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  • Terry and the (Antifa) Bandits Will Inherit the Wind

    08/20/2017 9:06:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | August 20, 2017 | Clarice Feldman
    As the “Russian Collusion” excuse for Hillary’s loss fails for want of evidence (and common sense) as did her “misogyny” claim before it, Hillary’s pal, Governor Terry McAuliffe, obviously thought he had another keen plan to keep his party from utter ruin. Instead, he is more likely to have stirred up a whirlwind, which will sink his party even further in the voters’ eyes. Led by Charlottesville Deputy Mayor Wes Bellamy (a McAuliffe appointee to the local school board now on leave for racist, sexist, homophobic tweets, the city council narrowly approved removing a statue of Robert E. Lee from...
  • Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe Issues Executive Order That Violates First Amendment

    08/19/2017 6:50:55 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 39 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 19 Aug 2017 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe signed an executive order late Friday halting demonstrations at Lee Monument in Richmond for the next 90 days. That order violates the First Amendment. “In spite of weeks of preparation, the city of Charlottesville was the target of an act of domestic terrorism that cost one woman her life, and had a helicopter accident lead to the deaths of two state troopers,” McAuliffe said in a statement that accompanied the executive order:
  • High Point man removed from FL college after standing in front of Confederate monument in VA

    08/18/2017 10:05:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    WXII-TV ^ | August 17, 2017 | DaVonté McKenith
    HIGH POINT, North Carolina — A High Point man, who stood in front of the General Robert E. Lee statue at Emancipation Park in Charlottesville, has been removed from his college in Florida. Allen Armentrout stood in front of the statue on Tuesday, days after a deadly rally Saturday where a car crashed into a crowd and killed a woman after unrest and violence between protesters and white nationalists and neo-Nazi organizations. Armentrout says he made the trip to Charlottesville to honor Lee, calling him "the greatest American that ever lived." Armentrout stood at the statue with a semi-automatic handgun,...
  • Manassas Cancelled

    08/18/2017 2:57:36 PM PDT · by satan · 75 replies
    Officials in Manassas, Virginia, say they are canceling an upcoming Civil War Weekend due to safety concerns. The event had been planned for later this month. "Recent events have ignited passions in this country surrounding the Civil War and the symbols representing it. The City of Manassas is saddened by these events and abhors the violence happening around the country," according to a statement from the city's communications manager Friday.  The statement went on to say Manassas doesn't want to "further exacerbate the situation." The city's Civil War Weekend had been scheduled to be held Aug. 25-27. Officials have called...
  • Dems risk culture war fight in Charlottesville response

    08/18/2017 7:25:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | August 18, 2017 | Bill Barrow
    ATLANTA (AP) — President Donald Trump’s widely criticized response to white supremacist violence in Virginia has left Democrats in a quandary: how to seize the moral high ground without getting sucked into a politically perilous culture war. Democrats have denounced Trump for blaming “both sides” for deadly protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, and, more recently, for defending Confederate monuments. But the party faces a complex task: While addressing race and history in ways that reflect the party’s values, Democrats also need to focus on issues like jobs and the economy that resonate with a wider range of voters, including white independents,...
  • Jake Tapper: Antifa protesters have attacked several journalists

    08/18/2017 5:57:20 PM PDT · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 72 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 17, 2017 | John Sexton
    Wednesday night, CNN’s Jake Tapper highlighted some left-wing violence which hasn’t gotten much media attention. At least two journalists in Charlottesville were assaulted by people protesting the Klan/Nazi/alt-right rally. Taylor is one: https://t.co/haVOw89uTN — Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) August 17, 2017
  • Virginia Secretary of Public Safety Confirms Gov. McAuliffe ‘Made the Decision…to Shut Things Down’

    08/18/2017 3:36:16 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 109 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8-17-18 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    Virginia Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security Brian Moran told Richmond talk radio host Jeff Katz on Monday that Governor Terry McAuliffe “made the decision . . . to shut things down” at Emancipation Park in Charlottesville...August 12. Appearing on Katz’s 1140 AM WRVA radio program, Moran explained the rapidly moving sequence of events that began at 11:22 a.m. when he phoned Governor McAuliffe from the City of Charlottesville Command Center located on the sixth floor of the Wells Fargo building in downtown Charlottesville, just a few blocks from Emancipation Park. “In light of the escalating violence we had...
  • Poll: Plurality believes far-right groups were *not* mostly to blame for violence in Charlottesville

    08/18/2017 5:19:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 18, 2017 | Allahpundit
    Your daily reminder via Survey Monkey and Axios that virtually all issues are partisan now. Since our national future of Antifa reds slugging it out with alt-right brownshirts in running street battles looks increasingly assured, we might as well start tracking reaction polls like this: Watching media coverage, you’d think Trump is nearly alone in believing “both sides” share fault for the Charlottesville violence. Turns out, most Republicans have his back… Far more blame “the far right groups” for Charlottesville (46%) than “the counter-protesters” (9%), but a remarkable 40% concur with Trump’s assertion that both were equally responsible. “Beneath the...
  • Virginia State Police: No Weapons Caches Found, Despite Gov. McAuliffe’s Claims

    08/18/2017 9:13:06 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 25 replies
    The Federalist Papers ^ | 8/17/2017 | Seth Connell
    After the horrendous clash between white supremacists and Antifa Communists in Charlottesville, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe (D) claimed that the police did not break up the fight because of the fact that the Neo-Nazis were so heavily armed that separating the groups would have been explosive. During an interview with Black Lives Matter activists DeRay McKesson, McAuliffe stated that the police had found weapons caches around the city, and that intervention would have created an even more violent situation, “They had battering rams and, you know, we had picked up different weapons they had stashed around the city,” McAuliffe told...
  • Stonewall Jackson's great-great-grandsons call for statue of their ancestor to be taken down

    08/17/2017 3:18:07 PM PDT · by ZagFan · 50 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8-17-2017
    The great-great-grandsons of Thomas 'Stonewall' Jackson said the monument to the legendary Confederate general and others in Virginia's capital city were constructed as symbols of white supremacy and should be taken down. They added: 'While we are not ashamed of our great great grandfather, we are ashamed to benefit from white supremacy while our black family and friends suffer. We are ashamed of the monument.'
  • AP FACT CHECK: Viral photo doesn't show 'antifa' beating cop

    08/17/2017 3:12:02 PM PDT · by FourtySeven · 22 replies
    MSN ^ | 17 Aug 2017 | AP
    A widely spread photo that appears to show an anti-fascist activist beating a police officer is a doctored image. The image showing a man wielding a club and wearing an "antifa" jacket while standing over a downed officer was widely shared after the deadly violence at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. The image has been circulating for several months among those opposed to the antifa movement, which is comprised of far-left-leaning militant groups that resist neo-Nazis and white supremacists.
  • Kay Granger follows Trump’s lead, condemns violence by both sides

    08/17/2017 2:38:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Ft. Worth Star-Telegram ^ | August 16, 2017 | Andrea Drusch
    Fort Worth Rep. Kay Granger on Wednesday lined up with President Donald Trump, condeming violence coming from “both sides” and raising concerns about a rush to remove Confederate monuments. Speaking with North Texas conservative radio host Mark Davis on Wednesday morning, Granger was asked whether in the wake of clashes between white nationalists and counter-protesters last weekend in Charlottesville, violence perpetrated by left-of-center activists was being ignored. “[W]e need to recognize it and talk about it because it’s on both sides,” said Granger, who said people on both the left and right are guilty of escalating their political activism to...
  • Who Was Really at Fault in Charlottesville?

    08/17/2017 2:06:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 116 replies
    American Greatness ^ | August 16, 2017 | Conrad Black
    Almost everything about the Charlottesville riot was disgraceful except the conduct of the president. The move to take down the statue of General Robert E. Lee was nonsense. Lee has few rivals as the greatest general in American history (Grant, Sherman, MacArthur, and Eisenhower perhaps). He opposed the secession of Virginia from the Union but, as was common in the South then (and has not entirely died out in any region of the United States today),believed he owed his first loyalty to his state over the United States. He was less dedicated to the virtues of slavery than was Charlottesville’s...
  • Virginia State Police Say They Didn't Find Caches of Weapons in Charlottesville

    08/17/2017 10:18:52 AM PDT · by Yashcheritsiy · 18 replies
    Reason Magazine Blog ^ | Aug. 16, 2017 | C.J. Ciaramella
    Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe said police found weapons stashed by white nationalists. Police say they didn't Contradicting statements by Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, the Virginia State Police say they did not find caches of weapons stashed around Charlottesville in advance of last Saturday's deadly white nationalist rally. In an interview Monday on the Pod Save the People podcast, hosted by Black Lives Matter activist DeRay Mckesson, McAuliffe claimed the white nationalists who streamed into Charlottesville that weekend hid weapons throughout the town. "They had battering rams and we had picked up different weapons that they had stashed around the city,"...
  • Violent Tribalism on Display in Charlottesville

    08/17/2017 7:20:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 17, 2017 | Bob Barr
    When it comes to political violence such as we witnessed in Charlottesville, Virginia last weekend, there are no partisan “sides” to the issue. In an enlightened society, you either believe violence is an acceptable means to an end, or you do not. In this parity, there is no room for equivocation, where the perceived nobleness or virtue of one’s agenda can excuse it. Initiating force against any group or individual for the sake of achieving a political goal or simply making a political statement, is morally and legally wrong. Full stop. Last weekend was a national embarrassment in every sense...
  • Uh Oh, ANTIFA: The Entire State Of Virginia Is Named After A Slave-Trader

    08/16/2017 3:32:23 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 17 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | Anders Hagstrom
    Antifa clashed with white nationalists in Charlottesville, Va., over a statute of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee, but the state itself is named after the woman who brought slavery to the Americas. Queen Elizabeth I, also known as The Virgin Queen, reigned from 1533 to 1603 and sponsored the expansion of the English slave trade into the British colonies of America and India, according to the national archives of the U.K. When Virginia gained statehood 1788, it owed its name to the late queen. Antifa, a violent group of left-wing radicals who are known to destroy symbols they deem “problematic,”...
  • Virginia Police Just Admitted Trump Was Right

    08/17/2017 5:18:48 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 71 replies
    Tea Party ^ | 08/16/17
    The mainstream media was in an uproar over President Trump’s statement, claiming that he was creating a false equivalence between right-wing extremists and those counter-protesting. However, Trump’s statement is consistent with local police reports. “We were hoping that it would not elevate to this level of the violence that we witnessed amongst the participants in the crowds, on all sides. They were throwing bottles, they were throwing soda cans with cement in them,” said a Virginia police spokesperson, according to The Independent Journal Review.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UshUxz7Lt0w
  • South Burlington pizza cook fired after attending Charlottesville rally

    08/16/2017 9:33:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Vermont Digger ^ | August 16, 2017 | Alexandre Silberman
    BURLINGTON — Ryan Roy, an employee at Uno Pizzeria and Grill in South Burlington was fired after participating in white supremacist rallies in Charlottesville, Virginia, that turned violent last weekend. Social media users identified Roy as a participant after he appeared in a Vice News report on the events in Charlottesville. Roy is seen carrying a torch and chanting white supremacist slogans in the video. Roy’s involvement in the rallies and employment status at the local restaurant was first reported by the Burlington Free Press. Skip Weldon, the Boston-based restaurant’s chief marketing officer, confirmed to multiple media outlets on Wednesday...
  • Pence: “I stand with the President” on Charlottesville

    08/16/2017 5:32:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 16, 2017 | Ed Morrissey
    “The president has been clear on this tragedy,” Mike Pence said at a presser in Chile earlier today, “and so have I.” But with which version of Donald Trump’s comments does the Vice President stand? Pence employs the time-honored political maneuver of answering the question a politician wants to answer, rather than specifically what he was asked: “What happened in Charlottesville was a tragedy, and the president has been clear on this tragedy and so have I,” Pence told reporters on Wednesday. “I spoke at length about this heartbreaking situation on Sunday night in Colombia, and I stand with the...
  • Democrats demand Congress censure Trump after Charlottesville

    08/16/2017 4:06:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 16, 2017 | Stephen Dinan
    A group of congressional Democrats wants Congress to officially censure President Trump in the wake of the clashes in Charlottesville sparked by a neo-Nazi and white nationalist rally. Led by Rep. Jerrold Nadler of New York, a senior Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee, the censure resolution says Mr. Trump did a disservice to the country when he blamed “many sides” for the violence that erupted. The lawmakers, though, go beyond Charlottesville, saying the president “has surrounded himself with, and cultivated the influence of, senior advisors and spokespeople who have long histories of promoting white nationalist, alt-Right, racist and anti-Semitic...