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  • Gun Industry Knows Being ‘Listed’ Isn’t Healing or Unifying

    11/10/2020 9:46:59 AM PST · by rktman · 21 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 11/10/'2020 1022 est | Lawrence Keane
    Forgive us. We’re not buying it. The firearm industry, and gun owners in general, are leery of being put on “enemies” lists. Or terror watch lists. Or gun registries. We know these things are ripe for abuse for radical ideas like rehabilitation, re-education, indoctrination, or confiscation. It’s un-American. Period. It’s also telling that while Joe Biden is calling for the keys to the White House and telling Americans he’ll heal and unite the nation, he’s not disavowing the overt threat by a member of Congress that those who disagree with a radical agenda will be listed. He’s also not walked...
  • So-called 'Virginia Values Act' undermines religious freedom; Requires Christian ministries to hire employees who do not share their stated beliefs on marriage, sexuality, and gender identity.

    10/17/2020 8:47:08 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/17/2020 | John Stonestreet and Roberto Rivera
    On July 1, the state of Virginia enacted the “Virginia Values Act,” which bans discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. A companion law requires employers to include coverage for sex reassignment and “gender affirming” surgeries in their health plans. According to the Alliance Defending Freedom, who has filed a pre-enforcement challenge, the Virginia Values Act requires “churches, religious schools, and Christian ministries to hire employees who do not share their stated beliefs on marriage, sexuality, and gender identity.”Though the Act provides an exemption for religious schools “owned, supported, controlled, or managed” by denominations or churches, that...
  • Congressional Candidate Praised by DCCC Chairwoman Asked ‘Is It Open Season?’ on Killing Trump Admin. Officials

    08/30/2020 7:05:42 AM PDT · by rktman · 15 replies
    nationalreview.com ^ | 8/28/2020 | Zacahary Evans
    The Democratic challenger to Representative Brian Mast (R., Fla.) wondered if it was “open season” on Trump administration officials in a June social media post. The race between Mast and Pam Keith for Florida’s 18th district is now considered a toss up by the Niskanen Center. The district has swung Republican since 2016, however Keith represents a first major challenge to Mast’s tenure. Mast is a veteran of the Afghanistan War, where he lost both legs after a bomb exploded under him. Keith is herself a former judge in the Navy, and is an African American who has voiced support...
  • Oregon Passed a Law Prohibiting Undercover Watchdog Journalism and Project Veritas Is Striking Back

    08/26/2020 6:03:54 AM PDT · by ptsal · 13 replies
    RedState ^ | Aug 25, 2020 | Brandon Morse
    Democrats and their leftist activist organizations are being proactive in their quest to keep the swamp as full and filthy as possible and to do that they have to make sure that undercover investigative groups such as Project Veritas can’t operate within the state. Oregon Democrats passed a “two-party consent law” making it illegal to record anyone in the state without their knowledge, but Project Veritas isn’t giving up. Project Veritas CEO, James O’Keefe, has struck up a lawsuit that seeks to change this law so that investigations can resume. O’Keefe was joined by attorney Ben Barr who announced the...
  • Can I Sue Twitter in small claims court?

    08/08/2020 9:23:19 PM PDT · by hardspunned · 22 replies
    Vanity | 8/9/20 | Me (vanity)
    I’ve had two experiences in Kentucky Small Claims Court over the last 24 months. 5/3 Bank and Home Depot attempted to bully me into accepting shoddy workmanship and a bait and switch loan snafu. I sued both in small claims for the maximum of $2500. Before I could plead my case for damages both settled out of court for $1500 and $1300 along with making right the original problems. Perhaps they would have prevailed before the judge but would have lost due to expense of defending themselves. If Twitter sells ads to conservative businesses, then limits the ads’ exposure by...
  • Pandemic v. Protestors

    07/29/2020 5:52:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 29, 2020 | Star Parker
    Decent Americans who are feeling perplexed today shouldn't be ashamed about it. There is good reason to be perplexed. On the one hand, in the name of health and safety, we are being asked by the government to compromise personal freedoms that we have always taken for granted: going to work, going to church, sending our children off to school, meeting our friends in our favorite restaurant. We walk around wearing annoying masks and trying to respect social distancing limits. But decent Americans are perplexed because we would expect that allowing more government into our personal space would happen uniformly,...
  • California's Ban on 'In-Home Bible Studies' Sparks Lawsuit by Church

    07/22/2020 7:16:24 PM PDT · by paladinkc · 62 replies
    Christian headlines ^ | Michael Foust
    California's Ban on 'In-Home Bible Studies' Sparks Lawsuit by Church. At issue are prohibitions by Gov. Gavin Newsom and state officials on “in-person religious gatherings” in 30 counties, as well as bans on corporate singing statewide.
  • A Coach Got Shredded for a T-Shirt, While DeSean Jackson Almost Skated Away Scot-Free Over Hitler Posts

    07/08/2020 8:16:54 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 7/7/2020 | Matt Vespa
    Our intern Alex covered this, but I’m sure you all know the drama that’s hit Philadelphia Eagles’ wide receiver DeSean Jackson. Yeah, he only posted some anti-Semitic crap on his Instagram account. Yes, it’s Louis Farrakhan, a vicious anti-Semite who isn’t all that bothered when people compare him to Adolf Hitler. That’s what he said in the clip that Jackson posted, which has now been deleted. Needless to say, that’s problematic, right? It’s wrong in so many ways, and the owner of the Philadelphia Eagles, Jeffrey Lurie, is Jewish. Jackson has apologized, but this notion that you’re not anti-Semitic, but...
  • One nation under God and guns Exclusive: Chuck Norris explains founders' one-two punch at the top of the Bill of Rights

    07/07/2020 7:20:07 AM PDT · by rktman
    wnd.com ^ | 7/6/2020 | Chuck Norris
    On Friday, I watched Tucker Carlson talk about how many politicians are drunk on power in responding to this COVID-19 pandemic, a concern Tucker has repeatedly addressed. The first words of the First Amendment read: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech …" What is unclear about the words, "shall make no law … prohibiting the free exercise thereof" of one's religion? And then there's the Second Amendment. Its 27 words are clear and concise, needing no further commentary or regulation: "A well-regulated militia being...
  • CNN Reporter Bashes Mount Rushmore as 'Monument of Two Slave Owners' (Barf-fest 2020)

    07/04/2020 10:22:56 AM PDT · by rktman · 69 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | 7/3/2020 | Tim Graham
    On Friday afternoon, conservative Twitter "pounced" on CNN reporter Leyla Santiago who told Jake Tapper "kicking off the Independence Day weekend, President Trump will be at Mt. Rushmore where he'll be standing in front of a monument of two slave owners and on land wrestled away from Native Americans, told that be focusing on the effort to, quote, tear down our country's history." Naturally, CNN wanted to stress to celebrating Americans that they should think first of "historically marginalized groups" in this time of "racial reckoning." LEYLA SANTIAGO: Fireworks, parades, ceremonies. The celebration of U.S. independence once declared by founding...
  • Survive the ascendancy of wokeness: Become 'anti-fragile' Exclusive: Patrice Lewis offers tips that'll allow you to actually exercise your free-speech rights

    07/04/2020 8:23:20 AM PDT · by rktman · 26 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 7/3/2020 | Patrice Lewis
    In an interesting American Thinker piece entitled "How to Fight the Woke – and Win," the author included a piece of advice called "Become Anti-Fragile" as follows: "In war, you must always secure your supply lines. One of the Woke's most powerful weapons is economic pressure, so take that away from them as much as possible. … Being anti-fragile will allow you to stand firm when you need to speak the truth." [Emphasis added.] (Continued below)
  • Report: NFL Expected to Play Black National Anthem Before Season Opening Games

    07/03/2020 9:59:54 AM PDT · by rktman · 63 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 7/2/2020 | Dylan Gwinn
    The NFL reportedly plans to play a song titled, Lift Ev’ry Voice And Sing, also known as the Black National Anthem, prior to every season opening game this year. The song, according to a source to ESPN, will be played prior to the Star-Spangled-Banner. According to ESPN: Early last month, commissioner Roger Goodell in a video admitted that the league had erred in how it handled peaceful NFL player protests of police brutality and systemic oppression. Goodell condemned racism and affirmed that Black lives matter, pledging his allegiance to the players in the battle for equal justice under the law....
  • NASCAR driver quits after Confederate flag ban

    06/28/2020 10:53:51 AM PDT · by rktman · 110 replies
    wset.com ^ | 6/12/2020 | WEAR/WKRC Staff
    Ray Ciccarelli announced the end of his NASCAR career Wednesday following NASCAR's decision to allow kneeling during the national anthem and to ban Confederate flags from all events. Ciccarelli, 50, posted this message to Facebook: Well its been a fun ride and dream come true but if this is the direction Nascar is headed we will not participate after the 2020 season is over , I don't believe in kneeling during Anthem nor taken ppl right to fly whatever flag they love. I could care less about the Confederate Flag but there are ppl that do and it doesn't make...
  • 'The Dukes of Hazzard' May Soon Be Removed by Amazon for Featuring the Confederate Flag

    06/13/2020 2:39:12 PM PDT · by rktman · 37 replies
    westernjournal.com ^ | 6/12/2020 | Mike Austin
    For the many political and social activists inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, erasing history is a perfectly acceptable remedy to the many systems of oppression in the institutions of America. First and foremost, movies and television series that don’t fit a very specific social justice viewpoint must be expunged. “Gone with the Wind” has been removed from HBO’s streaming service. The shows “Cops” and “Live PD” have both been canceled by their respective networks. Now, Amazon may soon follow suit by removing the beloved ’80s action-comedy series “The Dukes of Hazzard” from its streaming service.
  • Charlie Daniels: God's in control, but owning a 12-gauge doesn't hurt

    06/09/2020 7:36:01 AM PDT · by rktman · 15 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 6/8/2020 | WND staff
    As America reels from the one-two punch of the coronavirus pandemic and the resulting economic devastation, followed by the third strike of rioting over the death of a black man in police custody in Minneapolis, country-rock superstar Charlie Daniels says there are things only God controls. But it doesn't hurt to own a 12-gauge. In his latest Soap Box column, he said politicians are trying "to take advantage" and media are trying "to scare us even more than we are already." "The pandemic, the economy, the seeming shutdown of almost everything along with the violence on the streets is enough...
  • Trump's Mere Mention of the Second Amendment Sent Progressives Off the Deep End

    06/02/2020 8:47:25 AM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 6/2/2020 | Beth Baumann
    During President Donald Trump's nationwide address on Monday evening, he announced his intent to use all federal resources to help stop the rioting and looting that's taking place across the country. He also mentioned that he would protect the rights of law-abiding citizens, including the right to keep and bear arms. Naturally, progressives and those who hate the Second Amendment were up in arms over the mention of the Second Amendment.
  • Obama Delivers Uninspiring, Politically-Charged Virtual Commencement Speech

    05/17/2020 6:27:01 AM PDT · by rktman · 37 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 5/17/2020 | Bronson Stocking
    Barrack Obama gave a virtual commencement speech on Saturday in which the former president criticized the Trump administration's leadership amid the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic. Obama addressed over 27,000 students at 78 historically black colleges and universities. The former president couldn't fill the graduation speech up with just "hope and change," so graduates had to suffer through partisan attacks. Obama told the graduates their "timing is not ideal" before lamenting the "inequalities and extra burdens" blacks currently face, such as the disproportionate impact of the coronavirus on black communities and the recent shooting of Ahmaud Arbery. Not exactly the most inspiring...
  • Twitter will now warn you if you are about to post wrongthink 'When things get heated, you may say things you don’t mean'

    05/08/2020 6:33:04 AM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 5/6/2020 | Allum Bakhari
    Are you about to post a tweet containing “harmful” language? Don’t worry — Twitter is experimenting with a feature that will warn you ahead of time, so you don’t accidentally infect any users with your wrongthink. “When things get heated, you may say things you don’t mean,” wrote Twitter’s official support account in a tweet yesterday. “To let you rethink a reply, we’re running a limited experiment on iOS with a prompt that gives you the option to revise your reply before it’s published if it uses language that could be harmful.” It’s a bit like “precrime” in the 2002...
  • Kansas City mayor defends ‘Nazi-like’ policy registering people attending church

    05/05/2020 8:06:10 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 122 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 5, 2020 | Caleb Parke
    A conservative law firm is calling a new order in Kansas City, Missouri, "Nazi-like" for requiring churches to "surveil, track, and spy" on anyone who attends an in-person service. Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas issued the 10/10/10 rule in effect May 5, ordering that nonessential businesses, like churches, can have 10 people inside and 50 people outside as long as they practice social distancing. They also must record the information of anyone who spends more than 10 minutes inside. In addition, nonessential businesses can operate at 10 percent maximum capacity. The order states that by recording names and contact information,...
  • They're 'Unconstitutional': Sheriffs Are Refusing to Enforce Stay-at-Home Orders

    05/02/2020 5:33:54 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 80 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 2, 2020 | Beth Baumann
    Governors across the nation have issued stay-at-home orders. Many have extended them once or twice. Some have even gone so far as to threaten to slap residents with fines. But what these governors are counting on is local police departments and sheriffs to enforce their orders. Sheriffs from around the country are standing up and refusing to enforce the orders because they believe them to be unconstitutional. Two Arizona Sheriffs – Doug Schuster of Mohave County and Mark Lamb of Pinal County – said they will not enforce Gov. Doug Ducey's (R) stay-at-home order. Both Schuster and Lamb agreed to...