07/24/2016 9:42:00 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 24, 2016 1:29 PM EDT | Kathy Matheson
    When the Democrats come to the City of Brotherly Love to nominate Hillary Clinton for president and the talk turns to income inequality and the 1 percent, Exhibit A will be right outside their windows: Philadelphia itself. The nation’s fifth-largest city is rebounding, filling some Philadelphians with an unfamiliar sense of civic pride. And yet it struggles with the gap between rich and poor that Sen. Bernie Sanders decried during his campaign against Clinton, with 26 percent of residents living in poverty, the highest rate among the 10 biggest cities in the U.S. The July 25-28 convention creates an opportunity...
  • Bernie Sanders Supporters Chant ‘Lock Her Up’ in Philadelphia Protest Against Clinton

    07/24/2016 8:43:02 PM PDT · by kevao · 45 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 07/24/2016 | Byron Tau
    PHILADELPHIA — It’s not just Republicans that want presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in prison.
  • Debbie Wasserman Schultz will step down as DNC chair following convention

    07/24/2016 1:32:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    WXYZ-TV ^ | July 24, 2016 | The Associated Press
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Debbie Wasserman Schultz is resigning under pressure as Democratic Party chairwoman, a stunning leadership shakeup as party officials gather in Philadelphia to nominate Hillary Clinton. Wasserman Schultz's announcement Sunday follows a firestorm over hacked emails suggesting the Democratic National Committee favored Clinton during the primary, despite pledging neutrality. The leaked emails prompted primary runner-up Bernie Sanders to call for Wasserman Schultz's immediate resignation....
  • Philadelphia police organization unhappy with Democrats’ choice of speakers

    07/24/2016 1:18:54 PM PDT · by DFG · 31 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 07/24/2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    As we discussed earlier today, the Democrats have their hands full this week with angry Bernie Sanders supporters at the convention being up in arms over the leaked DNC emails. Security will be tight, but the organizers are still concerned over the possibility of protests and even violence breaking out in the streets. At least they’ll have Philadelphia’s finest on the job, maintaining peace and order, right? But as was revealed this weekend, not all the cops are going to be terribly happy about it. Hillary Clinton’s choice of speakers includes some figures who don’t have a very good opinion...
  • Sanders' supporters protest outside DNC (rules) meeting

    07/24/2016 4:45:35 AM PDT · by Libloather · 44 replies
    KRISTV ^ | 7/23/16
    Bernie Sanders' supporters protested outside a meeting held by the DNC Rules Committee Saturday. The protesters were chanting "open the doors!" but were kept out by security. **SNIP** The amendment was defeated. However, it gained enough support to force a floor vote at the upcoming convention.
  • DNC chair won't speak at Dem convention following Wikileaks fallout

    07/23/2016 9:02:52 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 136 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | July 23, 2016 | Theodore Schleifer, Eugene Scott and Jeff Zeleny
    The head of the Democratic National Committee will not speak at the party's convention next week, a decision reached by party officials Saturday after emails surfaced that raised questions about the committee's impartiality during the Democratic primary. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, whose stewardship of the DNC has been under fire through most of the presidential primary process, will not have a major speaking role in an effort "to keep the peace" in the party, a Democrat familiar with the decision said. The revelation comes following the release of nearly 20,000 emails. One email appears to show DNC staffers asking how they...
  • With protests predicted, businesses warned to batten down the hatches

    07/23/2016 3:00:52 PM PDT · by Mariner · 39 replies
    Philly.com ^ | July 23rd, 2016 | by Julia Terruso
    With the Democratic National Convention and an attendant influx of protesters a week away, the city is suggesting businesses bring in loose planters, take down flags, and secure commercial dumpsters "to avoid misappropriation by demonstrators." The city expects 35,000 to 50,000 protesters daily during the July 25-28 convention. Anticipated gathering spots include FDR Park, Marconi Plaza, Independence Mall, City Hall, and the Municipal Services Building. Marches are planned down Broad Street and Market Street. Simultaneously, Philadelphia is rolling out a literal multicolored carpet for visitors and delegates and hosting four days of live music along Broad Street. The Mural Arts...
  • Despite 41,000 Drop in Black Voter Registration, Philly Minority Voters Plan to Vote

    07/23/2016 11:47:48 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 20 replies
    NBC 10 ^ | July 23, 2016 | Morgan Zalot and Vince Lattanizo
    As the presidential election looms, some 41,000 black voters in Philadelphia who used to be registered to vote are off the books now, and leaders in Philadelphia’s black community are scrambling to get them registered so their voices will be heard come November. “We’re concerned that people may think elections may go a certain way, and too often people think that one vote doesn’t count,” Minister Rodney Muhammad, president of the NAACP’s Philadelphia chapter, told NBC10 this week. “It certainly does.”
  • DNC to Build a Wall for Security During National Convention in Philadelphia

    07/22/2016 10:39:51 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 53 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Jerome Hudson
    The Secret Service special agent in charge of security during the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia next month said there will be a security perimeter around the Wells Fargo Complex that will extend higher than five feet. The DNC’s annual event will include “no-scale fencing,” Special Agent James Henry told NBC10.com. Henry noted that the specifics about the “perimeter” have not yet been finalized. This year’s Democratic National Convention will take place July 25-28 in Philadelphia, marking the second time in less than a year that the City of Brotherly Love has hosted a high profile event necessitating a National...
  • DNC: The mothers of Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown will appear with Bill Clinton

    07/22/2016 7:55:30 AM PDT · by ncfool · 159 replies
    SF Gate ^ | July 22nd, 2016 | Brian Flood
    "Bill Clinton will be joined by Mothers of the Movement, which includes the mothers of black men and women who have been killed by gun violence or in police custody. The mothers of Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown are scheduled to appear at the DNC."
  • Get Ready: There’s a 51-Foot Joint Coming to the DNC

    07/20/2016 2:16:15 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 61 replies
    phillymag.com ^ | 7-18-16 | Claire Sasko
    A 51-foot joint will make an appearance in Philly for the Democratic National Convention next week. No, it doesn’t actually contain marijuana – just a lot of air. The giant joint has circulated at past events in New York City and Washington, D.C. DCMJ, an organization pushing for marijuana legalization, will lead the joint-centered march. It’s expected to start sometime after noon on July 25th, according to PhillyVoice. Volunteers will help carry the joint to the convention, and activists will support it on the return journey. According to the Associated Press, the Secret Service flagged and restricted the whereabouts of...
  • Hillary Invites Mother Of Michael Brown, Convenience Store Robber & Attempted Cop Murderer, To Speak

    07/18/2016 11:51:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    The Daily Wire ^ | July 18, 2016 | Hank Berrien
    While police officers are getting murdered in Dallas and Baton Rouge, while others are under assault in Missouri, Georgia and Tennessee, while supporters of the Black Lives Matter movement attempt to justify the murders of police officers, the Democratic National Convention, AKA Hillary’s Coronation, will feature the mothers of black men who died in confrontations with police, thereby perpetuating the myth that there is systemic racism in police departments across the nation. One mother who will speak will be Lezley McSpadden, the mother of Michael Brown, the “Gentle Giant” who burgled a convenience store, then attempted to grab the gun...