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  • WASHINGTON D.C. MUST BE RE-NAMED!

    08/23/2017 11:05:11 AM PDT · by MrChips · 65 replies
    MrChips | 8/23/17 | vanity
    George Washington was a slave-owner. It is clear from that fact alone, in the interest of peace and harmony, decency and fairness, sensibility and sanity, and in an effort to avoid any insensitivity toward all of our peoples, especially the indigenous and the non-citizen immigrant, let alone long-suffering great-great-great-great-great grandchildren of former slaves, that the capital city of our fair land must be re-named. Some of the leading candidates are listed below. Please feel free to add your own: Che' Guevara City Orwell D.C. Swamp City Momument Free City
  • The Enemy Within

    08/23/2017 10:57:05 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/23/17 | Peggy Ryan
    If this mutinous cabal succeeds in destroying democracy it won't be because of the Democrats, it won't even be the seditious media. No, it will be the left-wing activists in Republican guise, GOP turncoats who will gleefully drive the final nail In a recent interview, Sean Hannity asked Newt Gingrich about Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell’s inability to lead, the Senate’s failure to pass an Obamacare repeal. Newt danced around McConnell’s role, its “we” he said, the President’s not a bystander, he shares the blame. After a few moments of castigating the President for Congress’s failures, Gingrich said we have...
  • Donald Trump voodoo dolls a big hit in Seattle: 'Harmless way to take out your pent-up feelings'

    08/19/2017 7:15:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Christian Today ^ | June 8, 2017 | Czarina Ong
    The U.S. election season has reached a whole new level of absurdity now that Donald Trump voodoo dolls are selling like hotcakes in Seattle. Voodoo dolls are effigies into which pins are inserted so that the person made into its likeness will suffer pain. It is commonly used in the occult. However, Sally Noedell, a Bainbridge Island woman, thought of making these dolls to earn some extra cash. "At first, I made a whole bunch of political figures, but Trump became the front-running doll really fast," Noedell told the Kitsap Sun. "This is the one most people most want to...
  • CNN ..Warns 'America Is Close to Slavery Now,' ..George Washington and Confederates Equally Bad

    08/19/2017 11:08:39 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 88 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | 08/19/2017 | Virginia Kruta
    The conversation about monuments — particularly which should stay and which should go — has eclipsed nearly all other conversations in the week following a rally-turned-near-riot in Charlottesville, Virginia. CNN's Kate Bolduan spoke to liberal analyst Angela Rye on Thursday, asking her whether the uproar was truly just about the monuments. Rye claimed that the problem ran much deeper than that: .. Rye concluded her argument by asserting that America was very close to once again being a nation of slavery: “We definitely need to learn about it so that we don't repeat it, because we're very close to repeating...
  • Let's Get Rid of Mount Rushmore (Beyond their normal screed)

    08/17/2017 5:57:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Vice ^ | August 17, 2017 | Wilbert L. Cooper
    Donald Trump says removing confederate statues is a slippery slope that could get out of control. Maybe he's right—would that be such a bad thing? More than ever, old monuments to famous white American men are being threatened in the name of progress. Naturally, this has become a rallying cry on the far right, with plenty of encouragement from the most powerful man in the world. At the same unhinged press conference in which Donald Trump again blamed both sides for the deadly violence in Charlottesville last weekend, he also painted a picture of a slippery slope where those fighting...
  • Washingtonians Remember the Godfather of Go-Go Music (Chuck Brown)

    08/17/2017 4:20:02 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    AFRO ^ | August 17, 2017 | Shantella Y. Sherman
    by: Special to the AFRO ssherman@afro.com / (Photos of Panelists by Shantella Y. Sherman and Courtesy Photo) / August 17, 2017 0 225 The love and respect Washingtonians continue to have for legendary Go-Go artist and founder Chuck Brown shows most in the indelible footprint of his music and mentorship on both the music industry and the city. In celebration of the 3rd Annual Chuck Brown Day, which is scheduled for Aug. 19, the D.C. Public Library hosted a series of workshops and screenings, including the panel discussion, “Go-Go, As D.C. History,” where lovers of his sound gathered to remember...
  • Small group gathers at Fremont's Lenin statue, calls for its removal (Seattle)

    08/17/2017 5:31:00 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 30 replies
    SeattlePi ^ | 8/16/2017 | Kirsten O’Brien and Stephen Cohen
    Fremont's statue of communist leader Vladimir Lenin has once again come under fire. On Wednesday afternoon, a small group had gathered in front of the monument in Fremont calling for its removal. The group was seemingly led by Jack Posobiec, a pro-Donald Trump conspiracy theorist and self-described online "alt-right" activist. Posobiec Periscoped part of the gathering on Twitter. The statue's origin story is well documented.(snip)The statue was toppled in 1989 after the Velvet Revolution toppled communism in Czechoslovakia, and that's when Lewis Carpenter found it in a scrapyard. The English teacher from Issaquah then mortgaged his house to purchase and...
  • Pastor Wants Presidents’ Names Removed From Washington, Jackson Parks Over Ties To Slavery

    08/16/2017 9:05:49 AM PDT · by DFG · 57 replies
    Chicago CBS local ^ | 08/16/2017
    A Chicago pastor has asked the Emanuel administration to remove the names of two presidents who owned slaves from parks on the South Side, saying the city should not honor slave owners in black communities. A bronze statue of George Washington on horseback stands at the corner of 51st and King Drive, at the northwest entrance to Washington Park. Bishop James Dukes, pastor of Liberation Christian Center, said he wants the statue gone, and he wants George Washington’s name removed from the park.
  • It Was a ‘Brennan Operation’ (even the left knows it)

    08/12/2017 10:20:38 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 40 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 8/11/2017 | GEORGE NEUMAYR
    Even lefty Seymour Hersh agrees that the Russian fable begin in the mind of Obama’s CIA director. One wouldn’t expect Seymour Hersh, a lefty journalist par excellance, to pop the Trump-Russia propaganda balloon Obama’s CIA director John Brennan released last year. But he has. Hersh has been quoted as saying that the collusion claim is a product of “disinformation” — “a Brennan operation,” as he puts it. Hersh says that Trump is not the villain but the victim in this story, and that the press has served as a shameful stenographer for Brennan to smear Trump. It has shown no...
  • Evergreen [College] Recognized by The Princeton Review (WA state)

    08/03/2017 2:51:05 PM PDT · by llevrok · 16 replies
    OLYMPIA, WASH. (August 2, 2017) — The Evergreen State College has been named one of The Princeton Review’s “Best 382 Colleges.” Published on Tuesday, The Princeton Review’s “Best 382 Colleges, 2018 Edition” includes a variety of best-of lists based on the results of a survey of 137,000 current college students. In addition to inclusion on the publication’s flagship list of 382, Evergreen is also on two additional lists, “Green Colleges” and “Best Western.” “We picked the 382 best colleges for our book primarily for their outstanding academics,” said Princeton Review Editor-in-Chief Robert Franek in a press release issued on July...
  • How Did The Awan Family Become Respected And Trusted Washington Insiders?

    08/01/2017 3:08:26 PM PDT · by davikkm · 27 replies
    IWB ^ | Pamela Williams
    Imran Awan was born in Pakistan in 1980. He sought his education in Information Technology. He first came to Capitol Hill in 2004 working for Florida Democrat Robert Wexler. He has worked as a shared employee for Democrats as an information technologist for 13 years. He is a Pakistani immigrant, who made his home in the US in Lorton, Virginia. He has actually provided technical support for 25 other House Democrats working as a shared employee. He, also, managed to get his wife, HIna Alvi, on the House payroll. Then his brother, Abid Awan, then Abid’s wife, Natalia Sova became...
  • The Weekly Fix: Double Standard

    07/30/2017 1:08:48 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    FreedomWorks ^ | July 28, 2017 | Adam Brandon
    The fix is in. Did you know, corporations like General Electric Co. (GE) spend more money on lobbyists than they pay in taxes? The federal government currently taxes corporations at 35 percent. While many argue the rate is too high, you don’t hear companies like GE complaining about it. That’s because they aren’t paying it. Over the past 15 years, GE’s federal income tax rate averaged only 5.2 percent. General Electric paid no federal taxes in 2010, despite earning $5.1 billion in U.S. profits. Instead, the company claimed a tax benefit of $3.2 billion. Meanwhile, GE executives awarded themselves more...
  • Trump supporters in far-left Portland lose friends and jobs

    07/26/2017 7:33:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 26, 2017 | John Sexton
    Earlier this week, PBS published a piece about three conservative women in the city of Portland. It’s an unusual perspective in a city that is overwhelmingly progressive. As you would expect, many of the locals aren’t kind to those with a different opinion. Helen Church became more active about her political beliefs after her son’s middle-school teacher told him that anyone who supported Trump was a racist: Up to that point, Church’s activism consisted mostly of writing letters to local and state representatives, and sometimes the White House. But as she watched people on the left continuously denigrate Trump supporters,...
  • Local View: Foods stamps critical to the disabled, their families

    07/23/2017 3:33:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Columbian ^ | July 23, 2017 | Julie Watts and Darla Helt
    In the super-charged public debate on health care, many advocates are rightly calling attention to the importance of protecting the health needs of people with disabilities. But for many in Southwest Washington who are living with a disability — and for their families — having health insurance coverage is just one part of the struggle. Severe and chronic disabilities are often associated with a significant decline in earnings. For families with children who have disabilities, for example, parents are often forced to step back from work to care for their child — making it even more difficult to shoulder high...
  • Message to Republicans: In War there is No Substitute for Victory

    07/23/2017 11:20:18 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/23/17 | Scott Powell
    It’s time for Republicans serving in Washington to get over obsession with reelection, get out of denial that business as usual is acceptable, and recognize that we are engaged in spiritual and political warfare to save the country Who would have ever thought that the United States could face a coup attempt against its duly elected President? But for all intents and purposes that’s what’s going down. It’s a derivative of an old-fashioned, third world banana republic mob-style coup that is brewing against Donald Trump. It matters not that there is a lack of substance to the charges of Russian...
  • Trump Is At Least Changing One Thing in Washington by Rolling Back the Regulatory State

    07/21/2017 7:41:27 AM PDT · by davikkm · 9 replies
    IWB ^ | Robert Carbery
    President Trump is at least changing one thing in Washington DC. He is rolling back the regulatory state that has grown and grown over the eight years of the Obama administration. And this is indeed making America great again. Make no mistake. The Trump administration has claimed that it shelved 860 federal regulations its first six months in office, slowing new rules and finally reducing the government’s role in the economy. A new report released Thursday morning detailed how the administration has reduced economically reductive regulations by half, dropping by 40 percent other rules that would have had a significant...
  • Now illegal to eat, drink, smoke, or groom yourself while behind the wheel in WA State come July 23

    07/18/2017 9:53:25 AM PDT · by RainMan · 53 replies
    The Olympian | 7/17/17 | By Abby Spegman
    Cannot post article because of copyright, but it is here. http://www.theolympian.com/news/local/article161874198.html The interesting part is the 3rd paragraph where you see they snuck in eating, drinking, smoking, grooming and reading as offenses that you can also be ticketed for. Subsequently found out that many municipalities here such as Seattle, Tacoma, and Redmond also have these laws going into effect next week, but as primary offenses.
  • Bainbridge Island authorities warn of active shooter near Eagle Harbor

    07/08/2017 10:55:16 PM PDT · by Cementjungle · 11 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | 07/09/2017 | Jessica Lee
    An active shooter has been firing a gun from a boat toward the Bainbridge Island shoreline late Saturday, near Eagle Harbor. People are advised to avoid the shoreline area. No one has been injured, said Assistant Fire Chief Luke Carpenter. “He was just firing randomly,” Carpenter said. Washington State Ferries suspended Bainbridge Island-Seattle service until further notice. Law-enforcement officers were called to the area around 9 p.m., said city spokeswoman Kellie Stickney, though it’s unclear under what circumstances.
  • Patrick K. O’Donnell: How an Elite Unit of Iron Men Saved [G] Washington’s Army and Changed History

    07/04/2017 10:37:08 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 4, 2017 | John Hayward
    snip... Washington’s Immortals tells the story of a heroic regiment that saved the Continental Army from destruction at the Battle of Brooklyn by holding the British at bay. Despite the pivotal importance of their sacrifice, the regimental dead are buried in a mass grave with only the most minimal markings, their story largely unknown to the modern public. “About 2010, I was in New York City, and the regimental commander I was with in the Battle of Fallujah, Colonel Willie Buell, is assigned there. He’s part of the Council on Foreign Relations. He just called me up and he said,...
  • This Day in History: Washington takes command of Continental Army

    07/03/2017 12:00:06 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies
    History.com ^ | July 3, 1775
    On this day in 1775, George Washington rides out in front of the American troops gathered at Cambridge common in Massachusetts and draws his sword, formally taking command of the Continental Army. Washington, a prominent Virginia planter and veteran of the French and Indian War, had been appointed commander in chief by the Continental Congress two weeks before. In agreeing to serve the American colonies in their war for independence, he declined to accept payment for his services beyond reimbursement of future expenses. George Washington was born in 1732 to a farm family in Westmoreland County, Virginia. His first direct...