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  • ‘Something’s Fishy’: Oil Speculation Skyrockets In State With ‘Very Little Oil’(NV)

    08/20/2017 9:53:51 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies ^ | 8/19/2017 | Tim Pearce
    Millions of acres worth of requests for oil speculation on federal lands were submitted in Nevada just years before former President Barack Obama designated two national monuments in the state, the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) found Friday. Expression of Interest (EOI) documents are submitted to state Bureau of Land Management (BLM) agencies for any parcel of federal land that prospectors think may produce oil. The BLM is then required by law to study the area and decide whether it should be leased to an oil company for development. The Nevada EOIs are mostly worthless and a waste of taxpayer...
  • Antifa Protester Yvette Felarca Says Violence Against The Far-Right Is ‘Not A Crime’

    08/20/2017 9:43:42 AM PDT · by rktman · 112 replies ^ | 8/18/2017 | Ian Miles Cheong
    Yvette Felarca, the Berkeley area school teacher and militant left-wing protester responsible for organizing the riot at the University of California, Berkeley in February 2017, claims that violence against the far-right is “not a crime.” Felarca, who belongs to “By Any Means Necessary,” a far-left group, is currently facing assault charges after she was caught on video assaulting a white supremacist during a July 2016 rally in Sacramento, Cali. The school teacher and her compatriots engaged in violent clashes against members of the far-right Traditional Worker’s Party, which had a permit to march in the city. The violence between the...
  • Actor Don Cheadle Thinks American Lapel Pin Is Secret Nazi Insignia

    08/20/2017 9:30:57 AM PDT · by rktman · 52 replies ^ | 8/20/2017 | Ian Miles Cheong
    Actor Don Cheadle on Saturday apparently mistook an eagle pin for a Nazi insignia. Cheadle, who’s been in several major films from “Hotel Rwanda” to “The Avengers,” implied that the eagle-shaped lapel of a CNN guest was some sort of Nazi insignia. He wrote: “Hey @CNN … Anybody wanna tealk about my man’s lovely brooch on his lapel? Anybody minding the store. #WTAF?!?” The pin was designed by Phyllis Schlafly in 1972 for her organization, the Eagle Forum, a conservative pro-family interest group. As a symbol, the eagle doesn’t belong exclusively to any one nation. Other countries to use eagles...
  • Watch: Boston Protesters Tell Israeli Flag Wearing Trump Supporter to ‘Get the XXX Out’(T)

    08/20/2017 9:19:12 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies ^ | 8/20/2017 | Breitbart Jerusalem
    <p>The Washington Examiner reports: Among the eclectic throng of demonstrators in Boston on Saturday, a supporter of President Trump found himself surrounded by protesters who yelled profanities at him.</p> <p>A man wearing an Israeli flag as a cape can be seen in a video shared by Univision’s Jessica Weiss, walking through a crowd of protesters. One person rips off his “Make America Great Again” and throws it away. Amid the obscenaties directed at him, one protester shouted, “Get the fuck out of our fucking town.” Another person can be heard urging the other protesters not to be violent.</p>
  • 2020: Paper Suggests Julian Castro Eyeing WH, No Longer Interested in TX

    08/20/2017 9:14:27 AM PDT · by rktman · 42 replies ^ | 8/19/2017 | Tony Lee
    Julian Castro—the former San Antonio mayor who was President Barack Obama’s Housing and Urban Development secretary—may no longer be interested in running for office in Texas because he is eyeing a White House run in 2020, according to the Abilene Reporter-News. The paper reported on Saturday that though Castro is one of “the few bright lights among Texas Democrats, he is “signaling that he might be giving up on ever running for office in his native state.” Earlier this month, Castro created his “Opportunity First” political action committee, which, as the paper notes, led many to believe he is “positioning...

    08/19/2017 3:49:58 PM PDT · by huckfillary · 19 replies
    Artful Dilattante ^ | August 19, 2017 | Artful Dilettante
    AN OPEN LETTER TO THE BLACK COMMUNITY The title is somewhat misleading. This essay is specifically written for young black Americans who believe or have absorbed the message that the ghetto and life on the margin are their destiny, that success is unattainable, and that dreams are only for white people. Before you are halfway through the essay, many of you will be condemning and ridiculing me as simplistic, unrealistic, and idealistic. I agree. But you ignore my message at your own peril. It is very demanding. Anything worth having is very demanding. Your friends may ostracize you and ridicule...
  • AM Joy Guest: “You Still Have Actual Nazis” in the White House

    08/19/2017 10:56:25 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 50 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.
  • Protesters On Replicas Of Christopher Columbus Ships: Those Are Black Ships Of Death

    08/19/2017 7:08:03 AM PDT · by rktman · 70 replies ^ | 8/18/2017 | Matt Vespa
    Forget Lincoln, forget Confederate generals, and forget former Supreme Court justices—it’s Christopher Columbus’ turn to be put in the crosshairs of the progressive left. Replicas of the Niña and the Pinta, two of the three ships that sailed with Columbus to the new world, sailed into Traverse City, Michigan, where they were met with protests, some calling them “black ships of death,” while others saying the ships represent nothing but genocide. So, even learning about the discovery of the new world is racist, especially if it’s not done through the revisionist lens of progressives—only they can really teach our true...
  • There Is No Such Thing As White Cultural Heritage. The West’s Legacy Is Open To All

    08/18/2017 9:58:01 PM PDT · by Mafe · 52 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 18, 2017 | Nathanael Blake
    The Nazi LARPers and Confederate cosplayers at Charlottesville, along with their alt-right supporters, frequently justify themselves by claiming to be defenders of white culture and heritage. However, it is unclear how a Nazi Tiki-torch parade accomplishes this. Nonetheless, let us consider the merits of the claim, which is, in part at least, a response to leftwing identity politics that relentlessly racialize everything. Unsurprisingly, endlessly essentializing and demonizing whiteness helped produce some whites who accept the premise of racial identity but ditch the conclusion of white guilt in favor of white supremacy. Are they correct that there is a distinct white...
  • Durham Filled With Protesters After Rumors of KKK Rally Spread

    08/18/2017 12:21:41 PM PDT · by rktman · 46 replies ^ | 8/18/2017 | Theodore Bunker
    The streets of Durham, North Carolina are filled with anti-racist protesters who heard rumors that the Ku Klux Klan was planning to rally in the city on Friday. North Carolina officials, including City Councilor Jillian Johnson, issued warnings Friday morning that the KKK was planning to hold a rally outside the Old Durham County Courthouse, where protesters toppled a Confederate statue last weekend. White supremacists are marching at the new courthouse in Durham at noon today. — Jillian Johnson (@JillianDURM) August 18, 2017
  • Education Created and Promoted Progressivism, ANTIFA, and BLM

    08/18/2017 12:06:06 PM PDT · by rktman · 3 replies ^ | 8/18/2017 | Ileana Johnson
    As a parent who struggles to pay tuition for their child at the average university in America, or goes in debt borrowing the money, consider what your child must face in order to finish a four-year college education which may or may not help them get a job. The American campus is no longer the place of learning, to discuss and exchange ideas, it has become a place of indoctrination, of fear, a place where your children are further indoctrinated, and are not prepared to deal with or function in real life and in the job world. Students have to...
  • Country Music Legend Compares Tearing Down Statues To ‘What ISIS Is Doing’

    08/18/2017 10:04:21 AM PDT · by rktman · 20 replies ^ | 8/18/2017 | Ford Springer
    Country music legend Charlie Daniels isn’t in favor of people tearing any of the Confederate statues down and even compared the act to what ISIS is doing. “The Devil Went Down To Georgia” singer joined Rita Cosby on Newsmax on Wednesday to discuss the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia last weekend and the events that have followed since then. Daniels started off his argument about why the Confederate statues should stay standing by comparing those who mean to tear them down to ISIS. “That’s what ISIS is doing, There were pieces of history over there they didn’t like, they’re taking ’em...
  • Weather Channel founder denies climate change, so ‘put me to death’

    John Coleman says Al Gore started it — the “global warming silliness.” But now the retired weatherman and founder of The Weather Channel is “horrified” to see San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer channeling the ex-veep with a Climate Action Plan. It “just turns my stomach.” John Coleman left KUSI in April 2014 after 20 years as meteorologist. “I think he saw money and power, and I don’t know what else he thought of it,” Coleman says of the Republican mayor. “I can’t believe he really [felt he] was going to save the city from some terrible fate.” Coleman, 82, laughs...
  • MSNBC’s Katy Tur shamelessly tries to bait mother of Charlottesville victim

    08/18/2017 8:56:02 AM PDT · by rktman · 15 replies ^ | 8/18/2017 | Rick Moran
    Trump haters, intoxicated on the Nazi-KKK-Trump meme they are pushing, are unmasking themselves as hateful cynics. Yesterday, we saw Katy Tur of MSNBC metaphorically morph before our eyes into a vulture feasting for political carrion on the body of Charlottesville victim Heather Heyer. Interviewing Susan Bro, Heather Heyer’s mother, Tur asked five straight questions, trying to get the grieving mother to stop being scrupulously nonpolitical and give her something to use against Trump. How is this not exploitation? How is this not harassment?
  • Romney Asks Trump to Apologize

    08/18/2017 8:03:40 AM PDT · by rktman · 143 replies ^ | 8/17/2017 | Cortnbey O'Brien
    Former presidential candidate Mitt Romney has asked President Trump to apologize for his handling of the deadly white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, VA last weekend. JUST IN: Mitt Romney says President Trump should apologize for his statements on Charlottesville — NBC Politics (@NBCPolitics) August 18, 2017 Other top Republicans share Romney's sentiments. House Speaker Paul Ryan tweeted his disappointment in Trump's "moral ambiguity," while Sens. Marco Rubio (FL) and Tim Scott (SC) said condemning the real culprits should have been a no brainer.
  • New Yorker cover depicts Trump sailing with the Klan

    08/18/2017 7:48:51 AM PDT · by rktman · 31 replies ^ | 8/17/2017 | John Bowden
    The upcoming cover of The New Yorker depicts President Trump in a boat with sails that resemble the hood of a Ku Klux Klansmen. The cover art, titled "Blowhard" by artist David Plunkert, focuses on Trump's statements Tuesday in which he blamed "both sides" for violence caused by white nationalists in Charlottesville, Va., over the weekend that left one dead and dozens injured. Trump said there were "very fine people on both sides" of the protest that included neo-Nazis. “President Trump’s weak pushback to hate groups — as if he was trying not to alienate them as voters — compelled...
  • ACLU blames McAuliffe, police for Charlottesville

    08/18/2017 7:39:21 AM PDT · by rktman · 69 replies ^ | 8/17/2017 | Liam Clancy
    In the wake of the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, which left one dead and at least 38 injured, many members of the national media were quick to blame the “Unite the Right” rally attendees for the outbreak of street warfare between “alt-right” and “alt-left” protesters. But according to the ACLU and reporters covering the rally, the violence escalated due to what many believe was an intentional lack of police oversight, with the blame aimed squarely at Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe. “The police actually allowed us to square off against each other,” one counter-protester told CNN. “There were fights, and the...
  • Weimar America

    08/17/2017 12:08:32 PM PDT · by TBP · 36 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | August 15, 2017 | Daniel Greenfield
    Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to cheer on Communists and Nazis punching each other in major American cities while civil society disintegrates around them. In Dallas, a black nationalist activist shot and killed 5 police officers at a Black Lives Matter anti-police rally. Instead of condemning BLM, Barack Obama defended a racist hate group whose role model is Assata Shakur, a wanted black nationalist cop killer, at the funerals of the murdered officers. The left killed civil rights and replaced it with black nationalism. The racial supremacism of black nationalism that killed those officers is everywhere....
  • Woman who Destroyed Durham Confederate Statue is a Pro-North Korea Marxist

    08/17/2017 10:43:22 AM PDT · by TBP · 60 replies
    Bear Witness Central ^ | August 16, 2017 | Will Racke
    One of the activists who toppled a Confederate statue in Durham, N.C., on Monday night is a member of an extreme leftist group that supports the totalitarian regime in North Korea and wants to abolish capitalism. Taqiyah Thompson, a student at North Carolina Central University, was arrested Tuesday following a press conference in which she defended the actions of the demonstrators and equated police officers to Confederate soldiers and Ku Klux Klan members. “I did the right thing,” she said. “Everyone who was there — the people did the right thing. The people will continue to keep making the right...
  • Missouri Senator: ‘I Hope Trump Is Assassinated!’

    08/17/2017 10:26:31 AM PDT · by rktman · 102 replies ^ | 8/17/2017 | Chuck Ross
    A Missouri state senator said in a now-deleted Facebook post that she hopes President Donald Trump is assassinated. Maria Chappelle-Nadal acknowledged on Thursday that she wrote a post which read: “I hope Trump is assassinated!” She made the comment in an exchange with a left-wing activist who claimed that his cousin is a Secret Service agent. A Missouri State Senator from St. Louis has now called for the assassination of @realDonaldTrump. Keep it classy @MariaChappelleN. — Mark Reardon (@MarkReardonKMOX) August 17, 2017 Chappelle-Nadal confirmed to a reporter with St. Louis TV station KMOX that she posted the comment. “I...