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  • ACLU backs down in face of Twitter’s wrath for pic of white baby holding US flag

    08/24/2017 9:38:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 65 replies
    Fox News. com ^ | August 24, 2017
    The ACLU got a big lesson in political correctness after posting a photo of a white baby holding an American flag to its Twitter page — and has backed off after social media trolls accused the free-speech group of promoting Nazis. “This is the future that ACLU members want,” the ACLU captioned a photo of a blonde baby wearing an ACLU “free speech” onesie and holding a small American flag.
  • Domestic Abuser Attacks Cop Trying To Arrest Him, Then Victim Grabs His Baton...[Idaho]

    08/08/2017 9:32:34 AM PDT · by Mechanicos · 15 replies
    Blue Lives Matter ^ | 8/7/2017 | Cowgirl
    A Kootenai County deputy was attacked by a domestic abuser whom he was attempting to arrest. When things got ugly, the abuser’s victim grabbed the deputy’s baton and helped beat the suspect into custody.
  • Hits on federal retirement advance as bill is introduced to fire feds for ‘no cause at all’

    07/21/2017 7:52:09 AM PDT · by freedumb2003 · 68 replies
    Washington ComPost ^ | 7/21/2017 | Joe Davidson
    House Republicans greeted current and future federal employees with two controversial body blows in recent days — one amounts to a pay cut and the other would allow new feds to be fired for “no cause at all.” The House Budget Committee approved a spending plan that would save the government $163.5 billion over 10 years by taking that amount from federal employees. (snip) Republicans call their plan “Building a Better America.” But the Americans now working to build a better country through their federal jobs would be called on to sacrifice again, as they have repeatedly over the years....
  • Legal Carry in DC but only for Congressmen

    06/21/2017 9:21:28 PM PDT · by 1_Inch_Group · 18 replies
    SHTFplan.com ^ | June 21st, 2017 | Daniel Lang
    “I’m going to be introducing legislation this week … to allow congressmen to carry a sidearm, should they so desire,” Rep. Mo Brooks said in an interview with Maria Bartiromo on Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures.” Members of Congress are “high-profile targets,” the congressman said, adding that they have “absolutely no way to defend ourselves because of Washington, D.C.’s rather restrictive gun laws,” the Alabama congressman said. “I want congressmen to be treated as if they were law enforcement,” Brooks said, “given that we are high-profile targets for the bad guys, the lone wolves, the terrorists.”
  • Mizzou dumps its entire social media team, closes D.C. lobbying office to save money

    06/06/2017 8:28:00 AM PDT · by C19fan · 38 replies
    College Fix ^ | June 6, 2017 | Kayla Schierbecker
    The University of Missouri’s social media accounts and its threat-warning system face an uncertain future after the university laid off its entire staff responsible for their upkeep as part of a cost-cutting measure. Leaders of financially troubled Mizzou may also end up serving as their own spokespeople, should the UM System’s flagship institution go through another public relations nightmare like its racial protests from a year and a half ago.
  • PolitiFact Changes Its 'Mostly True' Rating for John Kerry's 2014 Claim About Chemical Weapons in S

    04/09/2017 10:14:07 AM PDT · by null and void · 14 replies
    ijr ^ | 4/8/17 | Parker Lee 20 hours ago
    <p>Back in July 2014, then-Secretary of State John Kerry announced that his department “got 100 percent of the chemical weapons out” of Syria.</p> <p>Following Tuesday's horrific chemical attack on the Syrian city of Khan Sheikhoun — which reportedly left over 80 people, including scores of children, dead — those claims have come under close national scrutiny.</p>
  • Mizzou enrollment plunge continues: Three more dorms shutting down next year

    04/05/2017 8:32:56 AM PDT · by C19fan · 41 replies
    College Fix ^ | April 5, 2017 | Staff
    The public university that gave us Melissa “Muscle” Click – and announced open season on student journalists that try to cover social justice warriors – continues to suffer fallout from the November 2015 melee. The University of Missouri is shutting down three dorms next year because of low freshman enrollment, The Maneater reports.
  • It's A Bloodbath At The State Department

    02/17/2017 9:10:13 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 272 replies
    nypost.com ^ | February 17, 2017 | Daniel Halper
    Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is cleaning house at the State Department, according to a report. Staffers in the offices of deputy secretary of state for management and resources as well as counselor were shown the door Thursday, according to CBS News. Many of those let go were on the building’s seventh floor — top-floor bigs — a symbolically important sign to the rest of the diplomatic corps that their new boss has different priorities than the last one. This week’s round of firings marks the second time State Department personnel have been cleared out since President Trump took office...
  • CNN’s ‘Reliable Sources’ Misidentifies Former Breitbart Report Julia Hahn in Photo

    01/30/2017 8:00:51 AM PST · by Silentgypsy · 9 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 29 Jan 2017 | Breitbart News
    Sunday on CNN during the opening of a segment featuring Breitbart senior editor-at-large Joel Pollak on “Reliable Sources,” the network misidentified former Breitbart News report Julia Hahn, who last week it was announced took a job at the Trump White House as a special assistant to the president. Host Brian Stelter was pointing out that Breitbart News, which he said had been considered to be an outlet on the outside looking in, now had an insider’s perspective with the roles that Hahn, former Breitbart senior national security editor Sebastian Gorka and White House chief strategist Stephen K. Bannon have in...
  • Anti-Trump protesters ruin Muslim immigrant’s livelihood by torching limo

    01/23/2017 5:20:41 PM PST · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Red Alert Politics ^ | 1/23/17 | Siraj Hashmi
    The inauguration of Donald Trump had fireworks, but for people going about their daily lives, there was just fire and chaos from protesters. A limo driver was injured while the stretch limousine he drove was torched and destroyed by protesters near the intersection of 12th and K Streets NW in Washington, DC.Muhammad Ashraf, the owner of the company, Nationwide Chauffeured Services, is now speaking out against the protesters for what they did.In an exclusive interview with Red Alert Politics, Ashraf said he wasn’t a supporter of Donald Trump during his campaign, but Friday’s protests were completely counter-productive.“I have a different point...
  • How Trump Left Hollywood in the Cold

    01/19/2017 8:28:31 AM PST · by Signalman · 33 replies
    Politico ^ | 1/19/2017 | Todd S. Purdom
    —On a crisp November evening three weeks after the election, about 600 local activists gathered on a sound stage at the old Mack Sennett studios in Silver Lake where nearly a century ago the Keystone Cops slipped on banana peels and dodged pies in the face. The crowd, which quickly overflowed the available seats and sat on the bare floor, had been convened by Beau Willimon, the creator of the Netflix series “House of Cards,” and a still-idealistic veteran of Howard Dean’s insurgent 2004 presidential campaign. As Willimon took the microphone, a gray scrim hanging behind him bore the projected...
  • Obama staffers can’t find work in Trump’s DC: ‘There are no jobs’

    01/10/2017 12:32:28 PM PST · by Mount Athos · 138 replies
    The Blaze ^ | January 10th, 2017 | Tré Goins-Phillips
    As outgoing President Barack Obama plans to head off on vacation when he vacates the White House next week, his staffers and appointees are struggling to find work in Washington, D.C. Following President-elect Donald Trump’s victory and Republicans’ major electoral gains in November, outgoing Obama employees and loyalists to failed Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton have found their job prospects in the District foundering, according to Politico. “It feels like there are just thousands of us trying to find a job, and there are no jobs,” longtime Clinton aide Mira Patel, who worked for Clinton in her Senate, State Department...
  • A professor called Trump’s election an ‘act of terrorism.’ Then she became the victim of terror.

    12/28/2016 7:54:49 AM PST · by Navy Patriot · 112 replies
    For weeks now, nightmares have been jolting Olga Perez Stable Cox awake several hours before sunrise. Sometimes she’s able to fall back asleep, but more often she finds herself lying in the dark, body tossing and thoughts racing, until she’s reduced to tears. The morning offers fleeting distractions but no permanent relief — a cup of coffee, some Christmas decorating, maybe a phone call from concerned friends. But the blinds in her home will remain closed, her door will remain locked and the formerly outgoing professor — a woman who has always thrived by connecting with others — will spend...
  • Shouting match erupts between Clinton and Trump aides

    12/01/2016 8:00:57 PM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 18 replies
    washington post ^ | 1 Dec 2016 | Karen Tumulty and Philip Rucker
    As Trump’s team basked in the glow of its victory and singled out for praise its campaign’s chief executive, Stephen K. Bannon,... “Do you think you could have just had a decent message for white, working-class voters?” Conway asked. “How about, it’s Hillary Clinton, she doesn’t connect with people? How about, they have nothing in common with her? How about, she doesn’t have an economic message?”... At which point, Conway accused Clinton’s team of being sore losers. “Guys, I can tell you are angry, but wow,” she said. “Hashtag he’s your president. How’s that? Will you ever accept the election...
  • How I Ended Up In A Psych Ward On Election Night A top Hillary fundraiser’s fall

    12/01/2016 4:41:24 PM PST · by reagandemocrat · 41 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 11/29/16 | Benjamin Ryan
    Note: Post contains sensitive content regarding suicide. I found out Donald Trump had won the Electoral College while midstream in providing a urine sample for the emergency psychiatric staff of a New York City public hospital. The unlockable bathroom door in this unescapable wing was ajar, and I could hear the victorious Mike Pence’s sinister Sunday-school baritone taunting me with the truth from the hallway television. For the preceding witching hours of election night, I had lain in a fetal position amidst a cast of anonymous men nursing their own crises, my hands clasped tightly over my ears. It wasn’t...
  • Clinton staffers were so sure she would win they reportedly popped champagne on Election Day

    11/13/2016 10:42:35 AM PST · by ColdOne · 72 replies
    businessinsider.com ^ | 11/13/16 | Rebecca Harrington
    Hillary Clinton's aides were so sure she would win that they reportedly popped champagne on the campaign plane on Election Day. Hours later, instead of becoming the nation's first female president as polls had predicted, Clinton suffered one of the most stunning political defeats in history, and Donald Trump became the new president-elect.
  • Rejoice not when thine enemy falleth - Proverbs 24:17

    11/11/2016 11:25:05 AM PST · by freedomlover · 76 replies
    King James Bible ^ | 2016-11-11 | Me
    Full verse of Proverbs 24:17 KJV Rejoice not when thine enemy falleth, and let not thine heart be glad when he stumbleth Just a reminder to me of how hard it is sometimes to follow Biblical teachings . . .
  • 40 CELEBRITIES REACT TO THE ELECTION RESULTS (for lovers of schadenfreude)

    11/11/2016 12:59:22 AM PST · by aquila48 · 39 replies
    HarperBazaar ^ | Nov 9, 2016
    As the final votes were tabulated into the wee hours of the morning, Twitter was ablaze with reactions on who could be the next president of the United States. Below, see the celebrities who spoke out about the polls and Donald Trump's win.
  • Schadenfreude Pie

    11/10/2016 5:11:32 AM PST · by Politically Correct · 23 replies
    Whatever ^ | 26 Sept. 2006 | John Scalzi
    My word, what is this dark and vaguely sinister-looking pie you see before you? Well, I’ll tell you. It’s the world’s first Schadenfreude Pie, the pie to enjoy while you are reveling in the horrible misfortunes of others. Why is there a Schadenfreude Pie? Because after I wrote the headline for this entry, I wondered to myself, “what would Schadenfreude Pie taste like?” My guess: Dark. Rich. And oh so bittersweet.
  • National recall after Newsweek misfires with Clinton cover

    11/09/2016 2:59:59 PM PST · by RummyChick · 68 replies
    nypost ^ | 11/9 | kelly
    A national recall went out Wednesday for the special “Madame President” issue of Newsweek that was prematurely shipped to stores and newsstands across the country. At the same time, the publisher of the magazine will rush the “President Trump” version of the commemorative issue to press on Thursday — so it will get to stores next week. “Like everybody else, we got it wrong,” said Tony Romando, CEO of Topix Media, the Newsweek partner which produces special issues under the popular brand.