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  • Doral considers resolution to condemn Trump for ‘racist’ comments about immigrants

    07/31/2015 11:48:17 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The South Florida Business Journal ^ | July 31, 2015 | Brian Bandell, senior reporter
    Doral Vice Mayor Sandra Ruiz sponsored a resolution to condemn billionaire presidential candidate Donald J. Trump for his allegedly “racist” comments about Mexican immigrants. The city is home to one of Trump’s largest assets, the Trump National Doral Miami golf course and hotel. He previously received the city to the key, but his popularity with public officials there has waned since he made controversial remarks about Mexican immigrants on June 16 when he announced his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination. The population of Doral is mostly Hispanic and foreign born. Trump said about Mexico: “They’re sending people that have...
  • Mel Gibson back to Aussie roots to direct new movie

    07/30/2015 1:44:27 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 12 replies
    AFP via Yahoo News ^ | 7/30/15 | Staff
    Mel Gibson is returning to his Australian roots to direct his first film in a decade, the true story of a conscientious objector who saved 75 men during the Battle of Okinawa in World War II.
  • Yes, White People, It Is About You

    07/29/2015 2:22:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    New York Magazine's The Cut ^ | July 24, 2015 | Ann Friedman
    “Ready to get uncomfortable with us?” asked the official MTV Twitter account on Wednesday, preparing its audience for the documentary White People, which aired that night. In the hour-long special, Pulitzer Prize–winning reporter Jose Antonio Vargas talks to young people — many of them white — about race in America. While white people aren’t the only ones talking, they are involved in every conversation, and each segment has some focus on the white experience of race: a white guy who goes to a historically black college, the white teachers at a school on an Oglala Sioux reservation, white people who...
  • YouTube sensation CJ Pearson switches endorsement from Rand Paul to Ted Cruz

    07/27/2015 3:10:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | July 27, 2015 | Emily Leayman
    Young conservative CJ Pearson, who became famous for attacking President Obama on YouTube, tweeted his endorsement of Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, for president Monday. This is a turnaround from the 12-year-old's April endorsement of Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky. Cruz responded on Twitter saying, "Grateful for your support. Let's #MakeDCListen and break the #WashingtonCartel!" The switch came after Cruz took to the Senate floor on Friday to accuse Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of lying. According to Cruz, McConnell promised 54 Republican senators that "there was no deal" with senators trying to revive the Export-Import Bank. But Friday, McConnell began procedures...
  • Pop stars in Democratic politics

    07/24/2015 9:23:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    AmericaBlog ^ | July 24, 2015 | Holly Blackler
    Pop stars are definitely not shy about taking sides in American politics, as we saw when artists such as Madonna, Cher, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga and Beyonce all rallied behind President Obama in his respective campaigns. On their own, singers are just voters. They might not know a whole lot about politics, and you might not care what they think. But a lot of people, especially young people, do. And young people matter. The 2014 midterms saw the lowest youth turnout in 70 years, contributing to sweeping Republican victories a few short years after the youth vote helped President Obama...
  • Finding the TV journalist to take on Trump (The Left & GOPe are in a panic)

    07/24/2015 9:34:39 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    The Baltimore Sun's Z On TV ^ | July 26, 2015 | David Zurawik
    It's time for someone on TV to step up and take Donald Trump down — or, at least, put him in his place.. The situation has not risen to the level of Edward R. Murrow and Sen. Joseph McCarthy. But it's definitely in a league with Katie Couric and Sarah Palin. And every day that Trump gets away with driving the vast majority of political coverage on network and cable TV with his reckless, tabloid-style attacks and unsubstantiated claims is another day that the nation loses in having an informed discussion about where it wants to go in terms of...
  • Jeezy Says Donald Trump Is Not a Legitimate Presidential Candidate

    07/20/2015 10:17:23 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    XXL ^ | July 20, 2015 | Peter Walsh
    Donald Trump has become public enemy number one in the rap world and now Jeezy is chiming in. Trump pissed a lot of people off during a recent press conference when he claimed that Mexican immigrants entering the United States are criminals. “The U.S. has become a dumping ground for everybody else’s problems,” said Trump. “It’s true, and there are the best and the finest. When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re not sending you. They’re not sending you. They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re...
  • Andy Richter Reveals Progressive Attitude Author

    07/17/2015 3:11:41 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/17/15 | Douglas Gibbs
    The authoritarian ideas of today's liberal left Before bed last night, on the Conan O’Brien episode on TBS on July 16, 2015, I decided to get a few things done, and had the television on for noise. The Conan O’Brien show came on, and I kind of watched the Paul Rudd interview, but a comic, a former member of the Daily Show, caught my attention even more. Comedian Wyatt Cenac was discussing a child he saw from the stoop of his apartment, screaming, “I wanna go back to where we were.” Conan’s sidekick, Andy Richter, says, “He could’ve been republican.”...
  • Meghan McCain to Join Fox News Channel as Contributor (Exclusive)

    07/16/2015 10:47:55 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 98 replies
    Variety ^ | July 16, 2015 | Brian Steinberg, Senior TV Editor
    Meghan McCain, the political scion who has won public fame as a blogger, commentator and TV-show host, will join Fox News Channel as a contributor, Variety has learned. A spokesperson for the network confirmed the hire. McCain is expected to contribute to the network’s primetime and daytime programming. McCain, the oldest daughter of U.S. Senator John McCain, a Republican, joins as Fox News Channel, like other news outlets, heads into a frenzied pre-season for the 2016 election for U.S. president. Already, more than a dozen different candidates for the Republican nomination have thrown their hat into the ring. McCain, who...
  • Megyn Kelly and Dana Loesch DESTROY Democrat DEFENDING Planned Parenthood’s baby organ harvesting

    07/15/2015 6:52:52 PM PDT · by markomalley · 25 replies
    Right Scoop ^ | 7/15/15 | soopermexican
    If you haven’t seen the horrific video where a Planned Parenthood official gleefully admits to chopping up aborted children so that she could sell their organs and tissues, we have it here. While the left defend Planned Parenthood by saying the video was deceptively edited, Megyn Kelly and Dana Loesch took on a Democratic consultant in an attempt to explain how the official’s very own words condemn the organization. Watch below: (video at link)
  • CNBC.com Live Stream Interview with Sen Ted Cruz from Institutional Investor Delivering Alpha Confab

    07/14/2015 12:22:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    CNBC ^ | July 14, 2015 | Staff Press Release
    CNBC TO AIR PORTIONS OF INTERVIEW DURING CNBC'S "CLOSING BELL" WHEN: WEDNESDAY, JULY 15TH AT 3:10PM ET In a CNBC EXCLUSIVE, CNBC Chief Washington Correspondent John Harwood interviews Senator Ted Cruz live from the CNBC Institutional Investor Delivering Alpha conference in New York City on Wednesday, July 15th. CNBC.com will live stream the full interview and portions of the interview will air on CNBC's "Closing Bell" (M-F, 3PM-5PM ET). Mandatory credit: CNBC Institutional Investor Delivering Alpha conference. Transcript to follow the interview. About CNBC: With CNBC in the U.S., CNBC in Asia Pacific, CNBC in Europe, Middle East and Africa,...
  • Killer to Get ESPY “Courage” Award

    07/14/2015 6:38:46 AM PDT · by kathsua · 34 replies
    London Telegraph ^ | July 14th, 2015 | reasonmclucus
    It was in the county of Los Angeles, California. It was Saturday Feb. 7, 2015. At 12:12 P.M. the call came in. ESPY’s future hero then known as Bruce Jenner had been courageously driving along the Pacific Coast Highway at just over 46 mph casually smoking a cigarette like an old movie hero. He was apparently unaware of the danger ahead where some vehicles were stopping at a traffic light. ESPY’s future hero didn’t have to worry. The big Cadillac SUV he was driving would protect ESPY’s hero from injury when he couldn’t stop fast enough to avoid hitting the...
  • The End of News and Evolution of Respectable Journalism

    07/13/2015 4:36:18 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 8 replies
    sgberman.com ^ | 7/12/15 | steve Berman
    As a lifelong reader of newspapers, and a devoted follower of the journalism profession, although not a part of it, I am sad to write this.  It's like a eulogy for a body long dead but failed to be given a proper burial.  Or like the M. Night Shyamalan movie "The Sixth Sense," where Bruce Willis' character walks the earth as a dead man until a boy who can see dead people leads him to realize his own fate and depart. Large, centralized news gathering operations are dead.  The New York Times, Boston Globe, Washington Post, USA Today--all the old-line...
  • Rupert Murdoch: Donald Trump 'wrong' on immigration

    07/12/2015 10:19:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | July 13, 2015 | Mariano Castillo and Brian Stelter
    Media mogul Rupert Murdoch, who is considered a conservative kingmaker as the man behind Fox News, took to Twitter Sunday with a swipe at Donald Trump's recent comments on illegal immigration. Trump's campaign to be the Republican presidential candidate has swelled in support and media attention following his controversial remarks about the threat posed by undocumented immigrants in the United States. He sparked outrage by saying that some people crossing the border from Mexico were "rapists" and "criminals." The comments found support among some, but also a pile of criticism. A slew of corporations, including Macy's, NBC and ESPN, responded...
  • Trump Says the U.S. Should Have Invaded Mexico

    07/12/2015 1:15:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 228 replies
    L.A. Weekly ^ | July 11, 2015 | Dennis Romero
    Donald Trump took his ire toward Mexico to a new dimension as he visited Los Angeles this weekend. During a speech to Hollywood conservative group Friends of Abe last night the GOP presidential candidate said Iraq was a needed buffer against a hostile Iran and that it was wrong for the United States to have invaded Saddam Hussein's fiefdom. "Instead," Trump told the crowd, “we should have invaded Mexico." This was according to an attendee who wishes to remain anonymous.* The remark was greeted with rousing applause, our source said. The real estate mogul also said that, if he were...
  • Donald Trump’s Speech to Showbiz Group Met With Protests

    07/11/2015 1:49:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Variety ^ | July 10, 2015 | Ted Johnson, senior editor
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Friday gave what one attendee described as a quintessential Trump speech before a group of Hollywood conservatives — brash, self assured, and plenty of humor. Trump’s appearance before Friends of Abe — a fellowship of showbiz right-of-center professionals — was met with protests outside the Luxe Hotel in Brentwood over remarks he has made about Mexican immigrants. Chanting “Donald Trump has got to go” in English and Spanish, the protesters drew occasional honks from passing cars on Sunset Boulevard, with a heavy presence of Los Angeles Police Department officers on watch. But Trump told...
  • White people finally talking about race in America, but is that a good thing? (Groan)

    07/10/2015 2:59:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The New Pittsburgh Courier ^ | July 10, 2015 | Christina Coleman
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)It’s true. Black America spends a good amount of time discussing race, thinking about race, experiencing race, and living through the trauma these conversations and incidents based on race bring. No surprise there — our Black and Brown skin has for so long bound us to a contentious relationship with a country that created a system of privileges and rules that disenfranchise and oppress minorities. That’s true, too. And although conversations about race have dominated media and social media, although Black and Brown people are still being unjustly treated or killed, and although a gunman stormed a historically Black church...
  • Donald Trump Lied to Us

    07/10/2015 2:03:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    The Politico ^ | July 10, 2015 | Antonio Tijerino
    As I protested Thursday afternoon in front of the Old Post Office Pavilion on Pennsylvania Ave in Washington D.C.—the building Donald Trump is turning into a hotel a few blocks away from another historical building he wants to take over, the White House—I thought about a meeting I had with Trump at his headquarters in New York two years ago to discuss my organization’s programs, including the Hispanic Heritage Awards. Once the meeting was set, I called immigration activists Estuardo Rodriguez and Gaby Pacheco to gather some young DREAMers to crash the meeting and try and change The Donald’s mind...
  • Fox’s Gretchen Carlson to RNC: Deal with Your Own Problems Before Scolding Trump

    07/09/2015 6:46:51 PM PDT · by markomalley · 20 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 7/9/15 | Josh Feldman
    Last night, The Washington Post reported that Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus called Now, Trump disputed some of the reporting, of course, saying that Priebus at worst gently nudged him.Well, on Fox News this afternoon, Gretchen Carlson called out Priebus and the RNC, defending Trump and saying, “The last people who should be telling him to simmer down on his messaging are those who haven’t yet figured out how to message.”She said the GOP has done a poor job of messaging in the past few years, constantly losing to President Obama, and so said the RNC shouldn’t be pressuring...
  • We Need to Plan Boycott of ESPY Award Advertisers

    07/09/2015 8:23:19 AM PDT · by kathsua · 5 replies
    London Telegraph ^ | July 9th, 2015 | reasonmclucus
    I don’t know anything about how to go about getting people to participate in a boycott of advertisers. However, I think it would be a great idea to boycott ESPY advertisers considering the extreme disrespect Disney / ESPN has shown to real heroes by using the Arthur Ashe courage award for a publicity stunt.
  • WOW! Jeb Bush Says He Will Not Kowtow to Conservatives (VIDEO)

    07/08/2015 5:13:02 PM PDT · by markomalley · 58 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 7/8/15 | Jim Hoft
    Hillary Clinton supporter Jeb Bush says he will not kowtow to conservatives. “Yes, I got a lot of good advice from the last candidate who I wish was president right now, the last Republican candidate, and he validated a belief that I have which at some point we have to start campaigning in a way that is beyond the base. I think you have to be respectful of conservatives and you have to campaign hard, convince thatm that you’re the guy that can unite the party, but there also always has to be an eye on the ball on the...
  • CNN wastes almost all of its big Hillary interview on trivial nonsense

    07/08/2015 7:37:34 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 20 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/08/15 | Dan Calabrese
    Embarrassing: CNN is a news channel devoid of substance, interviewing a presidential candidate devoid of any rationale for her candidacy I don’t know why Hillary ever worried about answering questions from the press if these were the kinds of questions she was going to get. Good night. CNN’s Brianna Keller certainly knows how to snag an exclusive interview with someone who can’t stand accountability under any circumstances. Just don’t ask substantive questions. Benghazi? What’s that? The Russian “reset”? Old news! The trade deal she now pretends to oppose but relentlessly advocated as Secretary of State? Mere esoterica! The private e-mail...
  • Donald Trump Taking Message To Hollywood For GOP Event Friday ("Friends of Abe" group)

    07/07/2015 11:10:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | July 7, 2015 | Lisa de Moraes and Dominic Patten
    Donald Trump’s coming to town. Trump people confirm he is speaking to the group of Hollywood conservatives who go by the name Friends of Abe. The event is scheduled for 7:30 PM on Friday at the Luxe Sunset Blvd Hotel in Brentwood, the invite says. The most controversial of the ever-expanding pack of GOP White House hopefuls is the latest paying a visit to the group. Other Republican contenders already have paid a call, but, of course, Carly Fiorina, Rand Paul and Mike Huckabee have not made headlines saying Mexico is sending its drug users and rapists across the border...
  • Ryan Reynolds: I support same-sex marriage because I’m not a monster

    07/07/2015 9:30:53 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    Pink News ^ | July 7, 2015 | Nick Duffy
    Actor Ryan Reynolds has said that he supports same-sex marriage because he’s “not a monster”. The Deadpool star was speaking to HuffPost Live, discussing homophobes who said they were ‘moving to Canada’ over the issue – despite Canada also having marriage equality. He was asked: “What are your thoughts on gay marriage? Obviously you’re not opposed to it.” Reynolds replied: “No. I’m not a monster! I think it’s fantastic. It’s been legal in Canada for ten years now. To me [the opposition] just seems crazy. “I find it amusing how polarising it can be here. Ted Cruz is saying it’s...
  • Someone’s seen the movie ‘Up’ a few too many times, but holy crap . .

    07/07/2015 5:47:24 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/07/15 | Dan Calabrese
    . . . "he was at cloud level,' in a freaking lawn chair. Dude, come on. You do know that Up was a movie, right? An animated movie, dude. You can’t tie a hundred helium balloons together and use them to go flying. This is real life. It doesn’t work that way, dude. You’re not getting up in the air sitting in a lawn chair you bought for $20 at the corner store, and you’re not going flying, so just forget about this whole thing and . . . holy crap! And sure enough, up went 26-year-old Daniel Boria of...
  • Need help novelizing a script (Vanity)

    07/06/2015 10:56:40 PM PDT · by ShasheMac · 15 replies
    Pardon me if this isn’t appropriate for the forum, but I’ve written a screenplay which has received attention from some industry professionals, but no one has gone forward with it. I’m interested in novelizing it and would like to know if there are any Freepers with fiction writing experience who’d like to give it a go. The story is a sci/fi dramedy about the friendship between two guys that is threatened when one of them changes the past.
  • Matthews: Cruz Scared of Trump Like People Were Of Uday and Qusay

    07/06/2015 5:47:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    Breitbart Television ^ | July 6, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) MSNBC’s “Hardball” host Chris Matthews said that Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) fears Donald Trump in a similar fashion to how people feared Uday and Qusay on Monday. After playing a clip of Cruz saying he wouldn’t attack Trump, the Huffington Post’s Howard Fineman said that Cruz “is hoping that he avoids the gaze” of “the clown Terminator in Donald Trump....
  • Problem solved, TV Land: Here’s your new, politically correct Dukes of Hazzard

    07/06/2015 4:34:41 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 23 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/06/15 | Dan Calabrese
    Sensitive. The amazing thing about this is that it was made six years ago - when it was funny enough to imagine liberals trying to PC up the Dukes but still not to the point where you could actually imagine a major cable network pulling it because it isn’t. Hats off to Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy for actually having the prescience to see this coming: Trying to remember: Was the gay rainbow flag sufficiently recognized back in 2009 for that to be the likely meaning of the rainbow atop the General Lee? Or is it just combined...
  • Dump Donald Trump crusade: African Americans could learn from the Hispanics

    07/04/2015 5:57:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The Examiner ^ | July 4, 2015 | Anthony Ogbo, Houston City Hall Examiner
    Indomitable Donald Trump, the pompously outspoken American business mogul, investor, and television personality who recently announced his bid for the 2016 presidential race candidate has finally met his waterloo, and it was not about Barack Obama. His bigmouth has finally landed him in a provocative political terrain – trouncing a presidential ambition that has only been announced. Trump, a Republican presidential entrant was announcing his readiness last month when he made some horrible remarks about Mexicans. His comments were obviously offensive. He said in part that “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re sending people that...
  • George Takei: An Intellectually Honest Liberal in a Dishonest Tribe

    07/04/2015 5:28:26 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 68 replies
    sgberman.com ^ | 7/4/15 | Steve Berman
    The conservative world exploded in outrage over George Takei's blatantly racist remark calling Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas "a clown in blackface," but they all got this story wrong. Takei is a very rare bird: an intellectually honest liberal. I'm not going to cover in detail what Takei said and what Justice Thomas wrote.  You can read about it here, here, and here. To sum up, Justice Thomas wrote in his dissent on Obergefell v. Hodges (the gay marriage case, for those who have hid their heads in a bag for the last two weeks) that the government doesn't bestow dignity and humanity...
  • George Takei—too dumb to be a real racist

    07/04/2015 4:20:27 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 29 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/04/15 | Arthur Weinreb
    Just because Takei had the ability to memorize such great lines “Aye aye, captain,” does not mean he has any smarts. And, as far as intelligence in actors goes, Takei is no Ronald Reagan. He’s not even a Kim Kardashian As everyone who does not depend on the left wing mainstream media for news knows by now, actor and gay rights spokesman, George Takei, is not too pleased with what Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas wrote in his dissenting opinion in the gay marriage case, Obergefell v. Hodges. Of the only black justice on the Supreme Court of the United...
  • NBC’s ‘Today’ Mocks Michelle Obama’s Latest Food Police Push

    07/03/2015 8:49:43 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 36 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | May 30, 2015 | Kyle Drennen
    On Friday, even the hosts of NBC’s Today had enough of Michelle Obama’s effort to micro-manage people’s food choices as they mocked the First Lady’s attempt to create a healthy version of s’mores. At the top of the 9 a.m. ET hour, co-host Willie Geist explained: “So the First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama, and the USDA have teamed up for this program called ChooseMyPlate.gov. It's an initiative proposing a makeover, for among other things, this classic campfire treat. So instead of graham crackers with chocolate and marshmallow, they propose graham crackers with, want-wa, strawberries and low-fat yogurt.”...
  • Latinos Outraged over Donald Trump's comment release Latino Cultural Manifesto

    07/03/2015 9:29:39 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 78 replies
    The Examiner ^ | July 2, 2015 | Yeni Alvarez, Los Angeles City Guide
    Unless, you've been living under a rock watching only Fox news in a cave, you haven't felt the wrath of Latinos and Hispanics in social media, a raging "radio bemba," the term for Latino word of mouth. Once adored and imitated by many, today, Donald Trump, is hated and scolded by major media moguls and celebrities alike for his anti-Mexican comments. Former Miss USA co-host Roselyn Sánchez and Christian De La Fuente have publicly condemned Donald Trump for his behavior and have withdrawn their support from the competition. Natalie La Rose will no longer be performing at the Miss USA...
  • Anti-Confederate battle flag hysteria drives 'The Dukes of Hazzard' off the air

    07/02/2015 4:31:11 AM PDT · by Marcus · 34 replies
    Houston TV Examiner ^ | July 1, 2015 | Mark R. Whittington
    USA Today reported on Wednesday that TV Land, a nostalgia network that shows episodes of old TV series, has yanked “The Dukes of Hazzard” from its schedule. The series, which aired from 1979 to 1985, depicted the hijinks of the cousins Luke and Bo Duke of Hazzard County, Georgia, whose main occupation seemed to be defying authority, an occupation in which they were aided by their customized, red Dodge Charger, the better to outrun the law. The car, dubbed the “General Lee,” is what got them banned from the airwaves. The General Lee has a Confederate battle flag on the...
  • Former CNN anchor involved in fatal shootout with robber

    07/01/2015 2:26:55 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 58 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | July 1, 2015 | Rodney Ho
    Former CNN Headline News anchor Lynne Russell and her husband, former CNN correspondent Chuck De Caro faced off against a robber at an Albuquerque, N.M. motel. De Caro shot and killed the thief. De Caro himself was reportedly shot three times by the robber but is expected to survive. Russell was not hurt.
  • Essence Music Festival to Get Serious on ‘Black Lives’

    07/01/2015 9:17:04 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | July 1, 2015 | Maya Rhodan
    Much of the annual 4-day event will focus on the black lives matter movement.Civil rights leaders will join survivors of tragedy for a frank discussion on the black lives matter movement in New Orleans this week. The 21st annual Essence Music Festival, hosted every Fourth of July weekend, will take on a more serious tone during a series of daytime events at the Ernest Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. At the festival’s Empowerment Series, Rev. Al Sharpton will share a stage with Sybrina Fulton, mother of slain Florida teen Trayvon Martin, in conversations on injustices facing the black community....
  • VIDEO: Ted Cruz auditions for The Simpsons

    06/30/2015 5:16:51 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/30/15 | Dan Calabrese
    And he's pretty darn good too. Confession: I’m generally not a fan of these candidate-attempts-comedy bits, not only because they’re usually terrible but because I get a little tired of politicians trying to appeal to people on the basis of things that are irrelevant to the office they’re seeking. I really don’t care if I ever see Jeb Bush slow-jam the news on Jimmy Fallon, and needless to say I’d rather boil my skin in acid than see Hillary Clinton attempt to be funny in any way whatsoever. But dang. This is pretty good: It’s still no reason to vote...
  • Larry Wilmore Blasts Donald Trump, Ted Cruz Over Same-Sex Marriage on #BigGayMonday (Video)

    06/30/2015 12:35:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Wrap ^ | June 30, 2015 | Reid Nakamura
    “The Nightly Show” host also took on presidential candidate Bobby Jindal and Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. In response to Friday’s ruling by the Supreme Court declaring same-sex marriage legal in all 50 states, Larry Wilmore promised a #BigGayMonday episode of “The Nightly Show” to celebrate. The episode, dubbed “Larry Wilmore’s 2015 YAAASSSS KWEEN YAAASSSS MARRIAGE-TRAVAGANZAAAAAAAA: A SLIPPERY SLOPE TO HAPPINAAAAAASS,” was opened by the New York City Gay Men’s Chorus performing a song called “It’s About [expletive] Time.” Declaring it “too momentous a day to spend a lot of time focusing on the haters,” Wilmore addressed some of the...
  • Bill Nye Tells the Kids There Are Too Many of Us

    06/29/2015 5:22:16 PM PDT · by markomalley · 52 replies
    Moonbattery ^ | 6/29/15 | Dave Blount
    Bill Nye, the liberal establishment’s cartoonish Pseudoscience Guy, packages progressive ideology in childish goofiness so as to render it less menacing as he preaches disproven global warming theory to kids young enough to take it at face value. Although his attempts to implant fear of “climate change” are laughable, his underlying message should make your hair stand on end: “Climate change is a real deal everybody…“Now back in 1750 there were about one-and-a-half billion people in the world. Well today there is 7.2 going on 7.3 billion people. Well that’s the problem. There’s billions of people breathing and burning the...
  • Comedian Jim Jefferies: Gun Ownership Should Go the Way of Slavery

    06/27/2015 4:59:56 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Breitbart's Big Hollywood ^ | June 26, 2015 | AWR Hawkins
    On June 26, the Huffington Post ran a column focused on how Australian comedian Jim Jefferies “shoots down [the] 2nd Amendment with humor.” A central component of this “humor” is to equate gun rights with slavery and talk about how a constitutional amendment—like the one that banned slavery—could be used to overturn the protections the Second Amendment affords to the rights of self-defense and bearing arms. After all, Jefferies makes clear that he does not believe guns are actually used for protection. And he tells an anecdotal story to explain why: I had a break in in Manchester, England where...
  • In the wake of the Emanuel AME Church Massacre, time to ban the series 'Firefly'

    06/26/2015 3:58:17 AM PDT · by Marcus · 51 replies
    Houston TV Examiner ^ | June 26, 2015 | Mark R. Whittington
    In the wake of the massacre at the Emanuel AME Church, America seems to be bent on eradicating even the hint of any symbol regarding the Confederacy, from removing the Confederate battle flag from public spaces to even deleting Civil War computer games. Serious people have proposed banning “Gone With the Wind” and sanitizing “The Dukes of Hazzard.” Others have advocated blowing up the Jefferson Memorial and other monuments to famous Southerners whether they had anything to do with the Civil War or not. However, if America is serious about expunging any hint of the Confederacy, it must even ferret...
  • ‘The View’s’ Whoopi Goldberg Takes on O’Reilly Racism Claim: ‘Let’s Not Pretend That It’s Not There’

    06/25/2015 2:05:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Wrap ^ | June 25, 2015 | Tim Kenneally
    ABC panel show’s co-host also wonders whether Diddy’s son was treated unfairly by UCLA coaches before the mogul’s campus arrest.Whoopi Goldberg and her cohorts on “The View” took on Fox News personality Bill O’Reilly on Thursday’s episode of the ABC talk show, cautioning the “O’Reilly Factor” host not to sidestep the prevalence of racism in America. The conversation was sparked by a clip of O’Reilly telling a guest, “Most Americans are not racist.” While the “View” panel by and large — gasp! — agreed with O’Reilly, Goldberg warned that denying the extent of racism’s impact in the United States would...
  • Journalists Share Blame for Charleston Tragedy

    06/25/2015 1:54:18 PM PDT · by kathsua · 5 replies
    London Telegraph ^ | June 25th, 2015 | reasonmclucus
    American journalists are partly to blame for the recent racist shooting in Charleston, South Carolina, because they continue to perpetuate the old southern racist myth that black Americans are a separate “race” from white Americans. Journalists seem to support the “one drop rule” or “part black all black”. For example, they continue to refer to Asian ancestry golfer Tiger Woods as “African American” even though his mother has Asian and Dutch ancestry and his father has Asian, European and North American ancestry as well as African ancestry. These racist journalists even refer to a child who has a black parent...
  • Cooter' from "The Dukes of Hazzard" weighs in on Confederate flag discussion

    06/23/2015 9:34:30 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 40 replies
    WVLT ^ | Jun 23, 2015 | Kyle Warnke
    Cooter from the hit TV show "The Dukes of Hazzard", weighed in on the Confederate flag discussion, saying he will not change a thing with his business and will continue to sell Confederate flags. The story has been trending nation-wide in light of last week's tragedy in Charleston where nine people were shot and killed inside a church. Since the accused killer, Dylan Roof, was allegedly seen on a web page holding a Confederate flag, the debate over the true meaning of the flag has been thrown into question. Ben Jones, who played 'Cooter' on The Dukes of Hazzard and...
  • ‘The View’s’ Rosie Perez Calls Out Ted Cruz for Dodging Confederate Flag Issue (Video)

    06/23/2015 7:14:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The Wrap ^ | June 23, 2015 | Tony Maglio
    “It is really sad that it took nine beautiful lives to make people wake up,” Perez says.The women of “The View” took a united stand Tuesday over the issue of the Confederate flag still being flown at the South Carolina state capitol building, despite last week’s Charleston church massacre. The panelists praised South Carolina Governor Nikki Hailey, the state’s Senator Lindsey Graham and Walmart corporation, for publicly calling for the flag to finally be retired. Rosie Perez was particularly vocal about the situation on the ABC daytime talker. “I think it is really sad that it took nine beautiful lives...
  • Disney Apparently Ordered Award for Jenner

    06/23/2015 1:46:51 PM PDT · by kathsua · 15 replies
    London Telegraph ^ | June 23rd, 2015 | reasonmclucus
    In my previous post I discussed the possibility of bribery being involved in the selection of the so called courage award for the actor formerly known as Bruce Jenner. I had planned to ask in this post if Disney might have ordered ESPN to give the award to Jenner because it was thinking about a movie deal with him to take advantage of his previous association with the popular Kardashians. Then I discovered that Disney had premiered its own reality show about a man becoming a woman called “Becoming Us” at the same time as the Vanity Fair article and...
  • In 'Independence Day: Resurgence' we'll have a moon base in 2016

    06/23/2015 1:23:39 PM PDT · by Marcus · 34 replies
    Houston Movie Examiner ^ | June 23, 2015 | Mark R. Whittington
    A Monday piece in IO9 contained some revelations about the upcoming sequel to 1996’s “Independence Day,” which is entitled “Independence Day: Resurgence.” 20 years after the great alien invasion flattened many of Earth’s largest cities and killed untold millions of people, the world is still united in building up its defenses against a return engagement. These defenses apparently include a moon base.
  • Piers Morgan Proposes Jailing White People Who Use the ‘N-Word’

    06/23/2015 11:24:46 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 80 replies
    Mediaite ^ | June 22, 2015 | Josh Feldman
    President Obama saying the n-word on Marc Maron‘s radio show set off basically everyone on the news biz, with lots of arguments over 1) the appropriateness of using the n-word, and 2) the appropriateness of the president using the n-word. Piers Morgan used the opportunity to bring up his piece from last year on why society needs to eradicate the n-word entirely and how black Americans should stop using it to discourage its use. He expounded on Twitter...
  • ‘Don’t Insult Our Intelligence': Coulter Rips Associated Press Over Ted Cruz Gun Picture [VIDEO]

    06/22/2015 8:13:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | June 22, 2015 | Al Weaver
    Conservative commentator Ann Coulter ripped The Associated Press Monday after the wire organization released a picture of Sen. Ted Cruz with a gun pointed directly at his head. The photo, which was taken during a Cruz event at a CrossRoads Shooting Sports store in Johnston, Iowa Saturday, caused a stir among conservatives in the aftermath, though the AP claims it had no intention to portray Cruz “in a negative light.” “That is so outrageous,” Coulter told Fox News’ Megyn Kelly. “Don’t insult our intelligence by saying ‘oh, we didn’t even notice. Who would have seen something like that?'” After Kelly...
  • A Christopher Lee Movie Marathon

    06/22/2015 8:01:25 AM PDT · by NRx · 9 replies
    Vanity | 06-22-2015 | NRx
    For those interested, Turner Classic Movies is running a bunch of the late Sir Christopher Lee's films today. On the list are several of the old Hammer Horror Films and the excellent 1970's adaptation of the Three Musketeers (and its sequel). The latter two where Lee co-stars opposite Michael York and the late Charlton Heston are IMO the best film versions of the classic story.