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  • Trump Accused of Racism for Honoring Elvis with Medal of Freedom Award

    11/17/2018 10:42:18 AM PST · by JonnyFive · 28 replies
    NN ^ | 11/17/18 | Jay Greenberg
    President Donald Trump has come under fire from liberals, who are accusing him of racism for honoring Elvis Presley with a Medal of Freedom Award. President Trump is awarding the Presidential honor to seven Americans on Friday, but it's his inclusion of the late rock star that has (un)surprisingly drawn irk from the left.
  • I hope Republicans understand that 2020 will be all recounts

    11/17/2018 10:11:41 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 26 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 17 Nov, 2018 | Silvio Canto, Jr.
    A few days ago, Mrs. Clinton said something rather irresponsible. She told an audience that Stacey Abrams would have already won Georgia race if “she had a fair election.” Did someone mention to Mrs. Clinton that Mr. Kemp is up by 58,000? What evidence does Mrs. Clinton have? Is she suggesting that the entire election system in Georgia is corrupt? What about the Democrats who won? Are those elections unfair too? We are watching three important stories here: First, the Democrats are playing the race card through these recounts. It's no coincidence that the two losing candidates are liberal African...
  • Thousands protest in Norway against restricting abortion

    11/17/2018 8:34:48 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 17, 2018 9:58 AM | Gwladys Fouche, Lefteris Karagiannopoulos
    Thousands of protesters demonstrated in Norwegian cities on Saturday against restricting women’s access to abortion, the subject of talks between the ruling minority coalition and a small party seeking to join the government. In Norway’s capital Oslo, the demonstrators, some pushing children in strollers, marched through the city center carrying banners with slogans such as “My body my right” and “Defend abortion”. “The new law that’s proposed is limiting women’s rights,” said Ine Lund, a 22-year-old criminology student. “I feel it should be up to the woman to choose.” When the Christian Democrats opened talks on teaming up with the...
  • New black officers, court officials rethinking US policing

    11/17/2018 7:50:10 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 17, 2018 | Jay Reeves
    Veteran Alabama law enforcement officer Mark Pettway grew up in a black neighborhood called “Dynamite Hill” because the Ku Klux Klan bombed so many houses there in the 1950s and ’60s. Now, after becoming the first black person elected sheriff in Birmingham — on the same day voters elected the community’s first black district attorney — Pettway sees himself as part of a new wave of officers and court officials tasked with enforcing laws and rebuilding community trust fractured by police shootings, mass incarceration, and uneven enforcement that critics call racist. In a state where conservative politicians typically preach about...

    11/17/2018 1:11:11 AM PST · by LoicW · 57 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/16/18 | Amber Athey
    Democratic California Rep. Eric Swalwell suggested on Friday that the U.S. government could use nuclear weapons on its own citizens if they fight back against firearm confiscation. Right-wing internet personality Joe Biggs tweeted at Swalwell in response to a May report that Swalwell wants to ban “military-style semiautomatic assault weapons” and prosecute gun owners who did not turn in their newly-banned weapons.
  • WATCH: Officer Runs into Fleeing Homicide Suspect with Police Cruiser

    11/17/2018 1:05:47 AM PST · by ZeroToHero · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/16/18 | AWR Hawkins
    Dash cam video shows a Grand Rapids Police officer taking out a fleeing homicide suspect by running into him with a police cruiser. MLive reports that Adam Nolin allegedly “killed his girlfriend, Tia Randall, 27, at their Wyoming home before he led police on a high-speed chase and shootout that ended on the expressway.” The suspect crashed while navigating a turn during the chase. He then exited his vehicle and allegedly opened fire on police before being run down by an officer:
  • Kirsten Gillibrand: Interstate 81 grid would help revitalize Syracuse

    11/16/2018 11:56:33 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 40 replies
    The Syracuse Post-Standard ^ | October 22, 2018 | Mark Weiner
    U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand on Monday said she will support the construction of a street-level community grid to replace the elevated portion of Interstate 81 in Syracuse.Until now, Gillibrand declined to take a position on the issue, saying it was up to Central New Yorkers to choose the best option for replacing the 1.4-mile viaduct that cuts through the heart of Syracuse.Gillibrand, D-N.Y., said during a visit to Syracuse on Monday that she decided to speak out after discussions with community stakeholders who favor the grid over a tunnel or new elevated highway."Given where the stakeholders are -- and given what...
  • British School Bans Expensive Coats So Poor Students Won't 'Feel Stigmatized'

    11/16/2018 6:23:04 PM PST · by Simon Green · 31 replies
    Reason ^ | 11/16/18 | Joe Setyon
    A U.K. secondary school is banning a variety of designer jackets in an effort to stop "poverty-shaming." Parents of students at Woodchurch High School, an institution in northwestern England, received a letter earlier this month from the school regarding the new policy. "Pupils will not be permitted to bring in Canadian [sic] Goose and Monclair [sic] coats after the Christmas break, the letter reads. "Some have also asked whether Pyrenex coats, which are also in a similar price range (with some also having real fur) will also be prohibited," it adds, before confirming "that these brands will also be prohibited...
  • What does right of free press mean exactly?

    11/16/2018 6:20:07 PM PST · by Jonty30 · 22 replies
    My essential understanding is that every right in the Constitution was for everybody. In the case of the free press, we are the free press. It was not just to a select group of people, who publish articles on the various media. But I need better proof than this from references. Can you help me?
  • Stacey Abrams refuses to concede, although she admits Brian Kemp won; Bonus: Hillary Clinton[tr]

    11/16/2018 5:43:05 PM PST · by kevcol · 21 replies
    Twitchy ^ | November 16, 2018 | Greg P.
    Democrat Stacey Abrams admitted a few minutes ago that she will not be the next governor of Georgia, but she refused to concede to her opponent, Secretary of State Brian Kemp: "I will not concede because the erosion of our democracy is not right." “More than 200 years into Georgia’s democratic experiment, the state failed its voters,” she said
  • Denmark withholds aid to Tanzania over homophobia

    11/16/2018 5:19:58 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 25 replies ^ | 16 November 2018 10:56 CET+01:00 | Ritzau/The Local
    Persecution of LGBTQ+ people by a Tanzanian governor appears to have resulted in Denmark withdrawing millions of kroner in aid to the developing country. Minister for International Development Ulla Tørnæs said in parliament this week that the government will withhold 65 million kroner which was scheduled to be paid to the east African country this year. “I am very concerned over the negative developments in Tanzania, most recently with the completely unacceptable homophobic statements from a commissioner,” Tørnæs, who did not name the official in question, said. “Respect for human rights is one of the most important priorities in Denmark’s...
  • Judge tosses Mia Love lawsuit to halt vote count

    11/16/2018 1:49:20 PM PST · by SMGFan · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 16, 2018
    A judge on Friday dismissed GOP Rep. Mia Love's (Utah) lawsuit seeking to halt the vote count in Salt Lake County as the congresswoman continues to trail her Democratic opponent in the race for Utah's 4th Congressional District, The Salt Lake Tribune reported. Love, who is currently behind Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams, filed a lawsuit earlier this week, calling for the ballot-counting process to be stopped. Love, in her lawsuit, sought the right for her campaign to examine the validity of certain votes in the Utah county. Third District Judge James D. Gardner dismissed Love’s suit Friday, stating...
  • Boy, 5, gets new Mercedes for doing 4,105 press-ups non-stop

    11/16/2018 1:32:19 PM PST · by SMGFan · 23 replies
    Metro UK ^ | November 16, 2018
    A five-year-old boy has been gifted a new white Mercedes after he did 4,105 non-stop press-ups. Ramzan Kadyrov, a close lieutenant to Vladimir Putin, gave Rakhim Kurayev the keys to the luxury car as a reward for the boy’s 2 hours 25 minutes achievement. Dubbed the ‘Chechen Schwarzenegger’ the boy, still in kindergarten, is due to repeat the exercise in a world record attempt.
  • Students say they don't know what 'trivial' means in exam question fiasco

    11/16/2018 10:52:42 AM PST · by Simon Green · 62 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 11/15/18 | Ealanor Ainge Roy
    New Zealand high school students have demanded examiners ignore that they don’t know what the word “trivial” means, after it appeared in a final-year exam and left many confused. Some students who took the year 13 history exam claimed the “unfamiliar word” was too hard, and the exam should now be marked according to each student’s different understanding and interpretation of “trivial”. The exam asked for students to write an essay on whether they agreed with a quote from Julius Caesar which reads: “Events of importance are the result of trivial causes”. An online petition claims the word trivial “caused...
  • Super Bowl 39 - This video was shot 13 + years ago.

    11/16/2018 10:02:58 AM PST · by sodpoodle · 14 replies
    youtube ^ | 2/6/2005 | espn
  • Am I a Racist?

    11/16/2018 6:48:57 AM PST · by 2nd Amendment · 131 replies
    I had an unfortunate event happen to me this morning. For a semi-retirement job I decided to substitute teach. After hearing 2 black students tell me they hated history, I began to extol the rich contributions of blacks to American history. Moments later I was escorted to the office by the principal and escorted to the door. He implied I was a racist and we do not single out black students in our school. The parents of the students are coming in to support the students. and I will be blacklisted from subbing in county schools.I learned firsthand the sensitivity...
  • 10 BIG LIES About Donald Trump

    11/16/2018 5:46:21 AM PST · by rebuildus · 8 replies ^ | 11/16/18 | Patrick Rooney
    You’re gonna like this one. I’ve been wanting to put it out for almost a week, but encountered some technical difficulties. The late, great Tom Petty once sung that The Waiting Is The Hardest Part (link) And now is as good a time as any to release my new video: 10 BIG LIES About Donald Trump (link). Trump derangement syndrome is showing no signs of abating. I hope you like it. Send it to your friends by clicking on “SHARE” under the video. Ideas are taken as truth until they’re questioned. Here’s my list of 10 BIG LIES About Donald...
  • Michael Avenatti says he ‘always advocated for due process’ for Kavanaugh

    11/16/2018 5:14:34 AM PST · by kevcol · 21 replies
    Twitchy ^ | November 15, 2018 | Doug P.
    As you know, celebrity attorney Michael Avenatti was arrested Wednesday night after having been accused of domestic violence. Fox News’ Bret Baier was among those noticing some irony in Avenatti reminding everybody that a presumption of innocence is how things are done in the American legal system, but this evening Avenatti fired back: ..Contrary to @foxnews and others, I have always advocated for due process including with Judge Kavanaugh
  • Young polyamorous woman who dates as many as SIX people at once offers a glimpse into her [tr]

    11/16/2018 3:03:08 AM PST · by C19fan · 84 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 15, 2018 | Cindy Tran
    Gone are the days when intimate relationships were shared between two people. And an Australian woman, who identifies herself as polyamorous, has opened up about how she embraces sexual relationships with multiple people. Penny has been in polyamorous relationships for five years - a lifestyle where she enjoys spending time with more than one person on an emotional level. Like any monogamous relationship, the woman goes out with the man or woman she 'loves' on romantic dates, cuddles up with them on the couch and has sex with them.
  • Monica Lewinsky reveals she exposed her thong to get Bill Clinton's attention before their [tr]

    11/16/2018 2:55:39 AM PST · by C19fan · 66 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | Novemebr 15, 2018 | Chris Spargo
    Monica Lewinsky details the events leading up to her first intimate encounter with Bill Clinton in the A&E docuseries The Clinton Affair. It It happened on November 14, 1995, in the middle of the government shutdown when Lewinsky had been called in to help with the phones. On that date there had been a surprise party for one of Clinton's staffers, and at one point Lewinsky realized her thong was exposed while Clinton was near her in the room. Lewinsky opted to keep her thong out as Clinton walked by, and a short while later when she walked by his...